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Austin Cope

Member since 2017


  • Cortez, CO


French, Spanish, Intermediate Hindi

Austin is available for

Part-time and/or freelance work in writing, reporting, and audio production; opportunities for longer-form narrative writing and/or audio production; language interpretation or voice-over work. Hoping to expand audience beyond local community radio.
  • Recording
  • Reporting
  • Voice

About Austin

My first experience in radio was at age 10 when I hosted a kids’ show at my local community radio station, KSJD, in Cortez, CO. After high school, I studied and worked in Belgium, Spain, Ohio, and northern Wyoming before returning to the Southwest become KSJD’s first morning host and reporter. While there, I produced hundreds of interviews and developed the station’s capacity to produce daily local news online and on the air. I also produced several newscast spots for NPR and wrote an award-winning investigative piece for a local magazine. In 2018, I left KSJD to pursue a two-year professional exchange fellowship in northern India, where I worked at an organization supporting women’s rights and sustainable agriculture. However, my stay in India was cut short in early 2020, when I had to return home due to the global coronavirus pandemic. I now produce stories on a contract basis for KSJD, and I'm open to freelance work with other outlets. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Politics from Oberlin College in Ohio.

Austin's Portfolio



  • Field Recording
  • Hosting
  • Interviewing
  • Tape Syncs
  • Translation
  • Voiceover


  • Broadcast-quality microphone setup (Rode Procaster)
  • Broadcast-quality recorder/interface (SoundDevices MixPre 3)
  • Hindenburg Journalist software