Connecting Community Through Radio

Spring 2023 Fund Drive: March 11-19

Thanks to all of the listeners, members and volunteers who fuel KGNU!

Your contribution to KGNU makes it possible to keep the community informed, engaged, and entertained.

It is not too late to donate.

Our Boulder offices will open to browsing and gift pickup Mon – Friday 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Any gifts not picked up will be shipped.

Donate Now

KGNU’s “Connecting Community Through Radio” Spring Fund Drive is Saturday, March 11 through Sunday, March 19th. Your contributions keep independent, listener-supported and volunteer-powered radio going strong, since 1978! Tune in for special music, news, public affairs programs, thank you gifts, and more. All celebrating listeners like you who value independent, community-powered media.
Fund Drive Progress

Thank You Gifts

Grand Prize Drawings: RockyGrass 2023 or Eldora Season Ski Passes!

KGNU 45th Anniversary Limited Edition Coffee Mugs

Celebrating KGNU's 45th Anniversary. For a donation of $88.50, or $7.38/month SOLR membership.

Mugs are on order and will be available after the fund drive. Donors who have selected this gift will be notified when ready for pickup.

Everyone who donates during the Spring Fund Drive will be entered into two grand prize drawings!

Make a contribution anytime now through March 19 at 11:00 a.m. and you will be automatically entered into a drawing to win a pair of tickets with camping51st Annual RockyGrass Festival, July 28-30, 2023. It’s sure to be a magical time, so make your donation now!

But the fun doesn’t stop there! When you support your community radio station during the Spring Fund Drive, you will also be entered into a drawing to win a pair of 2023/24 Eldora Adult Alpine Season Passes! Eldora often hosts live DJ sets at the mountain by such esteemed KGNU DJs as The Groove Thief, Iris Berkeley and Deeprawk Dave. It’s KGNU on the mountain, give now to enjoy this most excellent pairing!

Sustainers of Local Radio (SOLR) members will automatically be entered into these drawings.

Winners will be notified by phone between noon and 1:00 pm on Wednesday, March 22 so make sure to answer the call! Full Drawing Details

MEMBERSHIP BROWSING HOURS: Mon-Wed 10am-3pm or by appointment.

Pick up your thank-you gift in person, or browse our shelves to choose from books, CDs, and more.

Special Programming

 Coming up:
  • Sat, Mar 18 at 7:00 PM – Grateful Dead Rare Tapes Special
    A semi-annual tradition featuring rarely heard recordings of the Grateful Dead. – with Chris O’Riley & Paul Epstein

All Program Specials

  • Sat, Mar 11 at 4:00 PM African Roots – The Way Home: The Music that draws us to Africa and KGNU
    Songs and artists that initially drew DJs and listeners to KGNU’s African Roots program. – with Pete Miesel
  • Sat, Mar 11 at 7:00 PM Sound Lab – 2023 Oscar Movie Soundtracks
    Featuring music from 2023 Oscar movie nominees! – with Bob Cosmo
  • Mon, Mar 13 at 9:30 AM Morning Sound Alternative – Local Women Musicians
    Enjoy music written and performed by Colorado woman musicians, in support of Women’s History Month! – with Indra Raj
  • Mon, Mar 13 at 12:00 PM Afternoon Sound Alternative – Samples and Originals
    Not quite covers, but similar! Listen to original music and the songs that sample that music. – with Iris Berkeley
  • Tue, Mar 14 at 9:30 AM Morning Sound Alternative – Bob Dylan and the Modern Song
    Musical selections featured in Bob Dylan’s new book, ‘The Philosophy of Modern Song,’ including his commentary and musings about the songs. – with Ginger Perry
  • Tue, Mar 14 at 12:00 PM Afternoon Sound Alternative – The Kinks Special
    A special tribute to the the English band The Kinks. – with Sam Fuqua and Paul Epstein
  • Tue, Mar 14 at 7:00 PM Kabaret – Bill and Jilian Nershi
    A live in-studio session with Bill and Jillian Nershi, ahead of their performance at Chautauqua on March 16th. – with Shawna Sprowls
  • Thu, Mar 16 at 12:00 PM Afternoon Sound Alternative – OH CANADA: Music from the Wild Northlands
    The Pairs in-studio

    Exploring the music and musicians of Canada! – with Doug Gertner
  • Thu, Mar 16 at 7:00 PM HWY322 – Chicago and the Folk Music Revival
    A dive into Chicago’s early folk-movement-revival in the late 50’s early 60s. – with Sanford Baran
  • Fri, Mar 17 at 9:30 AM Morning Sound Alternative – St. Patrick’s Day Special
    Our annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration filled with Celtic music, conversation, and on-air tastings! – with Karl Kumli
  • Fri, Mar 17 at 12:00 PM Afternoon Sound Alternative – The Volunteer Profile
    A selection of sounds from your favorite KGNU volunteer DJs. – with Deep Rawk Dave
  • Sat, Mar 18 at 7:00 PM Spring 2023 Grateful Dead Rare Tapes Special
    A semi-annual tradition featuring rarely heard recordings of the Grateful Dead. – with Chris O’Riley & Paul Epstein
  • Tue, Mar 14 at 6:00 PM Hemispheres – Review and interview with editors of Project Censored’s State of the Free Press
    The top 25 most censored stories. This year’s stories include blockbuster news that impacts public health and well-being and that should have been plastered all over major media. Instead, they were covered in small, independent outlets by intrepid journalists who work with little financial and institutional support. – with Joe Richey
  • Tue, Mar 14 at 8:00 AM Morning Magazine – “Wild Boulder County; A Seasonal Guide to the Natural World” by Stephen Jones and Ruth Carol Cushman
    Fans of Nature Almanac will recognize Ruth Carol Cushman as our regular guide on nature walks broadcast every first Friday of the month. She and naturalist Stephen Jones have co-authored a guide to Boulder County’s wildlife and wildflowers – with Shannon Young/Joel Edelstein
  • Tue, Mar 14 at 8:30 AM How On Earth – A Forest Journey: The Role of Trees in the Fate of Civilization with guest: John Perlin
    KGNU’s How on Earth Radio speaks with John Perlin, a scientist and the author of A Forest Journey: The Role of Trees in the Fate of Civilization. First published in 1989, the newly expanded edition was revised for Patagonia Books, whose owners were longtime fans of Perlin’s unique exploration of how every major human civilization’s technological advancements and overall prosperity can be directly linked to a voracious destruction of forests.
  • Wed, Mar 15 at 6:00 PM Alternative Radio – The United States of Denial
    Special program featuring Richard Wolff on The United States of Denial – with David Barsamian
  • Wed, Mar 15 at 8:30 AM A Public Affair – Western Water A to Z with guest: Robert Crifasi
    Environmental scientist Robert Crifasi has authored the first-ever field guide to Western water. He draws on more than 25 years of experience managing water resources in Denver and in Boulder County.
  • Thu, Mar 16 at 8:30 AM Radio Nibbles – Radio Nibbles (Supersized)
    “Tabemasho! Let’s Eat! The Tasty History of Japanese Food in America” by Denver author Gil Asakawa is a fun personal look at how Japanese food has evolved in America from a mysterious cuisine to sushi in supermarkets with memories of Colorado’s Japanese eateries. – with John Lehndorff and Gil Asakawa
  • Thu, Mar 16 at 3:00 PM Metro – Twenty Dollars and Change
    Twenty Dollars and Change places Harriet Tubman’s life and legacy in a long tradition of resistance, illuminating the ongoing struggle to realize a democracy in which her emancipatory vision prevails. – with Dave Ashton