Kori Stanton

Producer/Host

Kori is a Paonia native and grew up on the Western Slope. A strong sense of ‘Community’ was instilled from the very beginning as her father, Campbell Stanton, is the orginal Founder of KVNF.  At the age of 11, Kori was awarded the opportunity to attend a Summer Enrichment Program at the University of Northern Colorado where she learned how to shoot film on her mother’s 35mm camera and darkroom photography. Little did she know that these were the very beginnings of her love and passion for photography and storytelling. In 2004 Kori moved to Denver where she continued her photography career. In 2006, Kori was ready for a bigger challenge and moved to Los Angeles. With her extensive background in photography, Kori landed a job at Quixote Studios. Over the next ten years she worked on numerous feature and short films, produced community driven events, and shot fashion photography and promo vidoes for Hautelook & Nordstrom.

In 2016, Kori moved back to Paonia to be closer to her family and breathe in clean mountain air. Within a few months of moving back to her roots, Kori signed up for KVNF's DJ training with then Program Director, Ali Lightfoot. With Kori's production background, storytelling and editing skills she was a great fit for all things production. Kori now produces all of the Underwriting and Promos heard on KVNF. Kori also hosts and produces the weekly show 'Talkin Music' and she supports the News department by producing agricultural and public affairs stories for 'Local Motion'. In addition to seeing her around the station you can hear her music show on Thursday mornings on "The Sweet Sound". When she's not at KVNF you can find Kori working on her family’s lavender farm on Garvin Mesa where the original KVNF radio station still stands.

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Blues musician, Cedric Burnside comes from a very musical family and is the grandson of legendary blues musician, R.L. Burnside. KVNF's Kori Stanton spoke with Cedric backstage at the Sheridan Opera House during the 26th Annual Blues and Brews in Telluride, CO.

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Folk-rock duo You Knew Me When stopped by KVNF to debut four of their brand new songs in the Bamboo Room. The married duo is based in Ouray, Colorado by way of Nashville. They chatted with Kori Stanton about the San Juan mountains and how the entire state of Colorado inspired their upcoming album. Be on the look out for their fourth album slated to come out later this year.

Credit Illustration by Elayne Sears

Soil health is the hot topic in agriculture as consumers become more aware and concerned with the quality of food that they're eating. 

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Americana singer-songwriter, David Starr talks with KVNF and shares the inspirations behind his upcoming album 'Beauty and Ruin'. Starr performs an acoustic set in KVNF's Bamboo Room and speaks with Kori Stanton about re-printing his grandfather’s book which helped conceptualize Beauty and Ruin. Starr also talks about his recent health scare and how his song "Rise Up Again" made it on the new album.

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Charley Crockett is a blues and country singer-songwriter currently based out of Austin, TX. Crockett stopped by KVNF before his show at the Paradise Theatre on January 10th, 2020. Kori Stanton talks with Crockett about his newest album 'The Valley' and about having open heart surgery one year ago. Crockett performs several unreleased songs that he hopes to record in 2020.

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KVNF visits the Embodying Rhythm Marimba Ensemble at their practice studio in Hotchkiss, CO. Kori Stanton talks with all eight members about composing new music and their upcoming performances at the Paradise Theatre in Paonia. These concerts will wrap up David Alderdice's 2019/2020 'World in Paradise Music Series'. This program features four new pieces that the group is working on for their upcoming album. 

Special thanks to our sound team: Jeff Reynolds, Adam Smith and Daniel Be. 

KVNF's Kori Stanton talks with award winning country musician, Ryan Bingham at the 26th Annual Blues and Brews Festival in Telluride, CO. Ryan shares his inspiration behind his newest album 'American Love Song' and also talks about what he's working on in 2020. 

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Denver based band Black Canyon talks with KVNF's Kori Stanton about the inspirations behind their upcoming album which features experimental sounds and a lot of improvisation. The four band members spent several days writing and recording at the original location of KVNF on Garvin Mesa in Paonia, CO. 

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Singer-songwriter, Moriah Woods stopped by KVNF to share a few of her newest songs off her recent album 'Old Boy'. The singer resides in Poland but spent most of her youth in Paonia, CO. KVNF's Kori Stanton talks with her about her process of writing and recording 'Old Boy'.

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Enjoy a special Holiday edition of Talkin Music featuring the Paonia Madrigal singers, directed by Gretchen Nicoloff. The audio was recorded live at Alfread Eames Cellars annual barrel tasting. KVNF's Kori Stanton chatted with some of the attendees and madrigal singers. Happy Holidays from KVNF!

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Songwriters, Wyatt Espalin, Jackson Emmer and John Statz stop by KVNF to chat with Kori Stanton about their "Americana Troubadour Round" tour and played a few original songs in the Bamboo Room.

Special thanks to Jeff Reynolds for engineering this program.

Stand and Sway

Stand and Sway is an americana and roots duo made up of musicians, Ara Lee and Beth Wood. The duo stopped by KVNF to chat with Kori Stanton about their music, poetry and performed a few songs from their first album together called 'Deep Blue'.

Special thanks to Jeff Reynolds for engineering this program.

Artwork: MrOZ, Photo: Kori Stanton

Colorado blues muscian and 2019 Telluride Blues Challenge Winner, Cary Morin stops by KVNF to play a few songs and talk with KVNF's Kori Stanton about his new album which is slated to come out in 2020. 

