Rocky Mountain PBS

Rocky Mountain PBS and KUVO public radio are critical educational and cultural resources for nearly 1 million Coloradans who turn to us each week for exceptional programming and news. Over the airwaves, online, and in communities, our mission is to enrich the lives of Coloradans through engaging and essential programs, services and partnerships that inform, enlighten and entertain. Select how you would like to target your donation on the pull-down menu on the donate page.

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Organizational Overview

Rocky Mountain PBS
1089 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204
Rocky Mountain PBS and KUVO public radio are critical educational, informational and cultural resources for nearly 1 million Coloradans who turn to us each week for exceptional commercial-free programming, news, community events, performances and public forums. Over the airwaves, online, and in communities throughout the state, our mission is to enrich the lives of Coloradans through engaging and essential programs, services and partnerships that inform, enlighten, educate and entertain.

With the additions of I-News and KUVO in 2013, we've grown to be so much more than a television station. We have become a dynamic multi-media resource that provides compelling content and enriching experiences to families across our state on every type of media platform.

Executive Director Statement

We changed many things in the last year, including the way we do business and the way we create. With our always-lean and dedicated staff, we managed to produce more local programming, garner more awards and recognition, grow our membership base and collaborate with more partners than ever before.

About the only thing that hasn't changed is our reliance on your support. As a nonprofit, this relationship is at the core of our existence. So we urge you to pay close attention to all the exciting things happening at Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Network, and to support us throughout the months ahead - with both your time and your dollars. We are proud of what, together with you and thanks to your support, we are all creating under our purple awning.

Background Statement

Rocky Mountain PBS
Rocky Mountain PBS celebrates its 60th anniversary on the air this year. The network began in Denver in 1956 as Colorado's first public television station. It is now Colorado's only statewide television network with stations in Denver (KRMA), Pueblo/Colorado Springs (KTSC), Steamboat Springs (KRMZ), Grand Junction (KRMJ) and Durango (KRMU).

KUVO/KVJZ public radio, affiliated with NPR and a part of Rocky Mountain PBS, is celebrating its 30th anniversary. KUVO has served the community since 1985 with jazz, blues, news and a weekend lineup of culturally rich diverse programming. The station is on 89.3FM Denver, 89.7FM Breckenridge, 88.5FM Vail and online at

Impact Statement

In the past year, Rocky Mountain PBS has won a regional Emmy, four Colorado Broadcaster Association honors and four regional Edward R. Murrow awards.

On-air, online and in person, we serve our diverse communities as a convener of people, ideas and perspectives. Our three focus areas are Arts and Culture, Public Service Journalism and Education.

Our goals for the upcoming year are to expand upon these focus areas and offer more benefits to our members. We intend to broaden our audiences across all platforms, while continuing to provide quality programming and events to our community.

As the media landscape evolves, we are excited to explore new frontiers, take risks and adapt to best serve our audience.

Board Chair/President Statement

Needs Statement

Rocky Mountain PBS and KUVO all seek to enhance our offerings of local programming to the diverse audiences we engage throughout the state of Colorado. To do so, we require more financial aid from our community and partners. Increased funds will allow us to gain much needed resources and equipment as well as expand our staff and their abilities. As a non-profit, we rely heavily on our volunteers and benefit greatly by growing this support base.

"Hi! I am a homeschool mom of a 5th and a 1st grader. This year in science we have covered many different animals. So far, my girls have known more about the creatures we are studying, than the book. I will ask them how they know that, and they say, "Wild Kratts!" I continue to be amazed by the knowledge they absorb from that show. Please continue to play it. It is now a required, daily part of our school! Thank you, and if there is any way to pass this along to the Wild Kratt folks, I'd appreciate that!"
- Marla Brazil

"Just a quick note letting you know I just discovered "Arts District" from my PBS app on Apple TV and love it. I'm a graphic designer by profession and an avid photographer and art lover. Thanks for doing a great job exploring the arts and artists on your program. I look forward to discovering more great artists on Arts District."
- Ron Cillizza

"I just missed a call from you and the voicemail was thanking me for my membership .. I sincerely appreciate that, and I thank everyone who helps put quality programming out there.. this station is a blessing to our community ... Thanks!!"
- Melanie Clay

"Watched Urban Rez last night. THANK YOU to the producers and everyone involved with this top notch informative and sensitive documentary. Learned several aspects of the Relocation of American Indians into specific cities and the personal stories of several individuals some of whom stayed in the cities and some who returned to their "home" reservation. Thank you all for telling your stories."
- Joan Sloan Potts
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