Garfield County declines to fund Spanish language radio show

Article author: 
Thomas Phippen
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Post Independent
Article date: 
November 17, 2019
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Colorado News
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Garfield County commissioners declined to fund a Spanish language program on community radio station KDNK they supported in 2018 during the final community grant awards for 2019...

Because the Charlando con Crystal program appeared to be shifting from primarily news and commentary to more music, Commissioner Tom Jankovsky suggested not funding the program.

In an interview, Jankovsky said KNDK’s request was for a very different kind of show than what was supported last year.

“The other program was more of a news program, and this program was more music,” Jankovsky said. “I didn’t believe it was in the realm of what we needed to cover.”

But Charlando con Crystal’s host, Crystal Mariscal, had to leave the show for work with the 2020 Complete Count Committee for the upcoming census, and passed the reigns on to another host.

Eloise Eduarte changed the name to Charlando con la Comunidad, and was limited to Monday mornings ...