The Colorado Sound got it’s start on 88.9FM KRFC (Fort Collins) in 2006. In 2010 it went independent. In 2016 the name was picked up by KUNC as the branding for the new 105.5 The Colorado Sound and the name of the show was changed to Chris K’s Colorado Playlist.
Today, it is the most widely distributed and heard locally produced independent music program in the state, heard on 30FM frequencies.
Producer and host Chris K., aka “goat,” is no stranger to Colorado music and radio. He has been on the air in Northern Colorado off and on since 1978, with on-air stints at KFKA-AM/FM Greeley (AC), KUAD AM/FM Windsor (Country, CHR/AC), KCSU Fort Collins (free-form), KSQI Greeley (AOR/AAA), KIMN Fort Collins (CHR/Hot AC), KPAW Fort Collins (Classic Rock), KGLL Fort Collins (Country), KRFC Fort Collins (free-form) and KJAC Greeley (AAA).
The Colorado Playlist is aired on KAFM (Grand Junction), KDNK (Carbondale), KFFR (Winter Park), KHEN (Salida), KJAC (Greeley), KLZR (Westcliffe), KOTO (Telluride), KOYC (Pueblo), KRZA (Alamosa), KSJD (Cortez) and KSUT (Ignacio/Durango).
Chris’ articles, essays, criticisms, reviews, and editorials have appeared online and in local, regional and national music and radio publications like Scene Magazine, FMQB, the Album Network, GodsofMusic.com, Makeastar.com, and the Colorado Music Buzz. He has published online playlists since the beginning of the 21st century.
Chris K. has been a character in the music scene along the Front Range of Colorado in six decades decades now … and despite the grass he chews on regularly, he shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.
Please support the stations that support Colorado music. What we have here is special in the nation. Terrestrial radio is STILL the front-line of how we discover music. It’s important that we support our friends who bring this show to you.
FUNDING: Please donate to the cause. The stations that air this program do not pay for it. Unlike NPR programming which costs the station A LOT, this show is provided for free on the condition that I can monetize it myself. DONATE HERE
I have been getting terrific feedback on TCS from our listeners. … I, for one, would like to be named your No. 1 Fan. — Shadooby, Goatman! — Suzanne Cheavens – KOTO Music Director
Submissions for the Colorado Playlist: Email or link to hi-res (320kbps or higher) digital files. I prefer WAV or other lossless formats. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org