News Notes and Spins – February 1, 2013

Goat Jan 20122013 marks my 40th year dj’ing in one way or another.  Officially – professionally – I’ve been in radio since my first paycheck in 1977, so I have four more years before I celebrate my official 40th anniversary on the airwaves.  But, it was 1973, as a graduating high school senior, that I first laid a needle to a record for the purposes of making people smile and dance.  Now of course, in my world it’s all digital – but I digress.  You know that old saying, “never judge a book by its cover?”  Well, never judge a music lover by the hat he wears LOL.  I may love my cowboy hats, but you’re as likely to see me bopping to some hip-hop as well as some authentic roots country – unless you’re screaming or being outright violent… that’s where the line gets drawn for me.  And here in Colorado, a place I’ve called home most of my life now, there’s more than enough great music of all flavors to enjoy – regardless of the hat you wear (or not).

Congratulations to KRFC on their 10th Anniversary.   No station plays more music from here in the state than they do.  See their website at www.krfcfm.org for information about upcoming celebratory events.

Congratulations to KGNU‘s Sam Fugua, who’s been a part of that station for over 20 years and is now stepping down as station manager.    According to his email, Sam is looking “…for other professional opportunities in public media or the broader non-profit world in Boulder/Denver.”

KGNU IS SEEKING A STATION MANAGER

KGNU—a community radio station with studios in Boulder and Denver, CO—seeks a Station Manager to lead our mission-driven broadcast and online media organization.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to public media and substantial experience leading diverse communities in pursuit of the common good.

We are seeking an individual who combines strong communications, managerial and development skills with a vision for making local community media essential in a changing world.

KGNU is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applications from all genders, people of color, and people with disabilities.

Our ideal candidate will have the following combination of required and desired skills:

Required Qualifications:

  • At least five years experience managing people and programs in non-profit organizations, including working with volunteers
  • Demonstrated successful fundraising experience, including membership campaigns, individual donor development and grant writing
  • Knowledge of noncommercial broadcast rules and regulations, including all Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) requirements
  • Demonstrated budget development, financial acumen, and fiscal management skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Familiarity with and commitment to the KGNU Mission Statement

Additional Desired Skills:

  • Understanding of community radio
  • Community radio programming experience
  • Strategic planning and implementation experience
  • Experience working with non-profit boards
  • Bilingual English/Spanish

Salary is $47,500 annually and is non-negotiable. The position includes paid health insurance and vacation. This job will be based at KGNU’s Boulder office and requires travel to our Denver office at least once per week.

To apply, please submit the following materials by email and postal mail:

1)     A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
2)     A current resume
3)     The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and email addresses for three professional references

The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. Email to job@kgnu.org and mail to KGNU Station Manager Search Committee, 4700 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80301. No phone calls please.

CHANGES IN REPORTING PROCEDURES
When you look at the Station By Station listing you’ll notice something new.  [titles reported =___].  I spend a few days every month scouring every single playlist at some stations, while others provide me a list of current titles they played in the reporting period.  So, for instance, for the Jan spins chart, I scoured any and all records released from Nov 2011 thru Jan 2013.  Next month, I’ll only look for titles that came out from Dec 2011 thru Feb 2013.  You’ll not only see what records are getting the most love at a station, but also how many “current year” releases are getting played.  Props to KRFC and Open Air 1340 for being the #1 and #2 station respectively in number of current titles getting aired.

MONTHLY TOP VIDEO PICKS

Featuring Fierce Bad Rabbit, Elephant Revival, The Gromet, Otis Taylor, A Shoreline Drive, Grant Sabin, SHEL, Churchill.

