Community at Work
Community at Work is a weekly public affairs program that provides a closer look at the public agencies that serve Larimer County residents. This half-hour show offers insights into the issues affecting our community and highlights some of the programs and services provided by local agencies and organizations. There are three rotating hosts: Health District of Northern Larimer County, Larimer County League of Women Voters, and Deni LaRue, radio host and former Larimer County public information manager.
Richard is a longtime Health District Communications Director and programmer.
Communications Specialist at the Health District, is the “new kid” on the show with almost three years under her belt as a public affairs programmer. Julie is an experienced print journalist and edits the Health District’s award-winning Compass newsletter. She loves the historical knowledge and sense of community and purpose among volunteers, programmers, and staff at KRFC 88.9 FM Radio Fort Collins!
Deni has always believed it is all about the listener, “Everything a DJ does on the air is for the listener, with moments of self-indulgent musical joy of course!” Fun fact: Deni was the first DJ on KRFC 88.9 FM Radio Fort Collins’ airwaves on Saturday, March 1, 2003! Deni has had two careers. She worked at three northern Colorado radio stations over a 21 year period. During that period she earned an M.S. degree in Technical Communication and began her second career as Public Information Director for Larimer County Government. She was also involved in local cable T.V. Her radio career began as a late-night free-form rock ‘n roll DJ and eventually she settled into broadcast journalism winning Local, State and National awards. She has been ‘on the air’ in northern Colorado for over 35 years.
Deni loves her community, radio, KRFC 88.9 FM Radio Fort Collins in particular, and of course Big Steve! (her husband).You can catch her on Mondays NoCo Flow 10am-Noon; Locally Sourced Mondays 12-1 pm; NoCo Flow Breakfast Blend 2nd and 4th Saturdays 8 am-10 am; and, Community at Work Public Affairs 1st Thursday of the Month at 6 pm. She also hosts [email protected] about once a month.
Deni is part of the 10-piece Sunny Side Singers…bringing song & music to senior living centers in Northern Colorado.
Brian got the radio bug in high school with “Teen Thirty,” a weekly program on the American Forces Network AM station in Frankfurt, Germany. Because AFN Frankfurt broadcast at a staggering 150 kilowatts, the show got fan mail from places like Paris, Vienna, and Prague. After a stint managing campus radio station WYSO in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and producing original radio plays, he interned at Gotham Recording Corporation in New York City. Something else happened for the next 40 years or so, and now he’s retired and back in radio, happily producing public affairs programming at KRFC 88.9 FM Radio Fort Collins.