Rocky Mountain PBS to merge with pubradio jazz station and investigative network

By Dru Sefton

This item has been updated and reposted with additional information.

Rocky Mountain PBS is merging with local jazz pubradio station KUVO-FM and I-News, a Colorado nonprofit investigative reporting service, the Denver Post reports.

In a press release, RMPBS said it has partnered with I-News since the launch of the service in 2009, and the organizations already share content and location. Doug Price, RMPBS president, said the station also has “a long tradition of collaboration” with KUVO, “which serves a culturally rich, diverse audience that reflects the demographic future of Colorado.”

The three organizations have started the transition to share resources, information and news, the announcement said. The formal merger between KUVO and KRMA should be complete in April.

The announcement said the three-way merger is a result of a strategic planning process between the RMPBS Board of Directors and the local Gill Foundation, which last year opened the Tim Gill Center for Public Media in Colorado Springs with RMPBS. The center unites more than 20 partners and serves as a public media hub for southern Colorado.

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