Wyoming Public Media general manager Jon Schwartz said he believes the real motive to defund is driven more by ideology than economics. “This House bill that passed is, in an ironic way, is helpful in that it made clear this is a partisan attack on public radio alone,” Schwartz told WyoFile in a recent interview. Indeed, there is a rally to support public radio in Wyoming. WPR wrapped up its spring membership drive Friday morning after 61 hours on air, and raised $295,000. "It was our strongest pledge-drive ever," said Peg Arnold, WPR development director.