NEWS NOTES and SPINS – NOVEMBER 1 2013

Goat_Logo_color_on_whiteBrain freeze:  seriously.  Time to just put the facts out there.  We did pretty good in October for listenership and readership here at The Colorado Sound.  October listenership at The Colorado Sound Live365 was up significantly over September, rockin’ in some 450 unique streams for about a 14.5 per day average.  This site here managed to eek out 43 unique page views per day over the month (2013 avg is 51 views per day).  In October two days broke single day listening records at 47 (new Saturday record) and 34 (new Friday record) respectively… Next goal is to break 25 streams per day avg – and a monthly daily average of 60 here.

Coming up sooner than we think -> end of year best of polls.  Time now to catch up with your favorites over the past year.  We’ll get that going in about five weeks.

STATION NEWS

KRCC logo

KRCC is looking for a Morning Edition host in Colorado Springs.  The job posted 10/22 and you only have until Tuesday 11/5 to respond.  https://employment.coloradocollege.edu/postings/1275

Required Qualifications: Associates degree in Communications or Broadcasting or three years related broadcast experience. Working knowledge of a radio studio and broadcast automation systems. Professional voice skills and ability to conduct interviews. Skilled in fundraising for nonprofit organizations. Basic office/computer skills and working knowledge of social media. Able to arrive at work at 5:30 a.m. weekdays and meet the physical demands of the position.

Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree in Communications or Broadcasting. Five years on air broadcast experience. Audio production skills including recording, editing, etc. Proficient using MS Office and FileMaker Pro. Experience working at a nonprofit organization.

KUNC LOGOFan of KUNC Music, heard weekdays from 9 AM-2 PM, and KUNC Music After Hours (weeknights 9 PM- midnight), can now enjoy KUNC Music 24 hours a day, thanks to KUNC Music 247, a new 24-hour music stream launched in September.

The new stream provides an option for listeners who opt for music over Morning Edition, All Things Considered, or the other Public Radio Favorites broadcast over KUNC’s FM signal.

KUNC Music features new releases alongside established, quality artists that reflect Colorado’s unique lifestyle. “Classic artists like Bob Dylan, Joan Armatrading, and the Subdudes have loads of great songs, but they’ve been mostly abandoned by commercial rock formats” says KUNC Music Director Benji McPhail. “KUNC Music plays those artists alongside newer artists like Arcade Fire, Jason Isbell, and Neko Case. You’ll also hear the occasional Sinatra classic, local favorites like Jeff Brinkman, some vintage soul, blues and more. It’s a one of a kind listening experience.”

The stream is available at KUNC.org/247, as well as the station’s mobile apps.

kgnu logo  Got this off Facebook this evening.  Always happy to introduce another great Colorado music program to the listening public.  “Hey all you KGNUnits! We will be creating a new program called Local Gold on KGNU’s new all music stream, After FM. It will exclusively feature Colorado made music. What Rocky Mountain musical acts would you like to hear on Local Gold?”

VIDEO PICKS FOR OCTOBER:

I think I may have figured out this YouTube thing LOL… we’ll see.  This month’s video’s feature a live shot of Danny Shafer at a flood relief show that’s pretty special, along with the latest from the Fray, Tennis, the Lumineers, Star Jaguar and others… eight videos this month… so about 35 mins?  Better than any half hour episode on tv 😉

TOP 40 SPINS OCTOBER

310 titles tracked in October
156 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

