KRCC Community Advisory Board
The purpose of a CAB is as an advisory and support role only — no fiduciary or decision-making powers are granted. The CAB reviews the programming goals established by station; review the community service provided by the station; review the impact on the community of the significant policy decisions rendered by the station; and advise the governing board of the station whether the programming and other significant policies of the station are meeting the specialized educational and cultural needs of the communities served by the station. The CAB has no decision making powers, but serves as a sounding board for station management.
The KRCC CAB meets at least three times per year with four meetings scheduled. All meeting dates, times and locations will be posted below and broadcast on KRCC at least seven days before the meeting. Meetings are open to the public unless otherwise indicated. Closed CAB meetings will have the reason listed.
Per Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) stipulations, all CAB meetings are open to the public unless proprietary information or personnel issues are scheduled to be discussed. Then all or a portion of a meeting may be closed to discuss those matters but notification will be given.
KRCC is a community service licensed by the FCC to Colorado College. Colorado College is the holder of KRCC's FCC license and as such their Board of Trustee meeting portions directly discussing KRCC business matters will be open to the public with the same exceptions as above. Their Board of Trustees (link goes to current board members of Colorado College) meetings are closed to the public except in instances where they are discussing KRCC matters. Notification will be given to the public on-air and online when a Colorado College meeting involves KRCC.
KRCC CAB meetings are scheduled for the first Tuesday of even numbered months from 6-7:30 p.m. They are currently being held in a closed virtual format. When they return to in-person meetings, that information will be updated here.
- February 2, 2021
- April 1, 2021
- June 1, 2021
- August 5, 2021
- October 7, 2021
- December 2, 2021
Steve Kern, Chair
Steve Kern is the chair of the KRCC Community Advisory Board. A 30-year resident of Colorado Springs, Steve was a teacher in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program at Palmer High School in downtown Colorado Springs for most of that time until retiring in 2017. In addition to volunteering with KRCC, Steve serves as the vice chair of the Colorado Springs Law Enforcement and Transparency Accountability Commission (LETAC) and co-teaches a course at Colorado College in Philosophy for Children, which trains facilitators to engage children in philosophical conversations. He is also a member of the advisory council for “Becoming Your Personal Best,” an educational initiative of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum focusing on developing resiliency skills for teachers, students and communities. Steve’s interests include road cycling, jazz piano and reading with great enthusiasm in many subject areas. The father of two adult children, Steve is married to Nancy Henjum, an executive coach and leadership consultant. They live in central Colorado Springs with Ella, their rescue dog.
Dinny Weber, Vice Chair
Dinny Weber was born in St. Louis, Mo., attended Tulane University in New Orleans, then medical school at the University of Missouri, Columbia. In 1990, after training in infectious diseases at UNC Chapel Hill, he moved to Colorado Springs and began practice. He retired from practice in 2019. His wife, Terri, is a retired family physician, and they have two adult children, KT, a colorectal surgeon, and Rob, a commercial photographer. They have three dogs and all are longtime KRCC listeners.
Allison Towe, Secretary
Allison Towe moved to the Colorado Rocky Mountain region in the late ‘90s to work in commercial real estate management. She has worked extensively in large commercial retail facilities, specializing in strategic communications and operational management. Her interest in public-private partnerships between local governments and private developers is based on cultivating rapport, balancing business priorities with public interest, and creating innovative solutions to difficult problems. She is an avid photographer and storyteller. Allison graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Iowa, Tippie College of Business.
Aleah Cordoba grew up in Colorado Springs and is currently a student at Colorado College. The daughter of a Mexican immigrant, she always felt the pull of two different worlds and identities. After graduating from Palmer High School, she spent a year traveling, visiting eight countries, and eventually realized Colorado Springs was a pretty special place to grow up. After returning from her world travels, she began working at REI to connect more closely with the outdoor community. Simultaneously, she began taking journalism, math, French, pottery and ballet classes at Pikes Peak Community College, eventually transferring to Colorado College. Currently Aleah is on a pre-law track, majoring in political science and minoring in French and journalism.
Chloe Brooks-Kistler is currently a student at Colorado College majoring in political science and minoring in Italian. A native of Colorado Springs, she has been a part of the KRCC community since she was 17. She is excited to be a part of the CAB and to help KRCC and the Colorado Springs community work together!
Casey Goehl describes himself first as a doting father of three girls and second as a below-average fisherman. He will be a spring graduate in business from Colorado Mountain College. When not pursuing entrepreneurial and educational endeavors, he spends his time enjoying the simpler things in life, like a good soda water and a musical. Casey states his heart is made of ‘70s rock, his soul is made of ‘90s rap and his body is made of tacos.
Rose Lyda is a lover of arts and culture. Since moving to the Pikes Peak region in 2004, she has found community in KRCC. In her free time you’ll find her listening to “our friend and neighbor” Vicky’s playlists, watching films profiled on “Fresh Air,” volunteering at community events like Blues Under the Bridge, and seeking to connect others to the wealth of resources available in the region. A native Oregonian, Rose earned a Master’s in public affairs from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and now serves as the senior analyst for the City of Colorado Springs Community Development Division.
Ann-Marie Manning is the social work department chair at Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC). She teaches social work courses and addiction counseling classes at PPCC. Ann-Marie also advises students, often first-generation college students, and she supervises the part-time faculty on the social work team at the college. Ann-Marie is also a part-time counselor at the Colorado College Counseling Center and brings a wealth of clinical experience from a variety of clinical backgrounds. She has worked at inpatient and outpatient mental health settings and has taught college classes in clinical social work at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She specializes in working with marginalized populations, such as students of color and LGBTQ+ students. She has expertise in both mental health and substance abuse treatment.
David Smith attributes much in his life to college, community and public radio. He has been involved in radio for over two decades as a volunteer, financial supporter, show host, award nominee and development professional. Beginning as the director of development with KDUR Community Radio in Durango, Colo., David has been a development professional for Fort Lewis College, the University of North Dakota, and the U.S. Air Force Academy, as well as a bluegrass DJ with KDUR and North Dakota’s Prairie Public Radio. He is the director of annual giving with the Air Force Academy Foundation and resides in Colorado Springs with his wife, Karin, and their two kids, Emmett and Adella.
Jane Turnis - ex officio
Jane Turnis is vice president for communications at Colorado College. She is a former newspaper writer and editor with a great appreciation for excellent journalism. She has worked at CC since 2003, and closely with KRCC for more than a decade; now she serves as liaison between the college, KRCC, and CPR. She has been a KRCC member and fan of the station, its people, and all they bring to listeners ever since she first arrived in Colorado.
Jeff Bieri - ex officio
View Jeff's bio here.
Stewart Vanderwilt - ex officio
View Stewart's bio here.