News Notes and Spins – May 1, 2013

chrisk w new hatIt hasn’t been a good month in our scene, I’m sorry to say.  No sooner did we hear about the passing of legendary concert promoter Barry Fey, than we heard that long time scenester and bartender Chris Haney was shot to death while breaking up a fight at a Denny’s in Denver.   The Denver Post and Westword have covered these stories admirably, so I won’t attempt to re-cover them here.  It all sure did amount to a lot of heartbreak though as we ended the month, that otherwise had lots to celebrate.

Okay it’s official; I took the leap of faith after years of folks asking if they could get The Colorado Sound online…. here’s the whole thing … THE COLORADO SOUND RADIO & TV  … of course, like any other broadcaster, it does take funding to keep it on the air – FUNDING AND SPONSORSHIPS.

The show that is heard throughout the state on participating stations will continue to be the hallmark program presenting the hottest new releases every week, as well as choice cuts from over the past 50 years.  So, if you want to hear what’s NEW and BREAKING this week – you’ll need to dial up KRFC (Fort Collins), KOTO (Telluride), KDNK (Carbondale/Glenwood Springs), KWMV (Westcliffe), or KFVR (Pueblo).

The stats are looking fine too all the way around … this site generated a new monthly record for the month of April with over 1600 unique page views.  The Colorado Sound Live365 in its first month had over 2500 unique page views, and over 1050 stream starts with an average listening time of 17 mins.  The record number of streams for one day was 97.  The station is capable of handling 500 non-VIP listeners at any one time.  Overall, the Colorado Sound finished the month ranked #2282 on Live365 among 5500 stations.

We had ONE person sign up to become a VIP listener.  We need 15 a month for the station to pay for itself, or other forms of funding to kick in.   Please spread the word; every donation helps.  ALSO … the new TOP40 goes live today, and there’s been some adds to other segments.. so do check it out.

My summer sure is shaping up.  I’m now booked to be at over 20 events this summer – and just had to turn down another 10 because I just don’t have that many open Friday nights.  Next festival on the schedule is Saturday June 1 – Sunday June 2 when I’ll be hosting the CHUN stage at the 42nd Annual CHUN People’s Fair – I think this is my 10th year hosting this stage now.  I’ll be in Fort Collins every Thursday night from May 30-August 8 hosting the Thursday Night Live series, capped off by the 25th Annual Bohemian Nights @ New West Fest celebration Aug 16-18. Along the way, I’ll also produce and host the Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival on Aug 3rd, featuring The Samples, Face, The Afrosippi Band with Erica Brown, After Midnight Jazz Band, Jeff Brinkman Band, Jaden Carlson, and Jake Miles.

That’s if for me …

STATION NEWS

kgnu logoKGNU is celebrating 35 Years on air May 22nd. We will have an open house all day with birthday cake, ice cream and coffee. Noam Chomsky is speaking at the Central Presbytyrian Church in Denver on Tuesday, May 7th. This is a fundraiser for the station as part of our birthday month and tickets are available at www.kgnu.org.

We will have a special live broadcast of our Blues Legacy program from Cafe Sole (Table Mesa Shopping Center, South Boulder) on Friday, May 17th. The Boulder Blues Trio (John March, Chris Engelmann and Jay Forrest) will be joined by many special guests, including: Colorado music icon Chris Daniels and Denver blues & jazz singer extraordinaire Robert Johnson. Tune in Friday, May 10th, 6:00-9:00 PM.

koto shield (3)KOTO is happy to introduce our new Executive Director, Dina Coates Koebler, to radio land! Dina’s extensive background in non-profit management and fundraising makes her the perfect fit. She’s been visiting Telluride from Springfield, IL for years and decided to shake things up and apply for the open position!

Downstairs at 207 North Pine Street, the venerable, purple KOTO house is undergoing a remodel, which will feature more, private office space, a brand-spanking new production room for our KOTO News team and electrical wiring that will no longer be a hazard to our building’s health!

Speaking of news, longtime KOTO News Director Stephen Barrett has, like his idol The King, left the building. We are sad to see him go, but wish him well in his re-invention back East. We hope he’ll return from time to time to be part of our Live Broadcasts of the Telluride Bluegrass and Telluride Blues and Brews Festivals.  Taking the reins from Stephen is Laura Colbert, who has tons of experience in public affairs programming in public radio back in New Hampshire (fer damn sher!). Caitlin Ketel joins Laura in the part-time reporter position.