Special thanks to Jeff Reynolds for engineering this program.

Dream Catcher Therapy Center

KVNF explores Equine-Assisted Therapy aka "Horse Therapy" at Dream Catcher Therapy Center in Olathe, CO. The therapy center houses over 50 rescued horses and works hand-in-hand with End of the Trail Rescue which rescues horses and cares for them until "the end of their lives." Equine therapy offers a different approach to trauma related therapy as well as physical and mental health treatment. Therapy programs are offered to ages two and up.

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Norwegian band Darling West stops by KVNF to chat with Kori Stanton in the Bamboo Room and perform a few songs including a couple unreleased tracks off of their upcoming album 'We'll Never Know Unless We Try' which is due out in February 2020. 

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Canadian musicians, Belle Plaine, Blake Berglund and their band stop by KVNF to chat with Kori Stanton about Belle Plain's recent album 'Malice, Mercy, Grief & Wrath' which features a song about Belle's grandmother Laila Sady Johnson, who survived being hit by a train. Belle and Blake are on tour and hope be back to visit and perform in Western Colorado early 2020.

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KVNF's Kori Stanton spoke with blues musician Samantha Fish at the 26th Annual Blues & Brews in Telluride. The two sat poolside in Mountain Village and talked about Fish's new album Kill or Be Kind which Fish says is "All about the guiatr".

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KVNF celebrates 40 years on October 5th, 2019! On this special edition of Local Motion, Kori Stanton interviews many of the "OG's" of KVNF. That's "Original Gangstas". Kori speaks with her father and KVNF’s Founder, Campbell Stanton, orginal Program and Music Director, Patrick Webb, former GM, Sally Kane, Liz Lilien, Candy Pennetta, Danny Perkins, Don Foster, Betsy Marston, a previous interview with Ed Marston,  Bob Pennetta, Dea Jacobson and the one and only Felix Belmont.  Thank you for helping KVNF celebrate 40 Years!!

Grammy winning, iconic world music drummer, Glen Velez and acclaimed rhythm vocalist, Loire Cotler stopped by KVNF to talk with Kori Stanton before their concert at the Paradise Theatre in Paonia. Velez and Cotler opened the World Music in Paradise Series produced by local musician and teacher David Alderdice. Alderdice joined in for a couple of songs in the Bamboo Room.

Composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter Hiroya Tsukamoto stopped by KVNF to perform a few of his immersive songs in the Bamboo Room. Hiroya talks with Kori Stanton about how he was awarded a music scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston and how traveling and meeting new people inspires his music and music.

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Soul singer, songwriter and guitarist Ron Artis II stopped by KVNF in Paonia, CO to talk about his new album "Love is Love" which is due out on Sept. 9th, 2019. Ron played a few unreleased tracks for our listeners and talked with KVNF's Kori Stanton about the evolution of his music and how on this record he was hearing strings and horns instead of the rock and roll sounds we heard on his previous album "Soul Street".

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Steel Betty is a traditional and original folk-grass band from Austin, TX. The trio stopped by KVNF to talk about their debut album "So Darn Lonesome" that comes out Sept. 14th, 2019. Maddie, Mc D and Micah spoke with KVNF’s Kori Stanton about their passion for bluegrass music festivals and what it’s like being a band in Austin.   

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Desi Valentine is a pop singer and songwriter who is from London and currently based out of Los Angeles, CA. Desi and his band performed at the final concert for the Mountain Air Music Series in Ouray, Colorado. KVNF's Kori Stanton spoke with Desi before the show and talked with him about his musical theater background including being part of the original cast of 'The Producers' and what it was like working with Mel Brooks.

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Farmers on the Western Slope often struggle to find enough workers. More and more of them are turning to hiring foreign farmhands through a federal program, H-2A. This program provides a legal way for workers to come to the U.S., earn money on farms, and return home. KVNF's Kori Stanton talks to H-2A agent, Kim Noland from Palisade, CO to get a better understanding of the program, how farmers can apply and how she assists farmers and foreign workers through the entire process.

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In a sea of glowing hula hoops, smiling faces and moving bodies... perhaps you could find KVNF's Kori Stanton attending and covering the 7th Annual ARISE Music Festival held at Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, CO.

Irish band I Draw Slow stopped by KVNF before their show at Pickin in the Park in Paonia, CO. Kori Stanton spoke with the band about the last eleven years and the major differences between performing at home and in the states. I Draw Slow also debuted one of their newest songs called "Terminal Bird" which was inspired by their time traveling through airports while on tour.

Denver based duo, The Ordinary Two stops by KVNF to chat with Kori Stanton before their concert at The Creamery Arts Center in Hotchkiss, CO. Two duo talks about their recent self titled EP and shares a couple pre-releases with KVNF listeners.  

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Rushad Robert Eggleston is an American composer, wild jazz vocalist, kazoo player & performer, who has toured extensively in 49 states and 15+ countries. Eggleston is known for inventing words, and for his imaginative world called The Land of Sneth. Rushad recently performed at the Ridway Summer Concert Series and stopped by KVNF to chat with Kori Stanton about his musical background and how he envisions his music evolving in the near future.

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