The Highlights of 2019

July

Stewart Vanderwilt began his new position as President and CEO of Colorado Public Radio.

Colorado Matters took its show on the road to Grand Junction. Host Ryan Warner interviewed Colorado author Craig Childs on stage at the Avalon Theatre.

August

Daniel Mescher
Yo-Yo Ma at Red Rocks (Daniel Mescher/CPR Classical)

CPR Classical broadcast world renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma live from Red Rocks in a sold out show.

September

Ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, CPR’s Purplish podcast kept voters better informed about local politics.

October

The CPR newsroom published its 2018 Midterm Election Guide, which provided Colorado voters with in-depth answers to their questions about the ballot.

November

CPR Classical expanded into northern Colorado at 88.3 FM.

December

CPR Classical released Comfort and Joy, its first ever holiday music compilation, with 17 tracks recorded in the CPR Performance Studio.

January

CPR News launched its new schedule, which included 17 new national programs.

February

Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner sat down for his first interview with newly elected Governor Jared Polis.

March

Online news organization Denverite joined the CPR family.

April

Hart Van Denburg
Columbine High School 20-Year Memorial (Hart Van Denburg/CPR News)

CPR produced Since Columbine to explore the 20th anniversary of the shooting at Columbine High School.

CPR News received a $500,000 grant from the Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation, dedicated to accelerate the expansion of the newsroom.

May

Host Ann Marie Awad presented the podcast On Something at a live showcase in Boston.

June

CPR News launched On Something, its first national podcast produced in collaboration with PRX that explores the impacts of marijuana legalization in Colorado and nationally.


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