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CPR to Co-Host Governor and Senate Debates in Grand Junction

Public Radio Stations Across Colorado to Broadcast Governor and Senate Debates

Grand Junction, Colo., Oct. 20, 2022 - CPR News, in conjunction with the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel and Colorado Mesa University, will host a debate for candidates running for statewide office on Oct. 25. Both major-party candidates for governor and the U.S. Senate are scheduled to appear.

“We are excited to be part of this Western Slope debate night,” Kevin Dale, executive editor of CPR News, said. “Our three organizations have deep expertise on issues affecting Western and rural Coloradans. It’s critical for our state that we hear from the candidates on these specific topics.”

The debate will air live from 6-8 p.m. on CPR News and KRCC on the radio and online. CPR is offering the debates to any other radio stations that wish to air them for their audience. These additional public radio stations across the state will be broadcasting the debates: KAJX Aspen Public Radio, KGNU Boulder, KSUT Four Corners, KSJD Cortez, KBUT Crested Butte, KDNK Carbondale and KVNF Paonia/Montrose.

The Senate debate between incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet and Republican Joe O’Dea will be moderated by a panel including CPR News Public Affairs Reporter Caitlyn Kim, who reports on Colorado’s congressional caucus from Washington D.C. Public Affairs Reporter Andrew Kenney will be part of the panel moderating the debate between Gov. Jared Polis and his challenger, Heidi Ganahl. 

The debate will take place on the Colorado Mesa University campus in Grand Junction.

Listeners can find their local CPR News signal on this map. The debates will also stream on cpr.org, the Colorado Public Radio app and participating stations. 


About Colorado Public Radio

Colorado Public Radio is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization delivering meaningful news, music, and cultural experiences to everyone in Colorado using the power of the human voice in all its forms. Roughly 95 percent of CPR’s funds come from the private support of listeners, businesses and foundations. For more information, visit www.cpr.org.

  • CPR News delivers in-depth, insightful and impartial news and information from around the world, across the nation and throughout Colorado, examining its relevance to our state and connecting it to our community.
  • CPR Classical takes listeners on an in-depth exploration of thoughtfully curated music – with an emphasis on Colorado’s classical community – providing context to a broad range of meaningful and compelling works from past to present.
  • Indie 102.3 takes listeners inside the world of new and independent music – exposing them to up-and-coming artists and highlighting Colorado’s local music scene.
  • Denverite is an online news source dedicated to Denver's curious and concerned.
  • KRCC is a public radio station in Colorado Springs, Colorado, serving Southern Colorado. KRCC is operated by Colorado Public Radio in partnership with Colorado College.