KUNC and The Colorado Sound

A nonprofit organization

$110,163 raised by 925 donors

92% complete

$120,000 Goal



Community Radio for Northern Colorado operates two public radio stations, KUNC and The Colorado Sound. Our mission is to cultivate the mind and spirit, to inform, inspire, and entertain, and to strengthen community.

Testimonials

"I have listened regularly for over 40 years. It's part of my life!"-John, Fort Collins

"The news coming from you guys is essential. It's my go to for trustworthy information."-Cayth, Fort Collins

"As you say, I start lots of conversations with Today I heard on KUNC...."-Jennifer, Breckenridge

"A friend got me into The Colorado Sound about a year ago and wow, am I grateful! Been listening each day ever since. Have listened to KUNC News for years because it's my companion especially when I travel."-Heidi, Wheat Ridge 

"Your playlist shows that you really appreciate musicians and the rich, diverse music that's being created."-Hillary, Albuquerque 

"You play the best music, always diverse, and I love catching songs I haven't heard in a while. I also love hearing music/artists from other countries that I wasn't aware of."-Desiree, Cheyenne

Mission

Community Radio for Northern Colorado operates two public radio stations, KUNC and The Colorado Sound. Our mission is to cultivate the mind and spirit, to inform, inspire, and entertain, and to strengthen community.

Core Values

- Audience Respect - honor the informed and curious nature of our listeners and members

- Content Excellence - offer quality content that presents different perspectives

- Community Engagement - serve as an essential member of the community

Background Statement

KUNC was established in 1967 as part of the University of Northern Colorado. In 2001, Community Radio for Northern Colorado was born when a group of community volunteers raised $2 million in 20 days to purchase KUNC's license from the University of Northern Colorado and preserve the station's independent voice. On February 29, 2016 Community Radio for Northern Colorado expanded and launched our full time music discovery station, 105.5 The Colorado Sound.

KUNC was the first Colorado public radio station to join NPR and has long been recognized as an innovative leader in public broadcasting. KUNC introduced the following programs to listeners in Colorado: All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Weekend Edition and The Moth.

KUNC was the first public radio station in Colorado to utilize a series of translators to extend programming services to the rural Eastern plains and mountain communities of Northern Colorado. We currently have five stations and 14 translators to provide public radio programming to communities from Julesburg to Steamboat Springs and Fort Collins to Salida.

On February 29th, 2016 KUNC launched its full-time music discovery radio station, The Colorado Sound. The Colorado Sound introduces listeners to the best new releases and provides a radio home to well-established, quality artists that reflect the unique traits of the Colorado lifestyle. The Colorado Sound successfully blends a variety of genres like folk, soul, blues, and rock to create a one-of-a-kind listening experience. The Colorado Sound is committed to being an advocate for the local music scene, including highlighting Colorado musicians. The Colorado Sound aims to strengthen communities through a shared love of music.

KUNC has earned honors from the Radio and Television News Directors Association's prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards, the Associated Press, the Colorado Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio Program Directors Association and Public Radio News Directors Incorporated.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

KUNC and The Colorado Sound

other names

Community Radio for Northern Colorado

Year Established

1970

Tax id (EIN)

84-1577682

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Organization Size

Large Organization

Address

1901 56th Avenue, Ste 200
Greeley, CO 80634

Service areas

Weld County, CO, US

Larimer County, CO, US

Boulder, CO, US

Summit County, CO, US

Routt County, CO, US

Phone

970-378-2579

Other

800-443-5862

Other

970-350-0805

Other

970-350-0815

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