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August 20, 2014
For Immediate Release
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KDNK News Open House and Live Broadcast with AR’s David Barsamian
Carbondale, Colorado- The KDNK News Department invites the community and local journalists into our studios on August 27th for a news open house and an exclusive, live broadcast with David Barsamian. David is the creator of Alternative Radio (AR). AR is a weekly, independent and progressive radio series that regularly tackles some of the most important societal questions our world faces. Over decades of broadcasts Alternative Radio airs voices of reform like Noam Chomski and the next generation of truthseekers like Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill and Naomi Klein.
At 7:30 pm KDNK (88.1 FM) will broadcast Barsamian’s talk about Media, Capitalism and the Environment and then take questions from the audience. Prior to that at 6:30 pm, KDNK will host Barsamian, other valley journalists and the public for a news open house reception.
KDNK News Director January Jones said she wants to make the event more of a celebration than a lecture. Being new to the Roaring Fork Valley, Jones says she saw it as an opportunity to open up the doors to the public and other local journalists as well. “One thing I have really been impressed with is the number of news sources-especially the newspapers. In an age when many small papers are folding, people here in the valley are supporting community news. It’s refreshing to see that level of interest.” She adds, “I don’t see the news scene here as a competitive environment, each outlet in the valley really has their niche.”
KDNK News Open House and Live Broadcast with Alternative Radio’s David Barsamian
Wednesday, August 27th @ 6:30 pm
KDNK Community Radio, 76 S. 2nd Street, Carbondale, CO
- Public reception with DB, valley journalists and KDNK news team
- Wine tasting hosted by Sopris Liquor and Wine
-Live Broadcast Begins
-David Barsamian of Alternative Radio speaks on “Media, Capitalism and the Environment”
-Public Q & A
“Media, Capitalism and the Environment”
Sure we have Earth Day, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act and the Environmental Protection Agency. Still, the threat to our environment is acute and growing. The majority of solutions on offer, from driving a hybrid, to recycling plastic, to using efficient light bulbs, focus on individual lifestyle choices of mostly privileged people. But the scale of the crisis requires a far deeper and fundamental transformation. As global warming accelerates, carbon-fueled industrial capitalism is systemically incapable of making the necessary radical changes to protect the planet. Its insatiable appetite for profits precludes it from doing so. It is time to think about a different economic system.
David Barsamian is the award-winning founder and director of Alternative Radio, the independent weekly audio series based in Boulder, Colorado. One of America's most wide-ranging and respected independent journalists, David Barsamian has altered the media landscape with his radio programs and books with Noam Chomsky, Tariq Ali, Howard Zinn, Edward Said, Arundhati Roy and others. His most recent books are Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism with Richard Wolff and Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and The New Challenges to U.S. Empire with Noam Chomsky. He is winner of the Media Education Award, the ACLU's Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism, and the Cultural Freedom Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. The Institute for Alternative Journalism named him one of its Top Ten Media Heroes. www.alternativeradio.org
KDNK (88.1, 88.3, 88.5 and 93.5 FM) is a community access radio station broadcasting an eclectic format including music and local news. Powered by volunteers and community support, KDNK has been broadcasting since 1983. With its open format, KDNK DJs play music ranging from golden oldies to reggae and jazz. KDNK provides national news from NPR and Democracy Now and hyper-local coverage of regional issues in the KDNK News Department. www.kdnk.org
Thank you KDNK members! We've reached our $65,000 goal on schedule again because of all you lovely listeners and participants. Our mission is to provide public access radio that connects community members to one another and the world. You are the connection!
The News Director is responsible for the overall news programming on KDNK. The News Director runs the news department and is responsible for identifying news issues in the local community, monitoring and partnering with other media sources, hosting NPR programs, assigning stories to reporters and broadcasting news.
KDNK has rescheduled our birthday party here at the station to Tuesday, April 15 at 5 p.m. We have burgers and brats from Sustainable Settings Ranch, birthday cake and beer and wine and pop ... free for all current KDNK members! Feel free to bring a side dish or something for the grill.
KDNK has been owner operated since 1983. That's the theme of our membership drive, which runs from February 17-28. Join or renew by clicking the "Donate" button. We've scheduled some fun activites so click through for all the information.
It is time for our annual board elections and all members are encouraged to vote. This is your digital ballot.
In addition to the board election there are some proposed bylaws changes that must be approved by the membership. The proposed changes are here.
Please fill out the ballot and:
A. E-mail it back or
B. Print it and fax it to 963-0810 or
C. Print it and mail it to P.O. Box 1388 or
D. Print it and drop it off at 76 S Second Street or
E. Attend the annual meeting and pick up or submit a ballot there.
Make sure you put your name on the ballot! Deadline is December 5, 2013 at 6 p.m.
Find short interviews with the candidates here.
Cary Morin, a Crow Indian from Montana brings his Native Americana fingerstyle blues to KDNK's Blues & BBQ, Saturday August 17 at the 4th Street Plaza in Carbondale. The show features Hannibal Brown at 4pm, Texas Flood (Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute) at 5pm and Cary Morin at 7:00 pm. Click through to see the awesome food menu that the Goat is bringing to the party.
"'Sing It Louder' highlights Morin's deft fingerstyle guitar talents and distinctive songwriting style and showcases Morin's decades of music experience. A staple of the Fort Collins, CO music scene, the Native American Morin is a stellar songwriter. The town of Fort Collins recently created a public mural in celebration of local musicians, including Morin, serves as testament to Morin's impact on music in the area." - Nick Loss Eaton
The concert kicks off the 30th Anniversary KDNK membership drive and is free to all KDNK members with a current KDNK Community Card.
All current members are invited to attend the KDNK 30th anniversary party at KDNK on Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m.
The winter membership drive is February 18-March 1. Mission: KDNK provides public access radio that connects community members to one another and the world. Be part of the connection!
Theme: 30 years of community radio. Goal $65,000. Click on DONATE to help. Thank you.
Wednesday, Feb 27
Live broadcast at Village Smithy 8-10 a.m. Live broadcast of Thompson Divide town hall discussion beginning at 6 p.m.
Thursday, Feb 28
C-Town-KDNK’s local variety program and talent show, 8 p.m. PAC3. Contact us to perform.
KDNK's Annual Meeting is November 20 at 6 p.m. at KDNK. Five people are running for three seats on the board. Current members may click through to download a ballot and find out more about free pizza at the membership meeting.