Thu March 6, 2014
inTune Station Blog

From Neil Best's Desk: On This Occasion Of Our Arts Anniversary

April marks the one year anniversary of KUNC’s commitment to greater coverage of arts and culture.

Arts District, with reporter Carrie Saldo, began nearly a year ago, a partnership between KUNC and Rocky Mountain PBS. Through this unique collaboration we have heard and seen dozens of stories, ranging from youth poetry slams to western art shows, to the creation of creative districts across the state, just to sample a few of Carrie’s reports.

Last month, KUNC added another facet to our increased arts coverage. Many of us recognize the voice, the thoughtful essays, and the name of Howie Movshovitz as a contributor to Colorado Public Radio, to NPR (since 1987), and film critic for the Denver Post for nine years. Having moved on from his previous home, now he is the film critic for KUNC - heard every Friday morning at 6:35 and 8:35.

We are delighted to have Howie join the staff at KUNC.

Beyond the stories and commentary on films, KUNC’s commitment to the arts and cultural community extends to sharing information about events in our listening area. Over the last year, more than $150,000 of donated underwriting announcements were broadcast to our listeners on behalf of community organizations.

To help celebrate KUNC’s commitment to the arts, OpenStage Theatre is hosting KUNC night Friday, March 28, featuring William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, directed by OpenStage co-founder Denise Burson Freestone. We invite you to join us in this celebration. The first 75 KUNC listeners to email us with their name here will reserve a pair of complimentary tickets.

Thanks for listening to and supporting KUNC’s coverage of the arts. We hope to see you March 28.