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CPR Board of Directors changes leadership, welcomes new members

Warren Olsen, Co-Founder of First Western Financial, Elected to Chair the Board

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – July 27, 2010 – Colorado Public Radio's (CPR) board of directors named Warren Olsen board chair. In addition, newly-appointed directors Robert Corder, Melinda Quiat and April Thayer, whose three-year terms started July 1, bring extensive business and nonprofit knowledge to the board.

Olsen replaces former chair Virginia Berkeley, who will remain on the board. Current director Justin Borus will assume the role of board treasurer, a position previously held by Olsen. Dean Salter will continue as board secretary.

“These are difficult times for all nonprofit organizations, and I want to personally thank our listeners for their generous support,” said Warren Olsen. “Because of their contributions, CPR finished the 2010 fiscal year on solid financial footing, which means we can go on providing the quality news and music programming that Coloradans know and appreciate.”

“Colorado Public Radio's statewide audience is strong and growing, and an infusion of fresh insight on our board of directors is an essential part of sustaining that success,” said Max Wycisk, president of Colorado Public Radio. “I look forward to working with this new group of leaders in 2010 and 2011.”

Robert Corder is a principal and partner with The Dini Partners, Inc., which provides counsel in philanthropy and nonprofit management. Melinda Quiat is the chief executive officer of The Quiat Companies, which is actively involved in real estate and oil and gas investment. April Thayer is president of Thayer Media, a strategic media planning and buying agency based in Denver.

Colorado Public Radio's Board of Directors currently includes:

Warren Olsen, Chair

Dean Salter, Secretary

Justin Borus, Treasurer

Virginia Berkeley

John Carlen

Forrest Cason

Ron Cooper

Robert Corder


Dr. Robert Contiguglia

Lisa Farber-Miller

Michael Grace

Laura Perry Barton

Melinda Quiat

April Thayer

Max Wycisk, Ex-officio

Colorado Public Radio is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides 24-hour, in-depth news and classical music to nearly 480,000 listeners each week (Source: Arbitron, Fall 2009). More than 90 percent of CPR's funds come from the private support of listeners, businesses and foundations.

News: Denver 90.1 FM & 1340 AM, Boulder 1490 AM, Pueblo 1230 AM, Grand Junction 89.5 FM, Montrose & Craig 88.3 FM, Vail 89.9 FM, and online at CPR.org.

Classical Music: Denver 88.1 FM, Boulder 99.9 FM, Pueblo 91.9 FM, Colorado Springs 94.7 FM, Aspen 101.5 FM, Vail 89.9 FM HD 2, Glenwood Springs 90.5 FM, Western Slope 103.3 FM, and online at CPR.org.

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