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From Neil Best's Desk: 1A in Colorado

KUNC Pres. Neil Best

Dear Friends,

Shortly into my very first conversation with Joshua Johnson, host of 1A, I knew his vision for the program was perfectly aligned with KUNC’s mission of informing, inspiring, entertaining and working to strengthen the community.

It was two months before its first broadcast, and Joshua spoke then of wanting to ensure 1A would focus on issues and people beyond the Washington Beltway and the importance that the program takes time to listen. A very refreshing perspective. 

With faith in what I was hearing, I told Joshua that evening KUNC was signing up to air the inaugural broadcast, which took place in January 2016. I certainly believe our confidence in the staff at 1A has been justified in the last two years.

As part of the commitment to listening, 1A has made a commitment to incorporate more local and regional viewpoints into the conversation by visiting stations across the country --including KUNC-- and once again listening to communities.

We look forward to welcoming 1A to Colorado the week of March 4th, when the entire team will focus on the viewpoints from here. Tentative plans include broadcasting 1A live from our studios in Greeley. Most importantly the show’s producers, along with Joshua will spend the week listening to you.

As the plans for the visit are finalized we will keep you updated on our webpage, through social media and of course on-air.

Warm Regards,

Neil
President & CEO