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. 

Ways to Connect


HOST INTRO: Here’s your community calendar for Wednesday, January 18th, 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 Dr. John Marzluff's Naturalist Nights talk on birds at 3rd Street Center.

Sen. Michael Bennet

On today's local newscast, we learn the names of all 8 applicants for the open trustee position at the Town of Carbondale: Jim Breasted, Beth Broome, Michael Durant, Sarah Johnson, Rebecca Moller, Doc Philip, Erica Sparhawk and April Spaulding. News intern Raleigh Burleigh sits down with Angie Davyln, senior project manager for Roaring Fork School District, to learn more about the safe haven resolution supporting immigrant families. She can be reached via email at adavlyn@gmail.com. Gavin Dahl shares a statement from US Senator Michael Bennet's office responding to critics of his no vote on a resolution encouraging importation of cheaper drugs from Canada. And Eric Galatas reports that President Obama is calling on public lands agencies to be more inclusive, and has designated three new national monuments while expanding two others.

Azar Nafisi

Here’s your community calendar for Tuesday, January 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 like author Azar Nafisi speaking at Winter Words at 6.

On today's local newscast, we learn that while Pitkin County, Aspen, Eagle County and Basalt are closed in honor of Martin Luther King Day, Garfield County is not. One correction from the broadcast, Town of Carbondale is also open today. Then, Amy Hadden Marsh speaks to a Gas Buddy analyst about why winter and summer gas prices fluctuate so much. Bente Birkeland sits down with other Capitol reporters to discuss the first week of the new legislative session. Eric Galatas looks at a new report that places nurses on the front lines of fighting climate change. And Carbondale and Aspen plan to get in on the big day of protest this coming Saturday.

Fruition

 

Here’s your community calendar for Monday, January 16th, Martin Luther King Junior Day, 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 Fruition playing BellyUp Aspen tonight.

Bryce Boyer

 

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. 

Ten Tenors


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.

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