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Update 3/15/17: Thanks for your interest in KCCK's Umbria Jazz trip in July.

Our travel rep is coming to Kirkwood Community College tomorrow night (3/16/17) for a 6:30 CDT meeting in the Gritter Room, Iowa Hall at the Cedar Rapids campus.

Please let me know if you are able to come to this meeting, or if not convenient, you may check out our online meeting Thursday (same time 6:30 p.m.) 7:30 CDT eastern time.

To log on to Marco's computer meeting or call in by phone:

In a world where words like "legend" get thrown around entirely too lightly, it's good to know that there are a few people still worthy of the word's original intent. And when it comes to music in Iowa, Joe Price stands as one of the art's legendary practitioners.

The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers perform original songs and fiddle tunes inspired by the classic hillbilly, western-swing, and old-time fiddling traditions—and they also mine this same repertoire for forgotten gems that deserve to be heard again.


July 1st Programing Changes on TSPR

Jun 18, 2015

Effective July 1, 2016, we will be ending our affiliation with American Public Media and Public Radio International. That means a number of programs, some of them very popular, will be leaving our airwaves.

They are: A Prairie Home Companion, Marketplace, The World, The Takeaway, The Splendid Table, Living on Earth, Science Friday, Studio 360, Performance Today, The Pittsburgh Symphony, Innovation Hub, The Writer's Almanac and Composer's Datebook.

This is a big change, and here are some answers to questions you may have:

TSPR Ice Cream Social- June 5, 2015

May 5, 2015

Tri States Public Radio invites you to celebrate the partnership of public radio with a cool serving of ice cream in the company of your fellow TSPR listeners and supporters. Weather permitting, we will be setting up a small area behind our studios at 320 W. University Dr. Come out and enjoy ice cream and some of your favorite toppings, drinks, the sounds of TSPR, and some fantastic weather (we hope...). But even if the weather decides not to cooperate, we'll move the party inside to our Vallillo/Holtz performance studio.

Regional Murrow Awards Announced

Apr 22, 2015

Announcements have gone out to the regional winners of RTDNA Murrow awards, and the Tri States Public Radio News Team has recieved two of those regional awards.

January 2015 Survey Results

Mar 5, 2015

You did a wonderful job sharing your opinions with us in our survey.

Jordan Fischer

Tri States Public Radio is going to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performance on September 24th, and you're invited to join us!

TSPR Student Reporter Wins National Honor

Mar 18, 2014
Monica Inglot Photography

Student Reporter Chris Lovingood was one of seven WIU Department of Broadcasting students to bring home an award from the recent National Broadcasting Society's National Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Competition.

The Tri States Public Radio news team has won 5 Illinois Associated Press awards for excellence in broadcast journalism in this year's contest.

Underwriting and Outreach Coordinator

Dec 18, 2013

This position will be staffed in the soon to be opened Galesburg Office. The primary function of this position is to acquire underwriting support for Tri States Public Radio, renew that support from year to year and act as a liaison to the community at public and outreach events.

More information

Tri States Public Radio has an agreement with Knox College to broadcast public radio programming around the clock.