Steve Skinner hired as KDNK general manager
CARBONDALE – Steve Skinner has taken the helm at KDNK Community Radio – and he’s ready to add some antics to the airwaves again.”I have wanted to get back to KDNK for over a decade. I am honored, humbled and delighted by this opportunity to work for my favorite community radio station,” Skinner said, in a press statement. “The staff here is the best I’ve seen, and the volunteers are an impressive, dedicated lot. We’re going to have a lot of fun on the air, so stay tuned.”The station officially announced Monday that Skinner, a valley radio veteran, is KDNK’s new general manager. He is responsible for station programming duties and administration.”With his enthusiasm and charisma as well as his savvy and passion for community radio, Steve Skinner is poised to take KDNK to new and exciting places, and to build on the support we’ve received from throughout the Roaring Fork Valley for the past 23 years,” said Jeremy Simon, president of the board of directors, in a press statement. “We’re thrilled to have Steve on board, and we’re very excited to see what Steve has in store for KDNK.”Skinner has served in various roles in the media in the Roaring Fork valley. Most recently, he was program director for KAJX, Aspen Public Radio. He has also been a morning-show host on KSPN-FM, and was general manager at KDNK during the ’80s.He rejoined KDNK in March as interim general manager and program director. The board named him general manager in May. Along with a recognizable voice on the radio, Skinner plays in various musical ensembles around the region.KDNK is a 1,000-member radio station that broadcasts a diverse music slate hosted by volunteer DJs throughout the Roaring Fork Valley. The station also hosts locally produced public affairs shows and nationally syndicated news programming.
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