News Notes & Spins – March 1, 2012

Sorry I got this month’s column off late.  Officially? – hand surgery sucks.  Until you get to use the hand that got fixed and you realize it feels much better than before you got it fixed.  So, with that in mind, thank you for the many kind emails and text messages this past week.  It was a lot of one finger typing this weekend.

In radio news – this is a very important time of year as local community/public radio stations go on-air to encourage your financial support.  So far, from what I’ve been able to see and hear, those efforts are producing wonderful results.  As I was listening to Colorado Public Radio (CPR) recently I heard they hit their membership goals in record time, hitting goal two days early with record numbers.  In Crested Butte, KBUT reports they completed their “…2012 Winter Pledge Drive on February 17th, raising a record $42,000 in 12 days. Spirits are high and support for community radio is strong in the Gunnison Valley.”  KRFC Fort Collins is celebrating their 9th B-day this month.  They are hoping to set new records themselves in fund raising, in order to maintain their focus on music from here in Colorado.  KGNU’s (Boulder) membership/fund drive runs through March 10.

All in all, local support is the key to maintaining a vibrant community/public radio station in our cities and towns … and from the looks of our charts every month, the key to keeping Colorado music on the air throughout the state.  Community/public radio stations are by and large the most significant media outlets for our music scenes.

The University of Colorado student radio station KVCU aka Radio 1190 (Boulder) has been undergoing some changes since the departure of Mike Flanagan and some of the old Radio 1190 kids, who went on to form Open Air 1340.   In October the station hired Mikey Goldenberg, formerly an air talent and producer at commercial hot adult contemporary outlet KALC/105.9 Alice (Denver), as their new GM.   Since then the  CU Student Government’s Legislative Council has identified several problems that required a reasonably large restructuring of the station’s budget and staff, and a redirect of the station’s marketing and branding efforts.  There’s an excellent article on it at the Daily Camera, entitled CU-Boulder’s Radio 1190 to restructure, rebrand.\

I’ve got a new Colorado music show to introduce — the show itself is not new, just my awareness of it.  It’s hosted by David Browder Sunday nights 10-11 pm on KWRP 100.3 fm in Pueblo.  Thanks to David for spreading the music in the Pueblo area.

TOP 40 MOST SPUN TITLES – February 2012
(336 titles tracked / 164 titles reported as played)
(LM) TM / [date added]
(D) = debut, first time on chart
(R) = re-entered chart

(6) 1. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s (self)  Alt-country   [Jan-12]
(D) 2. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband (Telarc)   Blues   [Feb-12]
(1) 3. The Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground (self)   Americana/alt-country-rock   [Nov-11]
(D) 4. Tennis – Young & Old (Fat Possum)   Pop/indie/alternative   [Feb-12]
(10) 5. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Live and Learn (self)   Pop/indie/alternative   [Nov-11]
(13) 6. Harry Tuft & Friends – Treasures Untold (Manasses Records)   Folk   [Nov-11]
(D) 6. Katya Chorover – Big Big Love (Cat and Moon Records)   Americana/country-folk   [Feb-12]
(14) 7. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost (self)   Rock/roots rock   [Oct-11]
(3) 8. Devotchka – 100 Lovers (Anti-)   Adult alternative   [Dec-10]
(D) 9. FaceMan – Feeding Time (self)   Rock/adult alternative   [Feb-12]
(R) 10. The Haunted Windchimes – Live at the Western Jubilee (Blank Tape)    Folk-rock   [May-11]
(11) 10. Varlet – The Drifter (self)   Rock/indie/alternative   [Dec-11]
(D) 11. Hindershot – Curse Us All (Hot Congress Records)   Rock/indie/alternative   [Feb-12]
(21) 12. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis (self)   Blues   [Aug-11]
(D) 13. Katie Glassman – Snapshot (self)   Americana/bluegrass   [Feb-12]
(14) 13. The Yawpers – Savage Blue (Adventure Records)   Americana/alt-country-rock   [Jan-12]
(2) 14. SHEL – When the Dragon Came Down (Mad King Records)  Folk/adult alternative   [Sep-11]
(R) 15. Juno What?! – Shameless (self) Funk/disco   [Jan-11]
(R) 16. Ian Cooke – Fortitude (Pop Shop Music)   indie/alternative   [Oct-11]
(D) 17. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed (Family Tree)   Rock/indie/alternative   [Feb-12]
(R) 18. Spring Creek – Hold On Me (self)   Bluegrass   [Jul-11]
(D) 19. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You (self)   Pop/country crossover   [Feb-12]
(20) 19. Places – No More Wasted Days (self)   Pop/rock   [Jan-12]
(D) 20. Turn 4 – What You Do About It (Fuck All Y’all Records)   Alt-country   [Nov-11]
(R) 21. Petals of Spain – Late Night Visitor (self)   Pop/adult alternative   [Sep-11]
(R) 22. Jim Stranahan – Free For All (Capri Records)   Jazz   [Apr-11]
(7) 22. Rose Hill Drive – Americana (Slowly and Shirley)   Rock/hard rock   [Jul-11]
(9) 22. The Don’ts and Be Carefuls – Sun Hits (self)   Rock/indie/alternative   [Sep-11]
(R) 23. Justin Roth – Now You Know (Rothirric Music)   Folk/singer-songwriter   [Mar-11]
(5) 24. John Oates – Mississippi Mile (PS Records)   Blues/country-blues   [Apr-11]
(8) 25. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5 (self)   Bluegrass/country-folk   [Apr-11]
(D) 26. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight (Hot Congress Records)   Pop/indie/alternative   [Feb-12]
(R) 26. Rorey Carroll – Roadside Lullabies (self)   Americana/country-folk   [Dec-10]
(19) 27. Georgann Low – Les Progres De L’Amour (Seasons Of Love)   (self)   Jazz/vocal   [Aug-11]
(4) 27. John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty (Free School)   Rock/adult alternative   [Apr-11]
(R) 27. Juno What?! – Late Night Live (self)   Funk/disco   [Oct-11]
(D) 27. Wasteland Hop – Mother Acre (self)   Hip-Hop/rock   [Nov-11]
(R) 28. Fox Street Allstars – Welcome to the Mighty Pleasin’ (self)   Rock/roots, r&b   [Jan-11]
(R) 28. Rene Marie – Voice Of My Beautiful Country (Motema)   Jazz/vocal   [Apr-11]
(R) 29. Andy Palmer – Sometime Around (self)   Rock/adult alternative   [Sep-11]
(R) 29. Kim Jones – Lucky Girl (self) Alternative adult contemporary   [Jul-11]
(R) 29. You Me and Apollo – Cards with Cheats (self)   Folk/indie   [Aug-11]

