NEWS NOTES and SPINS APRIL 1 2013

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April 1 2013.  This site hit a record number of unique visitors and page views for the month of March, year to year.  March was officially the 1st month of the 4th year of this blog.  So far it’s been a pretty cool ride all the way around, with the blog averaging some 1500 unique views a month and the show heard six days a week on five stations, across numerous broadcast radio frequencies throughout the state.

Thanks to the wise council of a very good friend in the broadcast world, the time has come for a change.  A build-out is happening as I write this.  I’ve decided to add another dimension in getting some of the best music in our state to you 24/7/365… on your pc, pad, or smartphone.  That said, I just moved into the realm of needing to raise revenue to support this build-out.

Beginning this month I’ll be doing outreach to fund this endeavor.  I will be accepting a limited number of for-profit and non-profit underwriting sponsorships, and will be researching grants and other forms of revenue.  Watch for a funding and sponsorship page to launch, as well as an updated station page in the next week or so.  In the meantime, here’s a taste of what’s to come…  check out cuts from this month’s TOP 40.

Thank you for the dozens of well wishes and kind thoughts I’ve received this past month.  I’ve received several invitations to do marathons and bike-athons and more when I hit 60 in two years LOL.  I totally intend to make it happen.

Speaking of well wishes and kind thoughts …it’s been kinda funny to have folks from NoCo call or text me that they heard my voice on a commercial for the Fort Collins’ Downtown Business Association.  I’ve been doing their voice-over work since February.  The spots air on several commercial stations in NoCo.

Have a green April 🙂

STATION NEWS

KUNC LOGOYou been listening at all to what KUNC has been up to?  I hope so. (click to open music page)

I was visiting my therapist (yes, goats do well under some therapy LOL) recently and mentioned KUNC.  Her reaction surprised me a bit actually — she said she didn’t like classical music, so didn’t listen to KUNC.  Not only has the station changed the sound of the daytime mix, with music director Benji McPhail and long-timer Wendy Wham rockin the desk from 9-2, they’ve also added an additional 3 hours of music programming Mon-Fri from 9-midnight.  This is some of the most adventurous adult format music programming we’ve had in this area for a very long time.  I think it best reflects what many of us old-timers recall as the best and more progressive years at stations like KBCO, KTCL (when they were still in Fort Collins), KYOU turned KDEN (about 1990), KFML and KCUV among maybe one or two more.  Add to that a statewide reach on multiple frequencies and popular NPR programming.

KVNF logoAward winning rural service network, KVNF Community Radio, seeks a forward thinking and creative General Manager to lead our mission driven broadcast organization into the future.  We are looking for a well-organized leader who combines strong communication and managerial skills with a vision for making community radio essential.  KVNF offers the General Manager an excellent opportunity to work with a committed Board of Directors and enthusiastic staff, while leading an outstanding community broadcast organization into the future.

 Established in 1979, KVNF provides eclectic music, news, public affairs, arts and entertainment programming 24/7 for a multi-aged audience that is culturally and economically diverse. Headquartered in the town of Paonia, KVNF offers a professional work environment in a 6,000 square foot, inspiring state-of-the art broadcast facility.  From spectacular alpine vistas to sandstone canyons and world class river rafting KVNF’s listening area offers high quality living.

For a complete description visit our website www.kvnf.org. No Phone calls please. KVNF is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to a fair and diverse workplace.

KBUT-Colorado-public-radioKBUT Community Radio is seeking a year-round, part-time Underwriting Director. Primary job duty is to sell underwriting sponsorships of KBUT programs to Gunnison Valley businesses and organizations. Check www.kbut.org for a complete job description and more information.  Music and Web Director Grant McFarren is set to go full-time by adding Membership Director to his list of responsibilities. Grant has been a part-time KBUT employee since 2010, DJ since 2007, and was a Board Member 2008-2010.

KBUT has also announced that it will participate in the second annual Public Radio Music Month, a month‐long initiative in April 2013 that celebrates public radio stations’ invaluable role in America’s music culture.

cropped-prmm_webheaderPublic Radio Music Month is a nationwide initiative that connects local public radio stations, artists and audiences in communities across the United States.  Throughout the month of April, public radio stations around the state will emphasize special music programming in support of Public Radio Music Month.

Please call, email, text, or message your local community radio station and thank them for supporting Colorado music as part of their programming.  It means a hellova lot when YOU make the call.  Not everyone contributes monetarily; we all know that – doesn’t mean you’re not supporting.  Thank you for listening.

cprLogoApril marks the 10-year anniversary of “Colorado Spotlight,” Colorado Public Radio (CPR) Classical’s flagship program that features the state’s major classical organizations through performances, interviews and live broadcasts. “Colorado Spotlight” is hosted by Charley Samson and airs Monday – Friday and Sunday at 7 p.m.

“When we first started ‘Colorado Spotlight’ in 2003, the classical community was much smaller, and we weren’t sure if we’d have enough local content to produce a daily show,” said Samson. “Now, we have literally hundreds of live and recorded performances to choose from, a true testament to the strength of the classical community here in Colorado and of the music enthusiasts who continue to support it.”

“Colorado Spotlight’s” long-lasting partnerships with the state’s leading classical organizations like the Colorado Symphony, Opera Colorado, Central City Opera, Colorado Music Festival, Bravo! Vail Valley and Aspen Music Festivals provide a prominent statewide stage presence through recordings, in-depth interviews and live broadcasts.

Over 400 classical artists have visited the CPR Performance Studio, sharing intimate live and recorded performances and interviews that reveal personal insight and their own interpretation of the music. CPR’s Performance Studio features state-of-the-art recording capabilities, along with a nine-foot Steinway concert grand piano that was funded by the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation. Artists that have visited the space include Joshua Bell, Sir James Galway and Eugenia Zukerman.

To commemorate 10 years in the community, Samson will air a weeklong showcase of some of the program’s most memorable interviews and performances, beginning Monday, April 1 through Friday, April 5. The celebration will culminate on Sunday, April 7 with a two-hour live broadcast from the CPR Performance Studio featuring the Ivy Street Trio, the Colorado Chamber Players and others.

“Colorado Spotlight” 10-Year Anniversary Celebration Schedule, April 1-5, 7 at 7 p.m.
For more information, visit www.cpr.org and follow CPR Classical on Facebook and Twitter.

TOP 6 VIDEO PICKS

Thom Chacon, Paper Bird, Esme Patterson, WhiteWater Ramble, Rachel and the Kings, Glowing House

TOP 40 SPINS MARCH 2013

254 titles tracked in March
160 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

(4) 1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers (Dualtone) Americana [1-Mar-12]
(3) 2. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone (Telarc) Blues [20-Jan-13]
(1) 3. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony (Cicero Recordings) Indie/New Alternative [1-Nov-12]
(6) 4. Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP (Ruff Shod/Nettwork) Folk [1-Nov-12]
(D) 5. Paper Bird – Rooms (self) Indie/New Alternative [16-Feb-13](2) 6. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Maestro and the Elephant (self) Rock/Pop [5-Jan-13]
(9) 7. Beautiful Loser Society – The Desperate Promenade (self) Americana [5-Jan-13]
(R) 8. O’Brien Party of 7 (CC) – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller (Howdy Skies Music) Folk [1-Jun-12]
(18) 9. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I (Greater Than Collective) Indie/New Alternative [1-Sep-12]
(D) 10. Poet’s Row – Poet’s Row (self) Indie/New Alternative [28-Jan-13](11) 11. Blue Canyon Boys – Next Go Round (self) Bluegrass [16-Jan-13]
(D) 12. Brad Goode – Chicago Red (Origin Records) Jazz [15-Feb-13]
(23) 13. SHEL – SHEL (Moraine Records / Mad King Records) Folk [1-Aug-12]
(R) 13. Trout Steak Revival – Flight (self) Bluegrass [22-Nov-12]
(D) 14. WhiteWater Ramble – Roots & Groove (self) Bluegrass/jamgrass [16-Feb-13]
(27) 15. Chris Daniels – Better Days     (self) Americana [1-Jul-12]
(22) 15. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow (Blank Tape) Folk [1-Apr-12]
(17) 16. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade (self) Rock [1-Sep-12]
(R) 16. Wire Faces – King Cataract (Hot Congress Records) Rock [10-Jan-13]
(19) 17. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king} (Youngest Daughter Records) Folk [1-May-12]
(13) 18. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm (self) Americana [1-Mar-12]
(21) 18. Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon (Sub Pop) Folk [1-Nov-12]
(R) 18. Strange Americans – A Royal Battle (self) Rock/alt-country-rock [1-Jun-12]
(R) 18. Euforquestra – Let Us In (self) World [1-Apr-12]
(R) 19. Mosey West – Merica (self) Rock/roots rock [1-Apr-12]
(13) 20. Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up (self) Americana [1-Jul-12]
(12) 21. Churchill – The Change EP (A&M) Rock/folk-rock [1-Mar-12]
(R) 22. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker (LoS Records) Americana [1-Apr-12]
(R) 23. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs (self) Blues/rhythm & blues [1-Apr-12]
(D) 24. Thom Chacon – Thom Chacon (Pie Records) Americana [6-Mar-13]
(R) 25. Flashbulb Fires – Gasconader (self) Indie/New Alternative [1-May-12]
(25) 26. Catch Bees – Narratives from a Factory Town (On Joyful Wings) Indie/New Alternative [6-Feb-13]
(R) 27. Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise (self) Folk [1-Jun-12]
(D) 28. Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds – Round and Round (Blank Tape) Indie/New Alternative [19-Jan-13]
(R) 29. The Knew – Man Monster (self) Rock    [1-Jun-12]
(D) 30. Confluence – I Haven’t Really Been Living (self) Indie/New Alternative [28-Feb-13]
(5) 30. Jeff Brinkman Band – Strange (self) Rock/adult alternative [1-Dec-12]
(D) 30. The Congress – The Loft Tapes EP (self) Rock/soul [21-Mar-13]
(R) 30. Tia Fuller (CC) – Angelic Warrior (Mack Avenue) Jazz [1-Sep-12]
(33) 31. Grant Sabin – Anthromusicology (Blank Tape) Rock [10-Jan-13]
(D) 31. Kristi Stice – Under the Willow (self) Indie/New Alternative [9-Jan-13]

MARCH ADDS
Ambassador Wolf – Tracks In The Woods
Austin Young & No Difference – Blue As Can Be
Ben Hanna – We Were Like Whatever
Blue Grama – Dust Bowl Blues
Chauncey Crandall – Every Song Is About You
Confluence – I Haven’t Really Been Living
Farmington Hill – Bridge to Nowhere
Glowing House – The Down and Out [single]
KING – Need A Woman By Friday [single]
Michael Kirkpatrick – Key to My Cage
Nina Storey (CC) – Think Twice [single]
OneRepublic – What You Wanted [single]
Smythe & Taylor – These Rosita Hills
Take to the Oars – The Bow & the Stern
The Centennial – Nervous System
The Congress – The Loft Tapes EP
Thom Chacon – Thom Chacon
Willie Houston – Live at Ziggies

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.

Elephant Revival It's AliveKAFM (Grand Junction) [19]
1. Elephant Revival – It’s Alive
1. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone
2. Thom Chacon – Thom Chacon
3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
4. Beautiful Loser Society – The Desperate Promenade

WWRKBUT (Crested Butte) [15]
1. WhiteWater Ramble – Roots & Groove
2. Blue Canyon Boys – Next Go Round
2. Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up
2. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone
2. Trout Steak Revival – Flight

Euforquestra_Let Us InKDNK (Carbondale) [18]
1. Euforquestra – Let Us In
1. Paper Bird – Rooms
2. Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP
2. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
2. O’Brien Party of 7 (CC) – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller

Farmington Hill KDUR (Durango) [17]
1. Farmington Hill – Bridge to Nowhere
2. Beautiful Loser Society – The Desperate Promenade
3. Thom Chacon – Thom Chacon
4. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Maestro and the Elephant
5. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed

devotchka_live with CO symKGNU (Boulder) [18]
1. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone
3. Blue Canyon Boys – Next Go Round
3. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I

lumineersKOTO (Telluride) [6]
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Brad Goode – Chicago Red
3. Beautiful Loser Society – The Desperate Promenade
3. Chris Daniels – Better Days
3. Churchill – The Change

Mike Clark_Round and RoundKRCC (Colorado Springs) [11]
1. Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds – Round and Round
2. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
3. Grant Sabin – Anthromusicology
4. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
4. The Lumineers – The Lumineers

WWRKRFC (Fort Collins) [>100]
1.  WhiteWater Ramble – Roots & Groove
2.  Michael Kirkpatrick – Keys To My Cage
3.  Paper Bird – Rooms
4.  You Me & Apollo – You Me & Apollo
5.  Fierce Bad Rabbit – Maestro & the Elephant

otis taylor_my world is goneKUNC (Greeley) [13]
1. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone
2. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
4. Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon
5. Churchill – The Change EP

brad goode chicago redKUVO (Denver) [8]
1. Brad Goode – Chicago Red
2. Polarity – King of Hearts
3. Tom Gershwin – Sweet Pastimes
4. Jon Wirtz – Tourist
5. Tia Fuller (CC) – Angelic Warrior

otis taylor_my world is goneKVNF (Paonia) [6]
1. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone
2. Flobots – The Circle In the Square
2. Glowing House – Days Run Out
2. O’Brien Party of 7 (CC) – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller
2. SHEL – SHEL

poets rowOpen Air 1340 (Denver) [73]
1. Poet’s Row – Poet’s Row
2. Paper Bird – Rooms
3. Wire Faces – King Cataract
4. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I
5. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony

Gromet_BarrenThe Colorado Sound [57]
1. The Gromet – Barren
2. WhiteWater Ramble – Roots & Groove
2. You Me & Apollo – You Me & Apollo
3. Dennis Wanebo – Running On Gravity
3. Strange Americans – A Royal Battle

GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

lumineersAmericana/Alt.country/Bluegrass
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Beautiful Loser Society – The Desperate Promenade
3. Blue Canyon Boys – Next Go Round
4. Trout Steak Revival – Flight
5. WhiteWater Ramble – Roots & Groove

otis taylor_my world is goneBlues/Rhythm & Blues
1. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone
2. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
3. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away
4. John Oates Band (CC) – The Bluesville Sessions
5. Austin Young & No Difference – Blue As Can Be

Flobots_circleDance/Funk/Hip-Hop/Urban Contemporary
1. Flobots – The Circle In the Square
2. Bop Skizzum – Coloradical
3. Beats Noir! – Where the Sun Goes Down
3. Rebel Tongue – Movin’ On
3. Wheelchair Sports Camp – Where We All Live

Elephant Revival It's AliveFolk/folk-rock/singer-songwriter
1. Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP
2. O’Brien Party of 7 (CC) – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller
3. SHEL – SHEL
4. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
5. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}

devotchka_live with CO symIndie/New Alternative
1. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
2. Paper Bird – Rooms
3. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I
4. Poet’s Row – Poet’s Row
5. Flashbulb Fires – Gasconader

brad goode chicago redJazz/Instrumental
1. Brad Goode – Chicago Red
2. Tia Fuller (CC) – Angelic Warrior
3. Polarity – King of Hearts
4. Tom Gershwin – Sweet Pastimes
5. Fred Hess Big Band – Speak

dennis wanebo running on gravityPOP / Contemporary Adult / Crossover
1. Dennis Wanebo – Running On Gravity
1. Rebecca Folsom – Reunion
2. Nina Storey (CC) – Think Twice [single]
3. KING – Need A Woman By Friday [single]
3. OneRepublic – What You Wanted [single]

fierce bad rabbit_the maestroROCK / AAA / ALT / AOR
1. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Maestro and the Elephant
2. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
2. Wire Faces – King Cataract
3. Strange Americans – A Royal Battle
4. Mosey West – Merica

DISCLAIMER:  The following records were sent to radio/press by Chris Kresge, aka Chris K, dba Rocky Mountain Music Network
Chris Daniels – Better Days
Dennis Wanebo – Running On Gravity
WhiteWater Ramble – Roots & Groove

News Notes and Spins – Nov. 1, 2012

Tia Fuller, Katie Herzig, Sera Cahoone, Corey Harris, Jill Sobule, Phillip Bailey, and India.Arie, among others, all have one thing in common… they are all original Colorado natives who moved to other places… Sera to Seattle.  Tia to NYC.  Katie to Nashville.  India.Arie to Atlanta, Philip and Jill to Los Angeles… Corey first to Maine and then to Virginia.  They’re not the only ones — artists move to or move from here all the time.  Dan Fogelberg, Joe Cocker, John Denver, Glenn Frey, John Oates, Richie Furay, Stephen Stills, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Tommy Bolin, and countless others have lived here… some for a couple of years, others longer; some are still here.

No one has told the story better than legendary former local rock critic, radio dj, local music historian and author, and current Colorado Music Hall of fame director G. Brown, whose book “Colorado Rocks!: A Half-Century of Music in Colorado” is a must have for anyone even casually interested in what’s gone on here musically much of the past 60 years now.  Expect to pay a few times what it originally sold for however.  The book has been out of print for at least a few years now and very good to excellent condition editions can run you $50-75 +/- …I’ve seen wrapped editions listed for upwards of $125.

Occasionally, an album from one of these artists shows up on our monthly charts.  Most recently it’s been Tia Fuller’s wonderful new album “Angelic Warrior,” which features resident and native jazz great Dianne Reeves on one vocal track, “Body and Soul.”  Katie Herzig’s latest has shown up here and there as well the past year, as has the O’Brien Party of Seven release that features former Colorado resident Tim O’Brien with sister and current Colorado residents Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore and their kids.

Columbine High School (Littleton) graduate Sera Cahoone is an accomplished singer-songwriter on the Sub Pop label out of Seattle, where she moved when she was 21.   Her latest, “Deer Creek Canyonhas been picking up some spins at KUNC and KRCC and I have no doubt will continue to pick up spins throughout the state in the coming couple of months.

The question is always, do we include those who grew up here as kids, went to our local schools, and maybe our colleges and universities, and then moved on to other places?  KUNC’s music director, Benji McPhail, made it a point – when he emailed me that they had put Sera’s new album in rotation as a Colorado artist release.   Sera’s new album, “Deer Creek Canyon” is all about the place she grew up, and where her mom still lives.  Sera may have moved to Seattle years ago, as a young woman seeking her own life and stories, but has remained a much loved native Coloradoan with a great musical story of her own to tell – largely influenced by her life and experiences here.

Still, some folks contend that unless an artist is actually living here and contributing to the live music scene they cannot justifiably be considered a “local” artist.  IF that’s the case there are a lot of acts we would have to consider as long gone and no longer local… including the likes of the Apples in Stereo (Kentucky) or Slim Cessna (Rhode Island) or Todd Park Mohr (Chicago) … hmmmm … yeah, no.  😉

Speaking of Coloradoans who were not born here, but were raised here, went to school here, and are as much as part of who we are as anyone – legendary jazz guitarist, Denver East High School grad, and University of Northern Colorado alum Bill Frisell (born in Baltimore) has teamed up with local jazz trumpeter and Denver University alum Ron Miles (born in Indianapolis) for an exquisite album called “Quiver.”  As adventurous as it is, I expect it will do well with jazz djs around the state in November and December – watch for it.

STATION NEWS:

OpenAir 1340 on air personality and web director Brandee Castle has left her post at Colorado Public Radio.  CPR will be listing her open position on their employment page within the next couple weeks.  However, she will still be involved with OpenAir in some capacity in the future so it’s not a true goodbye.

OpenAir’s First Birthday Bash will take place at the Hi-Dive in Denver on November 9th at 9pm.  Meet the OpenAir hosts and catch live performances from A. Tom Collins, Flashbulb Fires, and Bonnie and the Beard.  Since OpenAir launched on Oct. 31, 2011, more than 80 bands, most of which have Colorado ties, have visited CPR’s Performance Studio to record their music and talk with OpenAir hosts, making them a leader in promoting music from here in Colorado on broadcast radio.

KBUT (Crested Butte) has hired a new general manager/executive director.

Okay — Time for an experiment.  I got served notice recently that it would be nice if I linked each entry to a website where folks could check out the music … that’d be a bit more time consuming than I’d prefer, so here’s a link to a playlist I have up on Spotify that features a lot of this month’s Top 40 most spun titles.  You will need a Spotify account for this to work.

VIDEO PLAYLIST This month’s video playlist begins with a classic from Victoria Woodworth, recorded at Caribou Ranch in 1980.  It also includes a new video and song from Jeff Finlin, a new video from Chris Daniels, along with Flobots, The Yawpers, The Epilogues, Churchill, SHEL, Sofie Reed, a live performance video from Leftover Salmon, Achille Lauro, and Petals of Spain.

