KVNF Community Radio announces plans to open an on-air studio in Montrose in the spring of 2018 to be named Studio M. Studio M will operate seamlessly with the KVNF studio in Paonia. With the flip of a switch, Studio M DJs will be able to broadcast a show and report on local news from Montrose and Ouray counties.
KVNF's reason for doing this is simple -- to better serve the citizens of Montrose and Ouray counties and to provide all of KVNF with more voices, more diversity and a broader volunteer base.
The Studio M effort is being led by KVNF's Montrose/Ouray Community Advisory Board (CAB) comprised of KVNF members within those counties. KVNF general manager Jon Howard said to make the Studio M effort successful, it was imperative that the project was led by listeners in Montrose and Ouray counties.
The Studio M module will be housed in Proximity Space, a coworking space in Montrose.
KVNF is working with Lada Cube, a Grand Junction-based company, which provides prefabricated, sound insulated spaces which will be customized for the special needs of an on-air studio. The station has launched a special capital campaign to pay for the new studio. With a goal of $60,000, the campaign would cover the costs of the studio module, new broadcasting equipment and operating expenses and is being fundraised for by listeners in Montrose and Ouray counties.
Two fatal accidents occurred in Delta County within a two-day span last week.
Casey Gillenwater, 25, of Delta was killed the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 13, in a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 133 outside of Hotchkiss.