Colorado Springs, CO, June 8, 2020 — Jeff Bieri has been named KRCC’s new station manager, Colorado Public Radio and KRCC announced today. Bieri, a 30-year industry veteran who currently serves as program manager, was promoted to station manager for the Colorado Springs-based public radio station, which is owned by Colorado College and operated by CPR.
“Jeff has been a key member of the KRCC staff for many years on the radio and behind the scenes,” said CPR President Stewart Vanderwilt. “He knows and loves the community and understands what Southern Colorado audiences need and expect from KRCC. We are grateful he will take on this crucial role to maintain KRCC’s unique position in the community together with Colorado Public Radio.”
Bieri was born and raised in Colorado with a brief stint spent in New Mexico during his “wandering years.” His love of music brought him to 91.5 KRCC in 1989, and, in the interim, he has hosted every day-part slot of KRCC’s programming. Bieri has participated in more than 60 KRCC membership drives during the course of his employment, and hopes to garner even more public support for KRCC and CPR.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to continue working with my friends and colleagues at KRCC, and now at Colorado Public Radio. KRCC has been a source of inspiration to me for most of my adult life, and I’m grateful for the partnership that CPR has offered us. The resources and broadcast knowledge of CPR are immense, and I believe the listeners of both KRCC and CPR will benefit greatly through our combined efforts,” Bieri said.
Bieri has been an active leader of the integration of KRCC into CPR’s operations, working closely across all departments, and will be an essential member of the team working to design the new public media center for Southern Colorado at 720 N. Tejon St. in Colorado Springs. That center is slated to open next summer, and will include offices for KRCC, Colorado College’s Journalism Institute, and Rocky Mountain PBS’ Regional Innovation Center.
Colorado Public Radio and Colorado College entered into a partnership in early 2020. As a part of the agreement KRCC is affiliated with, and operated by, Colorado Public Radio (CPR) in partnership with Colorado College. The station will continue to be identified as KRCC. This collaboration increases KRCC’s ability to produce and deliver original local content and provides KRCC’s audiences with CPR’s state-wide resources. CPR and Colorado College are committed to maintaining KRCC’s strong local and regional news presence and will continue to employ Colorado Springs-based personnel.
About Colorado Public Radio
Colorado Public Radio is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization that produces and curates in-depth and meaningful news and music, establishing thoughtful connections to Colorado for listeners seeking to be informed, enlightened and entertained. 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 Southeastern Colorado including Colorado Springs, Woodland Park, Pueblo and La Junta. Mountain communities via translator are Buena Vista, Salida, Westcliffe, Gardner, Villa Grove, Trinidad and Raton, NM. KRCC is operated by Colorado Public Radio in partnership with Colorado College.