Only in Denver: Behold Pot 107.1, first marijuana-themed (terrestrial) radio station
Cypress Hill might as well just move here at this point.
Brian Landis Folkins
Okay, this next item seems almost too preposterous to be true. You ready? Brace yourself. It seems that Hot 107.1, the EDM-centric radio station on the right of your dial, is now, ahem, Pot 107.1. If this were April Fool's Day, we'd assume that this was a joke. Moreover, if the station was, say, to be flipping formats -- a rumor we heard in passing -- we wouldn't put it past the powers-that-be to do something gimmicky like this in the interim. (Anybody remember the Pole, all-stripper radio? Yeah, this is the same company that did that.) So who knows? This is Denver. Stranger shit has happened. If you'd have told us that weed would be legal, we would've given you a big old GTFO! But then, well, that happened.
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My name is Jeff Norman and I am President and General Manager for Max Media/Denver... This is a very exciting time and we are both humbled and honored to be at the forefront of this new wave of music programming. So please welcome to Pot 107.1, the first of what will soon be a worldwide musical revolution. The fun, safe and legal music that is, Pot 107.1. Let the party begin!
So, yeah, this could all be a big joke. Or not. With Amendment 64 passing, this could be the best idea on the planet since, well, legalizing marijuana. What better way to capitalize? And, so while we thought an all EDM station was novel, given the current explosion, this is even more genius, particularly in Denver, where the only thing bigger than dance music is, uh, pot, duh! Anyhow, whatever the case, if you tune in now, you'll hear all the stoner anthems your grubby little ears can take, everything from "I've Got Five On It" and various cuts from the Chronic (natch) to Marley and Sublime.
You've really gotta hand it to the folks at Max Media. They're not afraid to take chances (see Indie 101.5, now Jammin' 101.5, and the seemingly dearly departed Hot 107.1) -- but, then again, the same could be said about the Denver radio market itself, which pioneered the Jack format and is an early adapter of 24-7 Comedy radio. Anyhow, enjoy this while it lasts, stoners -- and keep pinching yourselves. (Anybody else feel like we're living in some alternate universe?) And don't forget to pour one out for Hot 107.1, and light one up for Pot 107.1.
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