COLORADO’S TOP 40 – RIGHT NOW

Friday May 15, 2020 – WOW.  I can’t recall the last time I pulled a statewide radio airplay chart of Colorado titles, played at Colorado non-comm stations.  I know it’s been at least five or six years – and maybe longer.

Normally, I track Roots Music Report.  Only a couple of Colorado stations report to RMR, along with several US, European and Internet stations.  RMR also doesn’t filter for current year releases.  A look at their weekly spins chart shows titles that are a few years old. So, when we look at their spins, we’re getting a more global look at what CO releases are getting played.

There are over 20 non-commercial public/community & college radio stations in our state.  Twelve of those stations use playlist generator Spinitron.  They include KAFM (Grand Junction), KBUT (Crested Butte), KCSU (Fort Collins), KDNK (Carbondale), KDUR (Durango), KFFR (Winter Park), KMSA (Grand Junction), KOTO (Telluride), KRFC (Fort Collins), KRZA (Alamosa-Taos), KSJD (Mancos) and KVNF (Paonia).

    • Airplay charted April 13-May 14 2020.
    • All releases May 2019-April 2020.

1 NATHANIEL RATELIFF And It’s Still Alright LP
2 TYLER T. Wildflower LP *
3 GABRIELLE LOUISE The Unending Alteration of the Human Heart LP *
4 DOWN TIME Hurts Being Alive LP
5 DRAGONDEER Mirage a Trois SINGLE
6 CASS CLAYTON Play Nice LP *
7 REVEREND FREAKCHILD The Bodhisattva Blues LP
7 WHIPPOORWILL The Nature of Storms LP
8 KERRY PASTINE & THE CRIME SCENE City of Love LP
8 ROBERT SHREDFORD Robert Shredford LP
9 THE WOOD BROTHERS Kingdom In My Mind LP
10 MARK OBLINGER High Water Line LP *
11 THE MOVERS & SHAKERS Live at Sun Studio LP *
12 CUP-A-JO Crazy Comes Easy LP
13 LOLA RISING Moving Forward LP
13 THE 14ers Mountaintop Folk-Pop LP
14 ESME PATTERSON There Will Come Soft Rains LP
14 TIERRO BAND TIERRO BAND W/BRIDGET LAW LP
15 DAVID STARR Beauty and Ruin LP
15 THE COPPER CHILDREN Speaking In Spirits LP
16 DRESSY BESSY Fast Faster Disaster LP
17 ANDY FRASCO & THE U.N. Keep On Keepin’ On LP
17 ERIC LILLEY TRIO Joie De Vivre LP
17 SHEL Rainbow SINGLE
17 THE REMINDERS Unstoppable LP
17 WILDERMISS In My Mind LP
18 CHIMNEY CHOIR An Alternative Life LP
18 WHITEWATER RAMBLE Pseudonymous LP *
18 WOOD BELLY Man on the Radio LP
19 BIG GIGANTIC Free Your Mind LP
19 CAITLIN CANNON TrashCannon LP
19 CITRA Ocean SINGLE
19 ELDREN Still Friends SINGLE
19 JOHN STATZ Early Riser LP
19 RYAN DART Drifter’s Heart LP *
19 THE CATCALLS I Get High SINGLE
19 THE THREADBARONS Songbook for the Weary LP
19 WHITACRE Seasons LP
20 FINN O’SULLIVAN When The Power Comes Back On LP
20 JOHN COMMON The Low Wines, Vol. 1 EP EP

* serviced by Rocky Mountain Music Network, LLC