Dean Phannenstiel hiking to CPR's Vail translator at Lower Dowd. 

CPR

When you turn on your radio, you probably don’t give too much thought to the technical process at play to bring the sound of someone’s voice from our studios in Centennial to you. It takes a lot of moving pieces and there’s one man behind this puzzle at Colorado Public Radio.

Meet Dean Phannenstiel, CPR’s vice president of engineering. Dean was recently appointed to head up the engineering team and oversee Colorado Public Radio’s broadcast infrastructure.

With more than a decade of experience in information technology and engineering, Dean works to ensure that listeners who tune in to Colorado Public Radio have the best quality audio experience, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It’s a job that’s taken him to remote areas of the state in every type of weather to monitor and repair all 26 broadcast sites that make up CPR’s statewide network.

Read more about Dean.