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Mission Statement:  KDNK provides public access radio that connects community members to one another and the world.

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KDNK Board of Directors 2023

Shoshana Rosenthal - President
657 Northbridge Dr.
Carbondale, CO 81623
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Elected 11/18, Re-elected 12/21
Term Ends 12/24

Jonathan Stokely - Vice President
605 Lions Ridge Road
Carbondale, CO 81623
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Elected 11/19, Re-elected 12/22
Term Ends 12/25

Elzbieta Jaszczak - Treasurer
111 2nd Street
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
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Elected 11/22
Term Ends 12/25

Mac Scott - Secretary
1765 Snowmass Creek Rd
Old Snowmass, CO 81654
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Erin Hollingsworth
165 North 8th Street
Carbondale, CO 81623
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Elected 12/22
Term Ends 12/25

Kara Silbernagel -
868 Melissa Lane
Carbondale, CO 81623
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Local Government
Elected 11/18, Re-elected 12/21
Term Ends 12/24

John Henderson
182 Sopris Ave
Carbondale, CO 81623
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Aviation Management
Appointed 12/19, Re-elected 12/21
Term Ends 12/24

Raleigh Burleigh
65 South Pine Street
Carbondale, CO 81623
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Appointed 11/20
Term Ends 12/23

Eloisa Duarte
65 N. 6th street
Carbondale, CO. 81623
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Elected 12/21
Term ends 12/24

Caleb Newkirk
979 East Valley Road
Basalt, CO 81621
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Elected 12/22
Tern ends 12/25

Board Meetings

The KDNK Board meets on the third Monday of every month at KDNK office, 76 S. Second Street, Carbondale, CO 81623.

Board meetings are open to the public. Contact KDNK at 970 963-0139 for information.

KDNK Board of Directors Overview

KDNK has a board of directors whose primary purpose is to ensure that the organization is run effectively. KDNK's By-Laws specify the details of how a board is elected and how it functions. The primary role of the board of directors is to ensure that the organization: 

Operates within state and federal laws.

Earns its money honestly and spends it responsibly.

Adopts programs and procedures most conducive to carrying out its mission.

Board members are typically chosen for their demonstrated commitment to the organization and their long-term vision. They are an essential source of guidance and support for the staff who are charged with the day-to-day operations of running a radio station. Board members also serve as ambassadors for the station in its interface with the membership and the general public. In this capacity, it is important that board members understand their obligation to participate in fundraising efforts for the organization by making donations themselves and by soliciting donations from supporters through fundraising events and donor campaigns.

The responsibilities of board members typically fall into several broad categories:

Setting organizational policy, reviewing and evaluating organizational plans. The board ensures that KDNK's programming is in keeping with its statement of mission and that the mission continues to reflect a true need.

Funding the organization. The board is responsible for the continued funding and financial health of KDNK. Board members are expected to both give and raise money.

Carrying out long-range planning. The board sets aside time annually to discuss and formulate long-range plans for the organization. Since public radio is supported by the direct contributions of the membership, the board must listen to the input of its members and pledge to communicate with them and take their views into consideration.

Ensuring fiscal accountability. The board approves and monitors KDNK's annual budget and its monthly financial reports. They make sure that KDNK's resources, including the time of the volunteers and staff as well as money, are being used wisely.

Managing personnel. The board sets and periodically reviews personnel policies. They are responsible for hiring a capable manager who can run the day-to-day operations of the station and be responsible for hiring, supervising, and evaluating the staff. The board is the final arbiter of internal staff disputes and grievances and takes care to maintain positive staff-board relationships.

Ensuring organizational continuity. The board develops leadership within the organization to maintain a mix of old and new people in both spheres.

Legal responsibility. The board of directors of KDNK is legally responsible for the organization. Legal documents are signed by the officers of the board. Therefore, it is essential that the board members know and approve all policies and programs and oversees their implementation. If the organization becomes the subject of a lawsuit, the board of directors can be held liable.

Serving on KDNK's board of directors is both a serious commitment and a rewarding endeavor. It can be a tremendous educational opportunity. When an organization is unified in its mission and the board of directors is clear about its roles and responsibilities many accomplishments follow and the membership enjoys the pleasure of being well served by those it has entrusted.

KDNK Board Policy

Current policies of the KDNK Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Carbondale Community Access Radio (dba KDNK) consists of nine members, elected to serve three-year terms. In case of a midterm vacancy, the Board may appoint members to fill that vacated seat; that appointment is active for the remainder of that elected member’s original term. The Board may also, at its discretion, appoint up to three additional members to the Board for two-year terms.

Board of Director Terms. Board members become valid as soon as election results are announced at the November annual meeting, and expire at that annual meeting and election three years later. Retiring members are asked to come to the December meeting following the expiration of their term for introduction to new members, and for recognition of their service.

Board of Director Meetings. Regular Board meetings shall take place on the third Monday of each month. Meetings are held in the office of  KDNK, 76 S. Second Street, Carbondale. Special Board meetings may also be called from time to time. All board meetings are open to the public. Email if you have an item you would like placed on the upcoming meeting's agenda. 