(2) 1. Elephant RevivalThese Changing Skies (Its Evolving Records) Folk [Aug-13](1) 2. Gregory Alan IsakovThe Weatherman (Suitcase Town Music) Folk [Jun-13]
(5) 3. The Patti FiascoSmall Town Lights (self) Rock [Jul-13]
(R) 4. Mike Clark & the Sugar SoundsRound and Round (Blank Tape) Indie/New Alternative [Jan-13]
(6) 5. Otis TaylorMy World Is Gone (Telarc) Blues [Jan-13]
(4) 6. Halden Wofford & the Hi*BeamsRocky Mountain Honky Tonk (self) Americana/alt-country [Jul-13]
(9) 7. DeVotchKaLive with the Colorado Symphony (Cicero Recordings) Indie/New Alternative [Nov-12]
(16) 8. Paper BirdRooms (self) Indie/New Alternative [Feb-13]
(R) 9. Sera Cahoone (CC)Deer Creek Canyon (Sub Pop) Folk [Nov-12]
(18) 10. Joe JohnsonNew West Sound (Blank Tape) Americana/country-folk [Aug-13]
(19) 11. Fierce Bad RabbitMaestro and the Elephant (self) Rock [Jan-13]
(R) 12. Jeff Brinkman BandStrange (self) Rock/AAA [Dec-12]
(D) 13. Yonder Mountain String BandEP13 (Frog Pad) Americana/bluegrass [Sep-13]
(7) 14. Finnders & YoungbergI Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry (Swingfingers Records) Americana/bluegrass [Aug-13]
(14) 14. Head for the HillsBlue Ruin (self) Americana/bluegrass [Jun-13]
(R) 15. Monocle BandMonocle Band (self) Americana/folk [Aug-13]
(R) 16. Josh DillardThe Bright Light of Shipwreck (self) Indie/New Alternative [Jun-13]
(29) 17. Jeff Scroggins & ColoradoWestern Branches (self) Americana/bluegrass [May-13]
(R) 18. Rob DrabkinLittle Steps EP (self) Pop [Aug-13]
(D) 19. Nathaniel RatefliffFalling Faster Than You Can Run (Mod y Vi Records) Folk [Sep-13]
(R) 20. Bad Weather CaliforniaBack Seats (Firetalk) Indie/New Alternative [Aug-13]
(22) 20. Changing Colors Joan & the King (Blank Tape) Folk [Apr-13]
(R) 21. Chimney Choircompass (self) Folk [May-13]
(R) 22. Austin Young & No DifferenceBlue As Can Be (Vizztone) Blues [Mar-13]
(R) 22. NavySpirit Groove (self) Indie/New Alternative [Aug-13]
(10) 23. Grant SabinAnthromusicology (Blank Tape) Rock [Jan-13]
(30) 24. Blue RiderBlue Rider (self) Indie/New Alternative [Sep-13]
(12) 25. Cassie TaylorOut of My Mind (Yellow Dog) Blues [May-13]
(R) 25. Hezekiah GoodeTwo Billion Acres of Salt (self) Americana/country [May-13]
(11) 26. The ReMindersBorn Champions (self) Urban Contemporary [Jul-13]
(D) 27. Lil’ ThunderRazor Blades & Sunshine (self) Rock [Sep-13]
(21) 27. Post ParadiseDigging Secrets (self) Rock [Apr-13]
(20) 28. Gabrielle LouiseThe Bird in My Chest (self) Folk [Aug-13]
(D) 29. Star JaguarThe Jailer: Pt 2 (single) Urban Contemporary/EDM [Oct-13]
(36) 30. Jeremy DionGolden Some Days (self) Folk [Feb-13]
(R) 30. Trout Steak RevivalFlight (self) Americana/bluegrass [Nov-12]
(3) 31. Pretty LightsA Color Map of the World (8 Minutes 20 Seconds) Urban Contemporary/EDM [Jul-13]
(23) 32. Beautiful Loser SocietyThe Desperate Promenade (self) Americana/alt-country [Jan-13]
(R) 33. WhiteWater RambleRoots & Groove (WWR) Americana/grass [Feb-13]
(8) 34. Bad Brad & the Fat CatsEyes on the Prize (self) Blues [Feb-13]

