Harry Brull Steps Down as KHEN's Chairman of the Board of Directors

Harry Brull joined the kHEN Board of Directors in early January, 2011, shortly after learning dj skills and hosting two Monday evening music programs on kHEN: "Hen Picked" from 7-8 pm, followed by "Best of the Brood" until 9:00. He was immediately voted in as Chair of the Board and served in that capacity for six years, much longer than any previous kHEN Board Chair.

He organized a Music Swap at the Salida Community Center that first year. Vendor tables were set up as a benefit for kHEN, and many people enjoyed embellishing their music collections at that fun event as well as finding some good bargains on musical instruments and equipment.

Harry took over kHEN's longstanding relationship with the Gay & Lesbian Fund of Colorado and completed most of the grants received from them during his tenure as Chair. He played a leading role in hiring kHEN's current and previous two Station Coordinators, Esperanza Zane, Sandy Farrell and Sara Cothren. When it came time to move after ten years in a dark alley to the new location on E. 3rd Street, Harry, along with Diana Smith, did most of the negotiating with the City; a year later he helped negotiate the contract to move kHEN's antenna from the little tower on Tenderfoot Hill to the new City of Salida tower, as requested by the City.

Perhaps his biggest contribution involved his work with Scott Adams, taking on the Symphonic Salida agreement with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, fundraising and promoting four successful performances a year.

We will miss Harry at the Board meetings but we look forward to many more years listening to great music on "Hen Picked" and "Best of the Brood" on Monday evenings at 106.9fm or streaming live at khen.org. 

Jane Carpenter Interviews Sunil Tamang Who Walked Solo for 128 Days in Nepal

Jane Carpenter, on her kHEN program "Scrambled Eggs," interviewed Mr. Sunil Tamang on Friday, January 6th, 2017. Sunil Tamang discusses his 128 day solo trek in Nepal's Himalya at the age of 20. He also shares his experiences helping to rebuild the village of Syaphru Bensi after the 2015 earthquake. Mr. Tamang will speak at the Collegiate Peaks Forum on Thursday, January 12th, 7pm, at the Congregational United Church of Christ, 217 Crossman Avenue in Buena Vista.

Listen to the interview here:


Pursuing Personal Peace, kHEN's On-Air Book Club, Will Discuss Reflections on Silver River by Ken McLeod

The ancient wisdom of Tokmé Zongpo, presented through the eyes of Ken McLeod in Reflections on Silver River: The Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva, is as relevant now as it was in the fourteenth century. While we as human beings continue to find ourselves in difficult patterns that are remarkably similar to those of our predecessors, Ken's commentary is full of practical, simple, and inspiring description of how to apply timeless truths to a modern life. In this book, a path to personal peace is presented in a deep and pithy format, one that will challenge both readers and listeners alike, providing rich substance for lively on-air book-club discussion.

Margaret Rush and Julia Harris will host the discussion on kHEN's Pursuing Personal Peace, beginning on Sunday, January 8th at 2:00 p.m. with an encore broadcast on Thursday, January 12th at 9:00 p.m. Listen to the first broadcast here.

The Day the Earth Stood Still

The film, The Day the Earth Stood Still, was dramatized as a radio play on January 4, 1954 for the Lux Radio Theater; Michael Rennie repeated his lead as Klaatu with actress Jean Peters as Helen Benson. This production was later rebroadcast on the Hollywood Radio Theater, the re-titled Lux Radio Theater, which aired on the Armed Forces Radio Service.

KHEN's Bob Campbell of Sunday afternoon's The Golden Age of Radio, has made the audio file available. Listen here:

Jane Carpenter Interviews kHEN DJ Devin Sasso on November Visit to Standing Rock

On Friday, November 18, 2016, on her program "Scrambled Eggs," Jane Carpenter interviewed DJ Devin Sasso and Dennison Weedman on their recent visit to Standing Rock. They report on their trip and observations, the need for the public to understand the situation, and supplies that are currently needed. The Missouri River is in danger of pollution from the impending oil pipeline.

Listen here.

Marx Marvelous Interview with Attorney Holly Bird, Member of Red Owl Legal Collective, Speaking on Standing Rock

On Friday, November 4th, 2016, Marx Marvelous of  "The Cosmic Paradigm Shift Show" at kHEN Community Radio, interviewed attorney Holly Bird, member of the Red Owl Legal Collective. Listen here for an update on the Sioux Tribe's effort to defend sacred land at Standing Rock, and for information concerning the tribe's needs as winter advances. For further information concerning Standing Rock, visit www.standingrock.org. 

"War of the Worlds"

"'The War of the Worlds' is an episode of the American radio drama anthology series The Mercury Theatre on the Air. It was performed as a Halloween episode of the series on Sunday, October 30, 1938, and aired over the Columbia Broadcasting System radio network. Directed and narrated by actor and future filmmaker Orson Welles, the episode was an adaptation of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds (1898). It became famous for allegedly causing mass panic, although the reality of the panic is disputed as the program had relatively few listeners.

"The first two-thirds of the one-hour broadcast was presented as a series of simulated news bulletins, which suggested an actual alien invasion by Martians was currently in progress. The illusion of realism was furthered because the Mercury Theatre on the Air was a sustaining show without commercial interruptions, and the first break in the program came almost 30 minutes into the broadcast. Popular legend holds that some of the radio audience may have been listening to Edgar Bergen and tuned in to "The War of the Worlds" during a musical interlude, thereby missing the clear introduction that the show was a drama, but recent research suggests this only happened in rare instances.

"In the days following the adaptation, widespread outrage was expressed in the media. The program's news bulletin format was described as deceptive by some newspapers and public figures, leading to an outcry against the perpetrators of the broadcast and calls for regulation by the Federal Communications Commission. The Episode secured Welles' fame as a dramatist."  (Wikipedia.org)

Listen to "War of the Worlds" with introduction by Bob Campbell.