Jeff Reynolds

Director of 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 and produces daily on-air Entertainment and Arts calendars.

Email: jeff@kvnf.org

Earlier this year we lost a space exploration giant. Or better yet, a small robot. On February 13, 2019 we said a final farewell to our good pal, the Mars Opportunity Rover. That day, NASA’s last attempt to reach the rover failed. Its mission finally ended. If it had a burial site, its epitaph may read something like “Opportunity Rover: Roll on Good Robot” or “Here lies Opportunity, a real life Wall-E.”

Jeff Reynolds

7/10/19 UPDATE:
KVNF staff visited the site Tuesday, July 9th & replaced a lightning-damaged piece of KVNF equipment. However, the site's solar-powered electrical system is down, possibly also due to lightning, and that system belongs to and is managed by the Town of Lake City.  We are waiting to hear from them when the power system repairs will be scheduled. Stay tuned to kvnf.org in the meantime.

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

Host Jill Spears is joined by regular gardening experts Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen, plus special guest Bill McDorman, Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance.

EHT Collaboration

One of the mathematical outcomes of Albert Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity is that an object with sufficiently high density will have such strong gravity that nothing, not even light, can escape. This is a ‘black hole.’

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Host Jill Spears and gardeners Lulu Volckhausen and Lance Swigart discuss spring gardening subjects and take calls from listeners.

Host Jill Spears and gardeners Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen (welcome back!) discuss spring gardening chores and take calls from listeners.

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Host Jill Spears and gardening guru Lancer Swigart chat about late winter gardening subjects and take calls from listeners.

(Due to a technical problem, our recording starts with the program already in progress.)

If you were asked to picture the most fascinating thing named Mercury, what would come to mind?

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Host Jill Spears and gardening guru Lance Swigart discuss winter gardening subjects and take calls from listeners.

NASA

Here we sit in the middle of January 2019. Yet follow the months back to January of 1805, to find Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and their crew overwintering at Fort Mandan, in the heart of North Dakota. Like sailors of old who navigated seemingly endless oceans, Lewis and Clark were explorers, gazing across a vast sea of snow-covered plains, wondering where exactly they were.

NASA/JHUAPL/SwRl/Steve Gribben

In July 2015, the world marveled as NASA’s New Horizons probe revealed the wonders of Pluto and its moons for the first time. Now, New Horizons returns for an encore: a New Year’s Day flyby of a distant world known as 2014 MU69, nicknamed “Ultima Thule.”

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Host Jill Spears is joined this week by local gardener Amber Kleinman and farmer & garden store owner Jere Lowe for a discussion of seasinal gardening topics.

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Guest host Amber Kleinman and regular gardening gurus Lulu Volckhausen and Lance Swigart discuss seasonal gardening subjects and take calls from listeners.

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Host Jill Spears, gardeners Lulu Volckhausen and Lance Swigart, plus special guest Jere Lowe of Earth Friendly Supply in Paonia have a lively Pledge Drive edition of As the Worm Turns.

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Jill, Lance & Lulu discuss harvest season gardening.

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This week, host Jill Spears and gardeners Lulu Volckhausen and Lance Swigart are joined by special guest Wind Clearwater of Clearwater Design.

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Host Jill Spears and gardeners Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen discuss the challenges of gardening in this year's very dry conditions and take calls from listeners.

Host Jill Spears and her gardening gurus Lulu Volckhausen and Lance Swigart discuss summer harvest and other gardening topics, and take calls from listeners.

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

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Host Jill Spears and gardeners Lance Swigart & Lulu Vockhausen discuss hot, dry summer gardening tips.

With help from broadcast engineer Bill Frost from Grand Junction, we got the KVNF 90.9 transmitter back on the air Tuesday, July 17. Translators in Ridgway, Ouray, Lake City & Hotchkiss/Crawford should also be back on as a result. Thanks for your patience!

Billy Strings, a 25-year-old bluegrass guitar wizard from Michigan, headlines this week's Ridgway Summer Concert Series broadcast, which originates at Hartwell Park in Ridgway. The broadcast begins just after 7 pm tonight, (Thursday July 12th,) and may include some of the opening act, Freddy & Francine. Tune in for a lively show!

Host Jill Spears and gardening gurus Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen discuss midsummer gardening tips and take calls from listeners.

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Host Jill Spears and her favorite gardeners Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen discuss gardening tips & take calls from listeners.

According to National Geographic, ninety-nine percent of the population of the U.S. and Europe can’t see the Milky Way from their homes. That makes many of us here on the Western Slope very special!  Feels good to be part of the one percent, doesn’t it?

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Host Jill Spears is joined by gardening guru Lance Swigart and "fair-weather worm" Lulu Volckhausen, just back from her winter of ski instructing, for a spring-time gardening discussion.

Jeff Reynolds

KVNF is broadcasting from Intrinzik Music Venue in Montrose today, to generate support for our Studio M Project, bringing a KVNF studio to downtown Montrose. Drop in if you can (512 E. Main St.,) pledge online or call us at 1-866-KVNF-NOW (866-586-3669.)

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Host Jill Spears chats with gardener Lance Swigart, and they take calls from listeners.

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Host Jill Spears & gardening guru Lance Swigart discuss gardening issues & take liseners' calls.

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