Jeff Reynolds

Director of Programming and Operations

A native Texan, Jeff was bitten by the Colorado "bug" after graduating from UT-Austin. He arrived in Paonia on the October full moon of 1978, and has been involved with KVNF since its earliest days. His first KVNF show was "Sunday Night Live," which featured live musicians performing in the original Garvin Mesa garage/studio.

Jeff takes care of technical operations at the main studios and coordinates with engineering help as necessary to keep transmitters and translators operating. He also hosts the Wednesday Morning Music Mix, produces daily on-air Entertainment and Arts calendars, and handles audio engineering for Talkin' Music, As the Worm Turns and other KVNF locally-produced programs.

As of August, 2019, Jeff has also assumed Program Director duties, and is responsible for decisions having to do with all programming heard on KVNF.

Email: jeff@kvnf.org

Lea Petmezas

Host Jill Spears and gardening gurus Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen discuss hot topics for late summer gardening and take your calls.

While the devastating images of the 9/11 attacks are seared into our national collective memory, most of the events that led up to that day took place out of public view. Blindspot: The Road to 9/11 brings to light the decade-long “shadow struggle” that preceded the attacks. Hosted by WNYC reporter Jim O’Grady, this 2-hour special draws on interviews with a range of sources — including CIA agents, security experts, and people who knew the terrorists personally — and weaves them together with original reporting to create a gripping, narrative audio experience.

Joyce Tanihara

Have you ever had the chance to gaze upon the Milky Way? Our ancestors could easily see the Milky Way and thousands of stars in the night sky from their homes. In the present day, if you get a chance to enjoy a truly dark sky, then you’re one of the lucky ones! According to the 2016 World Atlas of Artificial Brightness, the Milky Way is not visible to about two-thirds of the world’s population, including about 80% of North Americans.

Local singer-songwriter Jeanine Renee previews her debut CD, Tell Me True, with KVNF Program Director Jeff Reynolds. The album, produced during the pandemic by Carbondale's Jackson Emmer, features  11 original songs, with full band backup by a talented group of players recruited by Emmer.

Birds of Play

Birds of Play is a musical collaboration born from a mutual love of desert canyons, raging rivers, rocky mountaintops, and juice picnics.  These multi-instrumentalists and dearest of friends effortlessly weave together a unique tapestry of blues, bluegrass, folk, and funk into a glorious blend of humor, honesty, and harmony.

Tune in Monday, Memorial Day, at 6:00 pm.

From the trenches of The Great War, Alan Seeger's poems, letters and diaries spring to life in the voices of Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine. Recorded just before lockdown in the Cathedral, Patrick Zimmerli's new oratorio "Alan Seeger: Instrument of Destiny" fuses Seeger's formal writing with monkish chants and 20th Century music. Scott Simon hosts this moving hour of tribute to all those who saw combat, and those who awaited them at home

On May 3rd, 2021, NPR turned 50 years old.

NPR grew up alongside a post-Watergate journalism ethos that shaped the media industry for decades. Hosted by Audie Cornish and featuring other NPR journalists, we'll unpack that ethos: how it developed in the newsroom and changed over time, through today. Analytical, critical and forward-thinking, this program tells the story of NPR's history in the context of the growth of modern media.

Tune in to KVNF's Wildcard on Friday, May 28th, at 6:00 pm for "Fifty and Forward: An Anniversary Celebration of NPR."

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Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears and gardening gurus Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen discuss spring gardening subjects and take your calls.

THANK YOU, GENEROUS KVNF DONORS!

Our Spring Pledge Drive goal was reached during As the Worm Turns Tuesday evening! Unofficial total as of 8 pm Tuesday $56, 825 (and still climbing!)


 

Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears and gardening gurus Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen discuss winter gardening subjects and take your calls.

KVNF's engineer will be visiting the KVMT transmitter site Wednesday to make needed repairs. The 89.1 signal will probably be off the air during midday hours Wednesday. Listeners can still find our web stream at www.kvnf.org while the work is going on. Thanks for your patience!

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Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears and her gardening gurus, Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen, discuss early winter gardening subjects and take your calls.

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Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears and gardening gurus Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen take your calls and discuss late-summer gardening subjects of all kinds (while maintaining appropriate social distancing.)

