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Station's Archived Memories
Preserving the History of Rocky Mountain Public Media 

About Station's Archived Memories (SAM)

Station's Archived Memories, initially funded by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), is a totally volunteer-driven project established in 2000. Over 40 volunteers are dedicated to preserving the illustrious history of Rocky Mountain PBS.

Awarded the 2004 Community Development Award by National Friends of Public Broadcasting, SAM is unique within the entire PBS system. The purpose of SAM is to identify, document and preserve the history of Rocky Mountain PBS relating to its volunteers, programming, community outreach and administrative operations. SAM serves the past, present and future of Rocky Mountain PBS by assuring that the history of the station, its importance to the PBS system and to the Colorado community will survive for generations to come.

Archived treasures preserved by SAM volunteers as of April 1, 2021

  • 64,975 Photographs have been archived and electronically preserved
  • 20,437 Document Preservation items have been archived and electronically preserved
  • 4,207 Memorabilia items have been archived and electronically preserved
  • 231 Oral History interviews have been conducted and electronically preserved
  • 15,579 Local production videos and tapes have been inventoried
Rocky Mountain PBS

The First 60 Years - A History of Rocky Mountain PBS

Do you remember shaking your hips to Max Morath's Ragtime Era? Did you ooh and ahh over the cute and cuddly Klondike and Snow? Revisit the local programs, community events and educational opportunities Rocky Mountain PBS has offered for 59 years.