Christy Eller

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 service Paonia.com for many years. You can see more of Christy's design work at IamChristyEller.com.

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So much is happening at KVNF in December.... KVNF Welcomes NEW GENERAL MANAGER General Manager Jon Howard took the reins on November 16th and is busy managing his move from the Isle of Wight, U.K. and immersing himself in all things KVNF. Jon is steeped in the U.S. version of public radio and in rural living. He grew up on the eastern plains of Colorado and then logged over 20 years in public radio including university stations in Texas and Kansas and a multi-county rural station in the...

The KVNF Annual Meeting is coming up soon, on Thursday, October 15, 2015, at 6:00 pm at the PaoniaTown Hall, 214 Grand Avenue, Paonia , Colorado. This year there are 3 open seats on the Board and 3 Bylaw proposals. If you are a KVNF member, we hope that you will cast your vote AND attend the annual meeting. Your membership and participation is vital, enabling KVNF to remain at the forefront of community radio stations nationwide. Board Nominees: This year, there were only three nominees to...

The proposed by-law changes below are to be discussed and voted upon at our upcoming annual meeting, which will take place at 6pm on October 15, 2015 at Paonia Town Hall, 214 Grand Avenue, Paonia. DOWNLOAD PDF VERSION OF THESE DETAILS HERE DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THE ACTUAL BALLOT HERE 1) ARTICLE IV. SECTION 8. New Item E: “CAB meetings shall be open to the public.” Rationale : The purpose of a Community Advisory Board is to facilitate communication between the BOD and the community as to how the...

KVNF's website has a new look that makes it easier to read and navigate, whether you're checking it out on a desktop computer, tablet or smart phone. Called 'responsive design', the new look resizes our layout and content to work with different devices. News reporting, public service announcements and event calendar are all still part of the website - as well as the ability to listen live or catch up on public affairs hour shows. The new theme will make it easier for staff to update and...

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THE RAFFLE HAS ENDED!
A WINNER WILL BE DRAWN AT 7pm. STAY TUNED. Your dream of a tropical vacation to banish the winter blues is about to come true! KVNF is holding a raffle for a 7 day/6 night trip to the Koro Sun Resort , Fiji's premier adventure resort on the island of Vanua Levu. Enjoy an authentic Fiji experience with what Conde Nast calls "the friendliest people on earth." Crystal Adams of Grand Junction won the KVNF Fiji raffle in 2015. She just returned from Fiji! Hear all...

It's our favorite time of year... spring..... Pledge Drive! Now's your chance. Show us you love KVNF. Give us a call at 970-527-4868 or 1-866-KVNF-NOW Or DONATE ONLINE NOW

Formed in 1969 in the Trenchtown area of Kingston , The Mighty Diamonds are a significant part of Reggae history. Here they create a Roots Reggae experience for the KVNF Field Sessions in a greenhouse at The Living Farm in Paonia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4G4neGMxWU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COnO9UhYcqw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pO0UE20QZvk

KVNF Community Radio presents a Roots Reggae and Rocksteady Revival featuring the incredible Melodians at the Paradise Theater in Paonia on Saturday, March 14th, at 8 PM. The Melodians are one of Jamaica's greatest Rocksteady groups, cutting a series of classic singles during the late '60s and early '70s that included the internationally famed "Rivers of Babylon" and "Sweet Sensation." A successor of ska and a precursor to reggae, Rocksteady was performed by Jamaican vocal harmony groups in...

KVNF Presents:
The Mighty Diamonds: The Paradise Theater Saturday, January 31 D oors at 7:30 , show at 8pm KVNF Presents the original classic Reggae Harmony Trio from Kingston, Jamaica, The Mighty Diamonds with the Yellow Wall Dub Squad. This amazing Roots Reggae band is doing a "Tribute to Bob Marley 70th Birthday Celebration Tour." The Mighty Diamonds—Donald “Tabby” Shaw, Fitzroy ”Bunny” Simpson and Lloyd “ Judge” Ferguson formed in 1969 in the Trenchtown area of Kingston, Jamaica....

One of the pre-eminent practitioners of “live looping”, Zach Deputy’s one-man show of "Island-infused, Drum 'n' Bass, Gospel-Ninja-Soul" has the energy and sound of a 6-piece band. Ensconced behind an array of microphones and technology, Zach and his nylon stringed guitar weave a tapestry of instrumentation and voices in an ever-evolving, improvised arrangement that is ultimately based on a composition but allowed to breathe with the audience. Enhanced by a stunning light show, Zach Deputy’s...

Vote for Ms. KVNF

Oct 7, 2014

Now it’s your turn! This year, instead of Mr. KVNF, we're taking your vote for Ms . KVNF. The nominees are... April Flowers, Ashley Krest, Go Betty, Joanna Calabrese, Karen Ortiz and Donna Littlefield. See the nominees in the slideshow above, and then give us a call at 970-527-4868. F or a small pledge, you can cast a vote for your favorite little missy at KVNF. It’s still silly, it’s still fun—it’s the MS. KVNF CONTEST!

The KVNF Annual Meeting is coming up soon, on Thursday, October 9th at 6:30 pm at Paonia Town Hall, 214 Grand Avenue, Paonia, Colorado. This year there are 4 open seats on the Board and one Bylaw proposal. If you are a KVNF member, we hope that you will cast your vote. Your membership and participation is vital, enabling KVNF to remain at the forefront of community radio stations nationwide. This year, there are six nominees to fill four open seats on the KVNF board of directors: Judy Briscoe...