TOP 40 TITLES OCTOBER 2012

(278 titles tracked / 159 titles reported as played)
(LM) TM Genre/format [added]
(D) = debut, first time on chart
(R) = re-entered chart

(2) 1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers (Dualtone) Indie/New Alternative [Mar-12]
(13) 2. Bop Skizzum – Coloradical (self) Urban Contemporary / Modern Rock [Sep-12]
(D) 3. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I (Greater Than Collective) Indie/New Alternative [Sep-12]
(4) 4. Chris Daniels – Better Days (self) Americana / AAA  [Jul-12] *
(12) 5. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years (self) Americana / bluegrass [Sep-12] *
(14) 6. The Knew – Man Monster (self) Alternative Rock / AOR [Jun-12]
(3) 7. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker (LoS Records) Americana/AAA [Apr-12]
(R) 8. Strange Americans – A Royal Battle (self) AOR / AAA [Jun-12]
(1) 9. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade (self) AOR / AAA / Alternative Rock [Sep-12]
(D) 10. The Epilogues – Cinematics (Greater Than Collective) Indie/New Alternative [Oct-12]
(22) 11. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight (Hot Congress Records) Indie/New Alternative [Mar-12]
(16) 12. Churchill – The Change EP (A&M/Octone) AAA/adult alternative  [Mar-12]
(5) 13. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm (self) Americana/alt-country-rock [Mar-12]
(18) 13. Katie Glassman – Snapshot (self) Americana /country-swing [Jan-12] *
(15) 14. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow (Blank Tape) Folk/Americana [Apr-12]
(8) 15. The Swayback – Double Four Time (self) Alternative/Modern Rock [Mar-12]
(7) 16. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king} ( Youngest Daughter Records) Folk/Americana [May-12]
(27) 17. Tennis – Young & Old (Fat Possum) Indie/New Alternative [Feb-12]
(D) 18. Wovenhand – The Laughing Stalk (Sound Familyre) Indie/New Alternative [Sep-12]
(D) 19. I’m With Her – Songs We Said Goodbye To (Boss Koala Records) Americana/AAA [Oct-12]
(D) 20. Beats Noir! – Where the Sun Goes Down (self) Urban Contemporary / Modern Rock [Oct-12]
(25) 21. Flobots – The Circle In the Square (self) Urban Contemporary / Modern Rock [Aug-12]
(9) 22. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away (self) Blues [Aug-12] *
(D) 23. Tia Fuller – Angelic Warrior (Mack Avenue) Jazz [Sep-12]
(10) 24. Ending People – Fill Your Lungs (Cash Cow Productions) Indie/New Alternative [Aug-12]
(R) 25. Robert Cline, Jr. – All the Right Reasons (Mockingbird Records) Americana/country-folk [May-12] *
(R) 26. Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground (self) Americana/alt-country-rock [Nov-11]
(R) 27. The Congress – Whatever You Want (self) AAA/AOR [Apr-12]
(D) 28. Chris Malley and Bob Schlesinger – Split Shot (self) Jazz [Oct-12]
(21) 28. Jeff Brinkman – Strange (self) AAA/AOR [Aug-12]
(20) 29. Chimney Choir – (ladder) (self) AAA/Adult Alternative [Mar-12]
(6) 29. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller (Howdy Skies Music) AAA/Americana [Jun-12]
(22) 29. Raincheck – Raincheck (Dazzle Recordings) Jazz [May-12]
(31) 30. Petals of Spain – Late Night Visitor (self) AAA [Sep-11]
(R) 31. Flashbulb Fires – Gasconader (self) Indie/New Alternative [May-12]
(11) 31. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s (self) Americana/alt-country [Jan-12]
(23) 31. SHEL – SHEL (Moraine Records / Mad King Records) Folk/AAA [Aug-12]
(R) 32. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs (self) Rhythm and Blues (Apr-12)
(D) 33. Science Partner – Rocky Mountain News (Hot Congress Records) Indie/New Alternative [Sep-12]
(R) 34. Head for the Hills – Live (self) Americana/bluegrass [May-12]

ADDED: OCTOBER 2012
Beats Noir! – Where the Sun Goes Down
Boa & the Constrictors – Married to the Blues
Bonnie and the Beard – Cascavel
Bronze – Snake Oil
Calder’s Revolvers – Steady By Your Side
Chris Malley and Bob Schlesinger – Split Shot
Elephant Revival – It’s Alive
Gasoline Lollipops – Dawn
Greyweather – Greyweather
I’m With Her – Songs We Said Goodbye To
Jill Brzezicki – The Horizon
Jonny Barber & the Rhythm Razors – Golden Plates
Leslie Brown – Tenderly
Meet the Giant – The Polymer EP
Polarity – King of Hearts
Prettymouth – Satan in Clothes
Rich With Friends – One Step Closer
School Knights – FRE​(​EP)
Shawn Waggoner – Goodbye Raven
Stray Grass – Written in the Stars
String Cheese Incident – Can’t Wait Another Day [single]
Ten Pound Elephant – Ten Pound Elephant EP
The Babysitters – Have A Seat
The Epilogues – Cinematics
Trichome – Trichome EP

FELL OUT OF TOP 40 OCTOBER 2012
7. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
13. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You
17. El Toro De La Muerte – Dancer These Days
19. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
20. The Moetones – Lowbrow
24. The Royal – Forever
26. Mosey West – Merica
28. John Oates Band – The Bluesville Sessions
29. Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up
30. Katie Herzig – The Waking Sleep
30. Susannah Thompson – Watch Me Fly
31. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
32. Carbon Choir – Sakhalin
32. Fred Hess Big Band – Speak
32. Lindsay & the Lost Caravan – You Don’t Know Me

STATION BY STATION

KAFM (Grand Junction)
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
3. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years *
4. 4H Royalty – Where UFOs Go To Die

KBUT (Crested Butte)
1. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
3. Halden Wofford & the HI Beams – Live at Hodi’s
4. Katie Glassman – Snapshot *
5. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm

KDNK (Carbondale) HOT SPINS
Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller
The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
The Lumineers – The Lumineers

KDUR (Durango) HOT SPINS
A Shoreline Dream – “333”
Air Dubai – Be Calm
Euforquestra – Let Us In
Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s
The Moetones – Lowbrow

KGNU (Boulder)
1. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
3. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
3. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}

KRCC (Colorado Springs)
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
2. Mango fan Django – Indigo Dreams
2. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
2. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
3. Chris Daniels – Better Days *

KRFC (Fort Collins)
1. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I
2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
3. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
4. Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up
4. Robert Cline, Jr. – All the Right Reasons *

KUNC (Greeley)
1. The Lumineers –    The Lumineers
2. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
2. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down
3. Catch Bees – Newman’s Open Choir
3. Churchill – The Change EP

KUVO (Denver)
1. Tia Fuller – Angelic Warrior
2. Fred Hess Big Band – Speak
3. Eric Gunnison – Trios
3. Polarity – King of Hearts
4. Raincheck – Raincheck

KVNF (Paonia)
1. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
2. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
2. The Swayback – Double Four Time
3. Andy Thorn – Fire In The Sky
3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers

OPEN AIR 1340 (Denver)
1. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I
2. Wovenhand – The Laughing Stalk
3. Flobots – The Circle In the Square
4. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
5. The Lumineers – The Lumineers

The Colorado Sound
1. Bop Skizzum – Coloradical
2. Strange Americans – A Royal Battle
3. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years *
3. I’m With Her – Songs We Said Goodbye To
4. Beats Noir! – Where the Sun Goes Down

BY GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

Americana/Alt.country/Alt.country-rock
1. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
2. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years *
3. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
4. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
4. Katie Glassman – Snapshot *

Blues/Rhythm & Blues
1. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away *
2. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
3. Eef – Bluesalicious
4. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
5. John Oates Band – The Bluesville Sessions

Dance/Funk/Hip-Hop/Urban Contemporary
1. Bop Skizzum – Coloradical
2. Flobots – The Circle In the Square
3. Rebel Tongue – Movin’ On
3. Ten Pound Elephant – Ten Pound Elephant EP
4. Air Dubai – Be Calm

Folk/folk-rock/singer-songwriter
1. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
2. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
3. I’m With Her – Songs We Said Goodbye To
4. Chimney Choir – (ladder)
5. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller

Indie/New Alternative
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I
3. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight
4. Tennis – Young & Old
5. Ending People – Fill Your Lungs

Jazz
1. Tia Fuller – Angelic Warrior
2. Chris Malley and Bob Schlesinger – Split Shot
3. Raincheck – Raincheck
4. After Midnight – Hit the Jive Jack
5. Fred Hess Big Band – Speak

Pop/Adult Contemporary
1. Petals of Spain – Late Night Visitor
2. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You
3. Places – No More Wasted Days
4. Petals of Spain – Lady Luck [single]
5. The Royal – Forever

Rock/AAA/AOR/Modern Rock
1. The Knew – Man Monster
2. Strange Americans – A Royal Battle
3. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
4. The Epilogues – Cinematics
5. Churchill – The Change EP

* = serviced to radio by Rocky Mountain Music Network

News Notes and Spins – October 1 2012

EDIT 10/7/2012:  Welcome Radio 1190 back into the mix …. they got their Sept spins to us a bit late, but we’ll take em 🙂 … see station spins below.

Happy autumn.  We are now about 90 days away from posting our annual Best Of the Year poll – generated by the top scoring records of the year with the results from polling regional radio djs, music journalists and assorted Colorado music fans.  I would imagine we’ll see a couple dozen new releases before we close things off on Dec 1 — so if you’re in the process of getting an album out, now is the time.

Speaking of new releases – watch for Opie Gone Christmas #4 to come out this fall – Jake Schroeder called me to say that they were working feverishly on getting it done soon – and it will include the incomparable Dianne Reeves, Chris Daniels and others.

Happy B-day Chris Daniels who turned 60 on Sept 29 …

…Jake also let me know that 99.5FM The Mountain (KQMT) has canceled Mountain Homegrown, the wonderful Colorado music program he hosted the past 9 years.  The station cited budget reasons for discontinuing the program that was on every Monday night at 10PM.

KDUR has a new music director, Stella Dickson.  Reach out to her and say hi.  KDUR is very dedicated to airing Colorado music, so getting to know Stella is important <hint>
KDUR
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO, 81301
970.247.7288
http://www.kdur.org

TOP Video Picks – October 1 2012

While you’re checking out the charts below, dial up this batch of videos from The Yawpers, Flobots, John Oates and more … run time 35 minutes – enjoy.

TOP 40 TITLES – September 2012

(250 titles tracked / 144 titles reported as played)
(LM) TM Genre/format [added]
(D) = debut, first time on chart
(R) = re-entered chart

(D) 1. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade (self) Rock [Sep-12]
(3) 2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers (Dualtone) Indie/New Alternative/folk-rock [Mar-12]
(14) 3. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker (LoS Records) Americana/AAA/jamband [Apr-12]
(1) 4. Chris Daniels – Better Days (self) Americana/AAA/country, folk [Jul-12] *
(21) 5. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm (self) Americana/country-rock [Mar-12]
(5) 6. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller (Howdy Skies Music) Folk/country-folk [Jun-12]
(7) 7. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed (Family Tree) Indie/New Alternative/rock [Feb-12]
(2) 7. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king} (Youngest Daughter Records) Folk/pop-folk [May-12]
(13) 8. The Swayback – Double Four Time (self) Rock/alternative [Mar-12]
(4) 9. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away (self) Blues/folk-blues [Aug-12] *
(23) 10. Ending People – Fill Your Lungs (Cash Cow Productions) Indie/New Alternative/rock [Aug-12]
(32) 11. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s (self) Americana/alt-country [Jan-12]
(D) 12. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years (self) Americana/jamgrass [Sep-12] *
(D) 13. Bop Skizzum – Coloradical (self) Pop/funk [Sep-12]
(R) 13. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You (self) Pop/country crossover [Feb-12]
(26) 14. The Knew – Man Monster (self) Rock/alternative [Jun-12]
(12) 15. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow (Blank Tape) Folk [Apr-12]
(10) 16. Churchill – The Change (Wire Bird) Rock/AAA/folk-rock [Mar-12]
(R) 17. El Toro De La Muerte – Dancer These Days (self) Rock [Aug-11]
(22) 18. Katie Glassman – Snapshot (self) Americana/country [Jan-12] *
(R) 19. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband (Telarc) Blues [Jan-12]
(R) 20. Chimney Choir – ladder (self) Folk/folk-rock [Mar-12]
(D) 20. The Moetones – Lowbrow (self) Rock/garage [Sep-12]
(D) 21. Jeff Brinkman – Strange (self) Rock/AAA [Aug-12]
(R) 22. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight (Hot Congress) Indie/New Alternative [Mar-12]
(R) 22. Raincheck – Raincheck (Dazzle Recordings) Jazz [May-12]
(D) 23. SHEL – SHEL (Moraine/Mad King Records) Folk (Aug-12)
(D) 24. The Royal – Forever (self) Pop/rock [Sep-12]
(D) 25. Flobots – The Circle In the Square (Shanachie Entertainment) Rock/alternative/hip-hop [Aug-12]
(11) 26. Mosey West – Merica (self) Rock [Apr-12]
(18) 27. Tennis – Young & Old (Fat Possum) Indie/New Alternative/pop [Feb-12]
(D) 28. John Oates Band – The Bluesville Sessions (WBA Records) Blues [Aug-12]
(20) 29. Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up (self) Americana/classic country [Jul-12]
(R) 30. Katie Herzig – The Waking Sleep (Mercer Street Records) Pop/adult contemporary [Dec-11]
(D) 30. Susannah Thompson – Watch Me Fly (self) Rock/acoustic rock [Sep-12]*
(6) 31. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost (self) Rock/jamband [Oct-11]
(R) 31. Petals of Spain – Late Night Visitor (self) Pop/AAA [Sep-11]
(R) 32. Carbon Choir – Sakhalin (self) Rock/alternative [Apr-12]
(R) 32. Fred Hess Big Band – Speak (Alison Records) Jazz [Aug-12]
(R) 32. Lindsay & the Lost Caravan – You Don’t Know Me (self) Rock/acoustic rock [Feb-12]

ADDED: SEPTEMBER 2012
A Shoreline Dream – 333
Air Dubai – Be Calm
Black Postcards – Light At the End
Bop Skizzum – Coloradical
Chris McGarry – Bare Bright Halos
Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years
Esme Patterson – All Princes, I
Julie Monley Quartet – Straight Up Jazz
Olivia Rudeen – S/T [EP]
OneRepublic – Feel Again [single]
Science Partner – Rocky Mountain News
Stella Luce – Resurrection
Stuart Davis – Music For Mortals
Susannah Thompson – Watch Me Fly
The Moetones – Lowbrow
The Royal – Forever
The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
Tia Fuller – Angelic Warrior
Words in Flight – Music Is…
Wovenhand –  Laughing Stalk

FELL OUT OF TOP 40 SEPTEMBER 2012
8. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis
15. The Jekylls – The Sweet Factory
16. Arliss Nancy – Simple Machines
17. Tin Horn Prayer – Grapple the Rails
25. Places – No More Wasted Days
26. Musketeer Gripweed – Straight Razor Revival
26. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down
27. Overcasters – Curses/Prayers
27. You Me and Apollo – Cards with Cheats
28. Cassie Taylor – Blue
28. The Patti Fiasco – The Patti Fiasco
29. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Live and Learn
30. Robert Cline, Jr. – All the Right Reasons *
31. The Don’ts and Be Carefuls – Sun Hits
31. Hindershot – Curse Us All
31. Joe Sampson – Kill Our Friends
32. FaceMan – Feeding Time

STATION BY STATION

KAFM (Grand Junction)
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
2. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
4. Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground
5. 4H Royalty – Where UFOs Go To Die

KBUT (Crested Butte)
1. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
2. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
3. Andy Thorn – Fire In The Sky
3. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s
3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers

KDNK (Carbondale) HOT SPINS
The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation
The Lumineers – The Lumineers
Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}

KDUR (Durango)
1. The Swayback – Double Four Time
2. The Moetones – Lowbrow
3. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
4. Fingers of the Sun – Sleepy Time EP
5. Air Dubai – Day Escape

KOTO (Telluride)
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Mosey West – Merica
3. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
3. Grant Farm –  The Grant Farm
4. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away *

KGNU (Boulder)
1. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
3. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
3. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
3. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow

KRCC (Colorado Springs)
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
2. Mango fan Django – Indigo Dreams
3. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
3. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
4. El Toro De La Muerte – Dancer These Days

KRFC (Fort Collins)
1. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
2. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
3. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
4. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
5. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away *

KUNC (Greeley)
1. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation
1. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down
2. SHEL – SHEL
3. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
4. The Lumineers – The Lumineers

Open Air 1340 (Denver)
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. The Knew – Man Monster
3. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
4. Flobots – The Circle In the Square
5. Ending People – Fill Your Lungs

Radio 1190 (Boulder)
1. Tennis – Young & Old
2. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
3. Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise
4. Don’ts and Be Carefuls – Sun Hits
5. Le Divorce – The Sting and the Light

The Colorado Sound
1. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
2. Bop Skizzum – Coloradical
3. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years *
3. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You
3. Jeff Brinkman – Strange

BY GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

Americana/Alt.country/Alt.country-rock
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
2. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
3. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
4. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s
5. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years *

Blues/Rhythm & Blues
1. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away *
2. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
3. John Oates Band – The Bluesville Sessions
4. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
5. Papa Juke – Out Of The Blues

Dance/Funk/Hip-Hop/Urban Contemporary
1. Bop Skizzum – Coloradical
2. Flobots – The Circle In the Square
3. Rebel Tongue – Movin’ On
4. Air Dubai – Be Calm
5. JD Feighner – JD Feighner [EP]

Folk/folk-rock/singer-songwriter
1. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation
2. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
3. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
4. Chimney Choir – (ladder)
5. SHEL – SHEL

Indie/New Alternative
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
3. Ending People – Fill Your Lungs
4. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight
5. Tennis – Young & Old

Jazz
1. Raincheck – Raincheck
2. Fred Hess Big Band – Speak
3. Ben Haugland – Point of No Return
4. Tia Fuller – Angelic Warrior
5. Mango fan Dango – Indigo Dreams

Pop/Adult Contemporary
1. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You
2. The Royal – Forever
3. Katie Herzig – The Waking Sleep
4. Petals of Spain – Late Night Visitor
5. Cassie Taylor – Blue

Rock/AAA/AOR/Modern Rock
1. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
2. The Swayback – Double Four Time
3. The Knew – Man Monster
4. Churchill – The Change
5. El Toro De La Muerte – Dancer These Days

*Serviced to radio/press by Rocky Mountain Music Network

 

News, Notes & Spins – September 1, 2012

Happy September 🙂  As the concert season begins its wind-down to the last few in October, I expect we’ll begin to see more releases coming out.  So, September-November are very important months as we also wind down the new release year and begin thinking about our favorite albums of the year – in anticipation of our year-end best of charts.  Hope you’ve been keeping track here and at your favorite stations around the state.  Picking this year’s best of is going to be tough.  While the total number of records to cross my desk is less than a year ago at this time, the quality of the releases this year has so far been pretty freaking amazing.  Good luck in picking your favorites.   The deadline for new record submissions for best of 2012 consideration will be October 31, giving those records at least enough time to get reviewed and/or played around the state for our annual panel of print music critics, radio personalities, and select industry purveyors.

No reports this month from KBUT (Crested Butte), KDUR (Durango), Radio 1190 (Boulder) and KUVO (Denver).  KDUR and Radio1190 staff have been busy with new admissions to their respective schools, and some of the KBUT staff took well deserved summer vacations.  A rare report from KSJD (Cortez/Mancos) – thanks to the on-air folks there for spinning enough Colorado titles to show up this month 🙂   Much love to those folks.  Other stations regionally have been very busy with administration/managment changes.    Here are a few job openings regionally.

POSITION: Program Director
KAFM Community Radio
Grand Valley Public Radio Company, Inc.
1310 Ute Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501, 970/241-8801

General Description: This job description does not list all of the duties of the job. The Program Director (PD) is responsible for all on air operations. Duties include selection, supervision, training and nurturing of on-air staff as well as ensuring the technical operations and legal compliance . The PD ensures all programming for KAFM including music, news, community affairs and Spanish language programming is of the highest quality and and is consistent and reflective of KAFM’s mission. Reporting to the Executive Director and the Board of Directors, the PD is part of the station’s management team.

Job Status: 25 – 30 hours per week
Part-Time Salary – 25-30 Hours per week
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Benefits: nine paid holidays, 14 paid vacation days, Employee Assistance Program, KAFM is an equal opportunity employer

POSITION: Part-time news reporter. KOTO Community Radio, Telluride.

Duties include news writing, reporting, on-air shifts and other duties as assigned. We are seeking a competent dynamic team member. Twenty hours per week to start with potential for growth. Please submit cover letter, resume and work samples to: news@koto.org. No phone calls please. KOTO is an equal opportunity employer.

POSITION: San Miguel Educational Fund seeks an Executive Director for KOTO Community Radio.

The ED will report to the board of directors and will be responsible for all aspects of administration including financial management, planning, fundraising, public radio grant compliance and customer relations. The ED will represent SMEF to corporate and foundation funders, donors, partners, subscribers and the community at large. A minimum of five years non-profit and/or public radio management required. Salary commensurate with experience.Please submit cover letter and resume to Board President Todd Creel: todd@telluriderealestate.net No phone calls please. KOTO is an equal opportunity employer.

TOP Video Picks – September 1 2012

While you’re checking out the charts below, dial up this batch of videos from:  Jeff Finlin, SHEL, the Epilogues, the Lumineers, Sofie Reed, Great American Taxi, Churchill, and Bad Weather California … run time 30 minutes – enjoy.

TOP 40 TITLES – August 2012

(313 titles tracked / 146 titles reported as played)
(LM) TM Genre/format [added]
(D) = debut, first time on chart
(R) = re-entered chart

