It’s hard to believe that KRCC will be 60 years old next year! Just to put that in context, we’re 20 years older than National Public Radio (which will be turning 40 next year). When cultural institutions have been around as long as KRCC, it can be easy to forget that it hasn’t always been here and that it remains a fluid organization created, molded and sustained by groups of individuals and their visions. One of the most influential individuals in the station’s history is, undoubtedly, Mario Valdes. As station manager from 1978 to 2006, Mario transformed KRCC from a small college/community station into an NPR Member Station in 1984 and proceeded to bring great programming, concerts and much more to Southern Colorado.

His vision is remembered here by designer Mike Daymon who worked closely with Mario over the years to create many of the newsletters, t-shirts and concert posters that graphically defined KRCC within the community.

If you appreciate having KRCC and all it brings to our community and haven’t already joined or renewed, please help us continue the great legacy that Mario and others gave us.

Thanks!

 

5 Responses to A Brief Design History of KRCC

  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by KRCC. KRCC said: A Brief Design History of KRCC: It’s hard to believe that KRCC will be 60 years old next year! Just to put that in… http://bit.ly/9gVJZo […]

  2. Mary Ellen says:

    WHAT WONDERFUL DESIGNS! They still look fresh 20 years later! –Mary Ellen Davis

  3. Diann says:

    Fantastic trip down memory lane! Thanks for sharing.

  4. B. Casados says:

    Great piece–thanks for the comments and pictures. Mario and Lyn were founding voices of the radio station that I’ve belonged to for over 25 years. Fond as I am of the current radio voices, I still miss Mario and Lyn’s voices. RIP.

  5. Joy Daymon says:

    It is always good to see Mike Daymon’s amazing talent noted. I gave birth to the guy some years ago. (He also helps me with my books- otherwise I wouldn’t have any.)

News

Getty Images
February 19, 2017 | NPR · In a speech Saturday, President Trump listed Sweden among countries that have suffered terrorist attacks, pointing to an incident Friday. Only problem is, Swedes had no idea what he was talking about.
 

AFP/Getty Images
February 19, 2017 | NPR · Iraqi forces, which have largely cleared ISIS militants from the eastern half of the city, launched operations Sunday to reclaim the rest of Mosul, where commanders expect an even tougher fight.
 

AFP/Getty Images
February 19, 2017 | NPR · SpaceX scrubbed a launch attempt Saturday at NASA’s Launch Complex 39A, site of the shuttle program and the mission that first sent humans to the moon. Their second try succeeded Sunday.
 

Arts & Life

Courtesy of WBUR
February 19, 2017 | WBUR · Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering “radical empathy” and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts hear from a woman who is considering having a second child, but is hesitant.
 

NPR
February 19, 2017 | NPR · The country’s military dictatorship ended decades ago, but author Mariana Enriquez says there’s still “a ghostly quality to everyday life” there.
 

NPR
February 19, 2017 | NPR · O’Connell earned nominations for work on Top Gun, Transformers, Armageddon and many more. Losing streaks are never fun, but O’Connell seems at peace. “It hasn’t been the right time for me,” he says.
 

Music

February 19, 2017 | NPR · NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to singer-songwriter Pegi Young about her new album, Raw, about her divorce from Neil Young. She calls it the “soundtrack to the seven stages of grief.”
 

February 19, 2017 | NPR · It’s Black History Month, and NPR’s Alt.Latino team shares some gems of Afro-Latin music, ranging from Panamanian inspired hip-hop beats to Brazilian percussion.
 

Getty Images for Guitar Center
February 18, 2017 | NPR · The revered drummer, who suffered from bladder cancer in the past, popularized the breakbeat and became one of the most sampled musicians ever.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab