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Tune-in Wednesday morning as we acknowledge Colorado’s first official “Wine Week” with interviews with Jeff Carr of Garfield Estates Winery and Eric Allen from the Wine Merchant.
June 7, 2011, 11:14 pm
Filed under: economy, KSUT interviews, KSUT programming, Random musings

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper kicked off the first ever Colorado Wine Week in Grand Junction on Sunday. While the southwestern part of the state appears to lean towards the micro-brew, there is plenty of appreciation for fine wine. In recognition of “Colorado Wine Week”, we’ll be bringing you two interviews on Wednesday morning: the first from KWMV in Westcliffe, Colorado with Jeff Carr from Garfield Estates Winery in Palisade at 9:00; followed by Rob Rawl’s conversation with local businessman Eric Allen of the Wine Merchant.


Kenny B offers advice in The Durango Telegraph’s “Ask the Diver”
August 31, 2010, 2:49 pm
Filed under: Random musings

Had to pick up my own copy to find out that fellow staffer Kenny B was serving up advice for Durango Telegraph readers this week. Check out the August 26 issue’s “Ask the Diver“.

Another tribute to the accordion
June 15, 2009, 4:47 pm
Filed under: music, Random musings | Tags: , ,

There’s been a resurgence in the accordion thanks largely to the resurgence of gypsy-inspired music by bands like The Decemberists (in the video above). In continuation of our celebration of Accordion Awareness month, here are a few more cool kids playing the accordion:

Gogol Bordello

The Tiger Lillies

April Fools or April amazements?
April 1, 2009, 3:50 pm
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1. Tour de Fat decides to stop in Durango, Colo. after all…. OK, that one’s not true, but we’re working on at least getting the Beer Wars movie to stop by our town. We emailed the Beer Wars people (and also harassed them a bit on Twitter), and what it comes down to is this: One of the local theaters has to become an official Fathom Events business partner.  We took the liberty of emailing Marwit Capital, the new owners of the Durango theaters, and asked them to consider the craft-beer loving community. No word yet, but we’ll let you know if we hear anything.

2. Someone stole a blue light from an emergency phone in Cooper Hall at Fort Lewis College….. That one actually happened.  We think the local police blotter is kind of funny sometimes and definitely worth of a mention on April Fools Day.

3. A low-ranking Durango official has confirmed that the small patch of grass behind City Hall will soon be converted to a chicken yard for five newly elected chickens….. Good one Bob Kunkel!

4. An internet worm is going to take down the world!…. This one is true, sort of.  Read more about it here.

Stevie Wonder honored at the White House
February 28, 2009, 12:10 pm
Filed under: KSUT programming, Random musings

Amidst the mayhem in Washington this week, President Obama took an evening off to honor the great Stevie Wonder at the White House, presenting him with the Gershwin Award for Lifetime Achievement for popular song from the Library of Congress.

Hit the play button for some stimulus we could use more of!

OMG! KSUT is finally entering the Blogosphere
February 20, 2009, 8:54 pm
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Sam Bush live at KSUT studio

Sam Bush live at KSUT studio

That’s right. Four Corners Public Radio is finally joining the millions of other bloggers in this online world. We’re also entering the somewhat frightening, and definitely exciting world of Facebook, Twitter and Myspace.  Be our friends and followers and we’ll be yours, too!

A few notes about having Sam Bush play at KSUT. It was January 20th. First we had the live coverage of the inauguration from NPR, then a little music fill, and Voila – Live in Studio the Sam Bush Band. They played Bob Marley’s One Love – and cracked jokes about being named Bush. Sam felt like he could stop playing the song “Hey Mr. President” for now. Listen to the podcast at http://www.ksut.org. Amazing musicians, and the drummer used an old round cardboard trash can we have managed to hang on to forever. KSUT has had an amazing number of musicians come by and play over the past 17 years.

–Beth Warren