Radio Reporting

Top: Peter Jones interviews Russian professors at Colorado Public Radio studios shortly after the fall of the Soviet Union. Bottom: Peter gets polo tips from Denver Polo Club founder John Gandomcar, left, and drummer Ginger Baker. Click below for radio story on Denver polo scene.

Peter Jones has reported award-winning stories for National Public Radio, Colorado Public Radio, The Christian Science Monitor, High Plains News and National Native News. All stories below are CPR, unless otherwise noted.

A day at the polo club (with Ginger Baker)
KGAY launches amid Amendment 2 (National Public Radio)
Modern Crusades: The Christian middle vs. the Christian right (Christian Science Monitor)
The folk-punk of 16 Horsepower (National Public Radio)
Give unto Caesar: Churches taxed? (High Plains News)
Should kids be forced to go to school? (Christian Science Monitor)
Soldier of misfortune: Bob Brown sued for mercenary ads
A night on the streets with the Guardian Angels
Allen Ginsberg howls once more
Choose or Lose: MTV rocks the vote
The price of rock and roll: Remember when we used to lament $100 ticket prices?
Barry Fey built this city on rock and roll
Attractive candidates: A good look at good looks
Quixotic candidates and the media windmills
Motorcycle clash: The debate over helmets
A final tour as Denver’s Stapleton Airport comes in for a landing
All the world’s a stage for Henry Lowenstein
Starring Colorado: Can the state play itself in the movies?
Denver’s music scene: Who is it? What is it? Where is it?
The murder of talk host Alan Berg brought to life
The death of capital punishment?
Co-housing: The new old-fashioned neighborhood
Sea-level dolphins in the Mile High City?
The end of the party for the Conference on World Affairs
Negotiating the Israeli-Palestinian conflict one teen at a time
Rock and no rules: The strange but true story of Flash Cadillac
Richie Furay: Country rock and the Rock of Ages
Paul Lynde and the high camp of low-brow cinema
Sonny and Cher humor commentary (KNUS-AM)

Radio resume

KWAB-AM (Working Assets): Boulder, Colo.  1999-2000. Format: News/Talk. Talk Host/Producer. Conceived, co-hosted and produced Prove It!, a weekly multi-guest talk show emphasizing critical examination of claims from the worlds of science, health, religion, paranormal, history, politics and popular culture. Generated coverage by press, websites and documentary filmmaker.

Colorado Public Radio (NPR): Denver, Colo. Format: News. 1990-1996. Reporter. Produced in-depth, award-winning NPR-style features and contributed same to National Public Radio, Public Radio International and other public radio networks. CPR is a three-stream statewide radio network broadcast on public radio stations across Colorado.

Boulder Broadcasting Corporation: Denver, Colo.  1989-1990.

KNUS-AM: (Business Radio Network):  Format: Business News/Talk.  Talk Host.  Host of Personal Gains, afternoon-drive talk show and news magazine. Commercial voice talent.

KBXG-AM:  Format: News/Talk.  Talk Host/Producer. Host of Ticket to Ride, general-interest afternoon-drive talk show. Host and producer of Pop Goes the Culture, weekly show focusing on arts and entertainment. Produced off-beat Dumas After Dark and later morning-drive incarnation. Oversaw staff of reporters, commentators and other contributors.

KDZR-AM (Business Radio Network): Business Broadcast Group. Denver, Colo. 1988. Format: Business News/Talk. 1988-1989. Talk Host/Producer/Reporter. Host and producer of The Business of Health, a weekly talk show. Reporter and producer for Health Minute, a daily news feature. Producer and reporter for afternoon-drive news. Voice talent.

Huttner Broadcasting: Denver, Colo. 1987-1988.

-KDZR-AM (Z-Rock/Satellite Music Network): Format: Hard Rock. Operations/Production Manager. Organized launch of Denver’s first heavy-metal format. Managed satellite and local programming. Produced and voiced commercials. Maintained operation of automation system.

-KMDK-AM: Format: News/Talk. Operations Manager/Talk Host/Producer. Managed network and local programming. Host and producer of Speaker’s Corner, daily talk show. Trained and supervised hosts, board operators and interns. General management of programming and support staff.

KUNC-FM (NPR):  Greeley, Colo. Format: Diverse/News. 1986-1987. Music Announcer/Producer. Host of daily music shift combining classical, folk, new age, jazz and popular vocal music.