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

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.



Audio File
Edit | Remove

  

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.

" title="<--break-->" class="wysiwyg-break drupal-content">

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.

Here is part two of our interview with senate candidate Emily Tracy, focused on education, rural broadband and campaign finance.  Colorado’s General Assembly is made up of 65 House members and 35 Senators. Each state senator represents approximately 123,000 people for a term of four years. Carbondale and all of Garfield County are in Senate District 8, represented by State Senator Randy Baumgardner, a Republican. He is running for reelection but has ignored KDNK’s request for an interview. 

Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence square off in the vice-presidential debate Tuesday night. 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.

On this year’s ballot, voters in Carbondale, Silt, Parachute and Garfield County will decide whether or not to opt out of restrictions on local government control over high speed Internet. Blake Mobley is IT Director for Rio Blanco County. Blake talks with Matt McBrayer and Gavin Dahl about Rio Blanco’s own ballot initiative, and the county’s decision to invest in infrastructure that is now delivering gigabit fiber to homes and businesses in Rangely and Meeker.

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


Colorado’s General Assembly is made up of 65 House members and 35 Senators. Each state senator represents approximately 123,000 people for a term of four years. Carbondale and all of Garfield County are in Senate District 8, represented by State Senator Randy Baumgardner, a Republican. He is running for reelection but has ignored KDNK’s request for an interview. Today you’ll hear from his opponent, Democrat Emily Tracy.

Carbondale-based charity Tom's Door celebrates 15 years helping families in the Roaring Fork Valley with a party this evening at the Barn at River Valley Ranch. See their posting on KDNK's calendar page for details.


Here’s your community calendar for Saturday October 1st, 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.

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.  

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

Pages