Neil Best

President & CEO

As president, I oversee all day-to-day operations and programming and production decisions for Community Radio for Northern Colorado.

I joined the staff of KUNC in 1972.  During my tenure I have been a music host, education reporter, news director, program director, and since 1992, the general manager. Over the years it has been my pleasure to be involved in the northern Colorado Community including service on the board of directors of the Colorado Farm Show, the Greeley Chamber of Commerce, Greeley Rotary, and the United Way of Weld County campaign committee.  I have also served on numerous review panels and advisory committees for National Public Radio, Public Radio International, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and on the board of directors of Public Radio Program Directors, INC. In 2001 I received the Public Radio International Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Along with my wife Joyce, we are parents to Brian and Brandon, recent graduates of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

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4:00am

Tue February 11, 2014
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From Neil Best's Desk: A Heritage Of Community Generosity

The front page of the Greeley Tribune, March 2, 2001 announcing the sale of KUNC to the Friends of KUNC.
Greeley Tribune

Every February, I’m reminded of how far KUNC has come since 2001. That was the year that our community came together and made KUNC a truly community radio station.

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4:00am

Thu January 9, 2014
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From The Desk Of Neil Best: More Partnerships And Service

2014 promises to continue KUNC’s commitment to working with public media partners to provide more comprehensive coverage of issues that are of concern to you.

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4:00am

Thu December 5, 2013
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From The Desk Of Neil Best: Thankful For Our Partnership With You

As we approach the end of 2013, it is a good time for giving thanks and reflection. KUNC has certainly had a lively year!

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4:00am

Thu November 7, 2013
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From The Desk Of President Neil Best: A Legacy Of Personal Stories

Listening to the 10th anniversary retrospective of StoryCorps on Morning Edition was a powerful reminder of just what amazing partnerships are created through public radio and what an incredible part you play.

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4:00am

Thu October 3, 2013
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From The Desk Of President Neil Best: Of Budgets And Service

Recently the board of directors at NPR announced the fiscal 2014 budget includes an operating cash deficit of $6.1 million, or 3 percent of revenues. At the same time the board offered a strategic roadmap to achieve a balanced budget over the course of the next two years.

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