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Corey Hutchins

The Federal Communications Commission has finally ruled on whether or not Colorado’s orphan counties can watch Denver TV news. For this week's News Brief, KDNK’s Gavin Dahl spoke to Corey Hutchins, an instructor at Colorado College, who writes about the media for Columbia Journalism Review, to learn more.

EverGreen ZeroWaste: Recycler of the Year

Jun 17, 2019
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The Roaring Fork Valley’s popular composting company EverGreen ZeroWaste was just named Recycler of the Year. KDNK’s Gavin Dahl spoke to the owners to learn more.

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Legislators in Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, and Washington passed aggressive clean energy mandates in 2019.

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ProgressNow Colorado, the state's largest progressive group, looked recently at the biggest winners and losers of the 2019 legislative session in Colorado. Executive Director Ian Silverii joined KDNK station manager Gavin Dahl by phone to explain why he counts regular people, local communities, kindergartners and parents, people in need of healthcare, LGBTQ youth, and Mother Earth among this year's winners. Meanwhile, polluters, Internet trolls, the gun lobby, homophobes, and secessionists are among the session's losers. It's a fast-paced conversation, so hold on tight!

Your News, Your Community was a special live broadcast on Saturday, October 13th, featuring (back row) Will Grandbois of The Sopris Sun, Mark Duggan of KBUT, Caroline Fry of Colorado Common Cause, Paul Larmer of High Country News, Samuel Bernal of Radio La Tricolor, Gavin Dahl of KDNK, and (front row) Raleigh Burleigh of KDNK, John Stroud of The Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Amy Hadden Marsh of KDNK, and Niki Turner of The Rio Blanco Herald Times. Thanks to Steve Skinner for sound engineering the live broadcast and taking this picture.

Sopris Sun editor Will Grandbois is joined by KDNK station manager Gavin Dahl to talk about the upcoming Your News, Your Community forum on Saturday, October 13th. KDNK and the Colorado Media Alliance will host a conversation with journalists from The Post Independent, The Sopris Sun, High Country News, and Rio Blanco Herald Times, plus Radio Tricolor, KBUT Crested Butte, and KDNK. The event starts at 4pm on Saturday and will be broadcasted live at 5pm.

KDNK Station Manager Talks AZYEP

Oct 5, 2018

KDNK Station Manager Gavin Dahl discuss it's partnership with the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program. 

Station manager Gavin Dahl hosted an "Ask Me Anything" on Monday, May 21, providing information about the state of KDNK while taking live calls. Questions mostly involved recent programming decisions.

KDNK Station Manager Gavin Dahl: Protect Public Media

Feb 16, 2018


The Trump Administration’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2019 threatens to cut funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which could have a negative impact on small public radio stations. But, KDNK’s Gavin Dahl told Amy Hadden Marsh that this isn’t a new -  or insurmountable - threat. Click here for more information and resources.

Laura, Quinn, Olivia and Mountain interview Gavin Dahl about the importance of community radio.

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Last weekend, station manager Gavin Dahl represented KDNK onstage at the 2017 Arise Festival at Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado. At the festival, Josh Fox introduced his new film about Standing Rock, Awake. Footage of Arise 2017 is available here. This film is now available on Netflix. An interview with gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis and his clean energy by 2040 platform is available here.

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KDNK Station Manager Gavin Dahl speaks with best-selling author Cory Doctorow, co-editor of Boing Boingabout his new sci-fi book Walkaway, plus the latest on millions of Americans calling for Open Internet protections and whistleblower Ed Snowden. Listen to the audiobook featuring Wil Wheaton, Amber Benson and others here

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KDNK station manager Gavin Dahl sat down with reporter Amy Hadden Marsh to talk about the changes to our early-morning schedule resulting in 6 hours of new, original content every week. Click the headline for a written schedule.

Rep. Scott Tipton

 

 

KDNK station manager Gavin Dahl spoke with Congressman Scott Tipton about his willingness to compromise on the federal budget, his apparent support for the American Health Care Act, and his views on national monuments.

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Friday is Kindergarten Enrollment Day at Roaring Fork Schools. KDNK's Gavin Dahl spoke to the school district’s Senior Project Manager Angie Davlyn to find out all the last-minute details parents need to know.

 

And, congratulations to six Roaring Fork High School students who have received Boettcher and Daniels Fund scholarships for college. The Boettcher prize offers a full-ride to schools within Colorado; the Daniels Fund offers a full-ride to any school in the nation. The Sopris Sun reports that the recipients are Tavia Teitler, Julia Lee, Enrique Gonzalez, Nick Penzel, Lorenzo Andrade, and Fabian Rico.

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Today's local newscast features KOTO's Cara Pallone in a conversation with Jack Regenbogen, attorney for the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, about a bipartisan proposal that would help renters in Colorado. Plus Bente Birkeland reports on a new bill that would move oil and gas drilling operations further away from schools and how voters feel about a proposed sales tax to fund transportation improvements.

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Today's newscast features a conversation with Eagle County Commissioner Jill Ryan about the county's new Climate Action Plan.

Gavin Dahl

After a nationwide search that attracted 24 applicants from coast to coast, KDNK has selected it current News Director Gavin Dahl as its new Station Manager. The new GM will start his duties on February 1st, with a meet-and-greet opportunity from 4 to 6 pm on Friday February 3rd at the station. Read more...

KDNK's local newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41.

State Board of Ed Turns Blue

Nov 25, 2016


On this week's News Brief, News Director Gavin Dahl talks to Ed Gorski, education reporter for Chalkbeat Colorado, about the Democrats taking control of Colorado's State Board of Education for the first time in nearly 50 years. Since recording this interview, President-elect Donald Trump has named philanthropist and antigay activist Betsy DeVos as the next Education Secretary. She has neither worked in public education nor chosen public schools for her own children, who attended private Christian schools. It looks like school vouchers may become a key federal policy initiative next year. Click here to read Chalkbeat Colorado's article.

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The KDNK local newscast airs every morning at 6:41 and 7:41.

Adam Volek is principal of the new elementary and middle school that the Roaring Fork School District will open next fall. KDNK News Director Gavin Dahl sat down with him for an update.