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KDNK Board Meeting is July 20

KDNK Board Meeting is July 20 July 13, 2015

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.

KDNK Landscape Project

KDNK Landscape Project May 12, 2015
KDNK is making the next great improvement. We have a beautiful landscaping plan by Gigi Vallamizar that will make the station grounds welcoming, water efficient, comfortable and a community gem on the outside.


KDNK Board Planning Meeting

March 31, 2015
The KDNK Board of Directors will hold its next meeting Wednesday, April 8, at 5:30 p.m. at the offices of KDNK, 76 South Second Street in Carbondale. The strategic planning meeting is open to the public. An agenda is posted at the KDNK office. For information call 963-0139.


February 16, 2015
Click here now to donate to KDNK during the winter membership drive. We've been connecting communities since 1983 and we need you to make the connection clear and strong. You can call and talk to humans at 970 963-0139 or stop by and kick the tires on your community radio station at 76 S. 2nd Street in Carbondale. Thank you for participating in KDNK.

Join us for C-Town, Dinner at Town Restaurant and a bundle of fun events. Click for the schedule.

Listen to Amy Goodman in Carbondale

Listen to Amy Goodman in Carbondale February 6, 2015

Click here to listen to exclusive audio of Independent news icon Amy Goodman from Carbondale on Friday, February 13th.

KDNK Annual Meeting & Board Election

December 3, 2014
KDNK's annual meeting is Wednesday, December 10 from 5-7 pm at KDNK, 76 South 2nd Street. Come for food, refreshments and a annual report on the station. All current members should have recieved an invitation to vote online. Members may also vote at the meeting. Click the link for board candidate bios. Call the station if you wish to vote but have not received a ballot. 970 963-0139.

Support KDNK with Amazon Smile

December 2, 2014
This holiday season why not let Amazon giive back to KDNK when you do your Christmas purchases? You don't get charged extra and KDNK gets a cut of the Christmas pie! Just click here to start supporting KDNK with your Amazon Purchases. Thank you.

KDNK Hootenanny

KDNK Hootenanny November 17, 2014
We want to see you at the KDNK Hootenanny! Pay what you can afford for your ticket to the KDNK Hootenanny, Friday November 21 from 6-9 pm at the Carbondale Recreation Center. We’ll have free food and drink, live music from the Smuggler Mountain Boys, square dancing with caller Tom Paxton and the Labor of Love Auction. Click here to preview the auction and purchase your ticket.

KDNK seeks board members

October 6, 2014

KDNK is seeking interested citizens to serve on our board of directors starting in 2015. The board meets monthly and terms are three years. To find out more about serving on the KDNK board please visit the “about” section at or contact Steve at or call Steve at 963-0139.

On 8/27 David Barsamian will be at KDNK for a News Open House Reception and Live Broadcast

On 8/27 David Barsamian will be at KDNK for a News Open House Reception and Live Broadcast August 22, 2014


August 20, 2014

For Immediate Release

Contact: Steve Skinner, KDNK Station Manager

Phone: 970-963-0139


KDNK News Open House and Live Broadcast with AR’s David Barsamian

Carbondale, Colorado- The KDNK News Department invites the community and local journalists into our studios on August 27th for a news open house and an exclusive, live broadcast with David Barsamian. David is the creator of Alternative Radio (AR). AR is a weekly, independent and progressive radio series that regularly tackles some of the most important societal questions our world faces. Over decades of broadcasts  Alternative Radio airs voices of reform like Noam Chomski and the next generation of truthseekers like Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill and Naomi Klein.

At 7:30 pm KDNK (88.1 FM) will broadcast Barsamian’s talk about Media, Capitalism and the Environment and then take questions from the audience. Prior to that at 6:30 pm,  KDNK will host Barsamian, other valley journalists and the public for a news open house reception.

KDNK News Director January Jones said she wants to make the event more of a celebration than a lecture. Being new to the Roaring Fork Valley, Jones says she saw it as an opportunity to open up the doors to the public and other local journalists as well. “One thing I have really been impressed with is the number of news sources-especially the newspapers. In an age when many small papers are folding, people here in the valley are supporting community news. It’s refreshing to see that level of interest.” She adds,  “I don’t see the news scene here as a competitive environment, each outlet in the valley really has their niche.”

KDNK News Open House and Live Broadcast with Alternative Radio’s David Barsamian

Wednesday, August 27th @ 6:30 pm

KDNK Community Radio, 76 S. 2nd Street, Carbondale, CO


6:30 pm

- Public reception with DB, valley journalists and KDNK news team

- Wine tasting hosted by Sopris Liquor and Wine

7:30 pm

-Live Broadcast Begins

-David Barsamian of Alternative Radio speaks on “Media, Capitalism and the Environment”

-Public Q & A

“Media, Capitalism and the Environment”

Sure we have Earth Day, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act and the Environmental Protection Agency. Still, the threat to our environment is acute and growing. The majority of solutions on offer, from driving a hybrid, to recycling plastic, to using efficient light bulbs, focus on individual lifestyle choices of mostly privileged people. But the scale of the crisis requires a far deeper and fundamental transformation. As global warming accelerates, carbon-fueled industrial capitalism is systemically incapable of making the necessary radical changes to protect the planet. Its insatiable appetite for profits precludes it from doing so. It is time to think about a different economic system.

About David

David Barsamian is the award-winning founder and director of Alternative Radio, the independent weekly audio series based in Boulder, Colorado. One of America's most wide-ranging and respected independent journalists, David Barsamian has altered the media landscape with his radio programs and books with Noam Chomsky, Tariq Ali, Howard Zinn, Edward Said, Arundhati Roy and others. His most recent books are  Occupy  the  Economy: Challenging  Capitalism with Richard Wolff and Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and The New Challenges to U.S. Empire with Noam Chomsky. He is winner of the Media Education Award, the ACLU's Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism, and the Cultural Freedom Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. The Institute for Alternative Journalism named him one of its Top Ten Media Heroes.

About KDNK

KDNK (88.1, 88.3, 88.5 and 93.5 FM) is a community access radio station broadcasting an eclectic format including music and local news. Powered by volunteers and community support, KDNK has been broadcasting since 1983. With its open format, KDNK DJs play music ranging from golden oldies to reggae and jazz. KDNK provides national news from NPR and Democracy Now and hyper-local coverage of regional issues in the KDNK News Department.