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

Shout for NPR
June 26, 2017 | NPR · New research provides the first hard look at the nation’s largest, single statewide voucher program and its impact on students.
 

AP
June 26, 2017 | NPR · Colombia’s president says at least six people died after the boat began sinking. An even deadlier incident was avoided, as recreational boats rushed to the scene to pull people out of the water.
 

AP
June 25, 2017 | NPR · Long crippled by lawsuits and recall costs over its faulty air bags, Takata, the Japanese auto parts maker, filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan and the U.S. on Sunday.
 

Arts & Life

Courtesy of VH1
June 25, 2017 | NPR · “I try to tune out all the drag that’s out there and tap into the drag I was doing when I was a little kid — when I didn’t even know the word ‘queer’ or that gay people were out there,” Velour said.
 

June 25, 2017 | NPR · It’s wedding season! For this week’s Call-In, Mandy Len Catron, author of the new book How to Fall in Love with Anyone, answers your questions about love and relationships.
 

NPR
June 25, 2017 | NPR · Diksha Basu’s new novel was inspired by the explosion of wealth she saw in 1990s India. She says money is a complex thing, and it takes a while for her characters to see that.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
June 25, 2017 | NPR · The Queens-based rapper says he draws inspiration from his father, a poetry-loving immigrant who brought the family to the U.S. after fighting for Bangladesh’s liberation from Pakistan.
 

Courtesy of the artist
June 25, 2017 | NPR · The California country-rock artist, 25, tells NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro about the personal and health struggles that have fueled her new album, Gilded.
 

Courtesy of the artist
June 24, 2017 | NPR · Burnt out after years of hard touring, the “Radioactive” band hit the brakes. Now, it’s bounced back with a new album, Evolve. Singer Dan Reynolds and guitarist Wayne Sermon tell Michel Martin more.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab