Board of Directors

KAFM’s Board of Directors is accepting applications for upcoming openings.  To learn more about the responsibilities, please review the board member roles and expectations.  You can also complete an application at this time, and please email the form to KAFM Board Members HERE.

KAFM Board of Directors Meeting Schedule
All KAFM Board of Directors meetings are open to the public. Meetings are scheduled in KAFM's Radio Room, every 4th Wednesday of the month at 5:30PM MTN, in KAFM's Radio Room, 1310 Ute Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501.
In keeping with COVID protocols some meetings will be scheduled by Webinar and will be noted in KAFM's Calendar of Events.

  • January 26, 2022
  • February 23, 2022
  • March 23, 2022
  • April 27, 2022 - Annual Directors Meeting
  • May 25, 2022
  • June 22, 2022
  • July 27, 2022
  • August 24, 2022
  • September 28, 2022
  • October 26, 2022
  • November 16, 2022 - Annual Board Retreat

To learn more about service on the board email BoardMembers@KAFMcommunityradio.org


Board Meeting Minutes and Files Archive

MARIANNE GRIFFIN | BOARD PRESIDENT

Marianne Griffin moved to Grand Junction in 2020 after living in Mexico for 6 years. She came to Grand Junction to be close to family. She has actively supported public radio since the late 1960's: Pacifica Radio in California, KDUR at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO, KSUT in Ignacio and KSJD in Cortez, CO, where she served on the Board of Directors through grant writing and Chaired their fundrasing committee.

Marianne has also served on other Boards. She served and chaired Hilltop House Borad of Directors in Durango from 1986 to 2001. Hilltop House in Durango is a halfway house for non-violent offenders to help them reintergrate into society after serving prison time. Ms. Griffin also served and chaired the Durango Lively Arts Community Theater Company Board of Directors from 1981 to 1991. She says the Lively Arts board was a very hands-on Board of Directors. Every member had to be prepared to build a set, act, produce a play, direct a production, sell tickets, or find props and costumes. "We had lots of fun, especially with our musical productions like, Paint Your Wagon and Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat."  She added, "The Lively Arts Community Theater Company and KAFM Community Radio have similar goals; to bring fun and pleasure to their audience through music and art."

Marianne Griffin retired from Fort Lewis College where she directed two federally funded educational programs that enabled low-income youth and adults to access post-secondary education opportunites. She says that it was very satisfying to be honored wiht the opportunity to help young people and their family achieve their dreams. "For many families, this was the first high school graduate and the first to go on to college, very special."

 

LINDA CALLAHAN | VICE PRESIDENT

 

SUE HAYES | TREASURER



 
SOPHIA GIANFRANCISCO | BOARD SECRETARY


 
JULIA COFFEY | BOARD MEMBER
DAN GEHERIN | BOARD MEMBER
Dan was raised in Auburn, in the Finger Lakes in Upstate New York. He Attended Catholic schools and community college there. Right after high school graduation he went to the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair. Already a huge music fan it gave him a thirst for live music. He worked as a roadie for a while and continued to see the great shows on the East coast. 1973 it was time to move on so he hitched a ride to the Grand Canyon. After the trip down, and back up, he and his buddy split from their friends and hitched through Colorado and settled in Telluride for the summer. They worked in a logging camp making way for the ski area. 


Time to head back East but he only made it to Grand Junction. Got jobs, lived in a van down by the river and found an apartment to rent. He met Sharon back in Telluride at the second Bluegrass festival. They married a year later, in 1978, and moved to Ft. Collins. He began a 40 year career in Foodservice selling food and equipment to restaurants. He joined Westman Commission Co. which  was being purchased by Kraft Foods, and moved back to Grand Junction and eventually they bought Sharon’s family farm. Three more ownership changes and after 20 years in sales he became Sales Manager for the Western Slope.

Dan retired in 2015. That’s when he joined KAFM as a DJ and got to play his favorite music for 3 hours at a time. Coach allowed Dan to do two different shows alternating weekly, 6 to 9 AM and 9 to 12 PM. Dan is still loving doing his shows, 16 Watt Awakening and Old Dan’s Records.  Having become friends with many volunteers and board members, when the opportunity arose Dan applied to join the Board in 2021. 

DAKOTA GRETT | BOARD MEMBER
MICHAEL SPRADLIN | BOARD MEMBER

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