Monday OCT 19 2020 – UGH! I begin this week by paying tribute to an old friend in my radio career, Stu Haskell. You very very likely don’t know him. He wasn’t on the air. He was the guy who made sure that stations made enough money to pay staffs and stay on the air profitably. He was the guy who gave others chances.
Stu was around forever. He started his radio career as an ad salesman in the 70s at 93.3 KTCL before becoming the general manager, when that station was in Fort Collins. It was he and program director John Hayes who launched what is now known as the Alternative Rock radio format in Colorado in the mid 80s. I learned last night that he passed away this weekend. Causes unknown. RIP Mr. Haskell.
It was announced last Thursday that Governor Jared Polis has named Stephen Brackett Colorado’s new Music Ambassador. Brackett is the co-founder and emcee of Flobots as well as a co-founder of the nonprofit Youth on Record. As Music Ambassador, Brackett will serve as the state’s lead advocate for Colorado’s diverse music scene and Colorado’s talented musicians.
As the new Music Ambassador, Stephen will focus on two initiatives. The first will include assessing the needs of emerging and seasoned artists in the areas of professional and business development training, trauma support, and artistic tools in order to begin rebuilding Colorado’s music ecosystem, which has been deeply impacted by the global pandemic.
Today is Todd Park Mohr’s (Big Head Todd & the Monsters) birthday. He’s 55.
TOP SPINS – 2 WKS ENDING OCT 17 2020
Spinitron Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations, record promoters and artists are among those most likely to benefit from the detailed search function. Currently 11 Colorado radio stations utilize Spinitron.
- *This is the first “weekly” spins report for OCTOBER 2020*
- 185 Titles Tracked / 12 public, community and college stations
1. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
2. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPS – All the Misery Money Can Buy LP (Sep-20)
2. AUGUSTUS – Color Tv and Tall Tales LP (May-20)
2. PARKER – Care Not Carry EP (Sep-20)
2. RODNEY RICE – Same Shirt, Different Day LP (Aug-20)
3. GHOST TAPES – FIG EP (Sep-20)
4. JOSH DILLARD – The Natural World LP (Nov-20)
5. PSYCHOLOGIC & KID ASTRONAUT – Kenopsia EP (Aug-20)
The Mishawaka is a legendary music venue, restaurant and bar located 13.7 miles up the Poudre Canyon Highway (CO 14) in the stunning Poudre Canyon in Bellvue, CO. NOW OPEN for food, music and movies.
MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)
Every week I share some or all of the new music played on the show with you, here in the MMMM. Your rating gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.
A REMINDER: Please listen to ALL of the songs and rate them. Thanks 🙂
(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online
Philip Bailey – Walking on the Chinese Wall – Chinese Wall (1985)
Earth Wind & Fire – Reasons – That’s the Way of the World (1975)
(N) Ghost Tapes – Good News – FIG (2020)
(D) Eric Straumanis – You Are Going to Hear Me (2020)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Runaway Train – Riviera (2002)
Acoustic Junction – Every Heart – Strange Days (2000)
(D) The Wyatts – Home – Forgive Me (2020)
Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Little Rig – Hard Core Broken Heart (2018)
(D) Ron Miles – Queen Of The South – Rainbow Sign (2020)
Buffalo Springfield – Kind Woman (1969)
Richie Furay – We Were The Dreamers – Hand in Hand (2015)
(D) Mama Lenny and the Remedy – Party Girl (2020)
(P) New Ben Franklins – Sometimes I Don’t Like You Very Much (2020)
Jeremy Facknitz – Watch This Bird Fly – From Those Sweet Ashes (2020)
Rajdulari – Journey of A Woman – Journey of a Woman (2014)
Pretty Lights – Around The Block feat. Talib Kweli – A Color Map of the Sun (2013)
(D) Tenth Mountain Division – 9 to 5 (2020)
Retrofette – Lover in Japan (2018)
Walter Gorra – ’till Next Time – In Due Time (2018)
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