Delaney Utterback

Digital Manager

Delaney Utterback is a Colorado Springs native and CC brat.  He attended CC, studying English.  He also attended CC informally by listening to KRCC since he was twelve years old, soaking in all the great new wave and alternative music KRCC had to offer in his youth.  Delaney came to KRCC in 1993 as a work study employee and as a summer start at Colorado College.  Delaney has never left.  He's been an assistant to the Development Director, Traffic Specialist, Office Manger, Assistant General Manager, General Manger and now Digital Manager.  

Delaney's passion is for music and fact-based news.  He is the Vice President of Rocky Mountain Community Radio and a partner in the storytelling project at the Tim Gill Center for Public Media.  He also finds time to host a show on KRCC, the Oscillation Propagation.

Ways To Connect

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Commencement for Colorado College's class of 2015 begins at 8:30 a.m. on Monday in its rain back-up location: the World Arena.  CLICK HERE FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT COMMENCEMENT MOVING.


May 14, 2015

KRCC's signal in Colorado Springs has gone down as of about 9:10am 5/14/15.  We're uncertain of the cause.  Our engineer is rushing to correct the problem.  Thanks for your patience.

UPDATE 9:40am: It appears that our link to our main transmitter has gone down and we are unable to deliver audio.  Our engineer is headed to Cheyenne mountain to turn on older, microwave equipment.  We'll post more updates as we learn more.

A Joel Belik Selfie®

News came in earlier today that KRCC's array of mountain translators are back on the air thanks to the efforts of KRCC's intrepid Chief Engineer Joel Belik and Westcliffe's KWMV's Bob Thomason--who Joel declared was just along for the adventure.  (By the looks of that thingy in the background, it must have been an adventure.)  Either way, thanks guys!

UPDATE from KRCC's comment form: "Hi! We are listener/members in Jefferson, CO. We listen to 95.7 and wish to thank Intrepid Engineer Joel for fixing the translator. We love you KRCC!"

Translator listeners: Our Westcliffe translator has failed. We have been able to rent a vehicle that will enable us to reach the translator site and repair it on Friday. Westcliffe feeds translators in many of our mountain communities, including Westcliffe/Gardner, Lake George, Cañon City, Salida and Buena Vista. We should have you back on the air Friday.

Kurt M. Bunch

Change is good!  Thank you to the 1100 plus of our friends, old and new, who have already contributed to KRCC's Spring Membership Drive.

If you haven't had a chance to donate yet, we still need your help.  Jeff usually complains about "humpin' ice around" at our concerts.  Let's make him complain about humpin' even more of your cash around instead!

KRCC learned today that we received two Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for work produced by KRCC News Director Andrea Chalfin and Noel Black and Jake Brownell, producers of KRCC's program Wish We Were Here.  

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Listeners who tune-in to KRCC in the Badger Mountain area on 95.5FM can rejoice.  KRCC heard from our Chief Engineer Joel Belik around 4 p.m. 4/6/15 that he was able to repair the translator and that KRCC is back on the air at 95.5FM!

Joel had been hindered by snow on his first attempts to make repairs, but today's wonderful weather finally granted him an opportunity to make it to the translator.  We have yet to find out if he had to walk the final stretch, which is quite possible.

Thanks for your patience listeners!

When you join now as an EarlyBird member, you will be entered into a drawing for an iPad Air 2 (WiFi, 64gb, Space Grey).  

EarlyBird members and all current Sustaining Members will be automatically entered into the drawing.  Additionally, while it would be awesome if you joined and supported KRCC, anyone that would like to enter this contest may by stopping by the station at 912 North Weber Street and filing out an entry form.  No donation is necessary. 

You may enter the contest until April 19th.  Good luck. 

Maggie Spencer / KRCC

  Last Saturday night, March 7th, 2015, KRCC's News Director Andrea Chalfin and the Big Something/Wish We Were Here's Noel Black and Jake Brownell both took home first place awards from the Colorado Broadcasters Association's annual awards gala the "Excellence Awards."  

