Denis Moynihan / President
Denis Moynihan founded Fraser Valley Community Media/KFFR 88.3 FM in 2007 to ensure the area participated in the Federal Communications Commission’s once-in-a-generation full-power, non-commercial FM broadcast license opportunity that occurred that year.
He has worked in noncommercial media for more than two decades as a writer, reporter, producer and organizer in the effort to develop the increasingly important practice of sustainable, non-profit journalism. He co-founded Democracy Now! Productions in 2002 as an independent, non-profit news organization, helping the radio program founded in 1996 to grow into the largest, cross-platform public media collaboration in the U.S.
He has produced hundreds of live broadcasts from every continent save Antarctica. He is the co-author, with journalist Amy Goodman, of three New York Times bestselling non-fiction books, including Democracy Now!: 20 Years Covering the Movements Changing America (also co-authored with journalist David Goodman) and The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance and Hope.
Moynihan is a syndicated columnist with King Features, co-authoring a weekly column with Amy Goodman. In 2017, he was on the Democracy Now! team that reported on the violent use of private security and attack dogs at the indigenous-led resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. Their reporting was recognized with the prestigious Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award for Breaking News Coverage, as well as the United Nations Correspondents Association’s Prince Albert II of Monaco and UNCA Global Prize Gold Medal. In 2016, he was honored as the National Federation of Community Broadcasters’ “Media Citizen of the Year.” In 2006, he was appointed to the FCC’s Consumer Advisory Committee, where he chaired the Media Ownership subcommittee, passing measures against further corporate media consolidation.
He and his wife, Trish Schoch, were married at Granby Ranch and split their time between Denver and the Fraser Valley.