DROPPED OUT OF TOP 40 OCTOBER
13. Varlet – American Hymns
15. The Whiskey Bottles – Grandville
17. Thom Chacon – Thom Chacon
19. Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP
22. Bobby Walker – Feelin’ Good
24. The Belle Jar – Union Station
25. Wendy Woo Band – Live
27. Cary Morin – Streamline
28. Covenhoven – Covenhoven
28. gogoLab – Border Patrol
31. Moors & McCumber – Against the Grain
32. Patrick Dethlefs – While You’re Carrying the Weight EP
33. a. Tom Collins – Stick & Poke
34. 3 Twins – De Nada
35. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years
37. Rob Roper – The Other Side of Nowhere

ADDED TO TRACKING OCTOBER
Arliss Nancy – Wild American Runners
Balue – Quiet Dreamer
Britton Duel – Sky Between the Pines
Casey James Prestwood & the Burning Angels – Honky Tonk Bastard World
CP Carrington – Now That You’re Here
Dave Tamkin – Cedar
David Starr – Alive Again
Delta Sonics – Live at the Boulder Outlook
Distant Correspondence – Distant Correspondence
Drag The River – Losers/Marooned (single)
Eldren – Eldren
Equally Challenged – Equally Challenged
Fluorescent Phobia – Incandescence EP
Hindershot – Hindershot
Honey Don’t – Heart Like A Wheel
Jeff Cormack – Thirteen013 SummerDreams
John Oates – Close (single)
Josh Quinlan Quartet – Open Space
Matthew Moon – I Am the Wind
My Body Sings Electric – PT 1: The Night Ends
Paul Sammons – A Lifetime Ago EP
Petals of Spain – Petals of Spain
Pizza Time – Quiero Mas
Samuel Mouton – Paradise
Smashy Claw – Former Spine
Star Jaguar – The Jailer: Pt 2
Tennis – Small Sound
The Fray – Love Don’t Die (single)
The Piedmont Brothers (CC) – Back to the Country
The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters
The Yawpers – Good Songs – Shitty Versions
Toad In the Hole – Apt 203
Tyler Ward – Forever Starts Tonight
Winchester Holiday – Winchester Holiday EP

STATION BY STATION

Bobby Walker - Feelin GoodKAFM (Grand Junction) [21]
1. Bobby Walker – Feelin’ Good
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
3. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights
4. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
5. Drop Top Lincoln – Sixx Dollar Suit

Elephant Revival_these changing skiesKBUT (Crested Butte) [10]
1. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
2. Darryl Purpose – Next Time Around
2. Moors & McCumber – Against the Grain
3. Blue Canyon Boys – Next Go Round
3. Blue Grama – Dust Bowl Blues

devotchka_live with CO symKDNK (Carbondale) [16]
1. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
2. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
3. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
3. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
3. Rob Drabkin – Little Steps EP

Bad Weather California_Back SeatsKDUR (Durango) [N/A]
1. Bad Weather California – Back Seats EP
2. Drag The River – Drag the River
3. Shady Elders – No Favors EP
4. Lil’ Thunder – Razor Blades and Sunshine
5. Tennis – Small Sound EP

head for the hills blue ruinKGNU (Boulder) [20]
1. Head for the Hills – Blue Ruin
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
2. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
3. Chimney Choir – (compass)
3. Lisa Bell – The Italian Project

Mike Clark_Round and RoundKRCC (Colorado Springs) [13]
1. Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds – Round and Round
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
3. Joe Johnson – New West Sound
4. Josh Dillard – The Bright Light of Shipwreck
4. The ReMinders – Born Champions

Elephant Revival_these changing skiesKRFC (Fort Collins) [~80]
1. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
1. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights
2. Britton Duel – Sky Between the Pines
3. Monocle Band – Monocle Band
4. Finnders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry

bad brad and the fat cats _ eyes on the prize

KRZA (Alamosa) [6]
1. Bad Brad & the Fat Cats – Eyes on the Prize
1. Gabrielle Louise – The Bird in My Chest
1. Lynn Baker Quartet – LectroCoustic
2. Danny Shafer – Wherever You Are
2. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman

