KSJD's mission is to inform, entertain, and empower the people of the Four Corners region through news, arts, culture, and public media service. KSJD is public radio serving based in Cortez, Colorado and serving the Four Corners Region of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah, including the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and portions of the Navajo Nation. We are proud to operate in a community radio model, meaning volunteer leadership powers much of the programming and operations of the station.
KSJD is licensed to Community Radio Project, a 501-C3 non-profit corporation based in Cortez, CO.
KSJD's financial support comes from membership contributions from listeners, corporate support from the business community, and grants from foundations and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Community Radio Project, KSJD, and the Sunflower Theatre acknowledge the Ute, Diné (Navajo), Pueblo, Jicarilla Apache, and Paiute people on whose traditional homelands our facilities are located, and where our radio signals are broadcast. We are grateful to all Indigenous people who continue to preserve and protect cultural traditions, maintain ancestral relationships, and steward these lands. We recognize this acknowledgement is just a small step towards full recognition and justice for the original people who continue to inhabit and connect with this land.
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KSJD Code of Ethics and Integrity
At a time of unprecedented change in the media, KSJD management has reviewed and revised our current approach to assuring that KSJD operates at high levels of ethics and independence in order to assure that public trust in our services remains high.
The Principles of Editorial Integrity and Independence have their roots in the Constitution and the Public Broadcasting Act. They were developed through public media leaders' participation in discussions, debates, and consultations involving hundreds of executives and senior staff of public broadcasting organizations; faculty from schools of journalism; and advisers in the areas of philanthropy, community engagement, new media, and best practices for nonprofit organizations.
The Public Media Code of Editorial Integrity developed by industry leaders in 2012.
KSJD recognizes that it must exercise diligence and discipline in order to maintain its reputation as a trusted source of news, educational material, entertainment, and information. KSJD's Code of Editorial Integrity require that the organization's governing bodies, management, and staff:
-Adhere to the highest professional standards.
-Comply with the KSJD mission statement.
-Maintain KSJD's independence and creative freedom with regard to creating and disseminating content.
-Assure that KSJD is not faced with undue influence from either internal or external sources.