TOP 40 SPINS JAN 2013

(267 titles listed.  167 titles reported as played at least once)
(CC) = Colorado Connection
[date] = Date added to reporting list
____________________________________________________________________________
1. The LumineersThe Lumineers (Dualtone) Americana [1-Mar-12]
2. Fierce Bad RabbitThe Maestro and the Elephant (self) Rock/AAA  [5-Jan-13]
3. DeVotchKaLive with the Colorado Symphony (Cicero Recordings) Indie/New Alternative [1-Nov-12]
4. Jeff BrinkmanStrange (self) Rock/AAA [1-Dec-12]
5. Leftover SalmonAquatic Hitchhiker (LoS Records) Americana [1-Apr-12]
6. The YawpersCapon Crusade (self) Rock/AOR [1-Sep-12]
7. Esme PattersonAll Princes, I (Greater Than Collective) Indie/New Alternative [1-Sep-12]
8. Beautiful Loser SocietyThe Desperate Promenade (self) Alt-country [5-Jan-13]
9. Manuel Lopez TrioSearching Out (Dazzle Recordings) Jazz [5-Jan-13]
10. You, Me and ApolloS/T [EP] (self) Indie/New alternative [1-Dec-12]
11. Chris DanielsBetter Days (self) Americana/country-folk [1-Jul-12]
12. Wire Faces King Cataract (Hot Congress Records) Rock/ALT [10-Jan-13]
13. RaincheckRaincheck (Dazzle Recordings) Jazz [1-May-12]
14. Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon (Sub Pop) Folk [1-Nov-12]
15. Elephant Revival It’s Alive EP (Ruff Shod/Nettwork) Folk [1-Nov-12]
15. FlobotsThe Circle In the Square (Shanachie Records) Urban Contemporary [1-Aug-12]
16. I’m With HerSongs We Said Goodbye To (Boss Koala Records) Folk [1-Oct-12]
17. Mama Lenny & the RemedyPunches and Hugs (self) Rhythm and Blues [1-Apr-12]
17. Mike Clark & the Sugar SoundsRound and Round (Blank Tape) Indie/New Alternative [19-Jan-13]
18. Darryl PurposeNext Time Around (Blue Rock Artists) Folk [1-Oct-12]
19. The GrometBarren (self) Rock/AAA [1-Nov-12]
20. Beats Noir!Where the Sun Goes Down (self) Urban Contemporary [1-Oct-12]
20. Otis TaylorOtis Taylor’s Contraband (Telarc) Blues [1-Jan-12]
21. Mosey WestMerica (self) Rock/AOR/AAA [1-Apr-12]
22. The SwaybackDouble Four Time (self) Rock/AOR [1-Mar-12]
23. The Haunted WindchimesOut with the Crow (Blank Tape) Folk [1-Apr-12]
24. Rob DrabkinLittle Steps EP (self) Rock/AAA [19-Jan-13]
25. Sam Holt BandSouthern Angels (self) Rock/AOR/AAA [12-Jan-13]
26. O’Brien Party of 7 (CC)Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller (Howdy Skies Music) Folk [1-Jun-12]
27. Bad Weather California Sunkissed (Family Tree) Indie/New Alternative [1-Feb-12]
27. Danielle Ate The Sandwich{like a king} (Youngest Daughter Records) Folk [1-May-12]
28. Boa & the ConstrictorsMarried to the Blues (self) Blues [1-Nov-12]
28. Carmelita’s LoversGhosts of Our Former Selves (Nething Music) Rock/AOR/ALT [15-Jan-13]
28. Lindsey SaundersNothing Normal (self) POP/Crossover [14-Jan-13]
29. Land LinesLand Lines (self) Indie/New Alternative [24-Nov-12]
30. Bonnie & The ClydesWrong Side Up (self) Alt-Country [1-Jul-12]
31. A Shoreline Dream “333” (self) Rock/ALT [12-Sep-12]
31. Grant SabinAnthromusicology (Blank Tape) Rock/AOR [10-Jan-13]
31. TennisYoung & Old (Fat Possum) Indie/New Alternative [1-Feb-12]

DEC ADDS
Balue – West Coast Bros
Chris Coady – From Down Here
Jeff Brinkman – Strange
Pretty Lights – Hot Like Sauce You Get High
Taarka – Adventures in Vagabondia
The Hollyfelds – Title Stealers
The Messers – New American Soul Vol 1
Trainwreckers – For the Record
Vi Wickam and Steve Eulberg – Old School | Old Time
Wil Swindler & The The Season Jazz Trio – The Season
You, Me and Apollo – S/T [EP]

JAN ADDS
A Boy and His Kite – A Boy and His Kite
Abi Robins – Such A Mess
Beautiful Loser Society – The Desperate Promenade
Blue Canyon Boys – Next Go Round
Carmelita’s Lovers – Ghosts of Our Former Selves
Constant Tourists – Carry On
Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band f/Erica Brown – Tangled Road
Eye and the Arrow – If By Fire
Fierce Bad Rabbit – The Maestro and the Elephant
Grant Sabin – Anthromusicology
Instant Empire – Keep UP!
Joe Johnson – A Cold Christmas Moon
Josh Dillard – The Whale and the Sea
Joshua Novak – Ephemeron
Kristi Stice – Under the Willow
Lindsey Saunders – Nothing Normal
Manuel Lopez Trio – Searching Out
Megan Redmond – Acoustic Sessions
Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds – Round and Round
Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone
Poet’s Row – Poet’s Row
Rob Drabkin – Little Steps EP
Sam Holt Band – Southern Angels
Tom Gershwin – Sweet Pastimes
Thomas Hine – Forgive My Future
War Over Water – The Authority EP
Wire Faces – King Cataract

STATION BY STATION

beautiful loser society3KAFM (Grand Junction) [titles reported = 24]
1. Beautiful Loser Society – The Desperate Promenade
2. Jeff Brinkman – Strange
3. Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon
4. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
5. Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up

Elephant Revival It's AliveKBUT (Crested Butte) [titles reported = 7]
1. Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP
2. Beautiful Loser Society – The Desperate Promenade
2. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
2. Jeff Brinkman – Strange
2. Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon

Elephant Revival It's AliveKDNK (Carbondale) [titles reported = 21]
1. Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP
1. O’Brien Party of 7 (CC) – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller
1. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
2. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
2. Fierce Bad Rabbit – The Maestro and the Elephant

beautiful loser society3KDUR (Durango)
1. Beautiful Loser Society – The Desperate Promenade
2. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
3. Halden Wofford & the Hi-Beams – Live @ Hodi’s
4. Fierce Bad Rabbit – The Maestro & the Elephant
5. Tia Fuller (CC) – Angelic Warrior

lumineersKGNU (Boulder) [tites reported = 18]
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Chris Daniels – Better Days
2. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I
3. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
4. Katie Glassman – Snapshot

a shoreline drive_333KRCC (Colorado Springs) [titles reported = 26]
1. A Shoreline Dream – “333”
2. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
2. Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds – Round and Round
3. Grant Sabin – Anthromusicology
4. The Lumineers – The Lumineers

you me and appolo 2KRFC (Fort Collins) [titles reported = >100]
1. You Me & Apollo – You Me & Apollo
2. Various – Spokes Buzz Vol 3: Band Together
3. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Maestro & the Elephant
4. The Lumineers – Lumineers
5. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches & Hugs

mostow_rich-girlKRZA (Alamosa) [titles reported = 4]
1. Kathryn Mostow – Rich Girl
1. Taarka – Adventures in Vagabondia
2. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away
3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
..

beautiful loser society3KSJD (Mancos) [titles reported = 5]
1. Beautiful Loser Society – The Desperate Promenade
2. Katya Chorover – Big Big Love
3. The Moetones – Lowbrow
3. Elephant Revival – It’s Alive
3. Tennis – Young & Old

devotchka_live with CO symKUNC (Greeley) [titles reported = 11]
1. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
1. Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon
2. Churchill – The Change EP
2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
3. Katie Herzig (CC) – The Waking Sleep

Polarity - King of HeartsKUVO (Denver) [titles reported = 9]
1. Polarity – King of Hearts
2. Manuel Lopez Trio – Searching Out
3. Raincheck – Raincheck
3. Tom Gershwin – Sweet Pastimes
4. Ben Haugland – Point of No Return

otis taylor_my world is goneKVNF (Paonia) [titles reported = 13]
1. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Chris Coady – From Down Here
3. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
3. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony

devotchka_live with CO symOPEN AIR 1340 (Denver) [titles reported = 72]
1. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
2. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I
3. Land Lines – Land Lines
4. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
5. The Gromet – Barren

fierce bad rabbit_the maestroThe Colorado Sound [titles reported = 36]
1. Fierce Bad Rabbit – The Maestro and the Elephant
2. Manuel Lopez Trio – Searching Out
3. I’m With Her – Songs We Said Goodbye To
4. You, Me and Apollo – S/T [EP]
5. The Lumineers – The Lumineers

Genre/Program Format

lumineersAmericana/Alt.country/Alt.country-rock
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
3. Beautiful Loser Society – The Desperate Promenade
4. Chris Daniels – Better Days
5. Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up

mamalennyBlues/Rhythm & Blues
1. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
2. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
3. Boa & the Constrictors – Married to the Blues
4. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away
5. Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band f/Erica Brown – Tangled Road

Flobots_circleDance/Funk/Hip-Hop/Urban Contemporary
1. Flobots – The Circle In the Square
2. Beats Noir! – Where the Sun Goes Down
3. Wheelchair Sports Camp – Where We All Live
4. Bop Skizzum – Coloradical
4. Broken Tongues – Crooked Skyline

sera cahoone_deer creekFolk/folk-rock/singer-songwriter
1. Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon
2. Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP
3. I’m With Her – Songs We Said Goodbye To
4. Darryl Purpose – Next Time Around
5. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow

devotchka_live with CO symIndie/New Alternative
1. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
2. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I
3. You, Me and Apollo – S/T [EP]
4. Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds – Round and Round
5. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed

manuellopeztrioJazz
1. Manuel Lopez Trio – Searching Out
2. Raincheck – Raincheck
3. Fred Hess BIG BAND – Speak
4. Polarity – King of Hearts
5. Julie Monley Quartet – Straight Up Jazz

rob drabkinPOP / Alternative Adult Contemporary/Crossover
1. Rob Drabkin – Little Steps EP
2. Lindsey Saunders – Nothing Normal
3. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You
3. Katie Herzig (CC) – The Waking Sleep
3. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down

fierce bad rabbit_the maestroROCK / AAA / ALT / AOR
1. Fierce Bad Rabbit – The Maestro and the Elephant
2. Jeff Brinkman – Strange
3. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
4. Wire Faces – King Cataract
5. The Gromet – Barren

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