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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.

Contest Rules
Careers at Aspen Public Radio
Community Advisory Committee
Interactive Schedule
Commenting Guidelines
Personal Data Policy

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
Brent Gardner-Smith, News Director
Daniel Costello, Program Director and Operations Manager*
Eleanor Bennett, Morning Edition Anchor and Reporter
Kaya Williams, Edlis Neeson Arts & Culture Reporter
Halle Zander, All Things Considered Anchor and Reporter
Caroline Llanes, Reporter
James Barrs, Community Engagement Producer
Lauri Jackson, Office Manager and Membership Coordinator
Maeve Conran, RMCR Managing Editor

And the above staff is supported by:
Dyke Shaw, Director of Business Support
Kathy Yang, Bookkeeper

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


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 as of January 2023: 

Steve Baird, Brian Brady, Doug Carlston, Tami Davis, Meaghan De L'Arbre, William Dolan (Board Chair), Gary Gerst (Treasurer), Sam McBride, David Mitchell, Mackenzie Morgan (Secretary), Melinda Payson, Bob Purvis, Ashley Todey, and Parker Waller.

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 970-920-9000.

*scheduled for the fourth Thursday of each month where a Board meeting will be held, except December when this meeting will take place on the third Thursday.

Thursday, February 23, 2023
Thursday, April 27, 2023
Thursday, June 22, 2023
Thursday, August 24, 2023
Thursday, October 26, 2023
Thursday, December 21, 2023

A full list of Aspen Public Radio Board of Directors Committee meetings can be found here. Please note: the June meeting of the Development committee will take place on Thursday, June 8 at 2pm.

Annual Reports:
Aspen Public Radio Annual Report 2021
Aspen Public Radio Annual Report 2020
Aspen Public Radio Annual Report 2019

Additional Documents:
2021 Audited Financial Statements - Roaring Fork Public Radio
Aspen Public Radio Diversity Statement
Aspen Public Radio CPB 2019
Aspen Public Radio Annual EEO Report 2022
CPB Station Activity Survey: Local Content and Services Report