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KDNK Board Election Ballot and Membership Meeting Information

October 31, 2012
KDNK's Annual Meeting is November 20 at 6 p.m. at KDNK. Five people are running for three seats on the board. Current members may click through to download a ballot and find out more about free pizza at the membership meeting.

Board Election and Annual Meeting

KDNK's annual Membership Meeting will at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20 here at KDNK, 76 S. 2nd Street in Carbondale. All members are encouraged to attend and vote. Members will have until 7 p.m to elect people to three open seats on the KDNK board. There will also be station tours and FREE pizza and refreshments.

Current members can vote any time by:
1. Downloading a ballot and mailing it in to P.O. Box 1388, Carbondale, CO 81623. or
2. Fill out a ballot or pick up a ballot and fill it out a KDNK, 76. S. 2nd Street.
3. E-mail your vote to KDNK.  

Official Voting Rules and Candidate Info

This information is also on the official ballot.

Notice of KDNK Annual Membership Meeting and Board Election
Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 6:00 pm, KDNK Classroom, 76 S. 2nd St., Carbondale, CO 81623

This is the Official 2012 KDNK Ballot
KDNK Election Rules

Any current, paid member of KDNK may vote. Family memberships are allowed two votes. Individual, business and other membership levels are allotted one vote.

According to KDNK bylaws, five percent of the station’s current membership must cast a ballot for the election to be declared valid. In the event a quorum is not reached at the Annual Meeting, votes will not be tallied until an adequate number of ballots have been cast.

Be sure to include your member name on your ballot, email, the outside envelope, or the fax cover sheet.

Anyone wishing to maintain confidentiality may submit their absentee ballot in two  envelopes; place the completed ballot in a sealed blank envelope, then place it inside a second envelope that plainly indicates the member’s name. Anonymous ballots and those submitted by lapsed members will not be counted.

There are several ways to cast your ballot: 1. In person at the annual meeting, or 2. In advance (a) by fax to 963-0810, (b) in person at the radio station, (c) by mail to P.O. Box 1388, Carbondale, CO 81623, or (d) by e-mail.

Ballots may be dropped off at the station no later than 7:00 pm on November 20th. Voting will be closed promptly at 7:00 pm at the Membership Meeting for ballots to be counted.

There are three open seats on the Board of Directors. Terms are for three years. The official ballot and candidate biographies are below.

Candidates for the board of Directors
– choose up to three:

Terry Kirk
Corby Anderson
Brian Keleher
Jay Leavitt
Robbie Williams

Terry Kirk:
Terry and his wife Julie live in downtown Carbondale. Terry is the owner of Sopris Liquor and Wine. He currently serves on the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce and the Tourism Council of Carbondale.

Terry has enthusiastically supported KDNK Community Radio, helping out with marquee events such as Blues and BBQ, the Mt. Sopris Music Festival and KDNK’s Labor of Love auction. Terry offers business expertise to the board and a bridge to the local business community.

Corby Anderson:
I LOVE community radio. Specifically, I love THIS community radio station. Due to its commitment to local information, education, and community involvement, I feel that KDNK is fundamental to the well-being of Carbondale and the Roaring Fork Valley. If elected to the KDNK Board I would endeavor to make certain that KDNK remains vital, vibrant, stable, and forward-looking.

I have worked in many different aspects of broadcasting, content creation, and entertainment production for almost 25 years.

I have worked in radio stations in California, Colorado, Virginia and North Carolina, and recently as General Manager/Director of Sales and Marketing for a new local radio station called RadioCMC – a commercial college station broadcast on 93.9 FM in Glenwood for and by Colorado Mountain College Isaacson School for New Media students. I currently teach both Radio Program Production and Audio Mixing for Colorado Mountain College.

I worked as Station Manager  and Executive Producer of GrassRoots Community Television for about 8 years.

I actively freelance in radio, film and video production, producing and recording Podcasts for Aspen Public Radio, documentary films for PBS, action sports for ESPN and ABC, and other TV programs for many of the major networks.

One of my great honors and privileges has been my prior experience serving on the KDNK Board in 2006-07, a seat that I had to give up (along with my KDNK interview/comedy/music show “The Green Room”)  when my wife and I moved away. Since returning I have worked to get involved with KDNK whenever possible, serving as the evening news host last spring, volunteering for the beer tent at Mountain Fair, and announcing Ram football games.
Jay Leavitt: I love media but I have a disdain for commercialism. Listener-supported, independent, community radio programs are honest and genuine. Programs are designed for what the listeners want to hear. This is what I like about KDNK. I would like to
be part of and carry on this tradition of KDNK. I have no media experience but care about the community. I am very organized and like to think of myself as creative.

I have served as a member and officer on several local Boards including the Carbondale Affordable Housing Corporation, the Carbondale Clay Center, and the Aspen Mesa Estates Board.

I have been an Ambassador for the Aspen Ski Co for the past 5 years at Buttermilk and for 4 years for the Aspen Music Festival.

I have been the Carbondale Rotary Membership Chairman for the past 5 years.

In 1993 I became a registered architect in the State of Colorado. In 2000 I became the Construction and Development Director of the Aspen/Pitkin County Housing Authority. I went into private practice in 2003 and in 2009 I retired from architecture. I now do steel sculpture, often while listening to KDNK.

Brian Keleher*: I have lived in the Roaring Fork Valley my entire life. Since 2000, my wife, Alicia, and I have lived, worked, and raised our family in Carbondale. We are proud of our three children who attend CRES and CMS. I feel I bring a unique perspective to
KDNK, having worked at many different local radio stations since 1992. I believe that being involved and volunteering one’s time is an important part of helping make a community stronger.  I enjoyed serving on the KDNK Board last year.

Robbie WIlliams:
Robbie grew up in Gunnison and moved to Carbondale in 2003, immediately becoming a fan of KDNK. He likes to spend time rock climbing and traveling the world. You’ll also find him salvaging old lumber for his business, Dinstinguished Boards
& Beams. He has served four years on the KDNK Board and its Building Committee. He and his wife Pam Zentmyer are parents of Maxine.

* Brian Keleher was appointed to the Board in 2011 and is now a candidate for election.

Tuesday, November 20th at 6 o’clock: COME to the Annual Membership Meeting for beverages and refreshments in the classroom at KDNK, 76 S. 2nd Street.

Voting closes and ballots will be counted at 7:00. While ballots are counted, Staff and Board Members will give an update on the latest station activities and provide members with an opportunity to give feedback.  If you can’t make the meeting, please feel free to contact
the board or Station Manager Steve Skinner.