NASA

We consider our universe to be limitless. Over the decades, people have explored that infinity to discover what is out there, even who is out there. But what about the space closest to us? The low Earth orbit is overcrowded by satellites, space junk, and the leftover remnants of space exploration. These leftover pieces affect how scientists and people experience space.

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Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears and gardening gurus Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen take your calls and discuss early summer gardening subjects of all kinds (while maintaining appropriate social distancing.)

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Jason Bell

World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma will perform J.S. Bach's six cello suites live from WGBH's Fraser Performance studio in Boston this Sunday, May 24, at 1 pm MT as a memorial for those we have lost in the pandemic and a tribute to the resilience of our communities. Presented by WCRB, the 2.5-hour performance will air live and uninterrupted locally on KVNF, 90.9 & 89.1 FM,  as well as be streamed around the globe on kvnf.org and Yo-Yo's YouTube channel here: https://bit.ly/368Fx3R

In 2004, NASA scientists pointed the Hubble Telescope towards a blank patch of sky in the constellation Fornax the Furnace to see what lies out there in the deepest parts of space. What they recorded has become one of the most profound images in modern history - the Hubble Ultra Deep Field.

Suze Smith

Guest host Amber Kleinman and gardener extraordinaire Lance Swigart discuss early spring gardening chores and take calls from listeners.

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Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears and gardener Lance Swigart, plus special guest Wind Clearwater, discuss seasonal gardening subjects and take calls from listeners.

Got a question? Email worm@kvnf.org or call during the show! 970-527-4868 or 1-866-KVNF-NOW, 6:30-7:00 pm every Tuesday!

NASA

In July of this year NASA will be launching our next rover to Mars, currently known as Mars Rover 2020.

Zephyros Farm and Garden

Host Jill Spears chats with gardener Lance Swigart and special guest Don Lareau of Zephyros Farm & Garden near Paonia. The episode's subject matter is GMOs - genetically  modified organisms.

Host Jill Spears is joined by gardener Lance Swigart and Delta County Library staffer Sara Smith for a discussion about seed saving and the library's seed swap collection.

NASA/ESA

Have you ever have taken a long, time-exposure photo? Say, 30 seconds long? You can image stars, and even the Milky Way. What if you took a very long time-exposure photo of a seemingly empty part of the sky with a large telescope? Say, 22 hours long!

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Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears and gardeners Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen chat about late fall gardening chores and take calls from listeners.

Got a question? Email worm@kvnf.org or call during the show! 970-527-4868 or 1-866-KVNF-NOW, 6:30-7:00 pm every Tuesday!

 

With the onset of autumn, the natural scenery changes. From the vibrant fall leaf change at Black Canyon National Park to the changing constellations up above, autumn brings new perspectives.  And, as night falls earlier and earlier, we are given an extended opportunity to appreciate these newly-risen constellations.

With a hard frost & snow in the forecast this week, host Jill Spears and gardeners Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen chat about putting the gardens to bed and take calls from listeners.

Got a question? Email worm@kvnf.org or call during the show! 970-527-4868 or 1-866-KVNF-NOW, 6:30-7:00 pm every Tuesday!

Ginny McNair

Host Jill Spears and gardeners Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen chat about early fall gardening chores and take calls from listeners.

Got a question? Email worm@kvnf.org or call during the show! 970-527-4868 or 1-866-KVNF-NOW, 6:30-7:00 pm every Tuesday!

Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears and gardeners Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen chat about late summer gardening chores and take calls from listeners.

Got a question? Email worm@kvnf.org or call during the show! 970-527-4868 or 1-866-KVNF-NOW, 6:30-7:00 pm every Tuesday!

NOAO/AURA/NSF Local Group Survey Team and T.A. Rector

When hot summer days yield to cool, pleasant nights, late summer evenings provide some of the best opportunities for star gazing. The constellations of summer and early autumn contain some of the finest examples of the various types of astronomical objects.

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Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears and gardeners Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen discuss late summer gardening topics and take calls from listeners.

Got a question? Email worm@kvnf.org or call during the show! 970-527-4868 or 1-866-KVNF-NOW, 6:30-7:00 pm every Tuesday!

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