Jeff Bieri

Program Manager

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91.5 KRCC

On this episode of Air Check we dive into the local punk music scene with the local group Cheap Perfume, Vicky hosts the Denver based band Paper Bird for an in studio performance and interview, Jake heads to the Chavez Huerta Preparatory Academy in Pueblo to uncover the makings of mariachi music, and Mike Love of the Beach Boys talks with Vicky about lyrics on demand and meditating with the Beatles and Maharishi. All that, AND three of our favorite new songs.

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91.5 KRCC and KCME have joined forces to explore the new alliance between the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and Colorado College. Join us for an hour long program this Wednesday at 7pm and Sunday at 8pm as we hear from artists, gallery owners, and commentators, and present listener questions to CC President Jill Tiefenthaler, and FAC President David Dahlin.

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On Episode 8 of Air Check , Jake Brownell meets a group of theater pipe organ enthusiasts working to keep the instrument alive, Jeff Bieri speaks with professor of musicology Ryan Banagale about the Billy Joel Conference at Colorado College, we visit with CJ Boyd who passed through Colorado Springs recently on his never-ending tour , and Vicky Gregor hosts the Fort Collins indie-folk group SHEL for an interview and performance.

Jake Brownell

On Episode 7 of Air Check, Portland band Ages and Ages drops by for an interview and in-studio performance, Bob Slade, host of KRCC’s Retro Fix, shares some of his favorite songs about work in honor of labor day, we discuss the ever-changing industry of music retail with Judy Negley and Shawn Mayo of Independent Records, Dick Fairley interviews local jazz guitarist, Wayne Wilkinson, and we cop to some guilty pleasure songs.

Imagination Celebration

Imagination Celebrations hosts the What If Festival in Downtown Colorado Springs o n Saturday September 10th , from 10am to 4pm. The event is an all-ages festival of discovery, learning, questioning and connecting. There will be a multitude of interactive experiences, as well as three stages with live music, including a 91.5 KRCC Stage in the Pioneer Museum Plaza with Vicky Gregor and I hosting music from local favorites and winners of the Indy Music Awards .

On this episode of Air Check: Jake, Jeff and Vicky present their favorite new songs of the season, Vicky has a chat with legendary soul, rhythm and blues artist Booker T. Jones, Vintage Voltage host GT dissects four patriotic pop songs from the past, Rence Liam discusses his new Dear Rabbit album They're Not Like You , and Jake tells the story of Ulysses Baxter, a rock-and-roll musician who pushed a peanut up Pikes Peak--with his nose--in the summer of 1963.

KRCC brings you Season Two of Invisibilia - seven new hours of riveting stories, beginning Saturday, June 18th at 1pm. (Invisibilia will air at 1pm June 18th, 25th, and July 2nd, then move to 2pm beginning July 9th - check our new program guide for all of this summer's new programs and times.) Invisibilia is Latin for "invisible things." The program explores the unseen forces that shape human behavior -- things like ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions -- interweaving narrative...

A Prairie Home Companion , now in its 41st season of production, will present the last live broadcast with Garrison Keillor as host from the Hollywood Bowl on KRCC Saturday, July 2 nd at 6pm (final repeat Sunday, July 3 rd at 1pm ). Beginning Saturday, July 9 th , KRCC will feature a new line-up of weekend programs including The Dinner Party Download , On the Media , Ask Me Another , Live Wire , and Reveal . Take a look at the new schedule here . The Dinner Party Download is a fast and funny...

The membership drive is underway at KRCC right now, and for this episode Air Check we decided to take the opportunity to look back at some of our favorite artist interviews and in-studio performances that we've hosted at KRCC over the past few years. On this episode, w e revisit a conversation with Shearwater frontman, Jonathan Meiburg, an in-studio performance from in/PLANES -- the new project of Haunted Windchimes members Desirae Garcia and Inaiah Lujan -- and an interview and in-studio performance from Neil Halstead of the legendary shoegaze band, Slowdive. All that plus a round-up of some of our favorite tracks from the last month and a remembrance of Prince, who died on April 21st.

Tickets on sale this Friday April 1st for the Tenth Annual Blues Under the Bridge Festival ! Saturday July 30th, KRCC, Bristol Brewing Company, and the Pikes Peak Blues Community present Booker T. Jones, Shemekia Copeland, Southern Avenue Band, Erik Boa and the Constrictors, and Grant Sabin/Jesse Cotton Stone. $91.50 VIP, and $35 KRCC member tickets available at the KRCC studios, or by calling 473-4801 Monday through Friday 10am to 5pm. $35 Pikes Pike Blues Community member discounts...

Jake Brownell

Air Check is a brand new show from KRCC highlighting great music from the Pikes Peak region and beyond. If you’ve ever been to KRCC and seen the 20,000 CDs in our filing cabinets, and the 20,000 records in our vinyl vault, then you know that we are serious about music. Think of Air Check as a showcase for all the incredible music that lives at KRCC. We’ll introduce you to things you may have missed, take a closer look at genres and artists we think you’ll love, and invite local and touring musicians into the studio for exclusive interviews and in-studio performances.

Join us weekdays from 1pm to 2 pm beinning February 15th for NPR’s Here and Now . Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson bring the news that breaks after Morning Edition and before All Things Considered . Here and Now is public radio’s live midday news program. Produced by NPR and WBUR Boston in collaboration with the stations Contributors Network, Here and Now features longform storytelling, discussion, and investigation on topics ranging from breaking news to new music reviews. Co-hosted by award...

Happy Holidays! Join KRCC this Christmas and New Years for your holiday cheer. We'll be broadcasting familiar voices, and some new ones as well.... Thursday, December 24 th 9a.m. - Splendid Table Global Holiday No matter where you live or what you celebrate, December is a remarkable time of year filled with family and friends - and food, of course! The Splendid Table invites you on a globetrotting excursion to experience the Holidays with international flavor. 10a.m. – Pink Martini’s Joy to...

Holiday Programming

Nov 23, 2015
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Join us Thankgiving Day, Thursday the 26th for holiday programs - 9am - Arlo Guthrie and "Alice's Restaurant" "Alice's Restaurant" is one of Arlo Guthrie's most prominent works, based on a true incident from his life that began on Thanksgiving Day 1965 with a citation for littering, and ended with the refusal of the U.S. Army to draft him because of his conviction for that crime - a KRCC staple for Turkey Day. 10am to noon - "Turkey Confidential" with Lynne Rossetto Kasper Help is on the way...

Jeff Bieri hosts your afternoon music mix and also the Blue Plate Special each weekday at noon. Here's Jeff's picks for top blues albums of 2014:
Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens - Cold World
Johnny Winter - Step Back
Tommy Castro and the Painkillers - the Devil You Know
Gary Clark Jr . - Live
Mr. Sipp the Mississippi Blues Child - It’s My Guitar
Clothesline Revival - Greatest Show on Mars
Mannish Boys - Wrapped Up and Ready
Robben...

1. Charlie Musselwhite and Ben Harper - Get Up
http://youtu.be/ltYPkrYY5d4
2. Tedeschi Trucks Band - Made Up Mind
http://youtu.be/2M-6hkXe7T4
3. Sugaray Rayford - Dangerous
http://youtu.be/pqacAwwiLw4
4. Charles Bradley - Victim of Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFfv7v5R2f8&feature=share&list=PLH7R9rXhaVHD9gtXImU1Y83xKmyjts_Qf&index=2
5. Moreland and Arbuckle - 7 Cities
http://youtu.be/iPyIfsQTBg0
6. Slide...