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The 91.5 KRCC Community Advisory Board (CAB) is meeting Tuesday, December 12th at 5:30pm. The meeting will be held at 912 N. Weber St., Colorado Springs. 

Questions: Please call 719-473-4801 x30

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"Alice's Restaurant" is a satirical, storytellin' (and mostly true) song by Arlo Guthrie, which has become a Thanksgiving Day staple for many public radio listeners. The song begins with the tale of a littering mishap at a refuse dump which was closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, and follows the hearing and legal citation that ensued. Arlo Guthrie comically leads the listener to the Vietnam-era draft board in New York City which ultimately rejects his military conscription based on his crime of littering. In the tradition of Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan, the deadpan monologue delivery and fingerpickin' style of the song reveals a strong anti-war theme.

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Today, public broadcasting in America turns 50, and 91.5 KRCC joins our country in saluting this national treasure.

In signing the Public Broadcasting Act in 1967, President Johnson expressed the hope that one day, public television and radio stations would satisfy “America’s appetite for excellence” and “enrich man’s spirit.”

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Be sure to catch longtime 91.5 KRCC listener and volunteer Tim Everett as he grabs the jazz baton from Dick Fairley Sunday evenings 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. starting this Sunday evening.

Tim Everett is a third-generation Colorado native who began to eagerly explore music (old and new) early in his career. As a long time listener of all that 91.5 KRCC offers (namely NPR, This American Life, Radiolab, late night music mixes and not least of all, Dick Fairley’s Jazz Excursion), Tim always found his own fondness of Jazz odd, considering it began at a young age.

He now reverently accepts the position left by Dick Fairley as jazz host, after so many years of admiring Mr. Fairley’s indispensable knowledge of jazz history. Dick decided to retire from his hosting duties.

As a humble fan, he endeavors to share what he knows and commit to ever widening his scope of understanding for jazz music, for his and your entertainment. 

Andrea Chalfin / 91.5 KRCC

91.5 KRCC joins five other public radio stations to launch a regional news consortium, covering issues spanning the Rocky Mountain West, to include Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, and Montana.

Jake Brownell

This week host Dick Fairly wraps up his  weekly Jazz Excursion on 91.5 KRCC by stopping at important milestones along the evolutionary route of classic jazz.

Dick will start his final excursion with Louie Armstrong  in 1927 and end 40 years later with John Coltrane in 1967. The stops will include the seminal recordings of Louie, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Jerry Mulligan, Miles Davis, Joe Morello, John Lewis, Trane, and others. 

Although Dick has reached the finish line of his weekly journey on The Jazz Excursion Sunday evenings at 7, the jazz baton will be picked up by Tim Everett Sunday evenings on 91.5 KRCC.

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After September 30, 2017, 91.5 KRCC will end the weekly broadcast the Best of Car Talk programs.

Car Talk began in 1977 as a regional call in show hosted at WBUR in Boston, and was syndicated nationally by NPR beginning in 1986. Wisecracking brothers Tom and Ray Magliozzi, otherwise known as The Tappet Brothers, provided weekly advice to car owners about the mechanics of their cars, and, more importantly, advice about the emotional relationships owners had with their cars.  

Kyle Cunningham / 91.5 KRCC

Public radio listeners come in all shapes, sizes, and species.

Over the years, we've heard from many people who say they like to leave 91.5 KRCC on for their dogs or cats to listen to while they're away at work. But recently we learned of a new group of loyal quadrupedal listeners right here in Southern Colorado: goats.

Delaney Utterback

The 91.5 KRCC family is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of long-time friend, employee, and former station manager, Delaney Utterback. 

Utterback, a Colorado Springs native, began listening to 91.5 KRCC when he was 12 years old, and, as he once said, soaking in all the great music the station had to offer in his youth. He studied English at Colorado College, 91.5 KRCC's licensee, and began working for the station in 1993 as a work-study employee. 

