Board of Directors

KAFM’s Board of Directors is accepting applications for upcoming openings.  To learn more about the responsibilities, please review the board member roles and expectations.  You can also complete an application at this time, and please email the form to KAFM Board Members HERE.

KAFM Board of Directors Meeting Schedule
All KAFM Board of Directors meetings are open to the public. Meetings are scheduled in KAFM's Radio Room, every 4th Wednesday of the month at 5:30PM MTN, in KAFM's Radio Room, 1310 Ute Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501.
In keeping with COVID protocols some meetings will be scheduled by Webinar and will be noted in KAFM's Calendar of Events.

  • January 26, 2022
  • February 23, 2022
  • March 23, 2022
  • April 27, 2022 - Annual Directors Meeting
  • May 25, 2022
  • June 22, 2022
  • July 27, 2022
  • August 24, 2022
  • September 28, 2022
  • October 26, 2022
  • November 23, 2022 - Annual Board Retreat

To learn more about service on the board email

Board Meeting Minutes and Files Archive








Dan was raised in Auburn, in the Finger Lakes in Upstate New York. He Attended Catholic schools and community college there. Right after high school graduation he went to the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair. Already a huge music fan it gave him a thirst for live music. He worked as a roadie for a while and continued to see the great shows on the East coast. 1973 it was time to move on so he hitched a ride to the Grand Canyon. After the trip down, and back up, he and his buddy split from their friends and hitched through Colorado and settled in Telluride for the summer. They worked in a logging camp making way for the ski area. 

Time to head back East but he only made it to Grand Junction. Got jobs, lived in a van down by the river and found an apartment to rent. He met Sharon back in Telluride at the second Bluegrass festival. They married a year later, in 1978, and moved to Ft. Collins. He began a 40 year career in Foodservice selling food and equipment to restaurants. He joined Westman Commission Co. which  was being purchased by Kraft Foods, and moved back to Grand Junction and eventually they bought Sharon’s family farm. Three more ownership changes and after 20 years in sales he became Sales Manager for the Western Slope.

Dan retired in 2015. That’s when he joined KAFM as a DJ and got to play his favorite music for 3 hours at a time. Coach allowed Dan to do two different shows alternating weekly, 6 to 9 AM and 9 to 12 PM. Dan is still loving doing his shows, 16 Watt Awakening and Old Dan’s Records.  Having become friends with many volunteers and board members, when the opportunity arose Dan applied to join the Board in 2021. 



Marianne Griffin moved to Grand Junction in 2020 after living in Mexico for 6 years. She came to Grand Jubction to be close to family. She has actively supported public radio since the late 1960's: Pacifica Radio in California, KDUR at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO, KSUT in Ignacio and KSJD in Cortez, CO, where she served on the Board of Directors through grant writing and Chaired their fundrasing committee.

Marianne has also served on other Boards. She served and chaired Hilltop House Borad of Directors in Durango from 1986 to 2001. Hilltop House in Durango is a halfway house for non-violent offenders to help them reintergrate into society after serving prison time. Ms. Griffin also served and chaired the Durango Lively Arts Community Theater Company Board of Directors from 1981 to 1991. She says the Lively Arts board was a very hands-on Board of Directors. Every member had to be prepared to build a set, act, produce a play, direct a production, sell tickets, or find props and costumes. "We had lots of fun, especially with our musical productions like, Paint Your Wagon and Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat."  She added, "The Lively Arts Community Theater Company and KAFM Community Radio have similar goals; to bring fun and pleasure to their audience through music and art."

Marianne Griffin retired from Fort Lewis College where she directed two federally funded educational programs that enabled low-income youth and adults to access post-secondary education opportunites. She says that it was very satisfying to be honored wiht the opportunity to help young people and their family achieve their dreams. Fro many families, this was the first high school graduate and the first to go on to college, very special.







Clinton Knorpp is a criminal Defense Attorney working for the Colorado Office of the Public Defenders. He moved to Grand Junction in 2013 to be a Public Defender. Clinton plays banjo in several local named and unnamed bluegrass and acoustic bands of various notariety. KAFM struck a chord with Clinton the first time he heard it on the radio. As a board member Clinton hopes to help KAFM continue to strengthen community through music. 

Support KAFM

KAFM is community radio and exists based on the support of listeners like you! Please help keep KAFM on the air by making a contribution or becoming a Monument Member!

Upcoming Events

KAFM Volunteer DJ Orientation

May 17 @ 5:30PM

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Cody Johnson and Friends

May 20 @ 6:00PM
COJO Music/Warner Music Nashville country powerhouse Cody Johnson is roaring into 2022 with an…

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Music in the Grapevines

May 24 @ 7:00PM
Settle in for an evening with the Grand Valley's favorite band, Stray Grass, on the lawn of Two…

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KAFM Board Meeting

May 25 @ 5:30PM

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Cup-A-Joe in The Radio Room

May 26 @ 7:00PM
Cup-a-Jo has been playing Colorado since 1996, and has established themselves as one of the finest…

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Vail Comedy Festival

May 27 @ 12:00PM
Vail Comedy Festival is three days of laughs with headliners from The Comedy Store, Comedy Cellar,…

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Community Resources

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