Welcome Gavin Dahl KRCL's New Executive Director / General Manager

  • July 18, 2022
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KRCL is excited to announce the hiring of new General Manager / Executive Director, Gavin Dahl!

Gavin has a long history working in community radio and nonprofit leadership. He got his start producing college radio at KVRX Austin ‘None of the Hits, All of the Time.’ His first paid gig was for Seattle's Progressive Talk, AM 1090, an Air America Radio affiliate. Next he gained experience on staff at KAOS Olympia, KRBX Boise, and KYRS Spokane. He also served as a board member at KGNU Boulder/Denver and as president of the board of directors for the Rocky Mountain Community Radio Network.

From 2017-2020, Gavin was general manager for KDNK Carbondale/Aspen. Most recently, he served two years as News Director & Morning Edition Host at KVNF Mountain Grown Public Radio in Western Colorado, earning awards and recognition from the Colorado Broadcasters Association and Society of Professional Journalists. For fun, he co-hosted the popular weekly music show called "Room to Groove."

Gavin says, "I feel so lucky to have this opportunity to join this excellent team and bring my family to Salt Lake City. Friends and colleagues around the country keep telling me they already listen to KRCL, and we're really impressed with the staff and volunteers. I'm ready to get to work."

KRCL's future is bright and the Board of Trustees are excited to bring Gavin on to help lead the station's talented, committed, and passionate team of DJs, staff, and volunteers. KRCL Board Member Glenn McMinn who led the search committee for the new General Manager, says “Gavin has the perfect background and personality for KRCL and I’m looking forward to working with him.”

And Board President Ian Percy says, "Gavin is well-respected in the radio world and he’s a great fit to lead KRCL into its next phase as an essential hub for community connection and engagement in Utah and beyond."

Gavin, his wife Katie, and young daughter are new to Utah and we'd like help them feel welcomed into this wonderful community, so we're asking all of our listeners, friends, and neighbors, to share some of your favorite things about living in Utah. Hikes, parks, restaurants, venues, hidden gems, and must-see places! Let us know your favorites and we'll share them with Gavin.

Listeners are welcome to come out and meet Gavin in person at our upcoming '909 Day Block Party & Record Sale' happening Sept 9th, 2022 at KRCL.