KRCC Announces New Weekend Show.

CRITICAL KARAOKE is a new radio program hosted by Colorado College professors Idris Goodwin, Ryan Banagale, and Steve Hayward.

Professors at Colorado College and UCCS have been collaborating since 2007 on research at the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site. The result: An article titled “Militarized spaces and open range: Piñon Canyon and (counter)cartographies of rural resistance,” which examines how rural communities in Colorado have confronted military expansion. The article was recently published in the journal Environment & Planning D: Society and Space. Here’s more on their research:

Delaney Utterback
Delaney Utterback

1 • Not a '14 release, but new to KRCC.  Grab this EP from Battleships.  You won't regret it.  In fact, here are two tracks:
"Retrospect" & "Your Words" from Battleships  |  Album: To You

The Colorado College station provides public radio for southern Colorado. Weekday programming includes newsmusic and interviews. Weekends offer programs such as “Car Talk,” “This American Life,” “The Thomas Jefferson Hour” and “Prairie Home Companion.”

Colorado College Professor Tomi-Ann Roberts appears on Women in the World. Knowing that girls are watching, women are working to draw the line between the freedom of sexual expression and the exploitation of it.

We've received reports that KRCC's Cañon City translator is off the air.  We will be working on the translator on Monday.  We apologize for the disruption.

Jonathan Meiburg of Shearwater took some time today to stop by KRCC for a chat with Vicky.  Click play to hear that interview:

The Story Project aired live, Sunday, January 26th at Ivywild School, at 1pm.  It was KRCC's first remote broadcast in over 30 years!  You can listen to it right here.

How do communities spark creativity? Social network researcher and Colorado College professor Katherine Giuffre shares what she learned studying what was, at the time, arguably the most creative culture in the world -- on an island in the South Pacific.

Delaney Utterback, KRCC Station Manager

Top Ten in no order:
Jagwar Ma - Howlin'

Midlake - Antiphon

DJ Cooper - Monday Overnight

Bob Marley and the Wailers - Legend Remixed

Of Monsters and Men - My Head Is An Animal

Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City

Portugal The Man - Evil Friends

Imagine Dragons - Night Visions

City and Colour - The Hurry And The Harm

Iron & Wine - Ghosts On Ghosts

Changing Colors - Joan & The King

Foals - Holy Fire

From his collection Buddha Stephens and Other Stories, here is Off Topic's Prof. Steven Hayward, reading his short story August 7th, 1921.  (Please, forward to 7:00.)

The Colorado River dominates much of the water landscape in our state and throughout the Western US.  Join us today, Sunday, September 15th at 5 PM for a special statewide call-in program about the Colorado River.  We'll be joined by listeners of other community public radio stations across the state. It's part of "Connecting the Drops" our year-long series about water.  A special statewide call-in program on the Colorado River, Sunday, Sept. 15th at 5 PM on KRCC.
Learn more about Connecting the Drops here.

Palmer High School Student, Graham Gale, came to us with an idea to combine two of her interests - local history & public media - for a school project. Graham visited the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum and found the scrapbook of a young woman who lived in the rather different Colorado Springs of 100 years ago.


This weekend KRCC premiers the TED Radio Hour at 3 p.m. on Saturdays.  NPR touts the TED Radio Hour as "A journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create. Based on riveting TED Talks from the world's most remarkable minds."  You can learn more at  We're excited for the new addition.

Colorado College Professors David Hendrickson, Bob Lee and Dennis Showalter talk about the current situation in Syria.

Pitch Drips

Jul 18, 2013

A 70 year old experiment from Trinity College comes to an end.

The San Francisco fire chief says two people died Saturday in the crash-landing at San Francisco International Airport of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 from Seoul, South Korea.

Other than Honorable: Army Strips Benefits of Wounded Veterans by Kicking Them Out for Misconduct