KVNF Community Radio announces plans to open an on-air studio in Montrose in the spring of 2018 to be named Studio M. Studio M will operate seamlessly with the KVNF studio in Paonia. With the flip of a switch, Studio M DJs will be able to broadcast a show and report on local news from Montrose and Ouray counties.
KVNF's reason for doing this is simple -- to better serve the citizens of Montrose and Ouray counties and to provide all of KVNF with more voices, more diversity and a broader volunteer base.
The Studio M effort is being led by KVNF's Montrose/Ouray Community Advisory Board (CAB) comprised of KVNF members within those counties. KVNF general manager Jon Howard said to make the Studio M effort successful, it was imperative that the project was led by listeners in Montrose and Ouray counties.
The Studio M module will be housed in Proximity Space, a coworking space in Montrose.
KVNF is working with Lada Cube, a Grand Junction-based company, which provides prefabricated, sound insulated spaces which will be customized for the special needs of an on-air studio. The station has launched a special capital campaign to pay for the new studio. With a goal of $60,000, the campaign would cover the costs of the studio module, new broadcasting equipment and operating expenses and is being fundraised for by listeners in Montrose and Ouray counties.