Elephant Revival_these changing skiesKSUT (Ignacio) [7]
1. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
2. Yonder Mountain String Band – EP13
3. Head for the Hills – Blue Ruin
3. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone
4. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman

gregory alan isakov_WeathermanKUNC (Greeley) [6]
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
3. Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon
4. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
4. Jeff Brinkman Band – Strange

jon wirtz touristKUVO (Denver) [7]
1. Jon Wirtz – Tourist
2. Josh Quinlan Quartet – Open Space
3. Aakash Mittal Quartet f. Ron Miles – Ocean
3. Manuel Lopez Trio – Searching Out
4. Brad Goode – Chicago Red

finders and youngberg_I don't wantKVNF (Paonia) [11]
1. Finnders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry
1. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
2. Gabrielle Louise – The Bird in My Chest
2. Honey Don’t – Heart Like A Wheel

Blue RiderOPEN AIR 1340 (Denver) [61]
1. Blue Rider – Blue Rider
2. Nathaniel Ratefliff – Falling Faster Than You Can Run
3. Navy – Spirit Groove
4. Land Lines – Land Lines
5. Varlet – American Hymns

gregory alan isakov_WeathermanRadio 94.9 Colorado (Loveland) [8]
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
1. Jeff Brinkman Band – Strange
1. Star Jaguar – The Jailer: Pt 2
1. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights
2. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Maestro and the Elephant

Poco ALL FIRED UPTHE COLORADO SOUND [51]
1. Poco – All Fired Up
2. Monocle Band – Monocle Band
2. Selina Albright – Brighter
3. Nathaniel Ratefliff – Falling Faster Than You Can Run
3. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights

GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

Halden_rocky-mountain-honky-tonkAmericana / Alt-country / Bluegrass
1. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
2. Joe Johnson – New West Sound
3. Yonder Mountain String Band – EP13
4. Finnders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry
4. Head for the Hills – Blue Ruin

otis taylor_my world is goneBlues / Rhythm & Blues
1. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone
2. Austin Young & No Difference – Blue As Can Be
3. Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind
4. Bad Brad & the Fat Cats – Eyes on the Prize
5. Cary Morin – Streamline

Elephant Revival_these changing skiesFolk / folk-rock / singer-songwriter
1. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
2. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
3. Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon
4. Nathaniel Ratefliff – Falling Faster Than You Can Run
5. Changing Colors – Joan & the King

Mike Clark_Round and RoundIndie / New Alternative
1. Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds – Round and Round
2. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
3. Paper Bird – Rooms
4. Josh Dillard – The Bright Light of Shipwreck
5. Bad Weather California – Back Seats

Maxwell HughesJazz / Instrumental
1. Maxwell Hughes – Only in Dreams
2. Brad Goode – Chicago Red
3. Josh Quinlan Quartet – Open Space
4. Aakash Mittal Quartet – Ocean
5. Jon Wirtz – Tourist

rob drabkin_little stepsPop / Adult Contemporary / Crossover
1. Rob Drabkin – Little Steps EP
1. Wendy Woo Band – Live
2. Winchester Holiday – Winchester Holiday EP
3. Andy Hackbarth – Treadmill Horses EP
3. Petals of Spain – Petals of Spain

patti fiasco_small town lightsRock / AAA / ALT / AOR
1. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights
2. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Maestro and the Elephant
3. Jeff Brinkman Band – Strange
4. Grant Sabin – Anthromusicology
5. Lil’ Thunder – Razor Blades & Sunshine

Reminders Born ChampionsUrban Contemporary / EDM / Hip Hop / Soul
1. The ReMinders – Born Champions
2. Star Jaguar – The Jailer: Pt 2
3. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the World
4. Wheelchair Sports Camp – Blank Space EP
5. Air Dubai – Warning

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