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April 21, 2016
KDNK Wins Regional Murrow Award for “Best Newscast”
Carbondale, Colorado- KDNK News has won a regional award for the KDNK Local 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 out in the Region 3 Category for Small Market Radio and competed against stations in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. The “Murrow Awards” are named for iconic radio and television Journalist Edward R. Murrow.
The winning entry from September 29th, 2015 features all three voices of the KDNK News Team- Anchor Steve Cole, Reporter Amy Hadden Marsh and News Director January Jones. Jones says this newscast is a great example of what KDNK does best. “The newscast is a well-rounded look at what we prioritize at KDNK which is engaging people on issues in the public sphere by connecting people to their government.” It covers local government happenings from KDNK’s listening area and features a sound-rich and moving story about the BLM’s roundup of the West Douglas mustangs in northwestern Colorado.
KDNK News Director January Jones spotted the news of the roundup and assigned reporter Amy Hadden Marsh cover it. “It’s hard in a newsroom of two people to get out of the office for feature reporting but I knew Amy’s story would reflect the passions and tensions of the western wilderness. She spent about a week in the field and we spent another week producing it. I’m grateful to have the support from our KDNK family that lets us do this kind of in-depth radio journalism when we see opportunities.”
Marsh says few Coloradans know of the West Douglas mustangs whose presence dates back hundreds of years. She “wanted to amplify the difficulty of managing wild horses on public lands at a time when oil and gas extraction, livestock grazing, and recreational use threaten the mustangs’ free-roaming nature. The story of the nation’s wild horses is the story of the American West and with this round-up, a small piece of that history has disappeared.”
KDNK General Manager Steve Skinner started the news program in 2006. He says "This reflects our serious commitment to community service. I knew the team was doing well. Now we know just how well we are doing. I am proud of the news team and excited about the future.” KDNK runs local news in the mornings between 5 am and 8 am and from 5 pm to 6 pm weekdays. Archived daily newscasts and stories are available at kdnk.org. The KDNK Local Newscast entry will now automatically advance to the national Edward R. Murrow Awards competition.
This is the second award the September 29th, 2015 KDNK Local Newscast has won. In March, KDNK was recognized with “Best Regularly Scheduled Newscast, Medium Market” from the Colorado Broadcasters Association.
Contact: Steve Skinner, KDNK General Manager; 970-963-0139; firstname.lastname@example.org
KDNK is proud to present an afternoon with Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman at the Carbondale Branch Library Saturday, April 23, from 2-4 p.m. Tickets are $50 general admission, $40 for current KDNK members with your community card. Proceeds go to KDNK. Goodman is on a 100-city tour with a new book: Democracy Now! Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America, written with David Goodman and Denis Moynihan. Books will be for sale at the event. Join Amy Goodman and KDNK at the Carbondale Branch Library — and spread the word!
To reserve your spot, call KDNK at 963-0139 or email email@example.com.
The KDNK Board of Directors will hold its next meeting Monday, February 15th, at 5:30 p.m. at the offices of KDNK, 76 South Second Street in Carbondale. The meeting is open to the public. An agenda is posted at the KDNK office or click here or call 963-0139.
The KDNK Board of Directors will hold its next meeting Monday, January 18, at 5:30 p.m. at the offices of KDNK, 76 South Second Street in Carbondale. The meeting is open to the public. An agenda is posted at the KDNK office or click here for an agenda.
The KDNK membership has approved our bylaws changes and elected three board members. Congratulations to Shirley Aguilar, Diane Johnson and Andrea Korber. Jenny Johnson was appointed to fill a board vacancy.
Come on down to KDNK's annual Labor of Love Auction and Community Mixer tonight November 20 from 6-9 at the Carbondale Rec Center. Do your holiday shopping and support KDNK at the same time. Gift certificates, labors of love, musical instruments and much more await in a sumptuous silent auction. Enjoy bluegrass from the Smuggler Mountain Boys and food and drink from the Pour House, Village Smithy, Peppinos, Mi Casita, Roaring Fork Beer Company, and Marble Distillery. Supported by Alpine Bank. See you there!
CLICK HERE TO PREVIEW THE AUCTION CATALOG.
KDNK celebrates the grassroots landscaping project and the dedication of the KDNK Community Raven Totem Pole. Click here to listen.
KDNK's membership drive is August 10-21. Donate NOW and support your community treasure. KDNK's Blues and BBQ is smack dab in the middle of this year's drive and you don't want to miss it. For full details on all membership drive events click here.
Be sure to tune in to KDNK all weekend - starting Friday afternoon at 4 - for live Mountain Fair coverage. New this year: Link to "the Camy Cam." We will announce when the camera goes live and you can follow the fair on our live video feed. Hear all the music and enjoy the pageantry and spectacle of the strange and wonderful people that make up the best fair anywhere. Come by the KDNK broadcast booth and say hello to Amy Hadden Marsh and the gang. See you at the fair! Click here for more.
The KDNK Board of Directors will hold its next meeting Monday, July 20, at 5:30 p.m. at the offices of KDNK, 76 South Second Street in Carbondale. The meeting is open to the public. An agenda is posted at the KDNK office or click here or call 963-0139.