Board of Directors

KAFM’s Board of Directors is accepting applications for upcoming openings.  To learn more about the responsibilities, please review the board member roles and expectations.  You can also complete an application at this time, and please email the form to KAFM Board Members HERE.

KAFM Board of Directors Meeting Schedule
All KAFM Board of Directors meetings are open to the public. Meetings are scheduled in KAFM's Radio Room, every 4th Wednesday of the month at 5:30PM MTN, in KAFM's Radio Room, 1310 Ute Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501.
In keeping with COVID protocols some meetings will be scheduled by Webinar and will be noted in KAFM's Calendar of Events.

  • January 26, 2022 - Board Meeting
  • February 23, 2022 - Work Session
  • March 23, 2022 - Board Meeting
  • April 27, 2022 - Annual Directors Meeting
  • May 25, 2022 - Work Session
  • June 22, 2022 - Board Meeting
  • July 27, 2022 - Work Session
  • August 24, 2022 - Board Meeting
  • September 28, 2022 - Work Session
  • October 26, 2022 - Board Meeting
  • November 16, 2022 - Annual Board Retreat

To learn more about service on the board email

Board Meeting Minutes and Files Archive


Marianne Griffin moved to Grand Junction in 2020 after living in Mexico for 6 years. She came to Grand Junction to be close to family. She has actively supported public radio since the late 1960's: Pacifica Radio in California, KDUR at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO, KSUT in Ignacio and KSJD in Cortez, CO, where she served on the Board of Directors through grant writing and Chaired their fundrasing committee.

Marianne has also served on other Boards. She served and chaired Hilltop House Borad of Directors in Durango from 1986 to 2001. Hilltop House in Durango is a halfway house for non-violent offenders to help them reintergrate into society after serving prison time. Ms. Griffin also served and chaired the Durango Lively Arts Community Theater Company Board of Directors from 1981 to 1991. She says the Lively Arts board was a very hands-on Board of Directors. Every member had to be prepared to build a set, act, produce a play, direct a production, sell tickets, or find props and costumes. "We had lots of fun, especially with our musical productions like, Paint Your Wagon and Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat."  She added, "The Lively Arts Community Theater Company and KAFM Community Radio have similar goals; to bring fun and pleasure to their audience through music and art."

Marianne Griffin retired from Fort Lewis College where she directed two federally funded educational programs that enabled low-income youth and adults to access post-secondary education opportunites. She says that it was very satisfying to be honored wiht the opportunity to help young people and their family achieve their dreams. "For many families, this was the first high school graduate and the first to go on to college, very special."




Linda came to Grand Junction CO with her husband Ken in Sept 2021 and has never looked back.  She is originally from Chicago, IL which has a very rich art and music culture.  It was at the age of 9 or 10 when she fell in love with the live music scene.  Summers in Chicago were filled with opportunities to view and listen to musical acts every weekend, and most of them were free.  The lakefront had many beautiful parks along it and Grant Park hosted BluesFest every June. 
Chicago has an incredible radio station called WXRT. It is still going strong! They always played a wonderful variety of different music and artists. They had very knowledgeable DJs that knew or researched the artists they played and shared stories about them in such an engaging way.  "This station was my way of finding out what concerts were where and as a youth I always found a way to get there. The CTA (Chicago transit authority buses and L) were my Uber back then.  When I moved here, I longed for a music scene (but Covid still had everything shut down).  I met the Executive Director Cyrene in the Radio Room at a Fruita Chamber networking event and fell in love with that room, and Cyrene’s passion for music was as vibrant as mine.,"   states Linda. Linda is mom to 5 children who ALL have an affinity for music and culture.
Linda is active in her community with her social life and in her business.  She loves to volunteer and does so with several organizations like the Fruita Chamber of Commerce as an Ambassador, The Moose lodge, helps promote events with Elevate Kids, has volunteered with United Way, and of course the Board of Directors with KAFM. She is passionate about being in the great outdoors with her husband.  She enjoys hiking new places regularly, riding her road bike along the riverfront path, snow shoeing in the winter, Stand up paddleboarding, Camping, and taking in as many concerts as possible whether they are indoor or outdoor although outdoor is always preferred!






Julia Coffey is a local business owner in the Grand Valley. She has owned and operated Seeds Trust, High Altitude Gardens for 13 years and has dedicated her business to offering customers the best quality open-pollinated and regionally-adapted vegetable, wildflower, herb, and native grass seed. She encourages customers to save seeds and support local biodiversity. 

Julia has been passionate and active with music her entire life. From starting her college career at CU Boulder with a focus on vocal performance and choral education, she has performed in all manner of musical groups from a cappella hip-hop to blues bands. She is currently a member of the Western Colorado Chorale and is thrilled to be a board member for KAFM community radio.

Dakotah Grett is a Colorado native born in Delta, Colorado and grew up in Carbondale, Colorado. Dakotah has a background in sports as well as music, with KDNK being a regularly known station in the Roaring Fork Valley. Dakotah moved to Grand Junction in February of 2022 and has truly become a member of the community with involvement in KAFM, GJ Chamber, BNI, and coaching basketball at Palisade High School.
Dakotah has customer service experience from Hotel Aspen as well as being a General Manager at McDonald’s in Montrose for 4 years. Dakotah’s passion is seeing others succeed and achieving their dreams and joining KAFM was a vital part of becoming a part of the community and contributing to the KAFM family.


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