It’s hard to believe that KRCC is now 60 years old (that’s 20 years older than NPR), making it the first educational radio station in the state of Colorado. It takes a lot of community dedication and commitment to keep any institution going for this long. From its beginnings, KRCC has had a rare breed of volunteers, employees and, above all, members who’ve kept us on the air and, now, on the web.

Last year, we had the pleasure of meeting Donald Montgomery, a veteran of the 10th Mountain Division, a Colorado College alumnus, and one of the student broadcasters for KRCC in the mid-1950s shortly after the station was set up on campus by “Chief” Tyree. Now in his eighties, Montgomery went on to work as a field engineer on the Nike anti-aircraft systems for Western Electric and then went on to RCA and, ultimately, to the Pentagon. Surprisingly, perhaps, he credits much of his success to the folks who took him under their wings at KRCC.

If you value KRCC and if it has changed your life for the better, help us continue this rich community legacy and become a new member, renewing your membership, or inviting a friend to join.

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