Gavin Dahl

Station Manager & News Director

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

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Here’s your community calendar for Thursday, November 3rd, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club. Rotary is holding a raffle, with all proceeds going to dental care for local children in need. Prizes include a 3-day trip to Denver with hotel and Broncos tickets. For more information, contact Pat Pier at 987-3265.


Here’s your community calendar for Wednesday, November 2nd, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club. Rotary is holding a raffle, with all proceeds going to dental care for local children in need. Prizes include a 3-day trip to Denver with hotel and Broncos tickets. For more information, contact Pat Pier at 987-3265.

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


Last year, voters approved a $122 million dollar bond for Roaring Fork School District. KDNK featured an interview last week with Adam Volek, principal of the new Eastbank school under construction in south Glenwood Springs. Today, KDNK News Director Gavin Dahl speaks to Jeff Gatlin, Chief Operating Officer for Roaring Fork Schools, about teacher housing, school construction, and the projects completed the first year.  Roaring Fork School District publishes an executive summary of bond projects before the first School Board meeting each month. You can click here and select bond project updates. KDNK News will continue to follow the money and track the progress of the new K-8 campus at Eastbank in South Glenwood.

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


Here’s your community calendar for Monday, October 31st, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club. Rotary is holding a raffle, with all proceeds going to dental care for local children in need. Prizes include a 3-day trip to Denver with hotel and Broncos tickets. For more information, contact Pat Pier at 987-3265.


For this week’s news brief, KDNK speaks to Denver Post reporter Noelle Phillips about ballot selfies. It’s a misdemeanor offense in Colorado to post a photo of your filled-out ballot on social media, but the ACLU says it should be constitutionally-protected free speech. Phillips has published three stories about ballot selfies, here, here and here.


The Roaring Fork High School football team has their biggest game in a decade tonight at 7pm here in Carbondale. KDNK got ahold of head coach Jeff Kelley to learn more.

 

Leland Rucker, senior editor of Sensi Magazine spoke to KGNU radio yesterday about a new report published by The Marijuana Policy Group in Denver that found legal cannabis activities generated over $2.3 billion dollars in output in Colorado last year.

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

Here’s your community calendar for Friday, October 28th, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club. Rotary is holding a raffle, with all proceeds going to dental care for local children in need. Prizes include a 3-day trip to Denver with hotel and Broncos tickets. For more information, contact Pat Pier at 987-3265.

  • Mark your calendar for December 2nd because KDNK’s annual Labor of Love auction and Holiday Bizarre Bazaar is coming to the Village Smithy on Main Street in downtown Carbondale for December’s First Friday. We need more items for the auction, which already includes passes from Aspen Ski Co, tickets for the Avalanche, a Les Paul guitar, artwork, massages and more. Drop by the studio or give us a call at 963-0139.

Carbondale's Arn Menconi is running for U.S. Senate on the Green Party ticket, challenging progressive voters to reject Democrats like Senator Michael Bennet and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. He joined news director Gavin Dahl  on Valley Voices for what was intended to be an interview, but became more of an Arn Menconi talk show. Listen in, if you aren't too worried the corporate oligarchs will vanquish you for hearing what he has to say!

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.

Thrill the World 2016, a world wide synchronized dance event complete with zombies dancing to Michael Jackson's Thriller, returns to Carbondale this Saturday at 4pm outside the public library. Alexandra and Anthony Jerkunica from Coredination / Bonedale Ballet joined Gavin Dahl live in studio on Wednesday to talk about it, along with dancer Debbie Bruell. Check it out.

Gavin Dahl

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.

Gavin Dahl

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.

On Thursday night, October 20th, KDNK broadcast live from the mayor candidates forum at the Third Street Center. In partnership with the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce and the Sopris Sun, KDNK heard from all three candidates running for mayor, Katrina Byars, Ed Cortes and Dan Richardson. CMC Director of Community Education Jim Green moderated in front of an audience of approximately 40 local residents. This is the entire, unedited audio. 

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


The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Carbondale Arts and the Tourism Council to launch new visitor information kiosks around town, as well as an online version. News director Gavin Dahl sat down with Carbondale Chamber executive director Andrea Stewart to learn more.

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in the final presidential debate Wednesday night at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors.
 

Follow highlights of the debate in NPR's updating news story at npr.org.

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


Yesterday on KDNK's local newscast you heard Pitkin County Commissioner candidates Greg Poschman and Scott Writer describe what sets them apart. One issue they agree on is renewing the mill levy that funds the Pitkin County Open Space and Trails program. KDNK news director Gavin Dahl reports.

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

Pitkin County voters have two choices for County Commissioner District 3, Independent Scott Writer and Democrat Greg Poschman. KDNK’s Gavin Dahl sat down with Scott and Greg separately and produced this comparison of why they say they're running, and what they say sets them apart.  

Protect the Flows is a coalition of businesses committed to sustainable water practices and healthy rivers. On October 13th, they hosted the 2016 Business of Water gathering at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs. News director Gavin Dahl spoke to Protect the Flows co-director Craig Mackey.  

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition. This archive includes additional material from this morning's broadcast.

All around Colorado, county clerks have mailed ballots to voters ahead of Election Day on November 8th. News director Gavin Dahl talked to Colorado Common Cause elections director Elizabeth Steele about everything you need to know to make sure your vote gets counted this year. She also helps run Just Vote Colorado Election Protection.

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