Feature: Non-Profit in the Spotlight

Aspen Public Radio has long depended on the generosity of its listeners and underwriters to provide the station with a significant portion of its operating expenses. At the same time, the station recognizes that it has the means to give back to the community by sharing its most valuable resource – air time – with other area non-profit organizations.

Aspen Public Radio donates $5,000 every month in on-air exposure to an organization that might otherwise have a difficult time affording traditional methods of spreading the word about their missions and events. If you know, or are part of, a local non-profit organization and would like to be featured on Aspen Public Radio’s Non-Profit in the Spotlight, please contact Cornelia Carpenter at cornelia@aspenpublicradio.org or (970) 920-9000.

John Noonan Memorial Scholarship

In recognition of the remarkable support the station has received from the community for more than 20 years, Aspen Public Radio has established a scholarship for a graduating senior who plans to study broadcast journalism and/or communications in college. Each spring the scholarship is available to students graduating from any high school within APR's local listening area.

The scholarship was named in memory of John Noonan, a dedicated and loyal member of the Aspen Public Radio staff for more than 15 years, in appreciation for his contribution to local public media. On his long-running show Aspen Media Review, John covered community issues, events, and in particular, the arts. For more information on applying for or contributing to the scholarship, please contact Membership Director Eleanor Shelton.

Past recipients: Whitney Hubbell (Aspen High School, 2009); Mamie Brown (Aspen High School, 2010); Chuck Bergren-Aragon (Glenwood Springs High School, 2011); Taylor Clayton (Aspen High School, 2012); Kayla Henley (Roaring Fork High School, 2013).

Public Service Announcements

Aspen Public Radio welcomes submissions for public service announcements (PSA) for local, community-based events. These events should be held for the benefit of the community or for a non-profit organization. Please submit a brief description and contact information for the event (3-4 sentences if possible) to psa@aspenpublicradio.org.

We will make every attempt to air your PSA as often as possible, space allowing, but there is no guarantee your PSA will be aired.