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Coming Soon: Public Radio for The Big Country

Texas Public Radio to Launch News and Talk Station at 89.9 FM

Texas Public Radio (TPR) is excited to announce it will soon be able to provide public radio service to the Texas Big Country. Broadcasting from Snyder, the new non-profit FM station will reach Sweetwater, Colorado City, Big Spring, and surrounding areas which are presently out of range of other public radio providers. This is the first major expansion for Texas Public Radio’s services since the debut of KTXI 90.1 FM in the Texas Hill Country in 1998.

The new public radio station will feature award-winning content from National Public Radio, American Public Media and Public Radio International, as well as original content from Texas Public Radio.

Big Country listeners will now be able to tune into popular news magazine shows such as Morning Edition and All Things Considered.  They will also be able to join the national conversation by phoning in to national call-in shows such as The Diane Rehm Show and Talk of the Nation.  In addition, weekend programming will include public radio staples such as Car Talk, Prairie Home Companion, This American Life and Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!

Texas Public Radio will also be providing insight into news from across the state with news reports, weather reports and public service announcements.

The station is expected to go on the air December 3, 2012. A complete programming schedule will be released at a later date.