Jazz Studio opens at Buell Public Media Center




Koelbel and company, a family owned real estate development company and supporter of many community educational and cultural organizations, has completed the Koelbel KUVO JAZZ Studio at Rocky Mountain Public Media’s (RMPM) new Buell Public Media Center in Arapahoe Square in Denver. Opening in stages this summer, the new facility will house the Koelbel KUVO JAZZ Studio – newly named thanks to a $ 1 million donation that has helped support this project, which serves to preserve Colorado’s cultural diversity at a critical time in l ‘story. Rocky Mountain Public Media is Colorado’s largest multimedia organization supported by its members and the parent company of Rocky Mountain PBS, KUVO JAZZ and DROP.

“KUVO has a proud 33-year history of cultural influence in Colorado, and this generous donation from Koelbel and Company continues a legacy of family support for jazz in our community. The Koelbel family’s long history of community investment through generations of philanthropy makes them an ideal partner for KUVO. Their investment continues the founding vision of KUVO as a central place for jazz created by the Hernandez-Ramos family over three decades ago, ”said Amanda Mountain, President and CEO of Rocky Mountain Public Media. “We believe, more than ever, that KUVO JAZZ is a voice for all, helping to advance RMPM’s vision of a Colorado where everyone is seen and heard. “

With the move to the Buell Public Media Center in 2020, Koelbel will join KUVO’s long list of historic investors who have been instrumental in the preservation and celebration of jazz in Colorado. Public Radio KUVO JAZZ, part of Rocky Mountain Public Media and affiliated with NPR, has served the community since 1985 with jazz, blues, news and weekend programming packed with culturally rich programming. The station is on 89.3FM Denver, 89.7FM Breckenridge and online at KUVO.org and on the KUVO app.

“This is a new era for KUVO JAZZ, and the hosts and staff would like to thank the Koelbel Family Foundation for their investment in the music we have been playing for 35 years. This is a state-of-the-art broadcast studio, and we can’t wait to invite the community to see it, ”said Managing Director Carlos Lando.

Since its founding in 1952, Koelbel and Company has focused on responsible corporate citizenship and maintains a philosophy that investing in community, state and country lays the foundation for the future. He has a long history of supporting education and culture in Colorado and believes it is essential to support the culturally diverse content that is alive and well in Colorado.

“Education and cultural advancement have been the priorities of the Koelbel family for decades. We have great appreciation for the impact of KUVO in the Denver community – and more broadly. Supporting this cultural gem is a natural extension of our philanthropic mission, ”said Walter A.“ Buz ”Koelbel, President and CEO of Koelbel and Company. “We look forward to partnering with KUVO JAZZ, RMPBS and THE DROP to strengthen their cultural and educational impact in Colorado and beyond for many years to come. “

RMPM inaugurated the new building, the Buell Public Media Center at 21st and Arapahoe Streets, in November 2018. The building is the result of a $ 34 million fundraising campaign, launched by RMPM in 2017 and is expected to be fully completed at autumn. of 2020. RMPM will make a full announcement of the building’s opening, including its benefits to the community, partners and donors, in early July.

To follow the construction of the Buell Public Media Center, visit http://www.rmpbs.org/capital-campaign/.

Photo courtesy of Koelbel


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