KDNK News won its third regional Edward R. Murrow award in April. This time, for best newscast. The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) awards “recognize the best electronic journalism produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world.” KDNK won in the Region 3 Category for Small Market Radio, competing against stations in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.
The winning entry from September 29th, 2015 features news anchor Steve Cole, reporter Amy Hadden Marsh and then-news director January Jones. The newscast covers local government and a sound-rich and moving story about the BLM’s roundup of the West Douglas mustangs in northwestern Colorado. The KDNK local newscast entry automatically advances to the national Edward R. Murrow Awards competition.
This is the second award this particular newscast has won. In March, it was recognized as “Best Regularly Scheduled Newscast, Medium Market” by the Colorado Broadcasters Association.2013 KDNK Murrow Award Winner
Dr. Matt Wynia, director of the University of Colorado’s Center for Bioethics and Humanities, told KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh that a failed law to legalize physician-assisted death in Colorado reflects poorly on current end of life medical care. Dr. Wynia will speak along with Glenwood Springs chaplain Sean Jeung and Ira Bedzow of New York Medical College at the Aspen Jewish Community Center, Thursday from 5 to 7 PM.
The Mountain Connect Broadband Development Conference is set for June 5-7 in Keystone. Gavin Dahl spoke to co-chair Jeff Gavlinski about educating government officials, smart farming and why 60 juridictions have opted out of a state law restricting broadband development.
Reporter Amy Hadden Marsh speaks to Carbondale town manager Jay Harrington about potential new regulations on short-term rentals.
On KDNK’s weekly news brief, Gavin Dahl talks with reporter Kelsey Ray about The Invisible Plume, her investigation into coal methane, for The Colorado Independent. Arch Coal’s West Elk Mine outside Paonia is Colorado’s single biggest methane polluter. It spews more of the greenhouse gas each year than any other site.
News director Gavin Dahl reports from a Tri-County Food Insecurity meeting earlier this week. 1 in 5 children in the area don't know where their next meal will come from. Nan Sundeen, director of Pitkin County Health and Human Services, explains how dozens of area social service groups are teaming up to fight hunger.
Dr. Diana Sirko is nearing the end of her time as superintendent of Roaring Fork School District. She stopped by KDNK and Gavin Dahl asked her about her career and future plans, as well as teacher housing, solar power, and the district's next boss, Dr. Rob Stein.
AARP Colorado's Kelli Fritts speaks to KDNK's Gavin Dahl about their biggest battles of the 2016 legislative session, including an attempt by phone and cable companies to deregulate essential 911 services. AARP Colorado represents more than 650,000 residents over the age of 50.
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On this week's News Brief, KDNK news director Gavin Dahl speaks to investigative journalist and Boulder Weekly editor Joel Dyer about his Society of Professional Journalists award-winning feature Behind the Curtain. Dyer provides context for the recent State Supreme Court decision repealing Longmont's fracking ban and the 5-year moratorium in Fort Collins. The entire extended interview is available here.