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KGNU INBOX

KGNU's Email Newsletter - Winter 2011

WINTER

2011

Welcome to your KGNU Inbox

We want to keep you connected to your community radio station. Quarterly, KGNU will send you a quick update about a few things that are going on at the station, both behind the scenes and on the air. Let us know what you think by sending us a note at newsletter@kgnu.org.

 

Latest Updates & Station News

New KGNU Archives:
Never miss your favorite show


We've made it easier to listen online when it is convenient for you. You can find archives of any of our locally produced shows at kgnu.org/schedule. Simply click on the link for the show you're interested in and you will be taken to a page featuring the most recent archives for that program.

Once you've clicked through, take note of the web address at the top of the page and bookmark it or share it with your friends. For example, Honky Tonk Heroes can be found at kgnu.org/country and How On Earth can be found at kgnu.org/howonearth. You can stream the music shows or download the local news programs directly from the archive pages. Happy listening!

Colorado Gives Day:
Make your donation dollars go further!


KGNU is excited to be a part of Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday, December 6th.

• Donate through GivingFirst.org on Tuesday, December 6th to increase the value of your donation

• 100% of your donation comes to KGNU with no credit card fees assessed.

• A $1,000 prize will be awarded each hour on December 6th through random drawings. A donor will be randomly chosen, and the nonprofit associated with the donation will receive the cash prize!

• We will also have an opportunity to win $5,000 for the most dollars raised or for having the most donors on this day.

Each year, a percentage of donations made to local nonprofits through Giving First will be increased through an incentive fund provided by Community First Foundation. Donations must be made online during the 24 hour period starting at midnight on December 6th to qualify. Please donate at GivingFirst.org/kgnu on 12/6.

12/8/11 Secret Show:
Another evening of beautiful music.


KGNU continues the Secret Show tradition that began in 2010 with another installment of beautiful music at the historic Odd Fellows Lodge (1543 Pearl Street) in Boulder.

Last year audiences were asked to buy a ticket and take a chance, or put their sleuthing skills to the test to decipher our musical guests "Yak Gives a Long Roar" (a.k.a. Gregory Alan Isakov) and "Or Pollo?" (a.k.a. Porlolo). The sold out crowd was treated to a memorable evening of music in an amazing space.

This year our tradition continues as our cryptically named secret guests: Bad Ripper and The Holy Otter Clan Rangers take the stage to raise money for KGNU.

Click here for more information about the show or buy tickets online now.

Become a Volunteer:
How to get involved with KGNU.


KGNU depends on the time and talents of over 300 volunteers who help out in every conceivable way, both on and off the air. The first step on the path to volunteering at KGNU is to attend one of our New Volunteer Orientation meetings. We hold them on the first Thursday of every other month at both our Boulder and Denver studios.

The next New Volunteer Orientation will be January 5th, 2012, at 7:00 PM. Choose the location that's most convenient for you. Our Boulder studio is at 4700 Walnut St.; our Denver studio is at 700 Kalamath in the Denver Open Media building. No sign up is necessary, simply show up.

 

Program Notes

Radiolab: Tune in Saturday evenings at 7:00 PM for this critically-acclaimed series. Radiolab believes your ears are a portal to another world. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience. Big questions are investigated, tinkered with, and encouraged to grow. Bring your curiosity, and they'll feed it with possibility.

City, O' Series: Tune in Wednesday December 21st from 10:00 PM - Midnight for the third and final installment of KGNU's "City, O' Series" - live broadcasts from City, O' City (206 East 13th Avenue Denver). Our 12/21 broadcast will feature an interview and acoustic set from Bad Weather California. The three part "City, O' Series" has featured live performances from area artists including a solo acoustic set (listen to the archive) from Nathaniel Rateliff that kicked off our Fall Fund Drive.

Family Conflicts & The Holidays: Tune in Thursday, Dec. 15th at 8:35 AM for a lively conversation about what happens when families gather to celebrate the season of goodwill. What causes confrontations? What is appropriate in your family? What choices can people make that will increase the potential for happy family feasting? This is part of KGNU's quarterly series of conflict resolution call-in programs. We encourage listeners to join our conversation by calling 303-442-4242.

Eat Your Radio: KGNU is back in Denver Public Schools teaching 5th graders how to be radio reporters in the area of nutrition. This semester we are working in Ashley elementary and Swansea elementary. So far our radio reporters have produced radio news stories on the dilemma posed by junk food (they know it's bad for them, but it tastes so good!) and the "superfoods" they learn about during their nutrition classes with KGNU's partner organization, the Integrated Nutrition Education program. You can find out more about the students, see pictures, watch videos, and of course listen to their radio stories at eatyourradio.kgnu.org

Dot Org: Did you know that KGNU features a different local non-profit organization in a short interview weekdays at 6:55 AM after the BBC and before Democracy Now? If you are not up and listening at that hour, you can catch it online at kgnu.org/DotOrg. So far, over 500 organizations have had a chance to chat about their work.

More upcoming programming notes are available on our website at kgnu.org

 

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