DROPPED OUT OF TOP 40
12. Cassie Taylor – Blue
12. Honey Gitters – Poor Gitters’ Almanack
12. Paper Bird – Carry On (Long Spoon)
13. Cary Morin – Sing It Louder
13. Chris Kennison – Simply Steel
14. Air Dubai – Day Escape
14. Churchill – Happy/Sad
14. Jesse Manley – Devil’s Red
14. Mancub – The Secret Machine
15. Kentucky Parlor Pickers – Barn Burner
16. Wendy Woo Band – Austerity
17. El Toro De La Muerte – Danger These Days
17. John Statz – Old Fashioned
17. Sam Lee – Better Half
17. The Quiet American – Vol. II
18. The Patti Fiasco – The Patti Fiasco
19. A Mouthful of Thunder – Slow Burn
19. a. Tom Collins – OH NO!
19. John-Alex Mason – Jook Joint Thunderclap
19. Lizzie Huffman – Pretty Old Soul
19. Mike Marchant – Lost and Found Sound (2008-2011)
19. Patrick Dethlefs & Friends – Stays the Same

ADDED IN FEB.
Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight
After Midnight – Hit the Jive Jack
Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
Catch Bees – Newman’s Open Choir
Chris Griffin – Now
Churchill – The Change
Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You
Coupstick – Light’s Shadow
Craig Corona – About Time
Eric Gunnison – Trios
FaceMan – Feeding Time
Foam Bullets – Looking Out for No. 1
Hindershot – Curse Us All
In the Whale – Cake
Jake Schepps – An Evening In The Village: The Music Of Bela Bartok
Josh Quinlin Quintet – Mountain Time Standards
Katie Glassman – Snapshot
Lindsay & the Lost Caravan – You Don’t Know Me
Oak Creek Band – 2012 (Quetzalcoatl) [single]
Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
Rick Stahl – Harmony House
SAUNA – The Teen Angst Tape
Tennis – Young & Old
The Autumn Film – 8 Track Tape
The Foot. – The Crowd Control EP
The Fray – Scars and Stories
The Swayback – Double Four Time
Various artists – Under Age, Over The Top
Wasteland Hop – Mother Acre

STATION BY STATION

KAFM (Grand Junction)
1. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
2. The Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground
2. Rorey Carroll – Roadside Lullabies
3. Juno What?! – Late Night Live
3. SHEL – When the Dragon Came Down

KBUT (Crested Butte)
1. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
1. Rorey Carroll – Roadside Lullabies
1. Tennis – Young & Old
2. Gauntlet Hair – Gauntlet Hair
2. Grass It Up – Grass It Up Live

KDNK (Carbondale)
1. Devotchka – 100 Lovers
2. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s
3. John Mieras – Painted Glass
4. Juno What?! – Shameless
4. Juno What?! – Late Night Live

KGNU (Boulder)
1. Jake Schepps –  An Evening In The Village: The Music Of Bela Bartok
2. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
3. Harry Tuft & Friends – Treasures Untold
4. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis
5. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s

KOTO (Telluride)
1. Breathe Carolina – Hell Is What You Make It
1. Spring Creek – Hold On Me
2. Devotchka – 100 Lovers
2. The Yawpers – Savage Blue
3.  Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost

KRFC (Fort Collins)
1. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
2. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live @ Hodis
3. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Live and Learn
4. David Richey – No Peace of Mind
4. Katya Chorover – Big Big Love

KUNC (Greeley)
1. Kathryn Mostow – Rich Girl
2. Eric Forsyth – The Thin of Thick Things
3. Cassie Taylor – Blue
3. Justin Roth – Now You Know
3. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband

KUVO (Denver)
1. Eric Gunnison – Trios
2. Georgann Low – Les Progres De L’Amour (Seasons Of Love)
2. Playground – Dreams Go Through My Mind
3. Dotsero – Storyhouse
3. Jim Stranahan – Free For All

KVNF (Paonia)
1. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s
2. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
3. Katie Glassman – Snapshot
4. Cassie Taylor – Blue
4. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5

Open Air 1340 (Denver)
1. Tennis – Young & Old
2. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
3. Mike Marchant – Indulgent Space-Folk Vol. 3: Binary Beach
4. Hindershot – Curse Us All
4. Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Unentitled

The Colorado Sound
1. The Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground
2. FaceMan – Feeding Time
3. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s
4. Coles Whalen – I Wrote This For You
4. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Live and Learn

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