John Nelson, Director of Marketing at iHeart Radio Sacramento

“As a former General Manager of KDVS (1986-1987), I am dismayed at the current lack of progress of KDVS finding a new home as Freeborn Hall is demolished due to seismic/earthquake standards. For over 57 years, KDVS has provided a lab for both students and community members to learn about broadcasting, managerial skills, and inform, entertain and provide the community with diverse, non-commercial free-form radio. Working at KDVS when I was a student at UC Davis (1983-1989) gave me valuable skills that allowed me to pursue my career in the media. Other students I worked alongside moved on to non-media careers, but still take the skills they learned at KDVS with them in their chosen path. Now more than ever, it’s vitally important to protect and support free speech in any and all forms, especially for the students at UC Davis. And if an appropriate space that meets KDVS needs can be found, it will ensure that KDVS will continue to have the impact on students and the surrounding community for years to come.” 

– John Nelson, Director of Marketing at iHeart Radio Sacramento, KDVS General Manager/Program Director/Airstaff 1983-1989

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