RMCR Hires New Managing Editor


For Immediate Release:

Rocky Mountain Community Radio (RMCR) is pleased to announce the hiring of Maeve Conran to serve as the network’s first Managing Editor and Producer.

Maeve brings fifteen years of broadcast news experience as a radio news director, freelance radio podcast producer, and TV program director; and she shares a deep commitment to the success of RMCR. She has extensive experience collaborating with radio journalists in her professional career, and recently she served as the Project Coordinator for RMCR’s award-winning collaborative news project highlighting the issues facing communities as they transition from reliance on Fossil Fuels to green energy.

As RMCR’s new Managing Editor, Maeve will collaborate with journalists and news producers at RMCR’s 18 stations on stories and public affairs programs, greatly increasing the network’s capacity to cover, produce, and distribute regional news.

“I am so excited to be given the opportunity to work with the incredible stations that make up RMCR. Community radio is my passion and I believe so strongly in the work being done by RMCR and the member stations, I’m so honored to get to be a part of it,” said Maeve Conran.

“RMCR is very excited to achieve one of our long term goals of expanding the impact of our collaboration. We’re pleased to have Maeve join the team to help strengthen journalism for communities in our region,” said Kelley Dole, President of RMCR.

RMCR is a coalition of 18 non-commercial radio stations in Colorado (15), New Mexico (1), Utah (1), and Wyoming (1). RMCR stations share content and work collaboratively to produce in-depth features on regional issues.

The Managing Editor position is funded in part by a three-year grant from the Colorado Media Project and RMCR Member Stations. Aspen Public Radio has agreed to host Conran in her new role, and so she will technically be an employee of Aspen Public Radio, an RMCR member, and will report to Brent Gardner-Smith, Aspen Public Radio’s news director. However, her mission is to serve all RMCR stations equally in her new position. 

Participating Rocky Mountain Community Radio stations include:

KAFM – Grand Junction
KAJX – Aspen
KBUT – Crested Butte and Gunnison
KDNK – Carbondale
KDUR – Durango
KGNU – Boulder and Denver

KHEN – Salida
KHOL – Jackson Hole, WY
KLZR – Westcliffe
KOTO – Telluride
KRFC – Fort Collins
KSJD – Cortez

KSJE – Farmington, NM
KSUT – Ignacio
KUNC – Greeley
KUVO – Denver
KVNF – Paonia and Montrose
KZMU – Moab, UT

RMCR serves many more communities than listed above.

For information about RMCR, please visit our website RockyMountainCommunityRadio.org or contact one of our officers below:

Tyler Lucas
Grants Adminstrator
Rocky Mountain Community Radio

Kelley Dole
President of RMCR
KBUT Program Director

Brent Gardner-Smith
News Director
Aspen Public Radio

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