Corby Anderson to take over as new director of Carbondale’s KDNK radio
Longtime Roaring Fork Valley resident and radio voice Corby Anderson has been selected to take the helm of community radio station KDNK in Carbondale, and the first station chief with the title of executive director.
The announcement came in a Tuesday press release from the station’s Board of Directors and follows a nationwide search to replace former General Manager Gavin Dahl, who stepped down in June due to a family move.
“The board expanded the station’s leadership role from general manager to executive director because we felt that the title would better reflect KDNK’s community service beyond being purely a radio station,” Board Secretary Chris Hassig said in the release.
Anderson is a 2006 graduate of Appalachian State University, where he earned a BA in TV and Radio Broadcasting and minored in Media Studies. He is a former news host, sportscaster, DJ and board members for KDNK, and later was director of Colorado Mountain College’s RadioCMC. He was one of the first teachers hired for CMC’s Isaacson School for New Media, teaching courses in radio, audio, film and video production.
“I’ve been passionate about the power of radio to tell stories, entertain and inform since I was a child, and am deeply honored to be given this opportunity to lead KDNK,” Anderson said in the release. “It is quite literally a dream come true.”
Other changes for the local public radio station and NPR affiliate include naming Amy Hadden Marsh as news director, stepping in for Lucas Turner who will continue as a part-time reporter; and, Raleigh Burleigh will take over public affairs duties, which also had been handled Turner.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people that they don’t like.”