Radio version of Independent’s Koch brothers story has aired on more than 400 stations, reaching millions of people

A radio version of The Colorado Independent’s story Monday on the Koch brothers influence in environmental politics has now been aired on more than 400 radio stations in more than 30 states. The radio story was produced by Kathleen Ryan for Public News Service.

Ryan interviewed Colorado Independent reporter Troy Hooper for her report, which she broke into two segments, which ran Monday and Tuesday of this week.

Locally, the story was aired on KBCO, KHOW and KBPI among many other stations. Most of the radio stations airing the story do not publicly report their audience numbers, but just counting the ones who shared that information, the story was heard by well over two million people.

Scot Kersgaard has been managing editor of a political newspaper, editor and co-owner of a ski town newspaper, executive editor of eight high-tech magazines (where he worked with current Apple CEO Tim Cook), deputy press secretary to a U.S. Senator, and an outdoors columnist at the Rocky Mountain News. He has an English degree from the University of Washington. He was awarded a fellowship to study internet journalism at the University of Maryland's Knight Center for Specialized Journalism. He was student body president in college. He spends his free time hiking and skiing.