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KGNU Presents Inaugural KGNU Radio Week, May 19-25, 2024

KGNU Radio Week is an annual celebration uniting the diverse voices of our community with the power of community radio.

May 1, 2024 – Boulder, CO:  KGNU Community Radio, the cornerstone of community media and broadcasting on the Front Range, is excited to announce the inaugural “KGNU Radio Week”, a citywide celebration of KGNU Community Radio’s vibrant impact on local culture. From May 19 to May 25, KGNU will host a series of engaging programs and events featuring various iconic cultural partner organizations and locations throughout the Boulder community.

This year’s Radio Week features a dynamic lineup of events, including live music performances, interactive workshops, special live broadcasts, community celebrations, and much more. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with station staff, learn about volunteer opportunities, engage with various community-oriented cultural organizations and businesses, and discover how they can play a role in shaping the future of community radio.

“Radio Week is not just an event; it’s a movement to celebrate the unique bond between KGNU and the communities we serve,” says Tim Russo, KGNU’s Station Manager. “This year’s lineup promises something for everyone, whether you’re a long-time listener or new to community radio. We invite everyone to join us for a week of connection, inspiration, and celebration.”

Graphic poster promoting the week-long schedule of KGNU's Radio Week.

This year’s Radio Week event lineup includes:

  • Sunday, May 19, 3-5pm – Indigenous Mobile Recording Studio at KGNU’s Future Location in Downtown Boulder – A free and public workshop hosted by the Mobile Recording Studio for Indigenous musicians to record their creative work with industry professionals.

  • Tuesday, May 21, 6-9pm – Kabaret Live from Roots Music Project – A live broadcast of KGNU’s live and local music program, featuring a performance by local band The Vipers.

  • Wednesday, May 22, 9:30am-noon – KGNU Birthday Party: Station Tour and Reception – A celebration of KGNU’s 46th birthday with coffee, cake, and conversation about community radio and how to get involved.

  • Thursday, May 23, noon-3pm – Live Afternoon Sound Alternative Broadcast from Paradise Found Records – A live broadcast from Boulder’s iconic downtown record shop, featuring 2x Westword Best of Denver Radio DJ Iris Berkeley.

  • Thursday, May 23, 5-8:30pm – Destination Freedom: Black Radio Days Live Broadcast and Performance at the Boulder Public Library – A reception and presentation of the Destination Freedom radio play series, where poignant narratives from the African-American community come to life.

  • Friday, May 24, 5-9pm – Dining on Air – KGNU provides the perfect soundtrack for your dinner party, or join us at our Boulder and Denver locations for community-focused celebrations, including a public art opening featuring Boulder Open Studios artists.

  • Saturday, May 25, noon-6pm – Live Broadcast from the Boulder Creek Festival – KGNU broadcasts a section of it’s legendary Saturday music programming live from the Boulder Creek Fest, including TerraSonic, Reggae Bloodlines, and African Roots.

On May 2, 2024, Boulder City Council officially declared the week of May 22nd as KGNU Radio Week, marking the station’s birthday with citywide recognition and celebration. This proclamation solidifies KGNU Radio Week as a recurring annual event, highlighting its significance in the community’s cultural calendar.

“Radio Week is set to be a landmark event, and we’re thrilled to showcase the best of KGNU in our Front Range community,” adds Kenneth Flowe, KGNU’s Underwriting Manager.

For more information about KGNU Radio Week 2024 and to view the full schedule of events, visit kgnu.org. Stay connected with KGNU Community Radio on social media for updates and behind-the-scenes content throughout the week.

About KGNU Community Radio

KGNU is a volunteer-powered, listener-supported community radio station, heard locally at 88.5 FM in Boulder and Denver, 1390 AM in Denver, 93.7 FM in the Nederland area, 98.7 FM in Fort Collins, and online at kgnu.org. We seek to stimulate, educate and entertain our audience, to reflect the diversity of the local and world community, and to provide a channel for individuals, groups, issues, and music that have been overlooked, suppressed, or under-represented by other media. The station seeks to expand the listening audience through the excellence of its programming without compromising the principles stated here. For more information or to get involved visit kgnu.org and follow us on social media @kgnu

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