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  • Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    How Local Radio Stations Help Denver Bands

    Dragondeer is a quickly rising star among Denver bands, playing sets at SXSW and Red Rocks (for Film on the Rocks) earlier this year. But when members Eric Halborg, Cole Rudy, Carl Sorensen and Casey Sidwell stepped into OpenAir's spacious studio last winter to record a live session, they had none o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2014

    27 Things Denverites Really Want Out-of-Towners to Know About the Mile High City

    There's a bizarre alternate reality on the Internet when it comes to Denver -- there's the city we know and the city being sold to out-of-towners through fake blogs on real estate websites, like this list: "27 Things People From Denver Have to Explain to Out-Of-Towners." The problem with these listi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    The Gondola Sessions Will Make You Long for Winter in Colorado

    Filming live music outdoors can present all kinds of problems, from moving clouds obstructing your light to changes in the wind messing with your sound. But if it all works out, you have the opportunity to give the music a remarkable backdrop. With The Gondola Sessions, filmmaker John Austin set out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    OpenAir Live & Local Is a New TV Show Featuring Some of Colorado's Best Music

    Beginning September 27, Colorado music lovers can get a listen and look at some of the state's best musicians as they come through Colorado Public Radio's OpenAir Studios via a new television show, OpenAir Live & Local. A collaboration with the team behind local television station CPT12's Sounds on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    The Denver Music Summit kicks off this Friday

    In 2009, a study commissioned by the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs, introduced Creative Vitality Index (CVI), a metric created by Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) to measure our city's cultural viability. Based on Denver's CVI, the study determined the Mile High City was an emerging natio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Photos: More Denver Now showcases of Denver businesses then -- in 1982

    Back in March, we shared highlights from Denver Now, described as "Denver's Business Showcase" and published in 1982, during the height of the Dynasty era. But our previous post only featured a small number of the remarkable photographic flashbacks found within. For this sequel, we've collected ten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    Colorado Public Radio's OpenAir gets NY Times mention -- but how about donations?

    OpenAir, an indie-music affiliate of Colorado Public Radio, debuted in October 2011, creating new content for the underutilized 1340 AM signal. Since then, the station's developed into one of the small pleasures on the traditional dial, and its love for local music paid off with a mention in yesterd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Open Air 1340 AM to celebrate its first anniversary with a pair of "super group" sessions

    It's hard to believe that it's been a year already since Open Air 1340 launched, but it has been. This time last year -- on Halloween, to be specific -- the station aired its first broadcast, and to celebrate this momentous occasion, the station has enlisted some of the scene's most prominent player ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 23, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Reader: Quit hating, you internet hipsters!

    ​So the chorus of dissent continues against OpenAir 1340 AM -- if only here on our blog; everyone else seems to love the new station. Yesterday, Kirk Wilde asserted that it's a "it's a cocophonous mess," as he put it, adding "Its audience will be limited to Dadaists." Jenny B, meanwhile, sugge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Reader: Broadcast radio is so twentieth century

    ​KVOQ, Colorado Public Radio's new music-driven station, soon to be much more well known by the OpenAir 1340 AM handle, made its broadcast debut yesterday. To our ears, it sounded like a slightly more accessible version of Radio 1190, which makes sense considering that OpenAir is being program ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    OpenAir 1340 AM set to launch on Halloween

    Open Air 1340 makes its broadcast debut this Monday, October 31​Update (10/31/11): OpenAir 1340 made its broadcast debut this morning, and the signal sounds pretty strong from where we're at. Appropriately, the station hit the airwaves this morning at 5:59 a.m. with "Colorado" by Paper Bird. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    US OpenAir's movie pull-out treats Denver to a dinner for Shmucks of the Week

    ​Over the past two years, Denver has had a close encounter with Massachusetts-based US OpenAir, which wanted to charge a ridiculous amount of easy money to build a grandstand and show movies in two of the city's biggest parks. But what they got was a mad, mad, mad, mad world of angry gremlins ... More >>