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Who we are
  • KGNU is the independent, noncommercial, community radio station for Boulder, Denver and beyond.
    • Independent.
      We are a mission-driven, nonprofit media outlet. We are not beholden to corporations or the government.
    • Non-commercial.
      We do not broadcast advertisements, and we do not accept underwriting from major corporations.
      Our bottom line is to provide real journalism and diverse music, not to maximize profits.
      The majority of our operating budget comes from you, the listener.
    • Community.
      We are community-powered. Volunteers produce, host, report, DJ, administer and govern the station. We broadcast 18-20 hours of locally produced programming per day. We provide hands-on training for volunteers.
      - We empower you to be the media.
  • KGNU broadcasts a diverse mix of music, news and information 24 hours a day.
  • KGNU has a small staff and more than 230 volunteers who help run the station, on-air and off-air.
  • KGNU has provided alternative news and music radio programming to Boulder and beyond since May 22, 1978.
in*de*pen*dent \in-də-'pen-dənt
adj: not depending on the authority of another, not in a position of subordination or subjection; not subject to external control or rule; self-governing, autonomous, free.
non-com*mer*cial \ non-K-'mər-shəl
adj : not connected with or engaged in commercial enterprises
com*mu*nu*ty \ Kə-'myu-nət-e
n: a body of people having common social, economic and political interest, or a common history; joint ownership or participation; collaborative, committed to each other, open, unified.
  • Mission: what we are and what we believe
  • Our board of directors
  • Our staff members are the key to a smooth operation
  • Our signal: it's how we broadcast
  • Our building. We own and love our building
  • Our finances: we are open about our finances
  • EEO, Non-Discrimination Policy Statement

    KGNU is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In its activities and operations, KGNU is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin (ancestry), culture, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, economic status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. These activities and operations include, but are not limited to, hiring and terminating staff, recruiting and retaining volunteers, sourcing vendors, providing services and programming, training leaders, and welcoming and sustaining members. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our board, staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, listener-members, and individuals who receive our services.

    Adopted February 10, 2020 by KGNU Board of Directors

  • Our 2020 EEO Report (PDF)
  • Our 2019 EEO Report (PDF)
  • Our 2018 EEO Report (PDF) Previous years' reports are available on request.
  • CPB Local Content and Services Report 2020
  • CPB Diversity Statement
  • DMCA Copyright Policy
  • Our legal name is: Boulder Community Broadcast Association, Inc.