Stories, articles and events related to KVNF Public radio.

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.)

UW Payment

Dec 5, 2017

As of Tuesday afternoon, KVNF has reached and surpassed the $60,000 Fall Fundraising goal! Thanks to over 600 listeners for your incredible generosity!

Any additional funds raised over the goal will be applied towards increasing local news coverage, according to KVNF General Manager Jon Howard.

Lake City Translator Off the Air

Jul 25, 2017
Jeff Reynolds


To our Lake City Listeners-

KVNF's Lake City translator is down for repairs. We apologize for the inconvenience. We are ordering necessary replacement parts & making preparations to go up & make repairs. We will keep you posted as we have updates.

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 E-Bike Winner Announced!

Oct 3, 2016

Paonia resident Erin Jameson was thrilled to find out that she won this electric bike in the KVNF raffle! Congratulations Erin, and thank you so much to all of you who supported KVNF by purchasing tickets. 

Starting on Saturday October 1st,  there will be some changes to our programming.  Due to recent budget cuts at KVNF and price increases at NPR, we had to discontinue some of our public affairs programs.   The changes are as follows:

On Saturdays,  instead of Wait Wait Don't Tell Me,  you now will hear a re-broadcast of our locally produced programs Local Motion and Talkin Music.

Fresh Air will be replaced by a re-broadcast of Radio Lab.

Instead of Latino USA on Sundays at 4pm you will now hear Counterspin and Left Right and Center.

Lightning has apparently once again zapped our receiving equipment on Round Top, interrupting the KVNF signal into Lake City. We are awaiting delivery of replacement parts, and will get the 88.7 translator back on the air just as quickly as possible. In the meantime, you can stream KVNF here. Thanks for your patience.

Jeff Reynolds

KVNF's Lake City translator is down for repairs. We apologize for the inconvenience. Lake City listeners can still tune us in online at KVNF.org.

We hope to have everything back up & running in a few days.

We Have A Winner!

Dec 11, 2015
Koro Sun Resort

Jeff Ruppert of Paonia gets a special phone call from the KVNF studio Friday evening...

  So much is happening at KVNF in December....


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 Allegheny Mountains.

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 fill the three open seats on the KVNF board of directors:

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.


KVNF's 90.9 FM signal is temporarily off the air this morning, due to some tower work that is needed by one of our tower tenants. This also affects translators in Ridgway, Ouray, Lake City & Crawford, as those signals relay the  90.9 signal. We hope to be finished & back on the air by noon. In the meantime, you can listen to our online stream here at KVNF.org. Thanks for your patience.

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 maintain, and we think it's more attractive to boot. We hope you like it as well!

Crystal Adams



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."

Jeff Reynolds

A faulty antenna preamplifier was replaced Monday, July 6th, restoring a clean KVNF signal to the Lake City translator. Tune in to 88.7 FM & let us know how it sounds! You can send reception reports or report problems by emailing signal@kvnf.org.

KVNF is also available as a live internet stream here at kvnf.org.

Thank you for your patience!  Thanks also to Lake City resident (& former KVNF Board member) Ed Nettleton for the use of his jeep!

Every couple of years, KVNF likes to take a survey of its listening community, to better understand the needs and interests of our listeners. When we know what you want to hear, we can serve you so much better.

By taking part in this survey, you are ensuring that your voice is heard in this process. It should only take a few minutes of your time and will help us deliver the best news and music programming for years to come.

Thanks again for helping make KVNF listener powered!


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.)

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


Joe Cocker Tribute

Dec 22, 2014
Joe Cocker Tribute Show
Laura Palmisano

Long-time friends and associates of late rock icon Joe Cocker spent Monday hosting a tribute show to him. They broadcasted from the KVNF Cocker Studio and shared his music and their stories about him with listeners. Cocker lived in Crawford, Colo. for nearly two decades where he started the Cocker Kids' Foundation with his wife Pam. Cocker was also a major supporter of KVNF. 

Joe Cocker, records
Laura Palmisano / KVNF

On behalf of the board, staff, and volunteers at KVNF we want to express our deep gratitude for all Joe Cocker brought to this world. The legacy of Joe’s music and his great contributions to KVNF and to the North Fork community will never be forgotten.


Dec 12, 2014
Koro Sun Resort

Good Fortune smiled on Crystal Adams of Grand Junction Friday evening!

She's the lucky winner of the 2014 KVNF - Koro Sun Resort Fiji Raffle! Here's your ride to Fiji, Crystal! ;^)

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.

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. For 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!

KVNF's 90.9 signal serving the North Fork Valley will be off air for about an hour this morning, as work is being done on equipment mounted near the antenna. This also affects our translators in Crawford, Ridgway, Ouray & Lake City, as they depend on the 90.9 signal. If you're able to tune in KVMT at 89.1, it will still be on. Otherwise, you can listen to the online stream here at kvnf.org, by clicking the "Listen Live" link at the top of this page.

Thanks for your patience!

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


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.

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's annual meeting on October 9th will mark the station's 35th 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 business on Monday, August 25, 2014.