The 91.5 KRCC Community Advisory Board (CAB) is meeting Thursday, September 7th at 5:30pm. The meeting will be held at 912 N Weber St, Colorado Springs. 

Questions: Please call 719-473-4801 x30

91.5 KRCC Extends, Improves Coverage in Woodland Park

Jun 12, 2017

Update 6/29/17: Our signal is now live.  

91.5 KRCC is extending and improving its coverage northwestward with a newly acquired 100-watt transmitter located in Woodland Park.

The new transmitter, which will be operating at the frequency 89.5 FM, will carry 91.5 KRCC programming by July 5. The Woodland Park transmitter will improve signal coverage, allowing for continuous coverage as motorists wind their way from Colorado Springs to Lake George, Hartsel, and beyond.

NPR

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 storytelling with scientific research that will ultimately make you see your own life differently. The show is co-hosted by a trio of NPR's award-winning journalists, Alix Spiegel, Lulu Miller and Hanna Rosin, who have roots at This American Life, Radiolab and The Atlantic.

The 91.5 KRCC Community Advisory Board (CAB) is meeting Thursday, May 18th at 5:30pm.The meeting will be held at 912 N Weber St, Colorado Springs. 

Questions: Please call 719-473-4801 x30

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The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has recognized "Wish We Were Here, Episode 15: Acre for Acre – the Fight for Strawberry Fields" as the best News Documentary in its annual regional Edward R. Murrow competition. 

Dana Cronin / 91.5 KRCC

91.5 KRCC reporter Dana Cronin has won a regional Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists for her piece, "Creating and Maintaining Trails on Colorado's Prized 14ers is a Tall Order."

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Friends, we need your help. This is the moment. Right now.

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Some in Washington would like to eliminate all federal funding for public broadcasting. 91.5 KRCC will receive $150,769 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting this fiscal year. This is a critical amount of funding that supports our operations and programming. It supports our commitment to you.

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

VuHaus (pronounced “view house”) is a collaboration of public radio and television stations from across the country, deeply rooted in their local music communities who share a common mission to support artists and be a source of music discovery for audiences around the world. VuHaus is a non-profit, non-commercial organization, with an aim to be true partners to artists while providing a unique window into the country’s most vibrant music scenes. 

91.5 KRCC will be introducing listeners to some new favorites this Monday, March 6th.  I hope you will join us at 10am weekday mornings for news and topical debate with NPR's 1A.  91.5 KRCC is also adding the popular economic news program Marketplace, to our weekday line up at 3pm and 6:30pm.  

I'm really excited to be able to present the "new" A Prairie Home Companion with Chris Thile of the bands Nicklecreek and The Punch Brothers hosting the show on Saturdays 4pm to 6pm, and Sunday mornings from 10am to noon. 

Music fans can rest assured that 91.5 KRCC Music Director Vicky Gregor will continue to curate music weekday evenings from 7pm to 10pm, with great community volunteers rounding out the music block from 10pm to midnight.

Your favorite weekend music shows will include my Blue Plate Special blues show every Saturday night at 7pm, followed by Vintage Voltage with GT at 8pm.

On Sunday evenings you can relax and expand your music education through the Jazz Excursion with host Dick Fairley at 7pm. End your weekends with great reggae from host Ron Wilson starting at 10pm. See the entire new schedule here.

We are working on digital on-demand deliveries of all of our local music shows through our website, and on mobile apps that are available for iPhones and Android devices on iTunes and Google Play. We hope to have this feature live next week so you can listen to 91.5 KRCC Music whenever and wherever you want. Stay tuned!

