Board of Directors
We serve both KAFM and the wider community in developing a vision for culture and radio in the Grand Valley. The KAFM Board of Directors meets the Fourth Wednesday of every month.
Board meetings are open to the public, and we encourage listeners and community members to attend.
Visit the KAFM Calendar for dates and times.
If you’re interested in joining KAFM’s board, we invite you to complete an application and send it along with your resume to BoardMembers@KAFMradio.org or mail to: 1310 Ute Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501.
Board Meeting Minutes and Files Archive
JOE GUDORF | PRESIDENT
“While I love what I do, my passion has been music since I was a kid. I remember sitting and listening to albums with my parents on Friday and Saturday nights when I was a kid. We listened to everything from Marty Robbins to Michael Jackson. I enjoy playing guitar and still love listening to music. I listen to music while I drive, work, around the house and to fall asleep.
I met my wife Carrie in November of 2004 and we live on a small acreage property north of town with our two dogs Jackson a black lab mix and Lucy a Jack Russell Terrier. We also have two cats June and Cheyenne and two horses, Bear and Grace. We lost two of our beloved dogs in the past year. We love going to concerts and have made countless trips to Denver and even Phoenix to catch live music. I love finding new music and sharing it with friends and family.
I like to be involved in the community and have been involved with Doors 2 Success, the non-profit board for the supportive services of the Grand Junction Housing Authority. I have sat on the board since its inception in 2007 and have been honored to be the board chair for the past seven years.”
These are a few of my favorite quotes:
“Music…will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you.” – Dietich Bonhoeffer
“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain” – Bob Marley
“Music does bring people together. It allows us to experience the same emotions. People everywhere are the same in heart and spirit. No matter what language we speak, what color we are, the form of our politics or the expression of our love and our faith, music proves: We are the same” – John Denver
STEVE WESEMAN | VICE PRESIDENT
Steve has lived in, or close, to Green Mountain Falls, Colorado. His wife, Elaine was born and raised there. Steve's family moved there in 1963. They were uprooted from their life in Elgin, Illinois by Steve's father’s wanderlust. "After two months of bemoaning my fate, I found myself in love with the beauty of Colorado. That love has never faded."
After serving in the Navy and seeing the world, he came back to Colorado working a variety of jobs while obtaining a B.A. in English Literature and Education from The Colorado College.
Finding himself in need of a full time job he became an insurance adjuster, a job that sustained Steve & Elaine until they bought the franchise.
Elaine was a librarian with the Pikes Peak Library District for 28 years while she also mothered their two children, Aaron and Dana.
Steve and Elaine celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on January 24, 2020.
Steve's connection with KAFM started as an underwriter. After the franchise sold he continued as a sustaining member of. "I’m a believer. I’m hoping that belief will help keep KAFM on the great track it is traveling."
SCOTT BURNHAM | TREASURER
MARIANNE GRIFFIN | BOARD MEMBER
Dan was raised in Auburn, in the Finger Lakes in Upstate New York. He Attended Catholic schools and community college there. Right after high school graduation he went to the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair. Already a huge music fan it gave him a thirst for live music. He worked as a roadie for a while and continued to see the great shows on the East coast. 1973 it was time to move on so he hitched a ride to the Grand Canyon. After the trip down, and back up, he and his buddy split from their friends and hitched through Colorado and settled in Telluride for the summer. They worked in a logging camp making way for the ski area.
Time to head back East but he only made it to Grand Junction. Got jobs, lived in a van down by the river and found an apartment to rent. He met Sharon back in Telluride at the second Bluegrass festival. They married a year later, in 1978, and moved to Ft. Collins. He began a 40 year career in Foodservice selling food and equipment to restaurants. He joined Westman Commission Co. which was being purchased by Kraft Foods, and moved back to Grand Junction and eventually they bought Sharon’s family farm. Three more ownership changes and after 20 years in sales he became Sales Manager for the Western Slope.
Dan retired in 2015. That’s when he joined KAFM as a DJ and got to play his favorite music for 3 hours at a time. Coach allowed Dan to do two different shows alternating weekly, 6 to 9 AM and 9 to 12 PM. Dan is still loving doing his shows, 16 Watt Awakening and Old Dan’s Records. Having become friends with many volunteers and board members, when the opportunity arose Dan applied to join the Board in 2021.
NIC HANSEN | BOARD MEMBER
CLINTON KNORPP | BOARD MEMBERClinton Knorpp is a criminal Defense Attorney working for the Colorado Office of the Public Defenders. He moved to Grand Junction in 2013 to be a Public Defender. Clinton plays banjo in several local named and unnamed bluegrass and acoustic bands of various notariety. KAFM struck a chord with Clinton the first time he heard it on the radio. As a board member Clinton hopes to help KAFM continue to strengthen community through music.
LANCE LEWIS | BOARD MEMBERAfter opening and managing several Musicland stores in Metro Denver in the late 1970's, Lance, along with his wife Sheri and infant son, made Grand Junction their new home in anticipation of managing the next Colorado Musicland store opening in Mesa Mall in 1980. He changed careers when he moved to UPS, a job he retired from in 2008. He now enjoys family time with his kids and grandkids while working part time at Colterris Winery in Palisade.
Lance's love of recorded music can be traced back to radio. He has fond early memories of pop music on Denver AM stations but the emergence of FM radio and the album oriented rock (AOR) format began his lifelong love for discovering new artists. His years at Musicland brought exposure to and appreciation of all music genres.
Lance has been a volunteer programmer at KAFM since 2010 and has also served as a member of the station's Music Bureau. "There are so many passionate people who make this vital community and cultural resource possible. Being a part of that effort as a programmer and now serving on the station’s Board of Directors is an honor."