Jake Brownell

91.5 KRCC walked away with two Awards of Excellence from this past weekend’s Colorado Broadcasters Association annual event in Denver.

91.5 KRCC took first place in the category “Best News Coverage of a Single Event” with its coverage of the Colorado Springs/Broadmoor land exchange, which we call “The Case of Strawberry Fields." - this includes feature reporting from Jake Brownell, a special Wish We Were Here episode, produced by Jake Brownell and Noel Black, and including work from student reporters Holly Pretsky, Tucker Hampson, and Dana Cronin, among other pieces. 

91.5 KRCC also took first place in the pubic radio specific category of “Best Mini-Documentary or Series” for Wish We Were Here, Episode 12: Avalanche on America’s Mountain. 

Update: On 3/17/17 we removed the first sentence of this post congratulating only Andrea and Jake; there were others that worked on these stories as well.

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On this episode of Air Check Jake talks with local photographer Larry Hulst about the decades of photographs that he has taken of Rock n Roll icons; L.A. group The Wild Reeds stop by the 91.5 KRCC studios; We look into the DIY arts and music scene in Colorado Springs; and Hannah Fleming speaks with Finnish musician Lau Nau about the art of improvisation and scoring films. 

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On this episode of Air Check, multi-talented local musician Ryan Flores reflects on his life as a working artist; author LeAnna DeAngelo tells the story of the first performance at Red Rocks; the legendary David Bromberg drops by to play a few tunes; and our very own Vicky Gregor takes a trip down memory lane with a jar of ticket stubs dating all the way back to the mid-80s.

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On this episode of Air Check, Mike Doughty talks getting sober and going solo after Soul Coughing, Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket plays some songs from his new record, Bill Forman shares some stories from his long career as a music critic, and we remember two towering musical figures that we lost in the last month.  

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Colorado Springs native Emily Knurr is bringing a new sound to the local music scene with her synth-pop project, Millicent. Formerly a singer-songwriter of the acoustic variety, Knurr turned her attention to dance beats and electronic production in 2013, and Millicent was born. In the years since, she's released several singles, a self-produced album and, most recently, the excellent EP, DeuxProduced in collaboration with Denver's Charlie FitzDeux has caught the attention of bloggers, music writers, and fans around the country with its catchy hooks, lush sonic textures, and impressive vocal performances from Knurr. 

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. 

On this episode of The Big Something: local comic book artist Langdon Foss discusses his recent 4-short comic The Surface; retired Navy seal and author of the book Navy Seal Shooting, Chris Sajnog, discusses his thoughts on what it means to be a responsible gun owner; Big Something intern Charlie Neaves tells the story of Mission Wolf, an off-the-grid wolf sanctuary in the mountains west of Pueblo; and Jake Brownell sits down with KRCC Music Director Vicky Gregor to look back at the life and work of the late David Bowie. All that today on The Big Something.