People

  • Program Director

    Ali Lightfoot began her career in television production where she hired cast and crew, managed budgets and assisted in all aspects of production and post-production on a wide variety of projects. She has worked in a more creative capacity as...

  • Ari was the KVNF News Director from 2010-2013, and was the force behind creating the high quality News Department we have today. She is a radio & print journalist interested in energy, water, land, agriculture, food and culture, and is now...

  • Bill Powers is a singer and songwriter and a longtime DJ for KVNF. He plays guitar, mandolin and croons with bands like Honey Don't and Sweet Sunny South hailing from Paonia.

  • The BCAS offers programs and presentations on all facets of astronomy to public organizations, schools (elementary through college) and home-school groups.  We have many...

  • Brian has lived on the Western Slope for ten years, and in the West for almost forty. His other work in transportation, events and tours takes him away occasionally, but you can hear him subbing a variety of music shows when he's at home.

  • Music Director
  • IT, Web Development

    Christy developed the current KVNF website. She maintains the digital presence of  KVNF on the website and social media, and serves as IT director. She has lived in and loved the North Fork Valley for 17 years, and was co-owner of the Internet...

  • Connecting the Drops is a yearlong collaboration between Rocky Mountain Community Radio Stations and the Colorado Foundation for Water Education. Find out more at

  • The Mystic’s Almanac is a collection of commentaries by Dr. Judith L. Boice, N.D., L.Ac., author, international teacher, naturopathic physician and acupuncturist.  

    To contact Dr. Boice or get more information about The Mystic’s Almanac,...

  • DJ

    KVNF's Eric Goold brings us an eclectic mix of music on Emotional Rescue,  Friday nights from 9:30 to midnight.

  • Reporter/Producer

    Jake Ryan is reporter and producer at KVNF. He received his B.A. in Journalism from Western Illinois University.  After serving with Americorps and volunteering for a community radio station in Maryland, he graduated from the Salt Institute for...

  • Operations Manager

    Email:  jeff(at)kvnf.org

  • Jessica has been in radio for 5 years, working for originally for the student radio station in Austin, Texas as DJ and Programming Manager. Jessica was an intern at KVNF in 2012 in the music department doing the folk and bluegrass shows, and...

  • iSeeChange Reporter

    Julia Kumari Drapkin is the lead producer for iSeeChange at KVNF, a public media experiment in community environmental science reporting funded by Localore, the Association for Independents in Radio, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting....

  • Senior Reporter/Producer

    Laura is a senior reporter and producer for KVNF Community Radio. She covers eight counties on Colorado's Western Slope. You may also on occasion hear her host Morning Edition and Local Motion on KVNF. Laura has worked at...

  • Contributing Reporter

    Marty Durlin contributes freelance news features, including coverage of Delta County Commissioner's meetings and local governmental issues.

    Marty  is a writer, reporter and playwright currently living in Paonia, Colorado. She contributes...

  • Music Reviewer

    Chief "cook" and vinyl LP cleaner. Also, along with Hugh "Hurricane" Carson, writing reviews of new music for the site. Hopefully, will be DJ-ing, playing vinyl only - some new, some old. Might sneak occasional CeeDee in. I teach online...

  • News Host

    As KVNF’s new anchor for regional news and NPR’s Morning Edition, Patricia Naft brings to the table a wealth of on-air experience and talent.

    Patricia’s been a KVNF DJ for over a decade, and graced the airwaves at KDNK in Carbondale...

  • DJ, Former KVNF Executive Director

    Sally Kane came to radio with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Science, a career in Public Health, and experience as a small business owner. Raised on the Western Slope, her first time at KVNF was as a DJ in 1980 when she was a high school student...

  • KVNF Sports Reporter

    Tamie Meck provides a weekly sports report for KVNF. With camera in hand, she travels throughout Delta County and beyond to photograph athletes in action and interview players and coaches, a beat she also covers for the weekly Delta County...

  • DJ

    The Hurricane continues to pursue a 45-year career in disaster response and training, with emphasis on aviation. An earlier stay in Crawford ‘75’-’79 brought back good memories in 2004 when he came down from Boise on the Saddle Mtn fire, and...

  • Todd and Cynthia began their radio career at KVNF in 1997 with an all night show called "Under Cover of Darkness" that started at midnight on Friday and ended whenever.  A shared rotation with Annie Easter on "Blues & Other Colors" ...