Denis Moynihan / President
Denis Moynihan founded Fraser Valley Community Media in 2007 to ensure the area participated in the FCC’s once-in-a-generation full-power, non-commercial FM broadcast license opportunity that occurred that year.
He has over 16 years experience across all facets of the independent media sector, from creating and growing sustainable content production, developing novel distribution systems, and marketing. He co-founded Democracy Now! Productions, Inc in 2002, collaborating in the development of that radio program (founded in 1996) into a high definition, globally broadcast cross-platform TV/radio news hour. He has extensive live television production experience, leading hundreds of live broadcasts from across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe and Africa. In 2006, he was appointed to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s Consumer Advisory Committee, where he chaired the Media Ownership subcommittee, passing measures against further corporate media consolidation. He is the co-author, with journalist Amy Goodman, of three non-fiction books, including Democracy Now!: 20 Years Covering the Movements Changing America (also co-authored with David Goodman) and The Silenced Majority: Stories if Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance and Hope. All three books appeared on the New York Times bestseller list.
Moynihan is a syndicated columnist with King Features, co-authoring a weekly column with Amy Goodman. He was named “Media Citizen of the Year” in 2016 by the National Federation of Community Broadcasters.
He and his wife, Trish Schoch, were married at Granby Ranch, and split their time between Denver and the Fraser Valley.