A few months ago a few of us were trying to figure out who has been on the air longest in Northern Colorado. I started in September 1977. The only other person I know who has been on the air longer is my friend Deni La Rue. She was on the air at 93.3 KTCL back in the 70s .. then went to KUNC … then became the program director at KCSU about 90/91 … and for the past decade has been on the air as a volunteer community broadcaster at 88.9 KRFC (Fort Collins).
Congratulations Deni … sure do love you girl 🙂
On March 8, 2014, the Colorado Broadcasters Association, CBA, awarded Deni La Rue a 1st place award for ‘Best Talk Show Host’, major market category, for Community at Work at KFRCfm, and a 2nd place place award for ‘Public Affairs Program – KRFC/Community at Work’ CAW). Community at Work is a Larimer County-KRFC partnership program that spotlights the issues that affect our communities by providing a closer look at the public agencies that serve citizens. La Rue, the Public Information Manager for Larimer County interviews County staff and officials who provide the programs. La Rue’s CAW program airs the second Thursday of the month from 6-6:30pm at 88.9fm and can also be heard at http://larimer.org/news/caw.htm. Other Thursday CAW shows are hosted by the Health District of Northern Larimer County and the City of Fort Collins.
2 thoughts on “Long Time NoCo Radio Vet Deni La Rue Wins CBA “Best Talk Show Host””
Hey what a nice shout out Chris! Yeah, it’s been a while hasn’t it 😉 Glad we got to do radio together too! Deni
Music has always been my mistress and Deni was my first host. KTCL in the 70’s and 80’s was truly the definition of alternative music and without a doubt a one of a kind station. I still have my KTCL poster “10,000 Watts” There was a deeper spoken and reserved male host back then which I wish I could remember his name but you always knew when he took over the mic and the table you were always in for a stream of the best tunes for hours.