Nikki Swarn will lead Rocky Mountain Public Media’s jazz station KUVO as GM, the organization announced Tuesday.
Swarn launched the organization’s The Drop, an Urban Alternative station, in 2019. She will now serve as GM of both stations.
“Together in concert, both stations remain committed to developing and delivering content that explores and shares community voices and perspectives by providing platforms for access and authenticity,” Swarn said in a press release. “I’m excited to continue collaborating with THE DROP and KUVO teams as we strengthen our community relationships and earn trust. It is our hope that, through active engagement and listening, we inspire excellence, nurture emerging artists, and cultivate relevant content and connections with those whom we serve.”
Swarn replaces Carlos Lando, who transitioned to a new role in August as EP and host of The Morning Set with Carlos Lando and as a senior radio advisor for RMPM.
“Nikki has put together an excellent team of committed radio professionals with strong ties to Denver’s R&B and hip hop community while continuing to build a vision for public radio that shapes the industry nationwide as an avenue to engage and serve diverse communities,” Lando said in the release.
Flo Hernandez-Ramos, a co-founder of KUVO, has returned to the station as a strategy and team-building consultant, the organization said in the release. She is also joining the RMPM board as an emeritus member.