KWMR is a rural station on a shoestring budget. We’ve tried to support a news producer. The person would burn out and give up. So, we formed a team of programmers that rotate through a strip Monday – Thursday programming to cover local stories, called Epicenter. This allows us to offer more news in a signature program strip. Team members focus on different beats: children and social services, the environment and local and regional planning, emergency services and local politics.