The Big Something Holiday Spectacular 2010

Tune in to KRCC today at 2:15 p.m. (or stream by clicking the play button above) and come away with us on a journey of holiday stories full of dirty old sandals; divorce and toaster ovens; forgotten panties and batteries; trick-or-treating on Christmas Eve; Cuba and [...]

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As you may or may not have noticed, we’ve had some glitches with KRCC’s daily Big Something emails and we appreciate your patience with us. We’re pleased to let you know that we’ve just moved our email list to Copilot Creative, a local provider with lovely, actual humans to help us work out the kinks if they arise.

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The Birth of a Station

On September 28, 2010 By

A few months ago, we had the pleasure of meeting Donald Montgomery, a veteran of the 10th Mountain Division, a Colorado College alumnus, and one of the student broadcasters for KRCC in the mid-1950s shortly after the station was set up on campus by “Chief” Tyree.

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Executive Director of the Bee Vradenburg Foundation, Susan Edmondson shares a heartfelt and most earnest plea.

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Art Guffaw: "I Was a Mime"

On September 27, 2010 By

It’s day 6 of the fund drive, and the Manitou Art Theater’s Babette and Art Guffaw reflect on the importance of KRCC to their relationship.

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Theatre ‘d Art’s Jonathan Margheim & Brian Mann Embettered by KRCC

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CultureTron is joined by Art Guffaw and Babette from the Manitou Art Theatre in this very special Culture Cast Weekend Roundup.

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It’s that time of year again: when we ask those of you who enjoy the great programming, news, music and all the great local content we’ve been unearthing on The Big Something to join our community. As a bonus thanks to those of you who join online, we’re offering a special six-song mix of music we recorded here at KRCC in the studio or at one our many fabulous concerts over the past six months including Great Lake Swimmers, Diane Cluck, Lo-Fi Cowboys, Lukas Nelson, Edith Makes a Paperchain and Alexandra Hope.

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This Saturday is KRCC’s pre-drive “Pick Up Your T-Shirt Day” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We’ll be at the station in Colorado Springs, at Mother’s Bistro in Buena Vista from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and at the Boathouse Cantina in Salida from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Stop by and join or renew and pick up your t-shirt!

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We’re really incredibly proud of this episode of Western Skies. It’s heavy on the information and an attention grabber all the way through. If you care about the food you eat and where it comes from, we guarantee you’ll learn something great. If you missed it, you can listen to the whole thing [...]

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If you missed him at the Triple Nickel last week or at the World Arena earlier this year with his father, Willie Nelson, here’s a brief in-studio visit with Lukas Nelson who was touring with his band, The Promise of the Real.

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Conversations about the importance of sports and fitness to our local economy, a look at Yoga as both sport and spiritual practice, a visit to the United States Anti-Doping Agency, a look back at Colorado Springs’ first professional baseball team and more on this month’s edition of Western Skies.

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It’s been a great summer for Blues in the Pikes Peak Region and it’s getting even better this weekend as Muddy Waters’ son Big Bill Morganfeld and His Band stop by the Whole Foods Market. The BBQ will feature Lasater Grasslands Beef from eastern Colorado and all proceeds from the BB sales will go to KRCC.

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Diane Cluck at KRCC

On July 21, 2010 By

It was our great privilege to have New-York-based chanteuse Diane Cluck here at KRCC two weeks ago before her performance at Motif. Here, for those of you who may have missed the on-air version or her performance, is a video of her in-studio performance.

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This is it, Blues fans: Blues Under the Bridge 2010 is this Saturday at 3 p.m. under the Colorado Avenue bridge, 218 West Colorado Ave. You can get your tickets at KRCC (912 N. Weber) up until 5 p.m. on Friday or Independent Records Outlets or at ticketweb.com. Tickets are $18 [...]

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If you missed Western Skies on the topic of the Colorado Springs city budget this past Sunday, have no fear: you can listen to the entire show or browse through the segments on the Western Skies page of KRCC.org.

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.. and here are the answers to Friday’s NPR celebrity doppelganger quiz set to the tune “Faces” by Addiquit from the Free Music Archive.

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One of the most jarring experiences a public radio listener can have is to see the photograph of a well-known radio personality upon whom she has inevitably projected an imaginary face.

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(Many thanks to our Flickr Pool members and Christian Murdock of the Gazette for the photos in this slideshow set to “She Comes to Me in Dreams” by the Great Lake Swimmers”)

Whether you attended the Meadowgrass Festival at La Foret over the Memorial Day weekend, you’ll be glad to know that, [...]

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Whether you heard this week’s inaugural episode of the relaunch of Western Skies or just want to hear it again, you can access the entire show and its various segments and lots of Web extras at the Western Skies page on KRCC.org.

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Both cynic and prophet, Chuck Snow is nothing if not a Quixotic keeper of the flame of the Southern Colorado rock scene that must often be rekindled from embers, even when it when it means stoking the fire with cover songs at a happy hour on Tejon Street. We’re certain that Chuck will be both honored and dismayed to hear the plaintive, leathery melodies of the Lo-Fi Cowboys, his new band, described as a decidedly Colorado Springs sound.

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The much beloved news magazine Western Skies returns after several years of dormancy. Produced by KRCC News Director Andrea Chalfin and The Big Something‘s Noel Black, the hour-long, monthly show will air beginning this Sunday at 11 a.m. Shows addressing a single topic facing the region and the west will follow on the first Sundays of each month.

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Meadowgrass, which starts this evening, isn’t the only reason to go to La Foret as you will see in this video tour of the campus with Abby Sienkiewicz.

Speaking of Meadowgrass, congratulations to Michael Comora who won the two weekend passes to Meadowgrass by leaving this fantastic little brush-with-fame story on our new [...]

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