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Stories, articles and events related to KVNF Public radio.

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!

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."

The trip includes:

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!

TAKE THE SURVEY NOW!

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

Or DONATE ONLINE NOW

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.

WE HAVE A WINNER!

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.  

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.

Collbran, Landslide
Mesa County Sheriff's Office

The family of one of the men missing after Sunday's massive mudslide and the town of Collbran have released statements about the natural disaster.

Ali Lightfoot takes a look at the issue of plastic pollution from the mountains of Colorado to the middle of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.   

Learn about this growing environmental movement from local experts and activists including: Carol Kwiatkowski, Joanna Calabrese, Carolyn Yates, Don Holt (of Don's market) and Kevin Hunt, manager of the Adobe Buttes Landfill.

Hear about the effects of plastic pollution on our coastlines and marine life with oceanographer, Captain Charles Moore and surfer, Tom Jones.

Listen to the program as it aired on KVNF radio.

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:

DONATE NOW!!!

Mar 10, 2014

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

 Taking 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!

Spotting the Flock

Feb 7, 2014

Have you spotted the flock yet?

They’ve been incredibly busy, but they don’t mind much.  After all they ARE activists!

When asked about their first week in Paonia, Head Flamingo Franny stated, “We were a bit nervous when we saw all the snow in Paonia. But we learned how to create snowballs and an epic flamingo snowball fight (which lasted for hours) quickly ensued.”

I’m pleased to report that the birds are holding up quite well with the frigid temperatures and are quite enjoying their time here in beautiful Paonia, Colorado.

The Flock Has Landed

Jan 31, 2014

After a daring escape from the Washington D.C. Zoo and a long and arduous journey, the pink flamingo activists have arrived safely in Paonia. 

If you have trouble hearing the website stream this afternoon, no worries! We're just performing some routine maintenance. 

The stream will be down for a few hours today, but we expect to have it back up and running before the day's through. 

Remember, you can always find us on the FM dial at our many frequencies.

90.9 Paonia and the North Fork Valley

89.1 Montrose, Delta, Cedaredge, Olathe, Norwood, Nucla

98.3 Crawford

90.1 Ouray

99.1 The Grand Valley

Unbeflockinglievable: A Flocking Story

A flock of flamingos broke out of the Washington, D.C. Zoo and appear to be headed towards Paonia, Colorado traveling via KVNF's airwaves. They’re expected to land on the 90.9 frequency in Paonia on February 1st.

While the details of the birds' escape remains unclear, they’ve been identified as a group of activists out to give a leg up to community radio. Their activism tactics will include staging stand-ins in resident's front yards and employing the silent treatment.

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