KDNK (88.1 FM) is a community access radio station broadcasting an eclectic format including music and local news. The original idea for the station came from Lee Swidler, who placed an ad in the local newspapers, looking for volunteers to help him bring the station to fruition. A group including Bruce Stolbach, Bill Phillips, Brian Vancil, Jim Groh, Brenda Jochems, Pat Noel, Wick Moses, and Marple Lewis met in Swidler's locksmith shop at night, plotting their strategy. Using an NTIA grant and money pledged by local residents, KDNK took to the air on April 15, 1983.
The station serves Carbondale, Aspen, as well as the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond, through a series of mountain top translators, stretching from Vail to Leadville. The station is currently owned by Carbondale Community Access Radio, Inc.
KDNK can be found and listened to via the web at www.KDNK.org