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 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.
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.)
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).
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, we 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.
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.
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 24th
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.
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
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 Ford - a Day in Nashville Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Goin’ Home John Hammond - Timeless