Schedule of 2023 Meetings

Monday, January 23, 2023

Monday, February 27, 2023

Monday, March 20, 2023

Monday, April 24, 2023

Schedule of 2022 Meetings

Monday, January 24, 5:30 pm

Monday, February 28, 5:30 pm

Monday, March 28, 5:30 pm

Monday, April 18, 5:30 pm

Monday, May 23, 5:30 pm

Monday, June 21, 5:30 pm

Monday, July 18, 5:30 pm

Monday, August 22, 5:30 pm

Monday, September 19, 5:30 pm

Monday, October 17, 5:30 pm

Monday, November 21, 5:30 pm

Monday, December 12, 5:30 pm

Notice of all regular or special Board meetings shall be made by posting the agenda at the KDNK office/studios at 76 South 2nd Street no later than seven days prior to the meeting. Notice of the time, date, and place of Board meetings shall also be made both by press releases e-mailed to local newspapers and by public service announcements broadcast on KDNK.

Posting of Board of Director Meeting Minutes. Once approved, minutes shall be made available as part of the "KDNK Official Documents" kept in the KDNK General Manager's office at 76 S. 2nd St. Minutes may be sent via e-mail or regular mail to anyone who requests them.

Agenda items: The Board President will request via e-mail ten days prior to any regular or special meeting. Anyone wishing to add items to the agenda may contact the Board Secretary, the GM, or any board member. The GM and Board President will collaborate to finalize the agenda a week before the meeting.

Bringing an issue to the Board: Members of KDNK or the general public may request inclusion on a Board meeting agenda to present a specific issue by contacting the station manager and/or a board member with a description of the item or issue to be discussed. Meeting agendas shall also include a “Public Comment” item for comments on topics not on the agenda.

Finance: The treasurer will report the budget v. actual and balance sheet in January, April, July, and October. After an initial Board discussion in the October budget review, the Station Manager and Treasurer will compile the next year’s budget. In November the Board will evaluate the draft budget for final approval at the December meeting.

KDNK Committees
At any committee meeting at which it is anticipated that a quorum of Board members will be attending, public notice shall follow the same meeting notice procedure as regular Board meetings. (A quorum is a simple majority of the current active members of the Board of Directors.)

The Executive Committee shall consist of the general manager and the four appointed officers of the board: president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary.

The Executive Committee may meet prior to the regular board meeting to set the agenda and, if necessary, formulate recommendations to the full board on specific action items. The committee may also meet as needed to address specific tasks as assigned by the full board.

The Executive Committee, in the event of any long-term absence or vacancy in the station manager's position, shall assume general management duties of the organization, or otherwise delegate such duties to another staff member or interim manager.

The Board may appoint any number of working committees to focus on specific projects or tasks. Committees may not include more than four Board members. Committee appointments may be extended to members of the staff, the station's membership, or members of the community at large.

Grants Committee: Shoshana-chair

Events Committee: Aly-chair, Kenna Crampton, Eloisa, Mac, John, April Spaulding

Human Resources Committee: Adele, John, Chris

Strategic Planning Committee: Raleigh, Jonathan-co-chairs 

Board Improvement Committee: 

Tech Committee: Chris, Jonathan, Cody Lee, Louis Girardot, Bob Schultz

Community Advisory Board
To attend or serve on the board contact KDNK at 970 963-0139 or e-mail the board at

The CAB met July 17th, 2020. Minutes are here.

The CAB met November 7, 2019. Minutes are here

The CAB met March 30, 2019. Minutes are here.

The CAB met May 3, 2018. Minutes are here.

The CAB met February 15, 2018. Minutes are here.

The CAB met November 16, 2017. Minutes are here.

The CAB met May 11, 2017. Minutes are here.

The Board of Directors of KDNK Community Access Radio has established a Community Advisory Board (CAB) in order to receive regular feedback from the community and to comply with certain requirements for stations that receive federal funding through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

The purpose of the CAB is to review the programming goals established by the station, the services to the communities provided by the station, and the significant policy decisions rendered by the station. The CAB may also be delegated additional responsibilities as determined by the Board of Directors of KDNK. 

The CAB shall advise the governing body of the station with respect to whether the programming and other policies of the station are meeting the specialized educational and cultural needs of the communities served by the station, and may make recommendations, as it considers appropriate to meet such needs.

The role of the CAB shall be solely advisory in nature, except to the extent those other responsibilities are delegated to the CAB by the governing board of the station. In no case shall the CAB have any authority to exercise any control over the daily management or operation of the station.

The CAB is directed to meet at regular intervals; that members of the CAB shall make a good faith effort to attend all meetings; and that the CAB members nominated by the CAB and confirmed the governing board reasonably reflect the diverse needs and interests of the communities served by the station.

Members of the Community Advisory Board

Brandon Jones - Chair
Olivia Pevec
Lynn “Jake” Burton
Luis Yllanes
Ethan Harrison

CPB Telling Public Radio's Story survey, posted online Feb 25, 2019

KDNK Bylaws and Financials