Gavin Dahl

Station Manager

Gavin took over as Station Manager on February 1, 2017. He was previously the news director. Gavin is a writer and producer with a passion for community media. He has worked for national radio programs Alternative Radio with David Barsamian and Nonprofit Radio with Tony Martignetti as well as local stations KGNU Boulder/Denver, KYRS Spokane, KRBX Boise, KAOS Olympia & KPTK Seattle. His nonprofit management experience includes Open Media Foundation, where he led a government transparency team, and Common Frequency, where his policy advocacy supported dozens of noncommercial radio startups. Boulder Weekly, Raw Story, Austin American-Statesman and Boise Weekly have published his reporting. His TV credits include Democracy Now!, Free Speech TV and Colorado Channel. He graduated with a BA in media production and community organizing from The Evergreen State College. 

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Here’s your community calendar for Saturday, January 14th, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Info at MTSoprisRotaryClub.com. Rotary: Service above self. Click the headline to view listings like comedian Ben Kronberg performing at Marble Distilling tonight.

Gavin Dahl

On today's newscast, hear from retiring Carbondale Parks & Recreation Director Jeff Jackel and his successor Eric Brendlinger. Then, Will Roush from Wilderness Workshop explains a new bill introduced in the US Senate that would gut the Antiquities Act. Plus, Bente Birkeland reports from the Capitol on the first day of the state legislature. KDNK's local newscast airs weekdays at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.  

Lauren Clendenning

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.

Majority Leader Crisanta Duran

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.

Maeve Conran

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition. 

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The community calendar for Saturday, December 24th is underwritten by Mount Sopris Rotary Club, MTSoprisRotaryClub.com. Meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Rotary: Service above self. Click the headline to view listings.

The Geo Group

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.

Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.

Lisa Singer


Here’s your community calendar for Wednesday, December 21st, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Info at MTSoprisRotaryClub.com. Rotary: Service above self. Click the headline to view listings.

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.

Kevin Smith


Here’s your community calendar for Saturday, December 17th, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Info at MTSoprisRotaryClub.com. Rotary: Service above self. Click the headline to view listings.

Peggy Tibbetts

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.


Here’s your community calendar for Friday, Dec 16th, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting Thursdays at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Info at MTSoprisRotaryClub.com. Rotary: Service above self. Click the headline to view today's listings.

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.

Josefina Mendez


Here’s your community calendar for Monday, December 12th, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Info at MTSoprisRotaryClub.com. Rotary: Service above self. Click the headline to view listings.

Brent Gardner-Smith

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.

Micah Parkin

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.

In the November election, 26 more communities in Colorado voted for local control of broadband infrastructure. So that means that voters in 29 of Colorado’s 64 counties, plus 66 municipalities are determined to support their local leaders in addressing the need for affordable high speed Internet connectivity. Within KDNK’s listening area, voters in Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale, New Castle, Parachute, Silt and Garfield County all approved broadband ballot items in 2016. KDNK news director Gavin Dahl asked Ken Fellman, former mayor of Arvada and the foremost communications attorney representing local governments in our state, to talk about the significance of this growing resistance to the restrictions on broadband development backed by companies like Comcast and CenturyLink.  

White River National Forest

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.

Here’s your community calendar for Saturday, December 3rd.

Heather Dalton

Scientist Sarah Hawkins released a report for US Geological Survey in June that found the Mancos Shale formation of the Piceance Basin could contain 40 times more natural gas than previously estimated. Hawkins, based in Denver, made two presentations yesterday in Rifle, at the Northwest Colorado Oil and Gas Forum in the morning and the Garfield County Energy Advisory Board meeting, last night. Garfield County resident Doug Salg spoke during public comment at the EAB meeting, telling the industry to pack up and leave. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh and Gavin Dahl report.

Joshua Hicks / USGS

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.

Aspen Mayor Steve Skadron is one of three dozen mayors around the country to sign onto an open letter to Donald Trump calling for bold climate policy. KDNK news director spoke to City of Aspen Climate Action Manager Ashley Perl to learn more.

A new rule from the US Department of Labor that would have made millions of employees eligible for overtime pay was scheduled to take effect today, but a Texas federal district court has placed a temporary injunction blocking its implementation nationwide. News director Gavin Dahl spoke to Renny Fagan, president and CEO of the Colorado Nonprofit Association, about overtime pay and the minimum wage.

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