Most towns the size of Park City are lucky to have even one media outlet dedicated to covering the happenings in their respective municipality. Park City is fortunate to have several media outlets providing both breaking news and covering the local news on a regular basis.

KPCW Radio is a non-profit, volunteer-supported organization whose mission is to educate, inform, entertain, and provide access to a diverse community with quality local, national and international programming.

On-air since July 2, 1980, KPCW 91.9 FM reaches the Summit and Wasatch counties in Utah and serves as the only daily source of local information. KPCW dedicates five hours a day to award-winning, in-depth local news and interviews, with a particular emphasis on reports from city and county government meetings. KPCW broadcasts up-to-the-minute information on local emergencies, road conditions and weather. The station also offers critical support to local not-for-profit organizations.

Today’s Meet the Merchant introduces one of KPCW’s dedicated reporters, Rick Brough. Rick along with Leslie Thatcher and Lynn Ware Peek work together to report the Park City news to the community.

  1. Name: Rick Brough
  2. Business: KPCW Radio
  3. Where are you from? Salt Lake Valley
  4. How many years have you been in Park City? Since 1980
  5. Tell us about yourself: Hobbies – movies, collecting history volumes, road trips
  6. What is your favorite time of year in Park City? Autumn – for Halloween, dog-a-palooza on Main Street – lead up to the holidays, but isn’t frenzied yet.

Rick’s co-workers provided a little more insight on Mr. Brough -
From Monika Guendner, KPCW Director of Marketing: on the job, Rick is a relentless reporter with HUGE stamina for meetings that most of us would find too dry, minutia –packed or just too big a picture for the average person to drop in and make sense of. Off the job, he’s quiet but has a razor sharp sense of humor and can whip out pop culture references that’ll make your head spin. Autumn might be his favorite time of year, but he thrives during the Sundance Film Festival every year, watching films and interviewing filmmakers.

From Leslie Thatcher, KPCW’s News Director reflecting on “Broughie’s” impeccable reporting talents making sure his copy is accurate, fair and informative. “I was recently talking with Snyderville Basin Planning Commission Colin DeFord who was telling me about this week’s contentious meeting in which a developer was clearly frustrated by what he was hearing from the planning commission. “This is one of those meetings that you were glad Rick Brough wasn’t there because you don’t like to hear the meeting regurgitated in the actual way that it happened.”

Park City is lucky to have a dedicated team of journalists committed to serving our community. Historic Park City would like to extend our gratitude to Rick and his colleagues for their commitment to our community.