So I had an interesting meeting this week. I met with Clear Channel NoCO market manager Stu Haskell, whom I’ve known for a few decades now – and 107.9 The Bear morning man and program director Doc Jarnagin (he’s been on the air at the Bear for 13 years now .. WOW … who knew?) – about the new station, Radio 94.9FM. Essentially, it’s a transponder frequency tied to their HD2 signal (HD radio is not the same as HDTV).
At 100 watts of radiant power, don’t expect to hear this station outside of Fort Collins, Loveland, and perhaps Greeley (I haven’t made the drive to check it out). Once you drop south of Berthoud you lose it. However, iHeart Radio and their website are both good places to listen in at if you’re out of listening range to the terrestrial signal.
From a programming perspective, it’s what is known as a AAA station (adult album alternative) – akin if you will to KBCO with considerably more depth, and touches of early era KTCL programming philosophy. Both Doc and Stu made it a point that this new station would have a CO focus – but the details are still being worked out. The actual percentage of CO music to be focused upon appears to be up in the air. Stu commented at one point they might do one featured CO cut an hour (roughly 7-8% of an hourly playlist).
We agreed in principle that The Colorado Sound would be a nice addition to the programming, as well as my help in consulting them on what’s hot in CO. The actual day and time they’d place The Colorado Sound is also still being considered, with Stu suggesting Sunday nights. The conversation has only just begun –
— in the meantime don’t forget to check out The Colorado Sound @ Live365 for an all day all Colorado musical experience … stream it on your tablet, laptop, or pc … or via the Live365 app. G3 and G4 data plans work really well, and surprisingly doesn’t eat that much data as I’ve learned from listening to the station in the car and at the gym every day.
New music coming next week from: Dave Preston, Joe Johnson, the Escape Goats, AdrienneO, the Gristle Gals Band and more … make sure to check out the stations and schedules page ..
No new music shares this week — other than the Video of the Week pick from The ReMinders out of Colorado Springs – who I happened upon when I was invited to vote for the best of the Springs here recently …
PLAYLIST S7 EP25 July 2013
Bob Lind “Elusive Butterfly” from Elusive Butterfly (1966)
(D) Bob Lind “How Dare You Love Me” from Finding You Again (2013)
(N) 3 Twins “Now I See” from De Nada (2013)
Thom Chacon “Ain’t Gonna Take Us Alive” from Thom Chacon (2013)
The Lumineers “Big Parade” from The Lumineers (2012)
WhiteWater Ramble “Dear Mr. Bankman” from Roots & Groove (2013)
String Cheese Incident “Walk This Way” from The String Cheese Incident (1997)
Chris Thompson “Traffic” from The Road Ahead (2010)
Leftover Salmon “Sing Up to the Moon” from Aquatic Hitchhiker (2012)
Otis Taylor “Blue Rain In Africa” from My World Is Gone (2013)
Sera Cahoone “Naked” from Deer Creek Canyon (2012)
SHEL “On My Way” from SHEL (2012)
H2 Big Band “Singing In the Rain” from You’re It! (2011)
Dianne Reeves “Afro Blue” from I Remember (1988)
Electric Swingset “Middle Ground” from Inebriated Witchdoctor (1996)
Devotchka “Along the Way” from Live With the Colorado Symphony Orchestra (2012)
Jeff Brinkman “Face” from Strange (2012)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “Time Machine” from Maestro & the Elephant (2013)
(D) Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams “Zombies!” from Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk (2013)
Cassie Taylor “New Orleans” from Out Of My Mind (2013)
Dressy Bessy “Who’d Stop the Rain” from Electrified (2005)
Bad Weather California “When You Smile” from Sunkissed (2012)
Elephant Revival “Don’t Drift too Far” from It’s Alive (2012)
Joe Sampson “Moon Up Above” from Kill Our Friends (2012)
Fingers of the Sun “The Leaves Were So Green” from Fingers of the Sun (2011)
Andrew Vogt “Jeep is Jumpin’” from Cats Afoot (2010)