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Felix Belmont: Elder Statesman of the Radio Waves

Jan 31, 2020
KVNF

This conversation with Felix Belmont, who was instrumental to KVNF's founding and served as a longtime DJ & interview host, delves into Felix's long and colorful life story. Felix retired from the airwaves in November, at age 101, making him quite possibly the oldest working public radio DJ in America. Felix talks about his love for public radio, and also his experiences as a soldier in World War Two, standing toe-to-toe with the Japanese army in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska.

Kori Stanton

In this edition of Local Motion, we'll feature the last interview Felix Belmont did with KVNF News. Felix and fellow longtime DJ Dennis Grunkemeyer played their last radio shows on November 17th, and Felix talked to KVNF's Eric Goold about the early days and his legacy as the world's oldest working DJ. Also in this Local Motion, two stories from the Rocky Mountain Community Radio exchange talk about water usage in hemp agriculture and in Utah homes.

  • Native American tribes in Colorado River Basin get seat at the table
  • KVNF DJ and founding father Felix Belmont to retire from radio work
  • Felix and Dennis last program will feature Emergency Power fundraiser

  • Paonia Trustees consider across the board rate increases for utilities
  • River in Arizona one of many in the West running out of groundwater
  • World's oldest working DJ, KVNF's own Felix Belmont, to retire

  • Capitol Coverage of the rise in hate crimes in Colorado
  • KVNF DJ Felix Belmont talks about the upcoming Mountain Film Fest
  • Popular troll statue outside Breckenridge must be taken down

J Stephen Conn

Host Felix Belmont welcomes Don Suppes, the newest member of the Delta County Board of County Commissioners, for his first appearance on KVNF's monthly Delta County Commissioners Report.

97-Years-Old And Still Spinning Tunes On Public Radio

Jun 25, 2015
Felix Belmont
Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Guinness World Records lists a 95-year-old woman from Ohio as the world’s oldest professional DJ. However, KVNF’s Felix Belmont turns 97 Sunday, June 28.

Felix has been a volunteer DJ at KVNF for over 35 years.

He hosts a program called Stop Time where he plays big band music from the 20's, 30's and 40's. And, he might just be the oldest volunteer DJ in public radio and...maybe the world.

KVNF’s Laura Palmisano spoke to Felix ahead of his birthday. 

Local Motion: KVNF History

Oct 24, 2014

A special program to celebrate KVNF's 35th Birthday.  Explore the history of KVNF with station founder Campbell Stanton, former staffers Patrick Webb, Jeff Reynolds and Sally Kane, and longtime volunteers Liz Lilian and Felix Belmont. They share stories about the station's first broadcast and studio and discuss KVNF's mission to serve the community.  Explore the past and find out what these longtime supporters hope for the future.

Remembering The Wake Fire

Jul 7, 2014

Several wildfires are remembered around this time of the year.  On July 4th, 1994, the Wake Fire ripped through an area outside Paonia, destroying KVNF’s antenna and three homes.  KVNF’s own Felix Belmont was one of those homeowners.