Sam Carter

Sam Carter grew up as a proud St Louis Cardinal’s baseball fan listening to games on KMOX radio.  With this came an understanding of AM radio and baseball and how this combination helped his parents and other folks survive the Great Depression.  Radio was a big entertainment for Sam beyond Cardinals baseball as there wasn’t much TV allowed for him growing up.  In college Sam became a volunteer DJ at KDUR and quickly moved to revitalizing and hosting a weekly talk show, “Making Waves.”  Once stationary in Montezuma County he helped create the “Roadkill Report” for KSJD and later helped initiate “River Radio” to cover river related topics with specific focus on the Dolores River.  Join him the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 AM for another fulfilling show.

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Kevin Fedarko is a river guide and author who wrote about a historic boating speed run through the Grand Canyon in his book "The Emerald Mile". In the first of a two-part interview, River Radio host Sam Carter talked with Fedarko about the book and how it shaped his views of the Grand Canyon, and his latest project to walk the length of the canyon.

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The big question on many boater's minds is if there will be a spill into the Lower Dolores River from McPhee Reservoir this spring that would allow for recreational flows. River Radio host Sam Carter talks with Vern Harrell, manager at the Bureau of Reclamation, about the prospect for a boating spill this spring, and the factors that go into deciding if a spill is appropriate given the various demands on the water in the Dolores River.

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In this episode of River Radio, host Sam Carter visits with Chilean river guide Francisco Valle about the Bio Bio River and Parque Pumalin in the Patagonia region of Chile, and the issues that are facing these rivers and other waterways of South America.

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In this episode of River Radio, host Sam Carter talks with Nate and Matthew Klema, brothers who grew up boating the Dolores River and have spent much of their lives running rivers around the world, about their recent speed record through the Grand Canyon, and how their experiences have shaped them.

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In this episode of River Radio, host Sam Carter talks with Yvon Chouinard, the founder and owner of Patagonia Clothing Company, about his land conservation efforts and love for the world's wild places.