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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.

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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

Jake Brownell / 91.5 KRCC

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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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.”

http://www.mycowichanvalleynow.com

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
Tammy Terwelp / 91.5 KRCC

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".
  • Quickly and easily connect with us on social media.

Have an iPhone? Get the 91.5 KRCC iPhone App
Have an Android device? Get the 91.5 KRCC Android App

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
Jake Brownell / KRCC

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!

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.)

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 2nd at 6pm (final repeat Sunday, July 3rd at 1pm). 

KRCC is working hard to end our fiscal year in the black and we need your help. We have a goal of raising $35,000 by June 30th.

With your contribution between now and 11:59pm on June 30th, you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win two VIP tickets to a live taping of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me in Chicago!

Dear KRCC listener,

You're probably aware that we've been working hard for the past several years to stay ahead of rapid changes in the radio landscape.

Our goal is to continue to provide the programs, information and music you want and in the way that you want it.

I'm inviting you to share your feelings about technology in our survey. 

KRCC Nets Awards

Apr 21, 2016
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It's been a busy awards season around KRCC, as the News Department and Wish We Were Here have picked up numerous awards for work completed in calendar year 2015.

New Show from KRCC

Feb 29, 2016

 

Air Check is a brand new show from KRCC debuting on Friday, February 26th at 7pm 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.

 

 

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.  

KRCC PRESENTS ...

Feb 26, 2015

KRCC PRESENTS ... is a weekly time slot dedicated to original programming produced in the Pikes Peak Region and occasionally we find something so cool from somewhere else; we just have to share. Tune in every Friday at 7pm and every Sunday at 4pm to catch an episode of one of three local shows: