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Ellen Sander, author of Trips, Rock Life in the Sixties stopped by KVNF during her Colorado book tour. Ellen talked with Kori Stanton about her augmented edition of Trips, poetry, Jimi Hendrix and what it was like being a rock journalist in the midst of rock and roll.

Kori Stanton

Clifton Hanger is a rock and roll jam band that is based out of the North Fork Valley. The band members stopped by KVNF to talk with DJ Lawrence Hancock about their music and performed a few original songs. Keep an eye out for these guys and catch them live this summer! Tour dates and album updates can be found on their facebook page

Special thanks to Jeff Reynolds for engieneering this program. 

Kori Stanton

Local singer-songwriter, Gabrielle Louise is recording a new album with her band and stopped by KVNF to chat with Kori Stanton. They talked about the evolution of her music, Joni Mitchell and her upcoming birthday concert on May 18th at the Paradise Theatre in Paonia. Gabrielle also provided KVNF listeners with an exclusive sneak peak of a few tracks off of her upcoming album.

Kori Stanton

Singer, songwriter and Master River guide Jenner Fox stopped by KVNF to play a few songs off of his new album called 'Buffalo'. Jenner talked with KVNF's Kori Stanton before his show at Remedy in Paonia. Jenner talked about house concerts, how he recently signed a record deal and how his music is greatly inspired by his time meeting people as a river guide.

Special thanks to Jeff Reynolds for engineering this program.

Phil Emerson

Singer-songwriter, Ayla Nereo talks with KVNF DJ Chelsea Bookout about her new album "By The Light of the Dark Moon" and about her first headlining tour. Chelsea met up with Ayla in Boulder after her sold out show at the Fox Theater last month. 

Kori Stanton

American electric blues singer and songwriter Sugaray Rayford stopped by KVNF before his "party" at the Paradise Theater in Paonia. He talked with KVNF's Kori Stanton about his new album Somebody Save Me, his upcoming tour schedule through 2023 and about his musical journey over the last 20 years.

Kori Stanton

Lydia Violet and bandmade/tour manager Jax Lavender stopped by KVNF to perform a few songs and talk about Lydia's Music As Medicine Project. Lydia and friends recently produced a local Spring Family Festival at Blacklight Studios in Paonia. Lydia started her musical journey at three years old when she picked out her first violin. She has toured and performed with Rising Appalachia, Ma Muse, Ayla Nereo and many more.

Ben Lehman

Artist and Elsewhere Studios resident Sonja Hinrichsen stopped by KVNF to talk about her art and her series Snow Drawings, which she recently shared with our local communities. Sonja has visited Colorado many times and has done Snow Drawings in Aspen and on Rabbit Ears Pass. A group of North Fork Valley locals participated in this snow series on the Grand Mesa on March 25th. Kori Stanton interviewed Sonja as well as local participants Natalie Haines and her five year old daughter Amelie about their snow-shoeing and snow drawing experience.

Kori Stanton

Once a year the Valley Youth Orchestra throws a dinner concert and this year's concert "Tapestry of America" included four original pieces. Two of the pieces were composed and performed by youth musicians Anwen Borgo and Conner Hogan. The third original piece "Inner Spirit" was composed and conducted by mentor Justin G. Russell Jr.  North Fork Valley percussionist and composer David Alderdice also composed and performed his original piece "Days 4 & 5" with the Combined Orchestra.

Kori Stanton

Durango based band Stillhouse Junkies visit KVNF before their show at Remedy in Paonia. Kori Stanton talks with the trio about their new album Hillbilly Poetry and their upcoming schedule including performing at the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown in April.

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.)

Local Motion: Studio M

Sep 6, 2017
Michelle Amiott

KVNF is working with Montrose and Ouray County community members to open up a new studio in Montrose.   KVNF’s General Manager Jon Howard and two members of the Community Advisory Board heading up the project – Margaret Freeman and Chris Marcinek give us an update on the project.

Miss your favorite music show on KVNF? No worries - now you can stream it on demand, for up to two weeks after the original air date!

KVNF Community Radio was honored with a regional Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association.  

KVNF Reporter Laura Palmisano won in the Best News Series category for her report on the Karen refugee community in Delta, Colo.—From Rural Myanmar to Rural Colorado.  

KVNF's news team was recently honored by the Colorado Broadcasters Association. 

Reporter Laura Palmisano received an Award of Excellence in the Best News Feature, Report or Series category for her three-part series on the Karen refugee community in Delta, Colo. 

Grand Junction Couple Takes Home Joe Cocker's Jaguar

Dec 11, 2015
Laura Palmisano

Joe Cocker fans, Brenda and Tom Kelley of Grand Junction, Colo. were the winning bidders in the recent auction of Joe Cocker’s 1995 Jaguar. The car was given to KVNF by Joe’s wife, Pam, shortly after his death in December of 2014.  The Kelleys won by just $5 making the final bid $25,705. KVNF’s Ali Lightfoot spoke with the couple about winning the car.

Local Motion: Jon Howard

Nov 26, 2015
Jon Howard
Laura Palmisano

KVNF’s new General Manager, Jon Howard speaks with Ali Lightfoot about his past work experience, the state of community radio and the road ahead for KVNF.   


KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Oct. 19, 2015

Oct 19, 2015

  • Colorado Health Insurance Co­op no longer able to sell insurance for next year
  • Federal grants help coal economies
  • Large grant helps private well owners get their water tested
  • More snow than average predicted for southern Colorado
  • KVNF Annual Meeting results

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. 

KVNF's live stream is moving! We have a new stream service provider & a higher capacity for simultaneous listeners.  The link for our stream remains the same - just click the 'Listen Live' button on any page at KVNF.org to open the Player, and then click 'Play.'

(If you hear the opening underwriting announcement but the live stream doesn't start, you may need to clear your browser cache & then reconnect.)

Local Motion: KVNF Volunteer DJs

Mar 31, 2015
roots, kvnf pledge drive 2015 spring
Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Many of are listeners aren't aware that what makes us special as a community radio station is our DJs.  All of the DJs you hear, playing the music that you love and that keeps you going through the day, they're all volunteers.  They come in when they can, they schedule their lives around our music shows, they are the roots of our programming.  Without them, this wouldn't be KVNF.
 

Local Motion: Rocky Mountain Community Radio

Nov 20, 2014
radio, Philco
Laura Palmisano

KVNF is part of Rocky Mountain Community Radio, a 16-member coalition of community radio stations in Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico that share content. 

Last week, KVNF participated in a the RMCR Conference in Carbondale hosted by community radio station KDNK. 

As part of the conference, KVNF’s Laura Palmisano, RMCR's Bente Birkland, and KUNC’s Brian Larson, talked about the nitty-gritty of reporting and the effort and hurdles that aren’t heard on the radio. The program was hosted by KDNK News Director January Jones. 

EDITOR'S NOTE:  At the annual meeting on October 9th, a member made a motion to stop pursing this endeavor.  The motion passed, so there will be no changes to KVNF frequency or power.

On Saturday, October 4th, KVNF will be 35 years old. Come celebrate with us!

When: Saturday October 4, 2014 from 6 to midnight

Where: Hotchkiss Memorial Hall 

What: Live music by Wendy Woo Band, Lasagna Dinner and dancing

 

Announcing a unique KVNF Fundraising Event:
The San Juan String Fest on September 5 - 7, 2014 in Ridgway

 

Have you ever wanted to go on a music cruise, such as a Blues Cruise, or a Folk Music Cruise, but didn’t want to travel that far to get on board? Book your passage now for an exclusive “Americana Experience” at the Chipeta Solar Springs Lodge in beautiful Ridgway Colorado.

Local Motion: KVNF's Regional News Roundup August 2014

Aug 20, 2014
Jake Ryan, Laura Palmisano, Patricia Naft
Skip Naft

On this week's Local Motion we are showcasing our news team.

Patricia Naft, the voice of KVNF's morning regional newscast, hosts the program that features six original stories by our news director Laura Palmisano and news producer Jake Ryan.

Local Motion: KVNF's Regional News Roundup

Jul 15, 2014
Jake Ryan, Laura Palmisano, Patricia Naft
Skip Naft

On this week's Local Motion we are trying something new: showcasing our news team.

Patricia Naft, the voice of KVNF's morning regional newscast, hosts the program that features six original stories by our news director Laura Palmisano and news producer Jake Ryan.   

KVNF has a new online method for signing up for volunteer activities, and you're going to love it.

Volunteer opportunities are organized on the "Sign Up Genius" website as 3 separate signups, that correlate with the 3 different events happening this summer; the summer concert series, Cherry Days CD/Record sale, and the BMW Rally.

Thank you for all your support! 

As of Monday, 3/24, we have collected about $44,000  and are are very close to our $50,000 goal. Just a few more pledges will get us there.  

It's easy to donate here online.  Do it now!  And thank you for being a part of the KVNF Club!

DONATE NOW!!!

DONATE NOW!!!

Mar 10, 2014

  It’s the Spring Pledge Drive—time for YOU to “join the club!”  

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