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About Aspen Public Radio

Aspen Public Radio

110 E. Hallam Street, Ste.134

Aspen, CO 81611

(970) 920-9000

Mission Statement of Aspen Public Radio: To support, nourish, and enrich our community by providing informative, entertaining, and educational radio and digital programming in a reliable and professional manner.

Aspen Public Radio is dedicated to fair, ethical journalism. We adhere to a Journalistic Code of Ethics and have adopted the network’s handbook outlining NPR standards.

Aspen Public Radio, broadcasting on 91.5 KAJX, Aspen and 88.9 KCJX, Carbondale, as well as several translators (see frequency map) is a public radio station located in Aspen, Colorado. We serve communities in the Roaring Fork, Crystal, Colorado, Fryingpan, and Eagle River valleys. Our primary format is NPR news. The station is located in the Red Brick Center for the Arts and its public file is located at the links below.

You may also listen to Aspen Public Radio on your Smart Speaker, via a stream and other options available here.

Our contest/sweepstakes rules can be found here.

Our career opportunities are here.

Information on our Community Advisory Committee is here.

Our interactive schedule is here.

Our commenting guidelines are here.

Our policy on personal data is here.

Our people can be reached at 970-920-9000 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@aspenpublicradio.org; and if you have general feedback or aren’t sure who to contact, please consider reaching out to Breeze Richardson directly at: breeze.richardson@aspenpublicradio.org.

Breeze Richardson, Executive Director

Eleanor Bennett, Morning Edition Host/Reporter/Producer

Daniel Costello, Program Director and Operations Manager*

Lisa DeLosso, Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships

Brent Gardner-Smith, News Director

Lauri Jackson, Office Manager/Membership Coordinator

Halle Zander, Reporter/Host

And the above staff is supported by:

Dyke Shaw, Director of Business Support

Kathy Yang, Bookkeeper

Chris Mohr, Host of Classical Music from Aspen

*Persons with disabilities may contact Daniel Costello (via phone, email, or US Mail) for assistance with access to our FCC online public files. 

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The station is overseen by Roaring Fork Public Radio, Inc., a 501(c)(3) corporation (tax ID # 84 - 0884901). A station audit is conducted each spring by Reese, Henry and Company. The audited financials may be viewed at the station during regular business hours. 

Public File Links

KAJX, Aspen, CO | Public Files

KCJX, Carbondale, CO | Public Files

Diversity Statement

Roaring Fork Public Radio, Inc. (Aspen Public Radio) is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its community. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation in our activities or our employment practices.

Aspen Public Radio Board of Directors April 30, 2021: Steve Baird, Doug Carlston, Tami Davis, Alexis Diaz, William Dolan, Gary Gerst, Karl Hanlon, Mackenzie Morgan, Marcie Musser, Bob Purvis, Anne Tobey (Board Chair), Ashley Todey, Bill Turner, and Kathy J. Williams.

Board Meeting Schedule | Aspen Public Radio board meetings are held in the conference room at the Red Brick Center for the Arts, 110 E. Hallam St., Aspen unless noted otherwise here. All meetings will take place from 3-5 p.m. If you would like to know how to attend, please contact Lauri Jackson at 920-9000.

February 25, 2021 *Virtual meeting

April 22, 2021 *Virtual meeting

June 24, 2021

August 26, 2021 *Aspen Fire Station Conference Room

October 28, 2021

December 16, 2021

Aspen Public Radio Board of Directors Committee Meeting Schedule:

Executive Committee | Meetings as needed 

Development Strategy Committee | Meetings as needed

Strategic Planning | Meetings as needed 

Finance Committee | Finance committee meetings held at 3:30 pm on the third Thursdays of February, April, June, August, October, and December unless otherwise noted. (*December meeting will take place Monday, December 13).

Governance Committee | Meetings as needed

2020 Audited Financial Statements - Roaring Fork Public Radio

Aspen Public Radio Diversity Statement

Aspen Public Radio CPB 2019

Aspen Public Radio Annual EEO Report 2021

Aspen Public Radio Annual Report 2019