Dear Friends –

We’d like to express our sincere appreciation and gratitude to everyone who attended last night’s Community Conversation at the Buell Public Media Center. If you weren’t able to be there, we’d love for you to consider joining us at the table for a future conversation – in person or virtual.

These monthly meetings started in May with volunteers, hosts, and staff. We’ve since expanded our invitations to include the entire listener community.

We all share a love for KUVO, and it’s our commitment to you to ensure the station thrives long into the future. To do that, we need your voice in the room.

Last night’s event was a heartfelt, passionate circle focused on listening, so we can understand your feelings and concerns and learn how we can heal together.

Here’s what we heard from you:

Communication: As an organization rooted in our community, we must do a better job of communicating together so you aren’t left to wonder what’s happening.

Feelings of Loss: You’ve invited our hosts into your lives for many years. When they are no longer a part of the KUVO on-air team, it creates a state of loss, confusion, and sometimes anger, wondering “Why did this happen? What can I do?” Regardless of the answers that we can provide, your concerns and feelings of loss are understandable.

Staff Changes: We share in your feelings of loss when a staff member leaves whatever the circumstance. We must find a way to keep our community service at the center of all we do as a reminder that KUVO is more than any one person alone.

KUVO Vision: We will expand opportunities to hear your voice and perspectives, so we can co-create the future together.

Moving forward, our Community Conversations will be more widely accessible through both virtual and in-person options. Our next event takes place at 6 p.m., Wednesday, September 28, in the Buell Public Media Center, or join online from anywhere. In-person space is limited.


Save the date for future conversations on October 12, November 16, and December 7. We will send official invites to collect RSVPs as we get closer to each event.

Whether you participate in person or virtually, we invite everyone in the KUVO JAZZ community to engage in these ongoing conversations in the spirit of caring for and serving our community.

Thank you again for sharing your ideas and concerns with us.

Brother Jeff Podcast: Hear Directly from KUVO Leaders — Tune into Brother Jeff’s recent podcast with KUVO co-founder Flo Hernandez Ramos, GM Carlos Lando, and Program Director Max Ramirez. Many of our supporters found this conversation very helpful to clear up rumors and misinformation regarding KUVO changes and our future vision. 

Let’s work together to expand upon the great legacy of KUVO to ensure more people in our community have access to the same sense of ownership and belonging that you, our loyal listeners, have with the station.


Amanda Mountain, President & CEO
Rocky Mountain Public Media

Carlos Lando, General Manager

Max Ramirez, Program Director

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