Rocky Mountain PBS is moving its operations to Colorado College to expand its local programming and educational initiatives.
The move from the property on Costilla Street to the Colorado College campus will create new opportunities for collaboration, while aligning with RMPBS’ other campus-based Regional Innovation Centers in Durango, Grand Junction, and Pueblo, says Amanda Mountain, president and CEO of Rocky Mountain Public Media, the parent company of RMPBS.
“Strong community partnerships help Colorado College connect meaningfully to our community, state and region, and help us provide an unparalleled education,” says Colorado College President Jill Tiefenthaler. “The addition of Rocky Mountain PBS to our campus will create synergies with our journalism classes and our NPR-member station 91.5 KRCC, more quality programming, greater community engagement, and exciting opportunities for our students to gain real-world skills,” she says.
Rocky Mountain PBS already collaborates with CC through a block class on engaged journalism and will support up to 20 internships each year for students to gain practical work experience in a media environment.
Additionally, CC's Film and Media Studies program has partnered with Rocky Mountain PBS since 2014 through a summer, two-block Colorado Documentary Project course. The course led to the creation of “In Short: Student Films from Across Colorado,” a television show featuring student work from across the region, which is now launching its fourth season and is entirely produced, curated, and delivered by CC students under the supervision of Film and Media Studies staff and faculty.
A house on the 1000 block of Weber Street currently is being remodeled, and RMPBS anticipates moving there at the end of August. Once 91.5 KRCC’s future home at 720 N. Tejon St. is remodeled, RMPBS will join CC’s NPR-member station at that location.
“This move strengthens our partnership with Colorado College and 91.5 KRCC, and I’m excited to see the new ways it will benefit the community,” says Mountain.