Telluride’s newest festival, The Ride is this July 13 and 14 in our beautiful Telluride Town Park. Headliners include David Byrne and St. Vincent, Rodrigo and Gabriela, Cake, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Steve Earle and much more! The festival is produced in partnership with KOTO-FM. We’d love to see you join in the fun and make The Ride’s second year a smashing success. More info at www.koto.org

KRZAI’m Mike Clifford, and I just took over as Music Director here at community radio KRZA Alamosa/Taos (“connecting cultures along the upper Rio Grande) on Monday, 04/29. I’m still working out my exact schedule, but, since I’m doing the morning show, too, I’m usually here from 8am to 9am M-F, if you can get up that early to call. I’ve actually been in the radio business much longer than seems possible, given my youthful, energetic and enthusiastic bearing ;-). In any case, I remember things like getting Fluid records on vinyl from Sub Pop – because we didn’t have CD players at KRUX, in Las Cruces, NM, where I was MD at the time. In any case, I’m excited to be back “in the fray” as Chris K. said (or should that be Fray?), and looking forward to being in touch with folks. Thanks!

TOP 6 VIDEO PICKS – APRIL

Unfortunately, I’m having a major problem embedding a YouTube playlist.  I’m not sure why, since I’ve done it before.  Pls forgive the “mess” while I fix the leak in my brain.  In the meantime follow the link to the current Pick 6 here …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0g_ITUdwUA&list=PLjTLYGkfkx3qzdgU26HDGihrpql6AJAN3

TOP 40 SPINS – APRIL 2013

276 titles tracked in March
172 titles were reported as played at least once.
(CC) = Colorado Connection
(D) = album/ep debut on chart
(R) = reenter
[date] = Date added to reporting list

thom chacon(24) 1. Thom ChaconThom Chacon (Pie Records) Americana [6-Mar-13]
(5) 2. Paper BirdRooms (self) Indie/New Alternative [16-Feb-13]
(30) 3. The CongressThe Loft Tapes EP (self( Rock/AAA [21-Mar-13]
(3) 4. DeVotchKaLive with the Colorado Symphony (Cicero Recordings) Indie/New Alternative [1-Nov-12]
(14) 5. WhiteWater RambleRoots & Groove (WWR) Americana/jamgrass [16-Feb-13]
(1) 6. The LumineersThe Lumineers (Dualtone) Americana [1-Mar-12]
(18) 7. Sera Cahoone (CC)Deer Creek Canyon (Sub Pop) Indie/New Alternative [1-Nov-12]
(2) 8. Otis TaylorMy World Is Gone (Telarc) Blues [20-Jan-13]
(13) 9. SHELSHEL (Moraine Records / Mad King Records) Pop/crossover [1-Aug-12]
(D) 10. Andy HackbarthTreadmill Horses EP (January Records) Pop/adult contemporary [13-Apr-13]
(4) 11. Elephant RevivalIt’s Alive EP (Ruff Shod/Nettwork) Folk [1-Nov-12]
(18) 12. EuforquestraLet Us In (self) Funk/reggae [1-Apr-12]
(D) 13. Farmington HillBridge to Nowhere (self) Americana/alt-country-rock [30-Mar-13]
(17) 14. Danielle Ate The Sandwich{like a king} (Youngest Daughter Records) Folk/modern pop [1-May-12]
(22) 15. Leftover SalmonAquatic Hitchhiker (LoS Records) Americana/jamband [1-Apr-12]
(D) 16. Bad Brad & the Fat CatsEyes on the Prize (self) Blues [7-Feb-13]
(13) 17. Trout Steak RevivalFlight (self) Bluegrass [22-Nov-12]
(11) 18. Blue Canyon BoysNext Go Round (self) Bluegrass [16-Jan-13]
(31) 19. Grant SabinAnthromusicology (Blank Tape) Rock/blues [10-Jan-13]
(6) 20. Fierce Bad RabbitMaestro and the Elephant (self) Rock/AAA [5-Jan-13]
(7) 21. Beautiful Loser SocietyThe Desperate Promenade (self) Americana/alt-country [5-Jan-13]
(15) 22. The Haunted WindchimesOut with the Crow (Blank Tape) Folk [1-Apr-12]
(D) 23. FaceManTalk Talk Talk (self) Rock/AAA [13-Feb-13]
(20) 24. Bonnie & The ClydesWrong Side Up (self) Americana/country [1-Jul-12]
(30) 25. Jeff Brinkman BandStrange (self) Rock/AAA [1-Dec-12]
(9) 26. Esme PattersonAll Princes, I (Greater Than Collective) Indie/New Alternative [1-Sep-12]
(10) 27. Poet’s RowPoet’s Row (self) Indie/New Alternative [28-Jan-13]
(27) 28. Patrick DethlefsFall & Rise (self) Folk [1-Jun-12]
(16) 28. Wire FacesKing Cataract (Hot Congress Records) Rock/ALT [10-Jan-13]
(D) 29. Beki HemingwayI Have Big Plans For The World (Salt Lady Records) Rock/AAA [20-Apr-13]
(R) 29. FlobotsThe Circle In the Square (Shanachie Records) Urban Contemporary [1-Aug-12]
(D) 29. OneRepublicNative (Mosely/Interscope) Pop [13-Apr-13]
(D) 30. Dennis WaneboRunning On Gravity (self) Pop/singer-songwriter [20-Feb-13]
(D) 31. Austin Young & No DifferenceBlue As Can Be (Vizztone) Blues [23-Mar-13]
(D) 32. Joshua NovakEphemeron (self) Rock/ALT [24-Jan-13]
(21) 33. ChurchillThe Change EP (A&M/Octone) Rock/AAA [1-Mar-12]
(D) 33. Lisa BellThe Italian Project (self) Pop/crossover [14-Feb-13]
(D) 33. Take to the OarsThe Bow & the Stern EP (self) Rock/ALT [23-Mar-13]
(16) 34. The YawpersCapon Crusade (self) Rock [1-Sep-12]
(R) 35. The Gromet Barren (self) Rock [1-Nov-12]