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. KVNF Community Radio brings you an incredible three-day “Music Cruise with Views” without your having to leave...

KVNF's annual meeting on October 9 th will mark the station's 35 th anniversary! The Board of Directors is now accepting nominations for Board positions and for potential changes to the By-Laws of North Fork Valley Public Radio, Inc. All current members of KVNF are eligible for board positions, so if you would like to join this long tradition by running for one of at least three board seats up for election, you must submit a letter of intent and a brief bio to the station before the end of...

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. Below is a description of each signup and a link to that particular sign up. Check the “sign up” box next to the shift that you’d like to sign up for. The system...

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES 2014 On Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. throughout the summer, KVNF LIVE! broadcasts a summer concert series from the towns of Ouray , Ridgway and Paonia . This summer's schedule includes performances by these fine musicians. Scroll down to enjoy live recordings of the concerts... OURAY, CO , Ouray Fellin Park, Opener at 6 June 5 SHEL w/ Taarka June 12 THE BROTHERS COMATOSE w/ Finnders & Youngberg June 19 FOX STREET w/ The Gold Magnolias June 26 AFROLICIOUS w/ The...

THANK YOU to all our listener/members, DJs, volunteers, Kids Club members, and food donors for making our Spring Pledge Drive a success! Community radio can't operate without your support and we want you to know we appreciate it! If you missed pledge drive and you'd like to make a pledge or renew your membership, it's not too late! DONATE NOW!

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!!!

UPDATE: Felix Belmont has officially won the first ever Mr. KVNF contest! Thank you for all your $5 donation votes. Your donation are helping us meet our Spring Pledge Drive goals. What fun! The finalists for Mr. KVNF are: Felix Belmont, Skip Naft, Bill Powers, Don & Wally, and Bill Wilson. Call 970-527-4866 now to make your pledge to the KVNF Spring Pledge Drive. For an additional $5, you can cast your own vote for Mr. KVNF! DONATE NOW!!!!!

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Mar 10, 2014

It’s the Spring Pledge Drive—time for YOU to “join the club!” Maybe you’re a member of the Blues Air Force or perhaps Club Med ("The Medicine Show”) is more your style. Are you a Chicken Head who listens to “Free Range Radio” or would you like to be one of “Too Many Cooks” (“Cookin’ With Jazz?”) Whatever programs you appreciate, now’s the time to join with your peeps and become a member or renew your pledge. There's lots of fun and games happening on the air--the Mr. KVNF Pageant, the “DJ for...

T aking nominations now for that special guy you'd like to see crowned as Mr. KVNF. KVNF members will vote for their favorites during our Spring Pledge Drive, coming up in March. We'd love to see all kinds of guys--all shapes, sizes, ages, personalities, etc.-- vying for the title. So... start sending us names by commenting below. JOIN THE CLUB!

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Dec 12, 2013

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The Paonia Players present, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play at 7pm on Thursday, December 19th and Friday, December 20th at the Montrose Pavilion in Montrose, Colorado. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, and are available at: Montrose Pavilion Fabula in Montrose Cimarron Books in Ridgway 2nd Edition in Delta Paonia Farm & Home Online at montrosewonderfullife. brownpapertickets.com It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play was created by Joe Landry. It is inspired by...

The auction is happening a bit differently this year. We're excited to offer online and mobile bidding this year. Please read the instructions below for complete information. If you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to call the office at 970-527-4866 or 1-866-KVNF-NOW and we'll be happy to help you. The online auction is available HERE . You may browse items without registering as a bidder. YOU MUST REGISTER TO BID- Go to the website , look for "My Account" on top right of page to...

Todd & Cynthia Hines will once again offer their exceptional Blues Air Force pledge drive premiums during their show Blues and Other Colors on Tuesday afternoon, 10/8/13 during fall pledge drive. Listen up!

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Jul 26, 2013

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KVNF LIVE

Jul 15, 2013

On Thursday evenings at 7pm throughout the summer, KVNF LIVE! broadcasts a summer concert series from the towns of Ouray, Ridgway and Paonia. This summer's schedule includes performances by these fine musicians: July 11 - Ridgway, CO Mountain Heart Opening: The Matt Flinner Trio ~ July 18 - Ridgway, CO Pato Banton & the Now Generation Opening: Lipbone Redding ~ July 25 - Ridgway, CO Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics Opening: Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys ~ August 1 - Paonia, CO Amy...

The 2013 summer new member pledge drive is in full swing this week from 7/15- 7/19. We wanted to give you a good look at the gifts available for a pledge of $50 or more to KVNF. Modeled by our friendly staff and volunteers, here they are! BECOME A MEMBER OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP NOW!

Are you a KVNF member? Is your membership up to date? Join us now! The first $25 of your donation goes toward your KVNF membership. When you become a member, you not only help to keep KVNF on the air, you also get: voting privileges at KVNF's annual meeting (where volunteer board members are elected) opportunities to learn broadcasting arts and become a DJ, producer, or public affairs host use of KVNF's Community Room, the Talmage Lounge the opportunity to be elected to the Board of Directors...

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