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, 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.

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.

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. This archive includes additional material from today's morning show.


Here’s your community calendar for Wednesday, October 16, 2016, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Rotary, service above self.

AHS Boys Talk About ACES

Oct 11, 2016

Ninth grade students at Aspen High School researched environmental issues and local environmental organizations to create announcements to share with the community


Here’s your community calendar for Tuesday, October 11th, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Rotary, service above self.

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

Roaring Fork Conservancy

Roaring Fork Conservancy is one of the largest watershed organizations in Colorado. The 501c3 nonprofit was founded in 1996 so this year is their 20th anniversary. News director Gavin Dahl visited with Watershed Action Director Heather Lewin at their office in Basalt to learn about their 2016 Voters Guide to Water Issues in the Roaring Fork Watershed, now available around the region.

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition. This archive also includes other relevant material from our local and regional coverage today.


Here’s your community calendar for Indigenous People’s Day, Monday, October 10th, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Rotary, service above self.

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in the second presidential debate Sunday night at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. 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.


Here’s your community calendar for Saturday, October 8th, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Rotary, service above self.

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


Here’s your community calendar for First Friday, October 7th, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Rotary, service above self.

Denver-based Associated Press reporter Sadie Gurman published a major national investigation into police database abuse last week, along with AP's justice department reporter Eric Tucker. Officers across the country have routinely misused confidential databases to get information having nothing at all to do with daily police work, on romantic partners, neighbors and politicians.  

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



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Here’s your community calendar for Thursday, October 6th, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Rotary, service above self.

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Tonight in Aspen at the Limelight Hotel Lounge, Aspen Next Generation Advisory Commission and Aspen Young Professionals host an election event, featuring Pitkin County Commissioner candidates and representatives of local and statewide ballot questions. KDNK’s Gavin Dahl spoke to Skippy Mesirow, chair of Aspen NextGen, to get a feel for the event.  

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

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