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Neil Best

President & CEO

Email: neil.best@kunc.org

As the President & CEO of CRNC, much of my time is devoted to working to connect KUNC and the Colorado Sound to the communities we serve. This includes working with the staff, five advisory panels, our board of directors, as well as other community groups.

With more than 45 years at KUNC and now more than three years with the Colorado Sound I am an anomaly, career wise.  My view is I have been so fortunate. It feels like I never have had to work a day in my life; just come in each day and be part of an organization that values community and in turn is valued by the community.

Through high school and college, I participated I forensics, primarily on the debate team.  The plan was to become a high school debate coach. A detour brought me to KUNC first as a Saturday night host, then children and education editor, news director, program director, station manager. The Peter Principle at work!

Over the years have had the opportunity to serve on various national public broadcasting boards.  Currently I am the President of Western States Public Radio and as a member of the Colorado Humanities Board of Directors.

My wife, Joyce, is a retired educator, who has found career volunteering for numerous groups in the Greeley area.  We are blessed with two granddaughters, Magnolia and Poppy, two daughter-in laws, Jenny and Liz, and two wonderful sons, Brian and Brandon.  Pretty much all fans of the beautiful game, known in America as soccer.