Aspen Public Radio http://kajx.org en Thank You! http://kajx.org/post/thank-you <p></p><p>Thanks to all of our loyal listeners who pledged their support during the pledge drive!</p><p>Aspen Public Radio is a voice of reason in a time when civil discourse is a rare commodity. We try to spark your interest in history, music, or science. And we are reaching out to new audiences every day with our expanded programming.&nbsp;</p><p>At Aspen Public Radio, the bottom line isn’t profit – it’s public service.</p><p>Thanks again to all of you who support this essential service!</p><p>Carolyne Heldman Rovira – Executive Director</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17:55:40 +0000 Carolyne Heldman 15198 at http://kajx.org Thank You! Help Your Station Reach the Summit - Pledge to APR! http://kajx.org/post/help-your-station-reach-summit-pledge-apr <p></p><p></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:39:00 +0000 Rob St. Mary 14694 at http://kajx.org Help Your Station Reach the Summit - Pledge to APR! Join NPR's Philip Reeves in Conversation http://kajx.org/post/join-nprs-philip-reeves-conversation <p>Moscow… Ukraine…Crimea…Gaza…The West Bank…Chechnya…Iraq…Afghanistan…India: Philip Reeves has covered them all for NPR and he’s coming to the Roaring Fork Valley!&nbsp;Philip Reeves and Loren Jenkins will dissect the complicated, messy, noisy and violent hot spots of our planet.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 21:23:07 +0000 Rob St. Mary 14741 at http://kajx.org Join NPR's Philip Reeves in Conversation Mountain Edition - February 20th, 2014 http://kajx.org/post/mountain-edition-february-20th-2014 <p>The Thompson Divide prompted conflicting statements by environmental groups and Garfield County this week. Avalanche danger has been sketchy lately because of certain unusual factors.&nbsp; And if a snow slide happens inside a ski area, turns out the resort isn’t to blame. A Basalt advisor wins an award for her work with female investors. We say goodbye to a member of the Aspen Public Radio family, lost too soon.&nbsp; And, we’ll wrap up our coverage of Aspen area athletes going to the Winter Olympics in Sochi.</p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:40:09 +0000 Elise Thatcher & Rob St. Mary 14561 at http://kajx.org Mountain Edition - February 20th, 2014 Remembering Don Voltmer: Long-Time, Beloved Jazz Host http://kajx.org/post/remembering-don-voltmer-long-time-beloved-jazz-host <p>It is with great sadness that we announce the death of long-time, beloved “Jazz from Aspen” host <a href="http://aspenpublicradio.org/people/don-voltmer">Don Voltmer</a>. He was 78.</p><p>A Detroit native and graduate of Michigan State University, Voltmer lived and worked in Cleveland for IBM for four years before moving to Aspen from Denver in 1972.</p><p>Voltmer said that his love of jazz started at age 12 when he heard the big band sounds of Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller. He began filling in on air on Aspen Public Radio on Thursday evenings in February 1998 for another long-time jazz host, Stu Huck.</p><p>In his station bio, Voltmer said playing jazz on Aspen Public Radio had always been a “…great time for the three hours I get to play my kind of jazz, and I hope it shows. Many thanks to all our listeners who have become members of Aspen Public Radio with each fund drive!”</p><p>Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.</p><p>You can hear some recent shows by Don in the player below Wed, 19 Feb 2014 04:06:05 +0000 Roger Adams & Rob St. Mary 14478 at http://kajx.org Remembering Don Voltmer: Long-Time, Beloved Jazz Host