ABOUT US

Our mission is to empower youth from diverse backgrounds to express themselves, build self-confidence, and develop leadership skills through community broadcasting.

 

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Andy Zanca (left) and Cody Swidler broadcasting on KDNK in 1987

OUR HISTORY

ANDY ZANCA YOUTH EMPOWERMENT Serving Youth Since 2000

Annemarie Zanca created the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program (AZYEP) in 2000 in honor of her brother Andy, KDNK Community Access Radio’s first youth DJ. Andy died by suicide in 1998.

Annemarie, a child and family therapist, recognized that Andy’s radio experience was a highlight of his life, providing community connection and a tool to combat isolation. She founded AZYEP to provide similar opportunities to youth throughout the Roaring Fork Valley giving all students access to community broadcasting.

In our twenty-one year history, AZYEP has served more than 5,000 youth and now broadcasts six hours of live talk and music programs every week during prime time on KDNK. In addition, AZYEP partners with schools from Aspen to Parachute to showcase student work. We engage youth in news production and provide mentoring opportunities.

TEAM

 

Beth Wysong – Executive Director

Adele Craft – Project Coordinator

Paige Gibbons – Broadcast Instructor

Alejandra Rico – Broadcast Instructor

James Steindler – Broadcast Instructor

Mountain Maes – Production Assistant

Trista Hackett – Broadcast Instructor

Suzanne Fitzgerald and Beth Wysong

AZYEP BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mindi Cabe – President

Access After School – Program Manager

Jason Hodges – Vice President

Coldwell Banker Mason Morse Real State – Realtor

Maria Wimmer – Treasurer

Coldwell Banker Mason Morse Real Estate – Realtor

 

Rachel Thompson – Secretary

Bridges High School – Educator

 

Kenna Crampton

KDNK Community Radio – Volunteer Coordinator

James Fosnaught Esq.

Karp Neu Hanlon – Lawyer

Marjorie Lear  

Colorado Mountain College – Assistant Dean of Instruction

 

Sharon Brady

Cooper Wine & Spirits – Owner and Manager

 

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