VPR Is Turning 40!
On Aug. 13, VPR is turning 40! So we're spending the month of August looking back at favorite memories, sharing stories and sharing goals for the next 40 years of public service.
Check back throughout the month for updates, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to join in the celebration! We hope you’ll share your own photos, memories and hopes for the future of VPR using #VPR40.
Scroll through to see what people have shared using #VPR40.
That’s what national experts said in 1975, when a small group of Vermonters got together and pitched this crazy idea to start Vermont Public Radio. VPR had just two employees and one big vision: to create a statewide resource that would connect Vermont’s many communities to share ideas and discuss issues that affected us all.
Today, VPR is thriving as one of the most listened-to public radio stations in the country. That says a lot about the people of this region — that they care about community, value cultural connections and believe an informed public strengthens our democracy.
According to Betty Smith, “because we had made the critical decision not to depend on another organization or the state for financial support, but to stand or fall on the value of our service to the community, every single step of building this network has depended on the support of people with vision, commitment and a few dollars to spare."
Thank your for being part of our community; we would not be here without you. We can’t wait to see what the next 40 years will bring.