KDNK's annual membership meeting is coming up on Monday December 18th at 5:30pm at the station. President Andi Korber will deliver a state of the station presentation, and we will vote for three new board members. Thanks so much to Maria Wimmer and Stu Bryner for their service. Their terms are ending. Here are the short bios of the candidates for KDNK's three open seats.
Rick Burrows a.k.a. DJ Rickdiculous a.k.a. Peppinos Rick was born and raised in Carbondale, Colorado and has been listening to KDNK for his entire life. Rick would love to join the board to participate in the important work of community radio and to add his small business experience and savvy to the governance of his local radio station. Rick’s longtime local roots give him a strong sense of the community.
My family and I moved to the Roaring Fork Valley in 2015 from Cortez, Colorado. I am a non-surgical spine physician and have served on several non-profit boards previously including Hospice of Montezuma and KSJD (a public radio station in southwest Colorado). I am a long-time public radio supporter and believe in the power of public radio to serve, educate, empower, and entertain its listeners. I joined KDNK shortly after moving here and have been amazed by its diversity of programming, great DJs and local programming from local news coverage and politics to the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program. KDNK is an active participant in promoting community and is committed to the unique interests, concerns, and needs of its listeners. This is important to me as I am a firm believer in the enduring power and importance of independent media and its role in community development.
Chris Hassig is an artist and printmaker from Carbondale, CO. He creates, among other projects, detailed, semi-abstracted drawings of grass that accrete to form simple geometries; layered meditations on strata and horizon; and fictional maps of an invented country, Saiopor, and its capital, Ralesis. He has a joint B.A. in Architecture and Environmental Studies from Middlebury College and completed art residencies at Mixit Print Studio in Somerville, MA and Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, CO. He co-hosts Deep Breakfast from 12-2 on Fridays on KDNK. He also enjoys reading, writing, backpacking, singing, telemark skiing, and hanging out in KDNK's listening booth.