Rocky Mountain PBS, KUVO/Denver, I-News Plan Merger
January 17, 2013 at 4:53 AM (PT)
ROCKY MOUNTAIN PBS, the public television company based at PBS affiliate KRMA-TV/DENVER, has entered an agreement to merge with and share resources, information and news gathering capabilities with DENVER EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING noncommercial Jazz KUVO (JAZZ 89)/DENVER and its rebroadcaster KVJZ/VAIL, CO and investigative journalism organization I-NEWS. The merger, yet to be filed with the FCC, is expected to close in APRIL.
"At a time when most media outlets are contracting, ROCKY MOUNTAIN PBS is expanding services and growing membership," said ROCKY MOUNTAIN PBS President/CEO DOUG PRICE. "We are proud of the partnerships we've developed with I-NEWS and KUVO/KVJZ over the years, and we're excited about improving public media for all Coloradans."
"We are thrilled to formalize our long-standing relationship with ROCKY MOUNTAIN PBS and help all communities use the in-depth reporting we provide to supplement the capacity of local media organizations," said I-NEWS Exec. Dir. LAURA FRANK. "This merger will ensure that important public service journalism can reach more Coloradans who can use it to make a difference for the future of the entire state."
"We are proud residents of the FIVE POINTS neighborhood and delight in sharing jazz, blues, and news with our loyal listeners. We look forward to working more closely with ROCKY MOUNTAIN PBS and believe our commitment to the Latino community will be well served by this growing partnership," said KUVO/KVJZ PD and Acting CEO CARLOS LANDO.