KVNF wins big with the Association for Independents in Radio

KVNF has been selected as one of 10 stations in the country to be tapped for the “Localore” project.

Paonia, CO: Localore is a $2 million initiative produced by Boston-based AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio. More than $1 million in funding will support 10 station-based innovation teams for up to one year. The teams are tasked with bringing their ingenuity to blend digital and broadcast technology, and invent new forms of storytelling that will appeal beyond public broadcasting’s traditional core audience. KVNF was selected, along with KALW San Francisco, KCRW Los Angeles, KQED San Francisco, KUT Austin, WBEZ Chicago, WGBH Boston, WYSO Dayton, Prairie Public Broadcasting Fargo, and Twin Cities Public Television Minneapolis.

Julia Kumari Drapkin, a multi -media producer from New Orleans, will spend 12 months leading and producing her project “iseechange.” Bringing together public radio, a mobile documentary unit, and a custom crowdsourcing multi-media platform, Drapkin seeks to engage residents of the North Fork region in a conversation about how they see change through the course of a year – season to season. Based in the KVNF building, but having a robust field component to the project, “iseechange” will serve as a central access point to collect observations, organize conversation threads, and report stories.

KVNF listeners will enjoy regularly produced short segments on the airwaves and posted on http://www.kvnf.org. At the end of each season, Drapkin will create a final, highly produced multi-media documentary that summarizes the conversation that took place in sound, image, and online.

Upon notification of this prestigious effort, Sally Kane, KVNF’s General Manager said, “We are honored to have been selected in this highly competitive process. Julia Kumari Drapkin’s “iseechange” project will be a source of inspiration to our listeners as well as our professional staff as we continue to strive to be a source of quality community-based journalism in the region.”

Mountain Grown Community Radio KVNF provides non-commercial, people powered radio programming for 10,000 square miles of the Western Slope since 1979. More information can be found at:  http://www.kvnf.org

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