Celebrating 30 years of music, ideas, & community on the radio

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Our Mission

eTown’s mission is to educate, entertain and inspire a diverse audience through music and conversation in order to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world.

About eTown

eTown is a nonprofit, nationally syndicated radio broadcast/podcast, multimedia and events production company.  Since 1991, eTown has produced musical, social and environmental programming to uplift and inspire listeners around the world. The eTown community comes for the music, and stays for the message. The shows are recorded in front of a live audience, in our solar powered theater, eTown Hall, which also serves as a social and environmental hub for community events.

About eTown

The eChievement Award

eTown’s most popular spoken segment of the show, known as the eChievement Award, showcases individuals making a difference on behalf of people in need or for the sustainability of our planet. 

Throughout the thirty years eTown has been on the air, most of these stories have been about regular folks who’ve seen a problem in their community or beyond and who’ve taken steps to correct it – whether feeding the hungry, housing the homeless, cleaning up a river – the subject matter has been endless. Winners include people like Ethan Zohn, Laura Stachel, Chad Pregracke, Elaine Hamel, and many more. 

Occasionally, eTown features someone more well-known, in some cases actual celebrities, who’ve been an inspiration to millions of Americans – like President Jimmy Carter, iconic animal advocate Dr. Jane Goodall, and musician, activist Joan Baez – to name a few. So many great human-interest stories have been shared on eTown over the years with people, with people talking about their awe-inspiring work in their own voice. These are informative, positive interviews, often about tough subjects, but always coming from a place of hope. Many of our winners have received support from our listeners being heard on the program.

Homemade Songs

In 2020, with support from the Boulder Arts Commission, Gibson Gives Foundation, the Boedecker Foundation, and Boulder Arts Commission, eTown launched a program, Homemade Songs, with its neighbors at Attention Homes, an organization that houses formerly homeless adults between the ages of 18 and 24.

eTown Hall

For the first time in more than two decades, eTown finally has a home of its own. eTown Hall is a multi-purpose building in the heart of downtown Boulder that is not only home to eTown’s offices, but also a world-class live music venue, full service recording studio and a real community center.

True to eTown’s longstanding commitment to environmental education and “doing the right thing,” this building, converted from an old church facility, is quite possibly the greenest music and media center in Colorado!

eTown Hall is a home for the values and ideas that have helped make eTown thrive since 1991. It’s a place for music, certainly, but also so much more.

The eTones

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(L-R: Christian Teele,  Nick Forster, Helen Forster,  Ron Jolly, Chris Engleman)

eTown’s house band, the eTones, have played with so many world class musicians in so many styles throughout the years, that they just know and love MUSIC!