Ryan Thompson

Operations Manager

I first heard KUNC when I was a student at The University of Northern Colorado desperately trying to get my ‘This American Life’ fix. Little did I know at the time that in just a few years Ira Glass himself would be suggesting that he and I trade glasses at a KUNC sponsored lecture in Boulder. I was the envy of my NPR-junkie friends for weeks afterwards as a result of the ensuing photos.

I joined the team at KUNC in 2008 as the Administrative Assistant, and spent two happy years toiling away assisting the staff, listeners and members before moving into the Operations Administrator position in March of 2010, becoming the Operations Manager (a subtle semantic difference...) in April 2011. My job falls under the programming department here at KUNC, and to get into it more than that I fear would mean using technical jargon you would find both meaningless and boring. Briefly, though, I use various computer programs to make sure the station plays the right things at the right times, as well as doing a little bit of on-air announcing. 

I love all the programs on KUNC, but have a soft spot for This American Life, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me and The World Cafe. I live in Loveland, and enjoy spending my spare time trying to teach my cat tricks while my ever-patient partner, Cale, sits idly by. 

2:45pm

Sat October 27, 2012
The Spotlight: Halloween

The Spotlight: The Cabinet Of Curiosities

Patrick Feller Flickr - Creative Commons

Take a look inside The Cabinet of Curiosities – a collection of stories from KUNC and friends from around the country that celebrate the creepy, the spooky, and the macabre…

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8:03am

Sun January 15, 2012
Stories from the National Day of Listening

A Valuable Lesson: "Knowing That You Can Overcome Obstacles And Still Lead The Life You Want..."

[Audio updated 01/15/2012, 3pm] The day after Thanksgiving was StoryCorps National Day of Listening – a day when people across America took some time to interview someone special in their lives. One of those people was Deborah Wagner of Windsor, who interviewed her son Jordan.

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5:33am

Sun January 8, 2012
STORIES FROM THE NATIONAL DAY OF LISTENING

"I Gave Myself The Opportunity To Have This Life; I'm Really Thankful For This Life..."

Sarah Paige Ryan and Dana Barclay
Dana Barclay

The day after Thanksgiving was StoryCorps National Day of Listening – a day when people across America took some time to interview someone special in their lives. One of those people was Dana Barclay, who interviewed her friend Sarah Paige Ryan. She spoke about some things in life she does not regret...

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5:37am

Sun December 18, 2011
Stories from the National Day of Listening

15 Years With Doris: "She Could Play a Helluva Piano..."

Bill Loper & Doris Bohling
Bill Loper

The day after Thanksgiving was StoryCorps National Day of Listening – a day when people across America took some time to interview someone special in their lives. Ryan Thompson, Operations Manager at KUNC, spoke to his high-school music teacher, Bill Loper. Bill recalled his long-time piano accompanist, Doris Bohling.

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8:36am

Thu May 19, 2011
Local

Steamboat Springs Outage

We are experiencing intermittent failures in service on our translators serving Steamboat Springs at 88.5 and 90.7 fm due to the wet, heavy snow. We hope to have full service restored as soon as possible, and apologize for the inconvenience. In the meantime, please stream us here. Thank you for your patience and understanding.