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KDNK Hires News Director

KDNK Hires News Director May 4, 2016
KDNK Community Access Radio has hired Gavin Dahl for the position of News Director after a national candidate search. Dahl continues the grassroots approach to news at KDNK, he says "I really believe news reporting is a 'do-ocracy' these days. Don't like the media? Make your own." He leaves a position in Denver with the Open Media Foundation to join the Roaring Fork Valley community on May 4, 2016. He has worked for national radio programs Alternative Radio with David Barsamian and Nonprofit Radio with Tony Martignetti as well as local stations KGNU Boulder/Denver, KYRS Spokane, KRBX Boise, KAOS Olympia & KPTK Seattle. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Evergreen State College, where he studied media production and community organizing. Gavin's nonprofit management experience includes Open Media Foundation, where he led a government transparency team, and Common Frequency, where his policy advocacy supported dozens of non-commercial radio startups. Boulder Weekly, Raw Story, Austin American-Statesman and Boise Weekly have published his reporting. Gavin counts Democracy Now!, Free Speech TV and Colorado Channel among his proudest TV credits.

Gavin is taking over for January Jones, who joined KDNK in 2014. She will keep working with the KDNK news team on special projects and developing new content. KDNK General Manager Steve Skinner started the news program in 2006. Skinner said he's "excited to bring Gavin on. His skills with new media and passion for broadcasting will help us move forward with excellence."  KDNK Local News airs during NPR weekdays between 5 am and 8 am and from 5 pm to 6 pm. Archived daily newscasts and stories are available at kdnk.org.

 


KDNK News Wins Regional Murrow Award for Best Newscast

KDNK News Wins Regional Murrow Award for Best Newscast April 21, 2016

PRESS RELEASE

April 21, 2016

KDNK Wins Regional Murrow Award for “Best Newscast”

Carbondale, Colorado- KDNK News has won a regional award for the KDNK Local Newscast. The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) awards “recognize the best electronic journalism produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world.” KDNK won out in the Region 3 Category for Small Market Radio and competed against stations in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. The “Murrow Awards” are named for iconic radio and television Journalist Edward R. Murrow.

The winning entry from September 29th, 2015 features all three voices of the KDNK News Team- Anchor Steve Cole, Reporter Amy Hadden Marsh and News Director January Jones. Jones says this newscast is a great example of what KDNK does best. “The newscast is a well-rounded look at what we prioritize at KDNK which is engaging people on issues in the public sphere by connecting people to their government.” It covers local government happenings from KDNK’s listening area and features a sound-rich and moving story about the BLM’s roundup of the West Douglas mustangs in northwestern Colorado.

KDNK News Director January Jones spotted the news of the roundup and assigned reporter Amy Hadden Marsh cover it. “It’s hard in a newsroom of two people to get out of the office for feature reporting but I knew Amy’s story would reflect the passions and tensions of the western wilderness. She spent about a week in the field and we spent another week producing it. I’m grateful to have the support from our KDNK family that lets us do this kind of in-depth radio journalism when we see opportunities.”

Marsh says few Coloradans know of the West Douglas mustangs whose presence dates back hundreds of years.  She “wanted to amplify the difficulty of managing wild horses on public lands at a time when oil and gas extraction, livestock grazing, and recreational use threaten the mustangs’ free-roaming nature. The story of the nation’s wild horses is the story of the American West and with this round-up, a small piece of that history has disappeared.”

KDNK General Manager Steve Skinner started the news program in 2006. He says "This reflects our serious commitment to community service. I knew the team was doing well. Now we know just how well we are doing. I am proud of the news team and excited about the future.” KDNK runs local news in the mornings between 5 am and 8 am and from 5 pm to 6 pm weekdays. Archived daily newscasts and stories are available at kdnk.org. The KDNK Local Newscast entry will now automatically advance to the national Edward R. Murrow Awards competition.

This is the second award the September 29th, 2015 KDNK Local Newscast has won. In March, KDNK was recognized with “Best Regularly Scheduled Newscast, Medium Market” from the Colorado Broadcasters Association.

 

Contact: Steve Skinner, KDNK General Manager; 970-963-0139; steve@kdnk.org

RTDNA 2016 Murrow Award Press Release

Region 3 Winners

 

KDNK Annual Membership Meeting, Board Election, Bylaws

KDNK Annual Membership Meeting, Board Election, Bylaws November 27, 2015
The KDNK membership has approved our bylaws changes and elected three board members. Congratulations to Shirley Aguilar, Diane Johnson and Andrea Korber. Jenny Johnson was appointed to fill a board vacancy.

TONIGHT! KDNK Labor of Love

TONIGHT!  KDNK Labor of Love November 5, 2015
Come on down to KDNK's annual Labor of Love Auction and Community Mixer tonight November 20 from 6-9 at the Carbondale Rec Center. Do your holiday shopping and support KDNK at the same time. Gift certificates, labors of love, musical instruments and much more await in a sumptuous silent auction.  Enjoy bluegrass from the Smuggler Mountain Boys and food and drink from the Pour House, Village Smithy, Peppinos, Mi Casita, Roaring Fork Beer Company, and Marble Distillery. Supported by Alpine Bank.  See you there!
CLICK HERE TO PREVIEW THE AUCTION CATALOG.

KDNK's Outdoor Transformation: Totem Dedication Ceremony

KDNK's Outdoor Transformation: Totem Dedication Ceremony September 16, 2015
KDNK celebrates the grassroots landscaping project and the dedication of the KDNK Community Raven Totem Pole. Click here to listen.

KDNK Membership Drive is on now!

KDNK Membership Drive is on now! July 30, 2015
KDNK's membership drive is August 10-21. Donate NOW and support your community treasure. KDNK's Blues and BBQ is smack dab in the middle of this year's drive and you don't want to miss it. For full details on all membership drive events click here.

KDNK to Cover Mountain Fair

KDNK to Cover Mountain Fair July 22, 2015
Be sure to tune in to KDNK all weekend - starting Friday afternoon at 4 - for live Mountain Fair coverage. New this year: Link to "the Camy Cam." We will announce when the camera goes live and you can follow the fair on our live video feed. Hear all the music and enjoy the pageantry and spectacle of the strange and wonderful people that make up the best fair anywhere. Come by the KDNK broadcast booth and say hello to  Amy Hadden Marsh and the gang. See you at the fair!  Click here for more.

KDNK Board Meeting is July 20

KDNK Board Meeting is July 20 July 13, 2015

The KDNK Board of Directors will hold its next meeting Monday, July 20, at 5:30 p.m. at the offices of KDNK, 76 South Second Street in Carbondale. The meeting is open to the public. An agenda is posted at the KDNK office or click here or call 963-0139.

KDNK Board Meeting

June 8, 2015

The KDNK Board of Directors will hold its next meeting Monday, June 15, at 5:30 p.m. at the offices of KDNK, 76 South Second Street in Carbondale. The meeting is open to the public. Click here for an agenda which is also posted at the KDNK office or call 963-0139.

KDNK Landscape Project

KDNK Landscape Project May 12, 2015
KDNK is making the next great improvement. We have a beautiful landscaping plan by Gigi Vallamizar that will make the station grounds welcoming, water efficient, comfortable and a community gem on the outside.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO THE LANDSCAPE PROJECT.