BEND, Ore. - Judy Petullo and Creig Jones have been named Volunteer of the Year at KPOV, High Desert Community Radio.
Judy Petullo works in accounting by day. But nights and weekends often find her at KPOV editing her show, All Things Vegan, or helping with some of the many jobs at the radio station including everything from web editing to program reviews to stuffing envelopes.
"Volunteering has been a real eye-opener," Petullo said. "I never realized how much there is to do, and how many wonderful, dedicated volunteers there are. I have a lot of respect and appreciation for each of them."
Petullo enjoys spending time with her family and furry critters: three cats and one dog. Her other passions include gardening, reading and watching the many deer, birds, chipmunks, squirrels and other animals that frequent her yard.
Many local residents know Creig Jones as their former mailman, and KPOV fans know him as Tirebiter. Jones is veteran DJ and has hosted Tirebiter Tunes for eight years. Jones is also an active volunteer who works to build support for KPOV through his involvement in fundraising and other activities. Jones helps wherever and whenever he is called upon.
Petullo and Jones were nominated by other KPOV volunteers and selected from a list of more than two dozen nominees by KPOV's board of directors.
KPOV is a listener-supported, volunteer-powered community radio station broadcasting at 88.9 FM and streaming live at www.kpov.org. The full schedule of KPOV's local and syndicated programs, including information about each show, is available at the website.
Archived shows are also available at the KPOV website, along with information on how listeners can tune in on their iPods and iPhones.
KPOV broadcasts more than 40 locally produced programs of music and talk that are not heard on commercial or public radio stations in our area. KPOV programming includes local news and commentary, extensive coverage of local and statewide elections, and the most diverse musical programming in Central Oregon. Syndicated programs like Democracy Now, Bioneers and Free Speech Radio News also are unique to KPOV.
Underwriting is available at KPOV and is affordable for nonprofit organizations and small local businesses.
KPOV strengthens community and democracy through grassroots participation in independent, non-commercial radio. For a program schedule, underwriting information, to donate or to volunteer, call (541) 322-0863, visit www.kpov.org, or visit the studio at 501 NW Bond Street, Bend, OR 97701.