Thank you for your support,
Jeff Bieri
91.5 KRCC Program Manager

New 91.5 KRCC Lineup

Feb 11, 2017

91.5 KRCC Schedule Effective Monday, March 6th 2017

  • MONDAY - FRIDAY 
  • 5-9am Morning Edition
  • 9am The Takeaway
  • 10am-noon 1A
  • Noon Fresh Air
  • 1pm BBC Newshour
  • 2pm The World
  • 3pm Marketplace
  • 3:30pm All Things Considered
  • 6:30pm Marketplace
  • 7pm 91.5 KRCC Music with Vicky Gregor - Aircheck 1st Fridays
  • 10pm 91.5 KRCC Music with volunteers
  • 12am-5am BBC World Service (6am on Saturdays)
     
  • SATURDAY
  • 6am Weekend Edition
  • 10am Best of Car Talk
  • 11am Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me
  • Noon The Dinner Party Download
  • 1pm This American Life
  • 2pm Radiolab
  • 3pm Weekend All Things Considered
  • 4-6pm A Prairie Home Companion
  • 6pm Sound Opinions - Air Check 1st Saturdays
  • 7pm 91.5 KRCC Blue Plate Special with Jeff Bieri
  • 8pm Vintage Voltage with GT
  • 10pm 91.5 KRCC Music with volunteers
  • 12am-6am BBC World Service
     
  • SUNDAY
  • 6am Weekend Edition
  • 9am Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me
  • 10-12pm A Prairie Home Companion
  • Noon The Thomas Jefferson Hour
  • 1pm The Ted Radio Hour
  • 2pm On the Media
  • 3pm Weekend All Things Considered
  • 4pm Reveal
  • 5pm This American Life
  • 6pm The Moth
  • 7pm Jazz Excursion with Dick Fairley
  • 10pm Reggae with Ron Wilson
  • 12am-5am BBC World Service

91.5 KRCC is excited to announce a new programming lineup. Beginning March 6, 91.5 KRCC debuts a new commitment to music with the launch of “91.5 KRCC Music.”

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The 91.5 KRCC Community Advisory Board (CAB) is meeting Thursday, January 26th at 5:30pm.

91.5 KRCC Move Puts it Closer to Downtown

Jan 16, 2017
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New 91.5 KRCC Space Will Allow for Increased Community Events

91.5 KRCC is moving closer to the downtown Colorado Springs area, into a building with a community space that will allow for forums, music events, talk show tapings, NPR personality visits, interviews, community gatherings and more.

91.5 KRCC is committed to having all of our services available to you when you want them, where you want them.

  • Keep up to date with the news from NPR and our award-winning 91.5 KRCC newsroom.
  • Stream our 91.5 signal or 24/7 BBC World Service on KRCC2. 
  • Catch up with your favorite programs in "On Demand".
  • Be in the know about happenings at 91.5 KRCC in "Station News".
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91.5 KRCC will hold a Community Advisory Board meeting on Thursday, November 17th at 5:30pm at our offices, 912 N Weber. 

Please call 719-473-4801 x30 for more information.

91.5 KRCC's Morning Edition Gets New Host

Sep 22, 2016
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Longtime 91.5 KRCC News Director, Andrea Chalfin, is taking over as host of the station's daily broadcast of Morning Edition, NPR's flagship news magazine program. She replaces Shawn Rosvold, who has hosted the show since February of 2014. 

The Tim Gill Center for Public Media is pleased to announce the return of the citizen journalism contest for the 2016-2017 academic year.

This multimedia contest includes categories in video, audio, written, and photojournalist content. Optional free workshops are available to provide insight and best practices.

More information, workshop dates, submission deadlines and more details available here.

Imagination Celebration

Imagination Celebrations hosts the What If Festival in Downtown Colorado Springs on 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.

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Our streaming provider, NPR Digital Services, is changing streaming companies so all of our stream addresses will be updated.

Our persistent player will look just a bit different too, but will operate the same way.

About Blues Under the Bridge

Blues Under the Bridge is now entering its tenth year and has been designated a Signature Event by the Colorado Springs Downtown Development Authority. The festival is a production of 91.5 FM KRCC Radio Colorado College, the Pikes Peak Blues Community, and Bristol Brewing Company. Blues Under the Bridge has become recognized as a premier blues music festival attracting blues fans from all over Colorado, and even the greater Southwest United States!

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