(1) 1. Chris Daniels – Better Days (self) Americana/country-folk [Jul-12] *
(5) 2. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king} (Youngest Daughter Records) Americana/folk [May-12]
(3) 3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers (Dualtone) Indie/New Alternative [Mar-12]
(D) 4. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away (self) Blues/folk-blues [Aug-12] *
(8) 5. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller (Howdy Skies Music) Americana/country-folk [Jun-12]
(22) 6. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost (self) Americana/roots rock [Oct-11]
(6) 7. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed (Family Tree) Indie/New Alternative [Feb-12]
(R) 8. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis (self) Blues [Aug-11]
(R) 9. Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground (self) Americana/alt-country [Nov-11]
(R) 10. Churchill – The Change EP (Wire Bird) Rock/folk-rock [Mar-12]
(25) 11. Mosey West – Merica (self) Rock [Apr-12]
(10) 12. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow (Blank Tape) Americana/folk-rock [Apr-12]
(9) 13. The Swayback – Double Four Time (self) Rock [Mar-12] 2012
(2) 14. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker (LoS Records) Americana/jamband [Apr-12]
(11) 15. The Jekylls – The Sweet Factory (self) Americana [Mar-12]
(12) 16. Arliss Nancy – Simple Machines (Suburban Home) Rock/alt-country-rock [May-12]
(D) 17. Tin Horn Prayer – Grapple the Rails (Paper + Plastick Records) Rock/alternative [Aug-12]
(4) 18. Tennis – Young & Old (Fat Possum) Indie/New Alternative [Feb-12]
(R) 19. Carbon Choir – Sakhalin (self) Rock [Apr-12]
(22) 20. Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up (self) Americana/country [Jul-12]
(21) 21. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm (self) Americana/country-rock [Mar-12]
(16) 22. Katie Glassman – Snapshot (self) Americana [Jan-12] *
(D) 23. Ending People – Fill Your Lungs (Cash Cow Productions) Indie/New Alternative [Aug-12]
(R) 24. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight (Hot Congress Records) Indie/New Alternative [Mar-12]
(24) 25. Places – No More Wasted Days (self) Pop/rock [Jan-12]
(R) 26. Muskeeteer Gripweed – Staight Razor Revival (self) Rock/southern rock [Apr-12]
(13) 26. The Knew – Man Monster (self) Rock [Jun-12]
(R) 26. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down (self) Pop/rock [Jul-11]
(27) 27. Overcasters – Curses/Prayers (self) Rock [Mar-12]
(24) 27. You Me and Apollo – Cards with Cheats (self) Indie/New Alternative [2011]
(R) 28. Cassie Taylor – Blue (Hypertension) Pop/blues [Aug-11]
(R) 28. The Patti Fiasco – The Patti Fiasco (self) Rock/country-rock [Jul-11]
(29) 29. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Live and Learn (self) Indie/New Alternative [Nov-11]
(17) 30. Robert Cline, Jr. – All the Right Reasons (Mockingbird Records) Americana/country-folk [May-12] *
(R) 31. The Don’ts and Be Carefuls – Sun Hits (self) Indie/New Alternative [Oct-11]
(R) 31. Hindershot – Curse Us All (Hot Congress Records) Indie/New Alternative [Feb-12]
(R) 31. Joe Sampson – Kill Our Friends (Fellow Creature Recordings) Folk [May-12]
(R) 32. FaceMan – Feeding Time (self) Rock/alternative [Feb-12]
(7) 32. Halden Wofford & the HI Beams – Live at Hodi’s (self) Americana/alt-country [Jan-12]
(19) 32. The Congress – Whatever You Want (self) Rock [Apr-12]

ADDED August 2012
Ending People – Fill Your Lungs
Flobots – The Circle In the Square
Fred Hess Big Band – Speak
Free Bear – Free Bear
Gun Street Ghost – One Home
Jeff Brinkman – Strange
The Moetones – Lowbrow
Rosewood Divine – Rosewood Divine
SHEL – SHEL
Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away *
The Blue Rider – Way Out West
Tin Horn Prayer – Grapple the Rails

FELL OUT OF TOP 40 AUGUST 2012
14. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
15. Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise
17. Robert Cline, Jr. – All the Right Reasons *
18. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You (self)
20. Raincheck – Raincheck
20. Strange Americans – A Royal Battle
22. Dressy Bessy – Summer Singles Volume 1
22. Johnny Hickman – Tilting
23. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
23. The Say So – The Romantic
25. Snake Rattle Rattle Snake – Sineater
26. Flashbulb Fires – Gasconader
28. Amazing Twin – Grown Alone
30. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees
31. Glowing House – Days Run Out
32. Oakhurst – Barrel
33. Beats Noir! – 13 Tracks From The Dark Side Of The Beat
33. Ben Haugland – Point of No Return

TRACKING UNDER THE TOP 40 August 2012
4H Royalty – Where UFOs Go To Die
A Mouthful of Thunder – Slow Burn
A Shoreline Dream – Losing Them All To This Time
a. Tom Collins – OH NO!
Air Dubai – Day Escape
Amazing Twin – Grown Alone
Andy Palmer – Sometime Around
Andy Thorn – Fire In The Sky
Anthony Ruptak – Red Mark
Ashley Raines & the New West Revue – One Trick Mule
The Autumn Film – 8 Track Tape
Bare Bones – Bare Bones
Beats Noir! – 13 Tracks From The Dark Side Of The Beat
Better Than Bacon – Better Than Bacon
Black Postcards – Inception
Blackout Beat Production Company – The Circus House
The Blue Rider – Way Out West
Bonnie & the Beard – Bonne & the Beard
Broken Tongues – Crooked Skyline
Cary Morin – Sing It Louder
Catch Bees – Newman’s Open Choir
Chimney Choir – (ladder)
Chris Kennison – Simply Steel
Constitution – Wrestling with the Daylight
Curious Ghost – A Curious Ghost Pt 1
Dave Richey & Ruined Nation – No Peace of Mind
Delta Sonics – Live at Lincoln’s
Dressy Bessy – Summer Singles Volume 1
El Toro De La Muerte – Danger These Days
Euforquestra – Let Us In
Fingers of the Sun – Fingers of the Sun
Flashbulb Fires – Gasconader
Flobots – The Circle In the Square
Fool For A Song – Fool for a Song [EP]
Force Publique – Force Publique
The Fray – Scars and Stories
Fred Hess Big Band – Speak
Free Bear – Free Bear
Gauntlet Hair – Gauntlet Hair
Glowing House – Days Run Out
Grant Sabin – The Homesick EP
Grass It Up – Alabama Tory
Gun Street Ghost – One Home
Harry Tuft & Friends – Treasures Untold
Hearts In Space – Already Gone
Holler! – Gratitude
Honey Gitters – Poor Gitters’ Almanack
I Am The Dot – A Collection of Songs (2008-2011)
Ian Cooke – Fortitude
Instant Empire – Heavy Hollow
Instant Empire – Instant Empire
J. Miller Band – The Road to Elvado
Jeff Brinkman – Strange
Jeff Finlin – Live Songs for the Ice Age
Jim Stranahan – Free For All
John Statz – Old Fashioned
Johnny Hickman – Tilting
Jon Boland – Lightening In the Wires
Kailin Yong Peace Project Trio – Gravity Free
Katie Herzig – The Waking Sleep
Katya Chorover – Big Big Love
Kentucky Parlor Pickers – Barn Burner
Kissing Party – The Hate Album
Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
Mesita – The Coyote
Mike Marchant – Indulgent Space-Folk Vol. 3: Binary Beach
Mike Marchant – Lost and Found Sound (2008-2011)
Mombi – The Wounded Beat
Monroe Monroe – Hello Moon
Moors & McCumber – Gravity
New Ben Franklins – [peter gabriel]
Oakhurst – Barrel [EP]
Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
Papa Juke – Out Of The Blues
Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise
Petals of Spain – Late Night Visitor
Princess Music – Roger Tranquility
Rebel Tongue – Movin’ On
Reckless Red – Reckless Red
Reverend Hooch – Reverend Hooch
Rick Stahl – Harmony House
Rob Drabkin – Rob Drabkin Live
Robert Wilson Blues Band – 45 RPM
Ronnie Shellist – Trust Is Gone
Rose Hill Drive – Americana
Rosewood Divine – Rosewood Divine
Ryan Dart – The Shift
Safe Boating Is No Accident – Live Without Dead Time
SAUNA – The Teen Angst Tape
Science Partner – Rocky Mountain News
SHEL – SHEL
Snake Rattle Rattle Snake – Sineater
Spring Creek – Hold On Me
Still City – Brittle Bones
Strange Americans – A Royal Battle
Strip the Stars – S/T [EP]
Tom Hagerman – Idle Creatures
Turn 4 – What You Do About It
Varlet – The Drifter
Wasteland Hop – Mother Acre
Wendy Woo Band – Austerity
Wheelchair Sports Camp – Where We All Live
The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
The Yawpers – Savage Blue

STATION BY STATION

KAFM (Grand Junction)
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
3. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
4. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
4. The Patti Fiasco – The Patti Fiasco

KDNK (Carbondale)
1. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
1. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation
2. Cassie Taylor – Blue
2. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
2. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}

KGNU (Boulder)
1. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
2. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
3. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
3. Katie Glassman – Snapshot *
3. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation

KRCC (Colorado Springs)
1. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
2. El Toro De La Muerte – Danger These Days
3. Cassie Taylor – Blue
3. J. Miller Band – The Road to Elvado

KRFC (Fort Collins)
1. Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up
2. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
3. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
4. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
5. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis

KSJD (Cortez/Mancos)
1. The Moetones – Lowbrow
2. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down
3. Chris Daniels – Better Days
3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
4. Katya Chorover – Big Big Love

KUNC (Greeley)
1. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
1. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down
2. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation
3. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
3. Katie Herzig – The Waking Sleep

OPEN AIR 1340 (Denver)
1. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
1. Ending People – Fill Your Lungs
2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
3. Joe Sampson – Kill Our Friends
3. Snake Rattle Rattle Snake – Sineater

The Colorado Sound
1. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
1. Danielle Ate the Sandwich – {like a king}
2. Arliss Nancy – Simple Machines
2. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
2. Churchill – The Change

BY GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

Americana/Alt.country/Alt.country-rock
1. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
2. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
3. Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground
4. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
5. The Jekylls – The Sweet Factory

Blues/Rhythm & Blues
1. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away *
2. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis
3. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
4. Cary Morin – Sing It Louder
5. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs

Folk/folk-rock/singer-songwriter
1. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
2. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation
3. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
4. Joe Sampson – Kill Our Friends
5. Glowing House – Days Run Out

Dance/Funk/Hip-Hop/Urban Contemporary
1. Air Dubai – Day Escape
1. Rebel Tongue – Movin’ On
2. Wheelchair Sports Camp – Where We All Live
3. Beats Noir! – 13 Tracks From The Dark Side Of The Beat
4. Force Publique – Force Publique

Indie/New Alternative
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
3. Tennis – Young & Old
4. Ending People – Fill Your Lungs
5. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight

POP/Adult Contemporary
1. Places – No More Wasted Days
2. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down
3. Cassie Taylor – Blue
4. The Fray – Scars and Stories
4. Petals of Spain – Late Night Visitor

Rock/AAA/AOR/Modern Rock
1. Churchill – The Change
2. Mosey West – Merica
3. The Swayback – Double Four Time
4. Arliss Nancy – Simple Machines
5. Tin Horn Prayer – Grapple the Rails

* = serviced to radio by Chris Kresge dba Rocky Mountain Music Network

The Colorado Sound – V4 EP31 2012

This show is a bit of a special edition.  Bohemian Nights at New West Fest is the last major Colorado-music festival of the year right now, statewide.  It’s also become the premiere Colorado-music event of the year, bringing in the very very top tier of Colorado acts every year, as well as significant up and comers who have made themselves known to fans, and the industry experts who make up the talent advisory committee.      Over 90 acts will appear in 2012 .. I got 28 in the show.

NOTES

Check out Colorado Rock n Roll Volunteeers Present “Another Fire’s Burning.”  This is a very special benefit for the victims and firefighters involved in the Colorado Springs and Fort Collins fires.  The volunteers are among the most famous Colorado musicians of the past 40 years and includes: Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield, Poco), Jeff Hanna (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), John Magnie (the Subdudes), Todd Park Mohr (Big Head Todd & the Monsters), Jock Bartley (Firefall), Jonny5 (Flobots), Kenny Passarelli (Joe Walsh, Elton John), Nathan Maxwell (Flogging Molly, Bunny Gang), Johnny Hickman (Cracker, Hickman-Dalton Gang), Jim Dalton (Railbenders, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers), Brian Nevin (Big Head Todd & the Monsters), Jeremy Lawton (Big Head Todd & the Monsters), Hazel Miller, Chris DanielsChristian Teele (E-town), Matt Morris, Rebecca Folsom, Freddie Gowdy (Freddi-Henchi Band), Jake Schroeder (Opie Gone Bad), Brad Corrigan (Dispatch), John Macy, Linda Storey and others …

SHEL got one of their videos on CMT Pure, beginning Aug 14.  It’s called “Freckles” and it was shot in Fort Collins.  It’s also a self produced video that included some local folk.

Rob Drabkin released his first official video this weekend also – “Feeling Good Again.” 

PLAYLIST FOR EP31

Kyle Hollingsworth “The Way It Goes” from Then There’s Now (2009)
3 Twins Broadband “How Couldya Not?” [single] (2012)
John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light “Same Scar” from Beautiful Empty (2011)
Future Jazz Project “Faded Memories” from True By Design (2007)
Air Dubai “Soul & Body” from Day Escape (2011)
The Jekylls “You’re Probably Right” from The Sweet Factory (2012)
Patti Fiasco “Nobody’s Girl” from The Patti Fiasco (2011)
The Congress “Distance” from Whatever You Want (2012)
Lionel Young Band “I Feel So Good” from On Our Way to Memphis (2011)
Holler! “Yellow Moon” from Gratitude (2011)
Musketeer Gripweed “Thief” from Straight Razor Revival (2012)
Arliss Nancy “Should’ve Been There” from Simple Machines (2012)
Places “Honesty” from No More Wasted Days (2012)
After Midnight Jazz Band “A Smooth One” from Midnight in Madison (2010)
Devotchka “Contrabanda” from 100 Lovers (2011)
Danielle Ate the Sandwich “Faith In a Man” from Like A King (2012)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Thy Will Be Done” from Unentitled (2011)
Haunted Windchimes “Wanderin’ Heart” from Out With The Crow (2012)
The Delta Sonics “I Gotta Girlfriend” from Never Enough (2009)
Monroe Monroe “Adore” from Hello Moon (2011)
Mosey West “In Tune” from Merica (2012)
Selasee Atiase “Pray for Me” from African Gate (2010)
Katie Glassman “Bye Bye Boise” from Snapshot (2012)
Great American Taxi “Blair Mountain” from Paradise Lost (2011)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “Live and Learn” from Live and Learn (2011)
Bad Weather California “When You Smile” from Sunkissed (2012)
Nathen Maxwell & the Original Bunny Gang “Working for the Man” from White Rabbit (2010)
Juno What?! “Take Control of Your Body” from Shameless (2011)

News, Notes & Spins – August 1, 2012

I am brain dead right now.  It’s been one crazy major event after another all summer, with two more to go – The 5th Annual Carbon Valley Music Festival that I produce for the city of Dacono (Aug 4), and then three days of Bohemian Nights at New West Fest a week later in Fort Collins.

Anyone who’s into live music – and especially festivals that feature locally homegrown and groomed acts – are in the right place here in Colorado.  It really is a very remarkable place.  I don’t get off the Front Range too often, so I don’t know about all the events that take place in our mountain locales… but those along the Front Range are treated to a number of great events every year, culminating in what has become the premiere festival concert event for Colorado acts – Bohemian Nights at New West Fest in Fort Collins (Aug 10-12) featuring a veritable who’s who of Colorado talent including this sampling -> Air Dubai, Allegaeon, Arliss Nancy, Bad Weather California, Bunny Gang (featuring Nathen Maxwell of Flogging Molly), Cassie Taylor & the Soul Cavalry, Chad Price, Chuck Pyle, Danielle Ate the Sandwich, Delta Sonics, Devotchka, DubSkin, Euforquestra, Fierce Bad Rabbit, Future Jazz Project, Great American Taxi, Haunted Windchimes, John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light, Juno What?!, Katie Glassman Quintet, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Liz Barnez, Megan Redmond, Mosey West, Musketeer Gripweed, Rob Drabkin, Selasee and Fafa Family, Shakedown Street, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club,  The Lionel Young Band, The Patti Fiasco, The Swayback, Wendy Woo … and fo’reals many many others (some 90 in all I believe).

And since this column is about Colorado Music & Radio – a big ovation to KRFC Fort Collins for broadcasting many of the sets live on the air during this year’s 3 day event.

I’m equally as proud and enthusiastic about the one day event we put on in Dacono  – For our 5th annual event we’ve added a Colorado ONLY spirits tasting and competition event (including among others 303 and Breckenridge distilleries) – and a youth music, arts and entertainment venue of its own focused on youth performances and education.  The inaugural venue this year will be very music focused, and presented partly by the wonderful Colorado Blues Society who will be presenting music educators Ronnie Shellist and Dan Treanor … our main stage show features the Lionel Young Band, 3 Twins Broadband, Quemando, Buckner Funken Jazz, Katie Glassman Quintet, Bad Brad & the Fat Cats, and the Danny Meyer Trio.

It was an unusually slow month for new titles.  I had to look at Aug 2 2011 to confirm – but yeah, we only had about 1/3 as many new titles added this year as last.  No reason that I can figure out either.  It’s just been a slow year for new releases it seems.  By this time last year, I was tracking 348 current titles.  This year I’m tracking 302.  That looks like about a 12% dropoff Y-T-D.  The upside there is that there are more Colorado titles being reported as played.  July 2012=157 titles reported as played vs. 136 in July 2011.  That may be partly due to the number of reporting stations, and the emergence of Open Air 1340 on the scene the past year – regardless, it’s great to see so many wonderful titles getting played around the state.

Speaking of new stations reporting – welcome back Radio 1190 (Boulder).  The station is under new management, since former GM Mike Flanagan moved onto Open Air 1340 – and they’ve got a new music director who is very excited about sharing what Colorado titles they’re supporting on air.  To submit for airplay consideration, reach out to …

Melissa Cisewski
Music Director
Radio 1190 KVCU
melissa@radio1190.org
303-492-7405

KBUT (Crested Butte) is happy to announce the hiring of its new General Manager, Jerry Lunsford. Jerry brings extensive experience in community radio, most recently with KWMR in West Marin, California. Coloradoans may be familiar with Jerry as the longtime organizer of Camp Runamuck at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

KHEN (Salida) has begun a planned multi-year collaboration with the CSO (Colorado Symphony Orchestra) to bring Colorado’s highest quality classical music to the Salida area.  The events will include a special daytime concert and other music education opportunities for local public-, private- and home-schooled children.  The collaboration reinforces KHEN’s role as a vital community asset and voice, and enhances Salida’s reputation as a destination to hear the finest classical music. It also enables the CSO to move towards becoming a truly statewide orchestra in Colorado, serving all citizens. The collaboration further aligns perfectly with, and augments, Salida’s new Creative District, one of only two such districts in the state. To complement and promote the concert series, a new KHEN radio program dedicated exclusively to recordings of the CSO, is currently being developed and is planned to begin sometime this fall.  Watch for details.  For more information, contact KHEN at 719-539-1069. KHEN website = http://www.khen.org/

TOP 40 TITLES – July 2012

(302 titles tracked / 157 titles reported as played)
(LM) TM
(D) = debut, first time on chart
(R) = re-entered chart

(D) 1. Chris Daniels – Better Days (self) Americana/country-folk/bluegrass [Jul-12] *
(5) 2. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker (LoS Records) Americana/jamgrass [Apr-12]
(1) 3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers (Dualtone) Indie/New Alternative [Mar-12]
(6) 4. Tennis – Young & Old (Fat Possum) Indie/New Alternative/pop [Feb-12]
(2) 5. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king} (Youngest Daughter Records) Folk/pop-folk [May-12]
(4) 6. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed (Family Tree) Indie/New Alternative [Feb-12]
(3) 7. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s (self) Americana/alt-country [Jan-12]
(4) 8. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller (Howdy Skies Music) Folk/Americana [Jun-12]
(12)9. The Swayback – Double Four Time (self) Rock/alternative [Mar-12]
(12) 10. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow (Blank Tape) Folk/folk-rock [Apr-12]
(16) 11. The Jekylls – The Sweet Factory (self) Americana/pop [Mar-12]
(15) 12. Arliss Nancy – Simple Machines (Suburban Home) Rock/southern rock [May-12]
(D) 13. The Knew – Man Monster (self) Rock/alternative [Jun-12]
(9) 14. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband (Telarc) Blues [Jan-12]
(11) 15. Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise (self) Folk/modern [Jun-12]
(30) 16. Katie Glassman – Snapshot (self) Americana [Jan-12] *
(8) 17. Robert Cline, Jr. – All the Right Reasons (Mockingbird Records) Americana/country [May-12] *
(33) 18. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You (self) Pop/country crossover [Feb-12]
(18) 19. The Congress – Whatever You Want (self) Rock/roots rock [Apr-12]
(R) 20. Raincheck – Raincheck (Dazzle Recordings) Jazz [May-12]
(D) 20. Strange Americans – A Royal Battle (self) Rock/alt-country-rock [Jun-12]
(13) 21. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm (self) Americana/country-rock [Mar-12]
(D) 22. Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up (self) Americana/classic country [Jul-12]
(D) 22. Dressy Bessy – Summer Singles Volume 1 (Kindercore) Indie/New Alternative/pop [Jul-12]
(R) 22. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost (self) Americana/roots rock [Oct-11]
(D) 22. Johnny Hickman – Tilting (self) Rock/roots rock [Jun-12]
(28) 23. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs (self) Blues/rhythm & blues [Apr-12]
(10) 23. The Say So – The Romantic (self) Rock/alternative [Jun-12]
(R) 24. You Me and Apollo – Cards with Cheats (self) Indie/New Alternative [2011]
(R) 24. Places – No More Wasted Days (self) Pop/rock [Jan-12]
(20) 25. Mosey West – Merica (self) Rock/roots rock [Apr-12]
(25) 25. Snake Rattle Rattle Snake – Sineater (self) Indie/New Alternative [Sep-11]
(20) 26. Flashbulb Fires – Gasconader (self) Indie/New Alternative [May-12]
(29) 27. Overcasters – Curses/Prayers (self) Rock/alternative [Mar-12]
(R) 28. Amazing Twin – Grown Alone (Hot Congress Records) Indie/New Alternative [Apr-12]
(R) 29. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Live and Learn (self) Indie/New Alternative [Nov-11]
(22) 30. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees (Dazzle Recordings) Jazz/large band [Apr-12]
(D) 31. Glowing House – Days Run Out (self) Indie/alternative/folk [Jun-12]
(R) 32. Oakhurst – Barrel (self) Americana/jamgrass [Jan-12]
(32) 33. Beats Noir! – 13 Tracks From The Dark Side Of The Beat (self) Hip-hop/rock/alternative [Jul-11]
(26) 33. Ben Haugland – Point of No Return (Dazzle Recordings) Jazz [Jun-12]

ADDED July 2012
Andy Ard – How Easy It Is
Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up
Chris Daniels – Better Days
Dressy Bessy – Summer Singles Volume 1
Eef – Bluesalicious
Instant Empire – Heavy Hollow
Jeff Bostic – Crutch [single]
Petals of Spain – I Gotta Know [single]

FELL OUT OF TOP 40 JULY 2012
7. Joe Sampson – Kill Our Friends
17. Chimney Choir – (ladder)
19. Carbon Choir – Sakhalin
21. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5
23. Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground
23. The Patti Fiasco – The Patti Fiasco
24. SHEL – When the Dragon Came Down
27. Churchill – The Change
30. Catch Bees – Newman’s Open Choir
31. Muskeeteer Gripweed – Staight Razor Revival
32. Better Than Bacon – Better Than Bacon
32. FaceMan – Feeding Time

TRACKING UNDER THE TOP 40
3 Twins Broadband – Cry at the Movies / How Couldya Not [singles] *
4H Royalty – Where UFOs Go To Die
A Mouthful of Thunder – Slow Burn
A Shoreline Dream – Losing Them All To This Time
a. Tom Collins – OH NO!
Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight
After Midnight – Hit the Jive Jack
Air Dubai – Day Escape
Andy Ard – How Easy It Is
Andy Palmer – Sometime Around
Andy Thorn – Fire In The Sky
Anthony Ruptak – Red Mark
Ashley Raines & the New West Revue – Begin
The Autumn Film – 8 Track Tape
Bare Bones – Bare Bones
Better Than Bacon – Better Than Bacon
Blackout Beat Production Company – The Circus House
Bonnie & the Beard – Bonne & the Beard
Broken Spoke – Before There Were Easy Riders
Broken Tongues – Crooked Skyline
Carbon Choir – Sakhalin
Cary Morin – Sing It Louder
Cassie Taylor – Blue
Catch Bees – Newman’s Open Choir
Chimney Choir – (ladder)
Churchill – The Change
Delta Sonics – Live at Lincoln’s
Don’ts and Be Carefuls – Sun Hits
Driftwood Fire – How to Untangle a Heartache
Eef – Bluesalicious
El Toro De La Muerte – Danger These Days
Eric Gunnison – Trios
Euforquestra – Let Us In
Fingers of the Sun – Sleepy Time EP
The Foot. – Cloud Control EP
Force Publique – Force Publique
The Fray – Scars and Stories
Full Belly – New Voice
Gauntlet Hair – Gauntlet Hair
Grant Sabin – The Homesick EP
Harry Tuft & Friends – Treasures Untold
Hazel Miller Band – Coming to You Live… From KUVO
Head for the Hills – Live
Hearts In Space – Already Gone
Hindershot – Curse Us All
The Holler! – Gratitude
Honey Gitters – Poor Gitters’ Almanack
I Am The Dot – A Collection of Songs (2008-2011)
Ian Cooke – Fortitude
In the Whale – Cake
Instant Empire – Heavy Hollow
Instant Empire – Instant Empire
Jaden Carlson – Tell Me What You See
Jami Lunde – Big Black Birds
JD Feighner – JD Feighner [assorted singles]
Jeff Bostic – Crutch [single]
Jeff Finlin – Live Songs for the Ice Age
Jim Stranahan – Free For All
Joe Sampson – Kill Our Friends
John Oates Band – The Bluesville Sessions
John Statz – Old Fashioned
Juno What?! – Late Night Live
Kathryn Mostow – Rich Girl *
Katie Herzig – The Waking Sleep
Katya Chorover – Big Big Love
Kevin Dooley – Moonlight Highway *
Kissing Party – The Hate Album
Le Divorce – The Sting and the Light
Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis
Lizzie Huffman – Pretty Old Soul
Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground
Matt Smiley – Quartet Art
Medic – Grace and Gravity
Megan Redmond – Dreamland
Mesita – The Coyote
Mike Marchant – Indulgent Space-Folk Vol. 3: Binary Beach
Mike Marchant – Lost and Found Sound (2008-2011)
Mombi – The Wounded Beat
Moon Duo – Mazes
Moors & McCumber – Gravity
Mr. Anonymous – Champion Sound
Muskeeteer Gripweed – Staight Razor Revival
New Ben Franklins – [peter gabriel]
Papa Juke – Out Of The Blues
Petals of Spain – I Gotta Know [single]
Petals of Spain – Lady Luck [single]
Poet’s Row – Exquisite Corpse
Pretty Sure – Subtle Sabotage
Princess Music – Roger Tranquility
Rachel James – Not Giving Up [EP]
Raven and the Writing Desk – Bonedale [EP]
Rebel Tongue – Movin’ On
Robert Wilson Blues Band – 45 RPM
Ronnie Shellist – Trust Is Gone
Rose Hill Drive – Americana
Russ Hopkins – Space Junk Motel
Safe Boating Is No Accident – Live Without Dead Time
Sam Lee – Better Half
SAUNA – The Teen Angst Tape
Science Partner – Rocky Mountain News
SHEL – When the Dragon Came Down
SoundRabbit – Don’t Forget to Remember
Spring Creek – Hold On Me
Sun Red – Breathes Ages
Swing Hero – Swing Hero
Talk All Night – Oxen Aux Out
Turn 4 – What You Do About It
Varlet – The Drifter
Wasteland Hop – Mother Acre
Wendy Woo Band – Austerity
Wheelchair Sports Camp – Where We All Live
The Whiskey Bottles – Ain’t No Crime
The Yawpers – Savage Blue

In order to be tracked I need to have a copy of the album, ep, or single, in physical and/or digital format.  Pls send to Rocky Mountain Music Network 1208 Macoy Ct. Dacono, CO 80514 or email me at chriskmusic@gmail.com.

STATION BY STATION

KAFM (Grand Junction)
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
2. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
3. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
4. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
5. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller

KBUT (Crested Butte)
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
3. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
3. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
3. Katie Glassman – Snapshot *

KDNK (Carbondale) HOT SPINS
Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
Halden Wofford & the HI Beams – Live at Hodi’s
Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller

KDUR (Durango)
1. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
2. Halden Wofford & the HI Beams – Live at Hodi’s
3. 4H Royalty – Where UFOs Go To Die
3. The Swayback – Double Four Time
4. The Lumineers – The Lumineers

KGNU (Boulder)
1. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
1. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
2. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
3. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
3. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}

KRCC (Colorado Springs)
1. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
2. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
3. A Shoreline Dream – Losing Them All To This Time
3. Broken Spoke – Before There Were Easy Riders
3. El Toro De La Muerte – Danger These Days

KRFC (Fort Collins)
1. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
2. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
2. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
2. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
3. Robert Cline, Jr. – All the Right Reasons *

KUNC (Greeley)
1. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
2. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller
3. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
4. Tennis – Young & Old

KUVO (Denver)
1. Eric Gunnison – Trios
2. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees
3. Ben Haugland – Point of No Return
4. Matt Smiley Quartet – Quartet Art
4. Raincheck – Raincheck

OPEN AIR 1340 (Denver)
1. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
2. Tennis – Young & Old
3. The Congress – Whatever You Want
4. Dressy Bessy – Summer Singles Volume 1
5. Overcasters – Curses/Prayers

RADIO 1190 KVCU (Boulder)
1. Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise
2. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight
3. The Don’ts and Be Carefuls – Sun Hits
3. Poet’s Row – Exquisite Corpse
3. You Me and Apollo – Cards with Cheats

The Colorado Sound
1. Chris Daniels – Better Days*
2. The Jekylls – The Sweet Factory
2. The Knew – Man Monster
3. Arliss Nancy – Simple Machines
4. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You

BY GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

Americana/Alt.country/Alt.country-rock
1. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
2. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
3. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s
4. The Jekylls – The Sweet Factory
5. Katie Glassman – Snapshot *

Blues/Rhythm & Blues
1. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
2. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
3. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis
4. Papa Juke – Out Of The Blues
5. Cary Morin – Sing It Louder

Folk/folk-rock/singer-songwriter
1. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
2. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller
3. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
4. Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise
5. Glowing House – Days Run Out

Dance/Funk/Hip-Hop/Urban Contemporary
1. Beats Noir! – 13 Tracks From The Dark Side Of The Beat
2. Broken Tongues – Crooked Skyline
3. Rebel Tongue – Movin’ On
4. Wheelchair Sports Camp – Where We All Live
5. Air Dubai – Day Escape

Indie/New Alternative
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Tennis – Young & Old
3. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
4. Dressy Bessy – Summer Singles Volume 1
5. You Me and Apollo – Cards with Cheats

Jazz
1. Raincheck – Raincheck
2. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees
3. Ben Haugland – Point of No Return
4. Hazel Miller Band – Coming to You Live… From KUVO
5. After Midnight – Hit the Jive Jack

POP/Adult Contemporary
1. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You
2. Places – No More Wasted Days
3. Megan Redmond – Dreamland
4. The Fray – Scars and Stories
4. Rachel James – Not Giving Up [EP]

ROCK/AAA/AOR/Modern Rock
1. Arliss Nancy – Simple Machines
2. Strange Americans – A Royal Battle
3. The Swayback – Double Four Time
4. The Knew – Man Monster
5. Johnny Hickman – Tilting

*serviced to CO media by Rocky Mountain Music Network

News Notes & Spins – May 1 2012

What does it say about the programmers and djs at community radio stations when they don’t really recognize music from the community (state) in which they are licensed to broadcast? OUCH – oh no he didn’t! Uh, yeah, I did.

Every month, I comb through literally hundreds of daily playlists from stations all around the state in order to cull and tabulate the monthly spins charts. And here’s what I’ve found out over the past few years — the VAST MAJORITY of djs doing shows statewide on community radio stations don’t ever touch upon music by a Colorado act, known or unknown. TRUTH.

That’s taking nothing away from those who do. I want to make that perfectly clear. I’m deeply thankful to those djs, programmers, and radio stations that do make a concerted effort to get Colorado music on the air. Stations like KRFC (Fort Collins) and OPEN AIR 1340 AM (Denver) have made that commitment very obvious. On average you’ll hear somewhere in the ballpark of 13-15% of their airtime devoted to recordings from here in the state. That’s on top of the hours they devote to live in-studio appearances by Colorado acts. The rest? …less than 5% on average per month.  In many cases I’ve been hard pressed to find even five individual album titles played, let alone five with more than a spin or two a month.  There are some stations that statistically don’t air any current Colorado releases at all – in any genre.

Here’s an interesting comparison: Under the Canadian Commercial Radio Policy, 35% of all music aired each week on all AM and FM stations must be Canadian. We have no such rules in the US, even for COMMUNITY/PUBLIC radio.

35%! I can’t even begin to imagine what community radio in Colorado would sound like if we did that.  Imagine if 1 out of every 3 songs you heard was from a Colorado act … and that’s only 33%. Hell, all I’m asking for is 16.6% (2 songs per hour on average).  What kind of impact would radio have then?

Scott Foley hosts a show and serves as the de facto Colorado music genre captain, as well as the Americana music genre captain at KRFC.  When a few of us were discussing this subject on my Facebook page he wrote, “There needs to be a relationship between artists and their community stations. [As Chris has pointed out before,] we can’t support an artist if they don’t make their music available to us. Likewise, the relationship should include in-studio time, station sponsored concerts and events and even artist support during membership drives. These are mutually beneficial opportunities that allow a station to sink stronger roots into its community.”