DROPPED OUT OF TOP 40 APRIL

Brad Goode – Chicago Red
Catch Bees – Narratives from a Factory Town
Chris Daniels – Better Days
Confluence – I Haven’t Really Been Living
Flashbulb Fires – Gasconader
Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
Kristi Stice – Under the Willow
Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds – Round and Round
Mosey West – Merica
O’Brien Party of 7 (CC) – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller
Strange Americans – A Royal Battle
The Knew – Man Monster
Tia Fuller (CC) – Angelic Warrior

APRIL ADDS

a. Tom Collins – Stick & Poke
Andy Hackbarth – Treadmill Horses EP
Andy Palmer – Hazard of the Die
Andy Thomas – Wicked, Dark
Attic Attack – Cloud Clarity & the Color Red
Beki Hemingway – I Have Big Plans For The World
Ben Makinen – The Goliath Beetle & The Ladybug
Cary Morin – Steamline
Churchill – The War Within EP
Dakota Blonde – The Love We Build
Danny Shafer – Wherever You Are
Desirae Garcia – Ill Fitting
Gotta Be    Hot – Flash
Jeffrey Wentworth Stevens – The Holy Dogs of Other Days
John Gunther’s Safari Trio – Surrender
OneRepublic – Native
Post Paradise – Digging Secrets
Pretty Lights – Around the Block
Rob Drabkin – Down to Fate
Stoley Thyme – Time Is Possibility
The Changing Colors – Joan & the King
Trubelos – Boomerang Girl
Vices I Admire – Fables

STATION BY STATION

[X] = number of “current” titles reported as played in reporting period.  This is so you’ll not only see what the top five records getting the most spins are at any station, but also how many “current year” releases are getting played.

WWRKAFM (Grand Junction) [25]
1. WhiteWater Ramble – Roots & Groove
2. Dennis Wanebo – Running On Gravity
2. Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP
3. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Maestro and the Elephant
3. Ryan Chrys – A Lick & A Promise

WWRKBUT (Crested Butte) [12]
1. WhiteWater Ramble – Roots & Groove
2. Bad Brad & the Fat Cats – Eyes on the Prize
3. Blue Canyon Boys – Next Go Round
3. Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up
3. Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP

Euforquestra_Let Us InKDNK (Carbondale) [17]
1. Euforquestra – Let Us In
1. WhiteWater Ramble – Roots & Groove
2. Andy Hackbarth – Treadmill Horses EP
2. Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP
2. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker

Farmington HillKDUR (Durango) [15]
1. Farmington Hill – Bridge to Nowhere
2. Thom Chacon – Thom Chacon
3. Beautiful Loser Society – The Desperate Promenade
3. Tia Fuller (CC) – Angelic Warrior
4. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony

paper bird_roomsKGNU (Boulder) [27]
1. Paper Bird – Rooms
2. Blue Canyon Boys – Next Go Round
3. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
3. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I
3. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone

austin youngKRCC (Colorado Springs) [13]
1. Austin Young & No Difference – Blue As Can Be
1. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
2. Desirae Garcia – Ill Fitting
3. Grant Sabin – Anthromusicology
4. Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds – Round and Round

