Public access radio that connects community members to one another and the world
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Save the date for the KDNK Labor of Love Auction. In person on Friday, December 1st. And online Dec 1st-8th!
Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program
Sundays 2:00-4:00pm, Mondays 2:00-4:30pm, & Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm

AZYEP empowers youth from diverse backgrounds to express themselves, build self-confidence, and develop leadership skills through community broadcasting. AZYEP offers an inclusive, safe space for students to discover and use their voice. We facilitate learning opportunities through four programs on KDNK: live music broadcast, public affairs, youth news team and classroom collaborations.

Latest Episodes
  • Middle school students in the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program's Radio 101 class wanted to know what it's like to work in community theater, so they interviewed some experts from around Carbondale to learn all about it.
  • The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program and the Aspen Hope Center hosted the third part of a series focusing on teen mental health in the Roaring Fork Valley. The conversation took place on November 14th and focused on mental health strategies and the holidays.
  • Following a recent death in the Roaring Fork Valley community, Soul Connection hosts Sarah Fedishen and Zenobia Todd talk with Sonja Linman about how to work together to find hope and build resilience in the wake of a tragic event.
  • Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program interns Esmeralda and Zenobia interview Eliette Rutledge, a Roaring Fork Valley native who now spends her time as a freediver in Mexico and the Caribbean.
  • A brand new Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program podcast kicks off with Chatter's Box host Brooks Chatman and Crista Barlow, Roaring Fork High School Athletic Director. Brooks and Crista discuss the future of RFHS varisty football, Homecoming Week and more. Then, AZYEP Program Director Megan Webber interviews Brooks about what listeners will hear this year on The Chatter's Box.
  • On this month's episode of Soul Connection, hosts Zenobia Todd and Sarah Fedishen discuss simple acts of kindness and challenge listeners to do one kind act every day.
  • On this month's episode of Dimensions in Diversity, host Kaleb Cook talks with Bryan Alvarez-Terrazas from the Manaus Equity Project and Mads Partridge from Mountain Pride about an upcoming equity speaker series event to celebrate Disabled Employment Month and the work that local organizations are doing to uplift and provide visibility for LGBTQ and disabled communities.
  • Middle school students participated in a summer radio workshop with the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program in July of this year. The topic: how to have a Carbondale staycation.
  • Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program Intern Esmeralda interviews the 2023 Chris Klug Foundation Award Winners Katrina Fountain, Dave Galbenski and Maria Fernanda Filizola about their work in the organ transplantation community.
  • On this month's episode of Brain Garden, host Jenell Hilderbrand talks with special guest Dylan Mangurian about drug addiction and recovery.