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Colorado Matters celebrates 10th anniversary

Colorado Public Radio’s Award-Wining News Program ‘Colorado Matters’ Celebrates 10th Anniversary

CENTENNIAL, Colo. - August 30, 2011 – Colorado Public Radio’s (CPR) award-winning daily interview program, “Colorado Matters,” celebrates its 10th anniversary on September 3. Since its inception, the program has focused on sharing insightful stories about people, issues and ideas affecting Colorado.

“Ten years ago, Colorado Public Radio set out to provide listeners with more local perspective on news happening in Colorado,” said Kelley Griffin, CPR’s news director. “As ‘Colorado Matters’ turns 10, we’re certainly celebrating our accomplishments over the last decade, but we continue to seek ways to make the show better, too, whether that’s expanding our coverage of key issues, telling stories in more compelling ways or gathering insight from the community to add more perspective to our stories.”

“Colorado Matters” has been recognized repeatedly for excellence in public radio by the Colorado Broadcasters Association, Public Radio News Directors Inc. and many others, including the National Headliner Awards, which honored “A Day in the Life of a Lawmaker” with first place in the feature or human interest story category. Listen to award-winning interviews along with some of “Colorado Matters” producers’ favorites.

“Colorado Matters” provides listeners with information and insight into stories that define the state, including a monthly conversation with Colorado’s governor, which began after Gov. Bill Ritter was elected in 2006. The program also features comprehensive education and health care coverage as a result of expanded news programming.

“Colorado Matters” airs weekdays at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. A sampling of shows from the previous week airs at 7 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m. on Sundays.

Colorado Public Radio is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides 24-hour, in-depth news and music to about 450,000 listeners each week (Source: Arbitron, Spring / Fall 2010). More than 90 percent of CPR's funds come from the private support of listeners, businesses, and foundations.

News: Denver 90.1 FM and 1340 AM, Boulder 1490 AM, Pueblo 1230 AM, Vail 89.9 FM, Grand Junction 89.5 FM, Montrose / Craig / Parachute 88.3 FM, Gunnison 88.5 FM, Ouray 91.5 FM, Meeker / Rangely 91.1 FM, and online at www.CPR.org.

Classical Music: Denver 88.1 FM, Boulder 99.9 FM, Pueblo 91.9 FM, Colorado Springs 94.7 FM, Glenwood Springs 90.5 FM, Aspen 101.5 FM, Western Slope 103.3 FM, Dove Creek 88.7 FM, Gunnison 89.1 FM, Cortez 102.5 FM, Crystal River Valley / Old Snowmass 93.9 FM, Thomasville 93.7 FM, and online at www.CPR.org.

OpenAir: Denver 1340 AM.