Kerri Pastine of the Informants added; “My assumption would be that the DJs aren’t getting out and discovering all of the local music there is, but then again, I really don’t know how they get turned on to it all, as there’s so much.”

This is a complex issue for sure. The people who volunteer their time to do shows at these stations are our neighbors and our friends, our parents and our children here in the state.  I believe we all want the same result – a greater awareness of the communities we live in – that is what lies at the heart of community radio.

The solution may be as simple as getting the music straight to those who do the shows. Maybe … since what they tend to play is music they are already familiar with  …so if we can get the music directly into their hands they’ll play it …. MAYBE. We’ll see … I’m hopeful 🙂

/rant

In radio news, KBUT (Crested Butte) has a nation wide search going for a new General Manager. As of April 17th, KBUT General Manager Ryan Stringfellow has decided to step down from his position. He plans to return to Grand Junction with his family to pursue an advanced degree in Education from Colorado Mesa University. Read Ryan’s farewell message here: http://www.kbut.org/page.cfm?pageid=21032.

KBUT is now in the midst of a national search for it’s next General Manager. Interested parties can learn more at the KBUT website: http://www.kbut.org/page.cfm?pageid=21031. Applications are due by Monday, May 7th.

It’s spring membership drive time at nearly all of the public/community stations statewide. I know that KRFC (Fort Collins) is engaged in theirs as I write and others are also, or are about to become. Please support your local community/public radio station. Without our support, these stations truly cannot survive. For some of them (KOTO in Telluride for example) all or nearly all of the money they receive to support their efforts comes directly from supportive listeners. AND – please do request that they play more Colorado music when you make that contribution.

ONTO THE CHARTS

TOP 40 MOST SPUN TITLES – April 2012
(309 titles tracked / 157 titles reported as played)
(LM) TM / [date added]
(D) = debut, first time on chart
(R) = re-entered chart

(1) 1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers (Dualtone) Indie/New alternative [Mar-12]
(5) 2. Tennis – Young & Old (Fat Possum) Indie/New alternative [Feb-12]
(4) 3. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband (Telarc) Blues [Feb-12]
(D) 4. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow (Blank Tape) Folk/folk-rock [Apr-12]
(8) 5. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed (Family Tree) Indie/New alternative [Feb-12]
(D) 6. The Jekylls – The Sweet Factory (self) Americana [Mar-12]
(23) 7. Katya Chorover – Big Big Love (Cat and Moon Records) Americana/country [Oct-11]
(D) 8. Mosey West – Merica (self) Rock/folk-rock/alt.country rock [Apr-12]
(6) 9. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s (self) Alt-country [Jan-12]
(7) 10. Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground (self) Alt-country-rock [Nov-11]
(D) 11. Muskeeteer Gripweed – Staight Razor Revival (self) Rock/roots rock/jamband [Apr-12]
(D) 12. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs (self) Blues/rhythm and blues [Apr-12]
(D) 13. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm (self) Alt-country-rock [Mar-12]
(30) 14. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost (self) Alt-country-rock [Oct-11]
(27) 15. Haunted Windchimes – Live at the Western Jubilee (Blank Tape) Folk/folk-rock [May-11]
(D) 16. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker (LoS Records) Rock/bluegrass/country [Apr-12]
(11) 17. The Swayback – Double Four Time (self) Rock [Feb-12]
(D) 18. The Congress – Whatever You Want (self) Rock [Apr-12]
(11) 19. Broken Tongues – Crooked Skyline (self) Hip-Hop [Feb-12]
(12) 19. Churchill – The Change EP (Wire Bird) Folk/folk-rock [Feb-12]
(R) 20. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight (Hot Congress) Indie/New alternative [Feb-12]
(10) 21. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5 (self) Bluegrass/country [Apr-11]
(20) 22. Eric Gunnison – Trios (Synergy Music) Jazz [Feb-12]
(D) 23. Euforquestra – Let Us In (self) World/funk [Mar-12]
(D) 24. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees (Dazzle Recordings) Jazz/big band [Apr-12]
(2) 25. Katie Glassman – Snapshot (self) Americana/country-jazz [Feb-12]
(14) 26. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis (self) Blues [Aug-11]
(R) 27. Gauntlet Hair – Gauntlet Hair (self) Indie/alternative [Sep-11]
(15) 28. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Live and Learn EP (self) Pop/alternative [Nov-11]
(9) 29. Catch Bees – Newman’s Open Choir (On Joyful Wings) Indie/New alternative [Feb-12]
(13) 29. Harry Tuft & Friends – Treasures Untold (Manasses Records) Folk [Nov-11]
(21) 29. John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty (Free School) Rock/adult alternative [Apr-11]
(32) 29. The Yawpers – Savage Blue EP (Adventure Records) Alt-country-rock [Jan-12]
(D) 30. Blackout Beat Production Company – The Circus House (self) Electronic/dance [Dec-11]
(R) 31. John Oates – Mississippi Mile (PS Records) Blues/country-blues [Apr-11]
(30) 31. Spring Creek – Hold On Me (self) Bluegrass [Jul-11]
(R) 32. Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Unentitled (Alternative Tentacles) Rock/adult alternative [Mar-11]
(D) 33. Josh Quinlin Quintet – Mountain Time Standards (Dazzle Recordings) Jazz [Feb-12]
(D) 34. Carbon Choir – Sakhalin (self) Rock/alternative [Apr-12]
(R) 34. Kentucky Parlor Pickers – Barn Burner (self) Alt-country [May-11]
(R) 34. Spires – S/T EP (self) Indie/alternative [Nov-11]

DROPPED OUT OF TOP 40
3. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You
16. Carmen Sandim Sextet – Brand New
17. The Patti Fiasco – The Patti Fiasco
18. Mosey West – Vaca Money
19. Paper Bird – Carry On
22. Beats Noir! – 13 Tracks From The Dark Side Of The Beat
22. Overcasters – Curses/Prayers
24. Chimney Choir – (ladder)
25. Turn 4 – What You Do About It
26. Ronnie Shellist – Trust Is Gone
28. Fox Street Allstars – Welcome to the Mighty Pleasin’
29. Big Head Todd and the Monsters – Big Head Blues Club: 100 Years of Robert Johnson
31. Bonnie and The Clydes – Bonnie And The Clydes
31. Varlet – The Drifter
32. Mr. Anonymous – Champion Sound
32. Rebel Tongue – Movin’ On
32. The Hickman-Dalton Gang – The Hickman-Dalton Gang Vol II
33. El Toro De La Muerte – Danger These Days
33. J. Miller Band – The Road to ELVado
33. Juno What?! – Shameless

ADDED APRIL 2012
Amazing Twin – Grown Alone
Arliss Nancy – Simple Machines
Better Than Bacon – Better Than Bacon
Carbon Choir – Sakhalin
The Congress – Whatever You Want
Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
Instant Empire – Instant Empire
Jeff Finlin – Live Songs for the Ice Age
Kailin Yong Peace Project Trio – Gravity Free
Le Divorce – The Sting and the Light
Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
Lifeboat Etiquette – Saboteur
Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
Megan Redmond – Dreamland
Mesita – The Coyote
Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees
Mosey West – Merica
Muskeeteer Gripweed – Staight Razor Revival
Saturn Cowboys – Follow the Light to the West
UMConscious – Everybody [single]

STATION BY STATION

KAFM (Grand Junction)
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
1. Mosey West – Merica
2. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
3. Stray Grass – Written in the Stars
4. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight

KBUT (Crested Butte)
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
2. Katya Chorover – Big Big Love
2. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
2. Tennis – Young & Old

KDNK (Carbondale)
1. Haunted Windchimes – Live at the Western Jubilee
1. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
2. Lindsay & the Lost Caravan – You Don’t Know Me
3. Chimney Choir – Chimney Choir
3. Euforquestra – Let Us In

KGNU (Boulder)
1. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
2. Mr. Anonymous – Champion Sound
3. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
4. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
4. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis

KRCC (Colorado Springs)
1. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
2. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
3. Tennis – Young & Old
4. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
5. A Shoreline Dream – Losing Them All To This Time

KRFC (Fort Collins)
1.  Musketeer Gripweed –  Straight Razor Revival
2.  Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Hugs & Punches
3.  Tennis – Young & Old
4.  The Lumineers – The Lumineers
5.   Mosey West – Merica

KUNC (Greeley)
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Kathryn Mostow – Rich Girl
2. SHEL – When the Dragon Came Down
3. Harry Tuft & Friends – Treasures Untold
3. Justin Roth – Now You Know

KUVO (Denver)
1. Eric Gunnison – Trios
2. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees
3. Rene Marie – Voice Of My Beautiful Country
4. H2 Big Band – You’re It!
4. Jim Stranahan – Free For All

KVNF (Paonia)
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Halden Wofford & the HI Beams – Live at Hodi’s
2. Katie Glassman – Snapshot
2. Kyle James Hauser – Oh Oh
2. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker

OPEN AIR 1340 (Denver)
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Tennis – Young & Old
3. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
4. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight
5. Snake Rattle Rattle Snake – Sineater

The Colorado Sound
1. The Jekylls – The Sweet Factory
2. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
3. Katya Chorover – Big Big Love
3. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
3. The Congress – Whatever You Want

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BY GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

Americana/Alt.country/Alt.country-rock
1. The Jekylls – The Sweet Factor
2. Katya Chorover – Big Big Love
3. Halden Wofford & the HI Beams – Live at Hodi’s
4. Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground
5. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm

Blues/Rhythm & Blues
1. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
2. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
3. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis
4. John Oates – Mississippi Mile
5. Taylor Scott & Another Kind Of Magick – Back To Beale Live

Bluegrass
1. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5
2. Spring Creek – Hold On Me
3. Dave Richey & Ruined Nation – No Peace of Mind
4. Grass It Up – Grass It Up – Live
5. Stray Grass – Written in the Stars

Folk/folk-rock/singer-songwriter
1. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
2. Haunted Windchimes – Live at the Western Jubilee
3. Churchhill – The Change EP
4. Harry Tuft & Friends – Treasures Untold
5. Jeff Finlin – Live Songs for the Ice Age

Dance/Funk/Hip-Hop/Urban Contemporary
1. Broken Tongues – Crooked Skyline
2. Blackout Beat Production Company – The Circus House
3. Beats Noir! – 13 Tracks From The Dark Side Of The Beat
4. Rebel Tongue – Movin’ On
5. Juno What?! – Late Night

Indie/New-Alternative
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Tennis – Young & Old
3. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
4. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight
5. Gauntlet Hair – Gauntlet Hair

Jazz
1. Eric Gunnison – Trios
2. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees
3. Josh Quinlin Quintet – Mountain Time Standards
4. H2 Big Band – You’re It!
5. Rene Marie – Voice Of My Beautiful Country

POP / Alternative Adult Contemporary
1. John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty
2. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You
3. Megan Redmond – Dreamland
4. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down
5. Wendy Woo Band – Austerity

ROCK / AAA / AOR
1. Mosey West – Merica
2. Muskeeteer Gripweed – Staight Razor Revival
3. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
4. The Swayback – Double Four Time
5. The Congress – Whatever You Want