Carolyne Heldman started her career in broadcast media in college radio. She pivoted to television in 1986 when she worked as an on-air personality (or “VJ”) at MTV Networks. She continued in television working on several sports shows including ESPN’s long running magazine show, Ski World. Heldman was the Station Manager for the Aspen Skiing Company’s television station for several years, returning to radio as Group Program Director for a company that owned commercial stations in resort communities in Colorado and California. She served as Program Director from 2008 - 2013, Executive Director from 2013 - 2018, and is now Aspen Public Radio's President.