Dear KRCC Members, Fans and Friends,

We are very pleased to announce the launch of The Big Something! It will be big and it will be something and it will exist exclusively here on the World Wide Web at KRCC.org.

What is it, you ask? The Big Something is dedicated to exploring all things esoteric, strange and amazing about the KRCC listening area through videos, images, audio slide shows, podcasts and links. Each weekday, Noel Black and Delaney Utterback will send out an email featuring one big something: voyeuristic peeks inside local architectural treasures, candid profiles of obsessive compulsive salt and pepper shaker collectors, sneak previews of lost treasures squirreled away in the basements of local museums, mind-boggling podcasts of in-studio visits with the world’s greatest musicians, heart-wrenching interviews with infamous authors, historical curiosities, cultural oddities, far-fetched thoughts, outlandish ideas, and directions to the lairs of local superheroes, of course!

If you’d like to get The Big Something delivered to your email inbox each day, please sign up for our email list in the box on the upper right hand side of the page here and we’ll mail it to you! The email will also contain links to streaming audio of KRCC news, reader submitted stories, photographs from our Flickr group, alerts about upcoming shows, promotions and lots more.

Some of the Big Somethings will show up on the radio, but most of them won’t. So you’ll have to come here or sign up for our email list if you want to get the latest updates. Of course we hope you will and that you’ll forward them to friends and ask them to join our list and become members of KRCC too!

Your comments and suggestions and critiques on past, present or future Big Somethings will always be welcome! We’ll see you back here tomorrow for the very first Big Something!

Sincerely,

Delaney and Noel
thebigsomething@krcc.org
719/473-4801

 

4 Responses to Coming Tomorrow: The Big… Something!

  1. First comment! Ha!

    I’m excited to have a new favorite local blog. It looks like you’re going to produce some interesting content. I look forward to stopping by daily.

  2. Daisy says:

    Great idea! Looking forward to getting these, the first one was terrific already. Have to say something about that logo though, it looks a bit like, well, maybe I’m not the only one to see it?
    keep up the good work?

  3. Noel Black says:

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder Daisy, duh!

  4. Mark says:

    I think it’s a very virile logo. Nice job guys!

News

AP
August 1, 2014 | NPR · Just hours into what was supposed to be a three-day cease-fire, Israel and Hamas traded fire in Gaza. Palestinian officials said one attack killed scores.
 

August 1, 2014 | MPR · Workers and advocacy groups praise the hard-fought change, from $7.25 to $8, but opponents warn it will wreak havoc on business balance sheets.
 

August 1, 2014 | NPR · Renee Montagne talks with the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Thomas Frieden, for the latest news about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
 

Arts & Life

AP
August 1, 2014 | NPR · Also: Hilton Als on Flannery O’Connor; Stephen Burt on poetry.
 

Marvel
August 1, 2014 | NPR · Morning Edition’s David Greene talks to director James Gunn about his new film, Guardians of the Galaxy, which Marvel hopes to make its next big franchise. Characters include a raccoon and a tree.
 

Well Go USA
July 31, 2014 | NPR · The very prolific James Franco directs a Cormac McCarthy adaptation that struggles to overcome a repulsive main character with whom it’s almost impossible to empathize.
 

Music

July 31, 2014 | NPR · Harvest Records used to be known for having a strong link to the progressive rock sound of 1970s London. After laying dormant for years, the label is back, and looking for a new identity.
 

Courtesy of Jerry Graham Publicity
July 31, 2014 | NPR · The New York rapper on the music industry — from sitting on the shelf, to refusing deals, posthumous releases to sales expectations — music journalism and taking risks, personal and professional.
 

July 31, 2014 | WPLN · Sometimes the kids you hear on records for kids aren’t really kids. In fact, there’s a crew of adult singers in Nashville that specializes in sounding young — very young.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab