What is Podcasting and why is it Important to kHen and Salida?


Very simply put, podcasting is an audio recording that is made available over the internet in a number of web locations including but not limited to kHEN.org.

Podcasting supports Salida and the kHEN listening audience in three ways:

  1. We will be able to record a number of live shows from kHEN and make them available on demand over your smart phone, tablet or computer.  This way you can listen to a number of current kHEN shows at your convenience.  We will also save shows for some period of time so you can listen to past shows as well.  All live kHEN shows will not necessarily be recorded and podcast.  We will look to see what shows make sense to podcast.  Your opinions are welcome.  Just give us a call at 719-539-1069 or email us at info@khen.org.
  2. We will generate new shows that are designed to fit the needs of a particular audience or that work best in the podcasting format.  Some podcast shows will be broadcast on kHEN as well. One example is “Weekend Salida” which will be designed for our visitor audience.  This will be a short show that is recorded each week to let people know what is going on downtown that coming weekend.  We will put information regarding the podcast in all the Salida hotels and visitor oriented businesses so that visitors know how to get the podcast on their smart phone, tablet or computer.  This program is designed to promote Salida and support our local restaurants, venues and businesses.  
  3. When a show is Podcast it is available on line anywhere in the US and the rest of the World.  kHEN is a low power, 100 watt independent, noncommercial radio station and so our broadcast radius is relatively small.  For example, we do not reach as far as BV with our current wattage.  However, with podcasting we can reach anyone, anywhere, anytime.  What we care about as a community can now reach not only our own residents but also those who share our interests far and wide.  Who knows what possibilities could arise!


Jimmy Sellars

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Jimmy Sellars has been exhibiting his work since 1978. He is a professional artist, designer, gallery director, and consultant for individual artists, art centers, creative professionals and museums. He has worked with the Denver Art Museum's Alliance for Contemporary Art and DAM Contemporaries, The Museum of Outdoor Arts, and a variety of galleries and corporations around the U.S. and Western Europe. His work has been exhibited in over 70 countries on traveling and invitational exhibitions and has been included in a variety of corporate and private collections around the world. He has been featured in several national and international publications including GEEK Magazine and ArtByte Magazine in the U.S., the Het Parool in the Netherlands, the Deccan Chronicle in Hyderabad, India, O Globo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the St. Petersburg Times in St. Petersburg, Russia, and The North Shore Times in Sydney, Australia. As of 2011 Sellars has curated over 300 exhibitions internationally including My Gay Valentine in 2006 which received national coverage on NPR (National Public Radio), Changes an exhibition of photography which received Best Photographic Exhibition, and Unstitched, an exhibition of his own work which received Best Political Show of 2005. In 2007 Sellars received the Village Voice's publication Westword Magazine's 3rd MasterMind Award in the Visual Arts in the state of Colorado which carried with it a monetary award of $4000. As an active part of the art community Sellars was chosen by the Denver Public Library to participate as a panelist on the State of Art in their EatArt Conference, worked as a gallerist and artist with DADA (Denver Art Dealers Association) on a variety of projects in the community, volunteered for the Denver Art Museum's AFCA and DAM Contemporaries and was chosen as one of their featured artists in 2007 during their Summer Salon Series. From 1998-2004 he was asked to be a Juror and member of the Board of Directors for the International Digital Art Awards headquartered in Sydney, Australia. In 1993 he opened Sellars Project Space in Denver, Colorado and subsequently in 20010 another location of the award winning space was opened in Santa Fe, New Mexico's Railyard District. In 2014 Sellars moved Sellars Project Space to a sole location in Colorado's largest Historic and Creative District in Salida, Colorado. Sellars also founded several art organizations including The Foundry Arts (1993-1997), The Center for Creative Exploration (1994-1998), Studio 211 (physical location and online 1992-2001) and the ARTBOX Program (2004-present) where donated art materials are gathered into backpacks and donated to police stations, shelters, or in person to children in need. Sellars' work focusses on creating intimate and emotional spaces between inanimate objects that hold already established stereotypes or perceptions. He is currently furthering his work of creating art digitally by using the iPad and other digital input devices and creating more affordable methods of output in order to make art more affordable for the public. He works with the organization Think 360 Arts where he teaches technology based art forms to children in both pubic and private schools.