Edelstein, Joel

Edelstein, Joel
Edelstein, Joel, 1941, interviewee; Lomas, Leslie, interviewer; Pois, Anne Marie, vidieographer;
Date Recorded:
March 18, 2015
Date digitized:
March 18, 2015
Length of interview:
118 minutes, 25 seconds

Joel Edelstein describes his long involvement with radio station KGNU—as a volunteer producer, the station’s news director, and as a member and then chair of the board of directors. He talks about the evolution of the station from 1979 on, as it changed from being mainly a music station to also including many spoken word programs. Among the programs discussed are Hemispheres, Connections, Feminist Frequencies, War Talk (later Peace Talk), and Morning Magazine. Edelstein describes the centrality of volunteers in running the station and producing its shows, the changes involved in becoming an NPR affiliate and then dropping NPR affiliation, the development of the station’s mission, the increasing provision of local news coverage, and the development of a team approach to news production.


Barsamian, David.
Santos, Gonzalo.
Fuqua, Sam.
Schlender, Shelly D., 1956-.
Geiser, Nell.
Conran, Maeve.
KGNU Radio (Boulder, Colo.).
Radio station KGNU (Boulder, Colo.)
Public radio, Colorado, Boulder.
Radio stations, Colorado, Boulder.
Political activists, Colorado, Boulder
Original Format:
mini DV tape
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