Dear VPR Supporter,
I’m pleased to share with you a handful of the indelible and vitally important moments you made possible in 2015. Community support is the cornerstone of all that VPR is and does, and for this, we are so grateful – you have helped make VPR an indispensable resource for the people of our region.
In a media and technology landscape that is constantly changing, one thing you can count on is VPR’s commitment to public service. We are dedicated to helping you better understand your world, inspiring you to be an engaged citizen, and satisfying your curiosity. All of these things are rare in today’s world, but thanks to you, they flourish here at VPR.
Again, thank you for being part of our community! Please contact me anytime at 802-654-4312 or email@example.com if you’d like to talk further about VPR, our programming, or our plans for the future.
All the best,
VPR President & CEO
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(Source: Nielsen Audio Fall 2015 National Regional Database, Persons 12+ M-Su 6a-12m)
You count on VPR to dig deep – beyond the headlines, through close examination of the issues that affect us as a state. The VPR News team continues to bring a vital depth of knowledge to the community and hold people in power to account.
We increased our investigative and enterprise reporting through a partnership with independent data journalist Hilary Niles. As Vermont faced an increasing budget gap in excess of $100 million, the first project looked at $1 billion in hidden tax breaks in “Vermont’s Shadow Budget.”
With Governor Peter Shumlin’s announcement that he would not seek reelection, the gubernatorial race is wide open for 2016. As candidates have stepped forward to vie for the office, Vermont Edition has broadcast in-depth, one-on-one interviews with the candidates.
Whether it’s classical, jazz, folk, or contemporary, you can count on VPR to bring you incredible music. We are devoted to supporting the local music community through live performances, interviews, and concert promotion.
Live From The Fort, VPR’s online video concert series, has featured 17 Vermont-based bands including Swale, The Grift, and Rough Francis, all recorded at our Fort Ethan Allen studios in Colchester. The series provides an opportunity to discover and explore the rich and diverse contemporary music scene here in Vermont.
VPR Classical welcomed James Stewart this year as its weekday afternoon host. James has deep experience with classical music and recently received his doctorate of musical arts from The Hartt School of Music. You can hear his program from 4-7 p.m. on weekdays, and on Saturdays from 8-10 a.m.
56% of users access VPR.net and its streams on a mobile device. VPR’s digital and news teams are focused on making the news, music, and conversation you depend on accessible no matter how you choose to connect.
VPR is a lead partner in NPR One, a smartphone app that connects you to public radio news, stories, and podcasts from around the world and here in our region – tailored to your schedule and interests. It’s “public radio made personal” and it is part of our commitment to make our content as accessible as possible.
Vermont Public Radio won three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA):
Associated Press Media Editors chose VPR’s Traces Project for its Journalism Excellence Award for community engagement. Traces is a digital project at VPR.net that asked those who had direct experience with addiction, whether they had lost a loved one, lost touch with a friend, or fought their own addiction, to share their stories.
Vermont Public Radio was named one of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Vermont by Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.
Nancy Rowden Brock
Waterbury Center, VT
Charlie Kireker – Chair
Scott McArdle – Secretary
Peggy Williams – Vice Chair
Bob Young – Treasurer
Robin Turnau, VPR President & CEO
Learn more about VPR’s Board Of Directors, including a schedule of upcoming meetings.
Special thanks to Doug Griswold for his many years of service on the VPR Board of Directors.
January 1 – December 31, 2015
Thanks to everyone who made unrestricted gifts to VPR in 2015 in support of our operations; we wish we could list every one of our thousands of members in this report! Please accept our sincere thanks for your support and passion for Vermont Public Radio.
January 1 – December 31, 2015
Established in 2010, this special fund enables reporters and producers to innovate, take risks, and respond to opportunities. The Journalism Fund is designed to support a range of initiatives and is administered by an in-house committee of VPR staff. Funded projects are held to the same high level of independence and integrity you expect from VPR, thanks to the firewall between donors and decisions about news projects, reporting, and editorial standards.
The Phillips Legacy Society recognizes supporters who have made a provision for Vermont Public Radio in their will, estate plans or other planned gifts. VPR extends its heartfelt thanks to the more than 200 supporters who have made this special commitment to our vision and mission.
We’d like to thank the more than 400 local businesses that supported VPR in 2015 through underwriting.
VPR strives for accuracy in recognizing our supporters. If we have misspelled your name or inadvertently omitted you from these listings, please accept our apology and let us know by calling 800-639-2192 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.