KVNF (North Fork Valley Public Radio)

A nonprofit organization

$6,268 raised

KVNF Community Radio has been serving the western slope of Colorado since 1979 with news programs from National Public Radio (NPR), local news, alternative news sources, and public affairs, and an eclectic mix of musical genres with an emphasis on independent recording artists


KVNF's Mission is to engage our communities by providing access to diverse music, news, and voices.

Background Statement

Founded in 1979, KVNF is a rural service providing public radio programming for the Western Slope of Colorado. Starting with 10 watts of power in a garage on a mesa overlooking the town of Paonia, KVNF has grown to serve 6 rural counties with two transmitters and five translators and thousands of watts of power.

Programming on KVNF includes local, regional and national news (NPR). A robust local news effort has developed over the last 15 years. In addition to the news efforts KVNF has created a signature musical sound characterized by wide ranging multiple genre music shows which are programmed by community volunteers.

Trainings for music show hosts happen every other month at the KVNF studios.A full member of National Public Radio, KVNF airs Morning Edition and All Things Considered daily, as well as independent news and media analysis programming such as Left, Right and Center and Counterspin. KVNF is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

There are five full time employees and three part time employees who keep KVNF running 24/7. With an annual operating budget of just over $560,000 a year, KVNF receives its revenues from three primary sources: membership donations, underwriting, and grants.

Organization Data


Organization name

KVNF (North Fork Valley Public Radio)

other names

KVNF community radio

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Arts, Culture & Humanities

Organization Size

Medium Organization


PO Box 1350 233 Grand Ave
Paonia, CO 81428


PO Box 1350
Paonia, CO 81428

Service areas

Delta County, CO, US


970-527-4866 Office


970-527-4868 On Air Studio

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