Michael KirkpatrickKRFC (Fort Collins) [>100]
1. Michael Kirkpatrick – Key to My Cage
2. Paper Bird – Rooms
3. Bad Brad & the Fat Cats – Eyes on the Prize
4. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Maestro and the Elephant
5. Thom Chacon – Thom Chacon

jeff brinkman_strangeKRZA (Alamosa) [5]
1. Jeff Brinkman Band – Strange
1. Lisa Bell – The Italian Project
1. Polarity – King of Hearts
1. Trout Steak Revival – Flight
2. Curtis Fuller – Down Home

otis taylor_my world is goneKUNC (Greeley) [11]
1. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone
2. Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon
3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
4. Churchill – The Change EP
4. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}

brad goode chicago redKUVO (Denver) [11]
1. Brad Goode – Chicago Red
2. Fred Hess BIG BAND – Speak
3. John Gunther’s Safari Trio    Surrender
4. Jon Wirtz – Tourist
4. Leslie Brown – Tenderly

otis taylor_my world is goneKVNF (Paonia) [5]
1. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone
2. Flobots – The Circle In the Square
2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
3. SHEL – SHEL
4. WhiteWater Ramble – Roots & Groove

paper bird_roomsOPEN AIR 1340 (Denver) [60]
1. Paper Bird – Rooms
2. Poet’s Row – Poet’s Row
3. Catch Bees – Narratives from a Factory Town
3. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I
4. Glowing House – The Down and Out EP

Congress_TheLoftTapesTHE COLORADO SOUND [41]
1. The Congress – The Loft Tapes EP
2. Thom Chacon – Thom Chacon
3. Beki Hemingway – I Have Big Plans For The World
3. OneRepublic – Native
4. Paper Bird – Rooms

GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

thom chaconAmericana/Alt.country/Bluegrass
1. Thom Chacon – Thom Chacon
2. WhiteWater Ramble – Roots & Groove
3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
4. Farmington Hill – Bridge to Nowhere
5. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker

otis taylor_my world is goneBlues/Rhythm & Blues
1. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone
2. Bad Brad & the Fat Cats – Eyes on the Prize
3. Austin Young & No Difference – Blue As Can Be
4. John Oates Band (CC) – The Bluesville Sessions
5. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs

Euforquestra_Let Us InDance/Funk/Hip-Hop/Urban Contemporary
1. Euforquestra – Let Us In
2. Flobots – The Circle In the Square
3. Beats Noir! – Where the Sun Goes Down
4. Air Dubai – Be Calm
5. Wheelchair Sports Camp – Where We All Live

sera cahoone_deer creekFolk/folk-rock/singer-songwriter
1. Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon
2. SHEL – SHEL
3. Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP
4. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
5. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow

paper bird_roomsIndie/New Alternative
1. Paper Bird – Rooms
2. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
3. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I
4. Poet’s Row – Poet’s Row
5. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight

brad goode chicago redJazz/Instrumental
1. Brad Goode – Chicago Red
2. Leslie Brown – Tenderly
3. Tom Gershwin – Sweet Pastimes
4. Ben Makinen – The Goliath Beetle & The Ladybug
5. gogoLab – Border Patrol

andy hackbarth_horsesPOP / Contemporary Adult / Crossover
1. Andy Hackbarth – Treadmill Horses EP
2. OneRepublic – Native
3. Dennis Wanebo – Running On Gravity
4. Lisa Bell – The Italian Project
5. Rob Drabkin – Down to Fate

Congress_TheLoftTapesROCK / AAA / ALT / AOR
1. The Congress – The Loft Tapes EP
2. Grant Sabin – Anthromusicology
3. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Maestro and the Elephant
4. FaceMan – Talk Talk Talk
5. Jeff Brinkman Band – Strange

The following releases were serviced to radio/press by Chris “K” Kresge dba Rocky Mountain Music Network
WhiteWater RambleRoots & Groove
Andy HackbarthTreadmill Horses EP
Bad Brad & the Fat CatsEyes on the Prize
Bonnie & The ClydesWrong Side Up
Jeff Brinkman BandStrange
Dennis WaneboRunning On Gravity
Lisa BellThe Italian Project
Ryan ChrysA Lick & A Promise

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