I wanted to write and say thank you for your article about KOTO and its identity (“KOTO’s Painful Identity Crisis,” published online on Aug. 21). It’s very well-written and captures the essence of the problem. I don’t often listen to KOTO because I don’t find poor production values (dead air), lack of professionalism (attacks on personnel) and an inability to keep with the times to be quirky characteristics of Telluride that need to be celebrated. If the other radio stations nearby weren’t so terrible, I wouldn’t listen at all. You are right – we have options, but it would be nice to see KOTO get its act together.
There are many examples of outstanding local radio stations that are “cool” and that can be celebrated (KDHX in St. Louis; KCRW in Santa Monica, to name a few). KOTO just isn’t one of them.
– Daniel Zemke
Category: Letters to the Editor