Aspen Public Radio News Team Adds Players and Changes Lineup for Summer 2022

Aspen Public Radio heads into the summer 2022 season with strategic changes to the station’s on-air talent lineup, as well as an increased focus on coverage of local events, all in service of our community. .

Aspen Public Radio reporter Hall Zander was promoted to the position of anchor of All things Considered, during one of the station’s highest-rated time slots, broadcasting from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. weekdays on 88.9FM and 91.5FM. Information Director Brent GardnerSmithwho has held the position since being hired last fall, will continue to oversee Aspen Public Radio’s award-winning news team, which includes Zander, as well as reporters. Eleanor Bennett, Dominic Anthony Walsh, and Caroline Llanes. “Halle sounds great on air and is a solid reporter and writer,” says Gardner-Smith. “It’s a natural afternoon anchor.” This move allows Gardner-Smith to fully utilize his expertise and knowledge of the Roaring Fork Valley to expand the newsroom’s local reporting efforts as a full-time news director.

As previously announced, the classical music lover Chris Mohr is back in Aspen, joining the Aspen Public Radio news team as a reporter. Mohr will devote his eight-week tenure to providing comprehensive coverage of the Aspen Music Festival and School’s summer lineup. In addition, Jenna McMurtry joined Aspen Public Radio as a news intern for the summer 2022 season. McMurtry, who grew up in the Vail Valley and Summit County, is currently the editor of her college newspaper at Pomona College and has been recognized by the California College Media Association and the California News Publisher Association for his work. She says, “I couldn’t be more excited to embark on a summer experience with Aspen Public Radio. Having already learned so much with such experienced staff, I look forward to seeing what the next few months will bring.

Haley Tidd will also be joining the station this summer as an audio production intern, supporting community engagement efforts by recording and producing audio in the studios, at live events and in the field. Tidd, who is studying audio engineering technology with a minor in classical music at Belmont University School of Music, will manage audio production for station promotions and support recently announced Sonic ID initiative which will be launched this summer with the support of the Aspen Chamber Resort Association. Tidd will also help the station expand its efforts to capture more public programming throughout the region by assisting with the taping, production and distribution of events hosted by a distinguished group of community partners, including:

These events will be archived on the station’s website, with selected programs scheduled to air on Aspen Public Radio, as a way for listeners to engage in thought-provoking conversations and hear locally focused discussions. taking place here in our community.
To this collection will be added selected events from the Aspen Institute Aspen Festival of Ideas, with 2022 marking the return of live broadcasts and specials from Aspen Public Radio, sharing festival highlights with listeners for the duration of the festival, thanks to the support of Obermeyer Wood Investment Counsel. Full broadcast schedule to come.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Aspen Institute to bring these world-class events to a wider audience here throughout our community. It’s so critical to our mission and allows us to be a unifier in new and exciting ways,” said the executive director of Aspen Public Radio. Richardson Breeze. “I was already looking forward to summer in the valley, but I’m really excited to hear the stories that our local newsroom will feature alongside this expansion of local content on our airwaves, thanks to our team of reporters and producers who proudly call this community home. This is the power of local journalism, and it’s such a privilege to be able to serve the valley in this way. Thank you to our staff, our community partners and all of our listeners and supporters for making this work possible.

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