KDNK is public access radio that connects community members to one another and the world. KDNK’s public access mission means that the station strives to serve, reflect, and belong to you - our community.
KDNK broadcasts from our welcoming studio at 76 S. 2nd Street in the heart of the Carbondale Creative District. Our signals reach over 100,000 people from Rifle to Leadville to Marble in addition to worldwide internet listeners. Over 100 volunteer DJs and hosts of all stripes independently program the majority of our schedule. Dedicated and award-winning staff keep listeners informed of local and regional news, curate an extensive music library, and support the creation of excellent local programming. KDNK carries NPR, Democracy Now, and other syndicated talk programs, Colorado Capitol coverage through a partnership with other mountain community radio stations, and syndicated music shows like E-town. KDNK's partner organization, the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program, builds skills, passion, and self-confidence by creating a presence for our youth on air through six hours of weekly programming.
Founded by volunteers in 1983, the “DNK” in our call sign refers to downtown Carbondale’s Dinkel Building, where the station’s studio was first located. 1200+ members, underwriters, and innumerable other volunteers are the lifeblood of the station, supporting us with your donations and time.
All are welcome. You can become a member here. If you are interested in becoming a DJ email firstname.lastname@example.org. DJ trainings usually occur on the third thursday of the month at 5:15pm. Contact email@example.com if you are interested in underwriting on KDNK or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss larger gifts and/or estate planning.
KDNK uses an extensive network of radio signal translators to cover as best we can our rugged and beautiful region. Five of these towers are generously managed on our behalf by Pitkin County. Listen in at 88.1 in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, and Rifle, 88.3 in Aspen and Glenwood Springs, 88.5 in Basalt and Redstone, 93.5 in Leadville, 94.7 in Old Snowmass, 94.9 in Thomasville, and 99.9 in Snowmass Village on the FM dial, on your smart speaker, and here at kdnk.org.
See Frequency Map.