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Thursday, September 24, 2009

September 24, 2009
Scott Foley

Comes a time when your peaceful community radio rituals are interrupted. Those same friendly familiars who entertain and educate you are now soliciting you for your money.

Knock knock.

I'm a part of KRFC because I've loved to "play dj" since I was small. With a portable cassette player next to the stereo speakers, my younger brother and I would record our own programs. At the height of this habit, Eric's radio persona was Velvet Jones; mine, the Choklit Beetle. Then, as now, I'm in it for the music.

I'm guessing you are, too. I imagine you tune into KRFC because, flipping around the dial one afternoon, you came across sounds that struck you as different than most other stations. Sure, you'll hear a bit of americana here, maybe some roots music over there, perhaps you'll even pull in some if you're lucky. But there's nothing like Thursday Morning Mix anywhere else on your radio on the Front Range.

Does that fondness necessarily lead to you pulling money from your wallet (who has a wallet anymore?) and launching it upon the radio waves? Maybe not. But somebody has to. The world is made less rich when we lose one local independent bookstore, restaurant or radio station. I'll be able to go home and set up my cassette recorder, channeling the Choklit Beetle once more. And you'll tune in one day to find that you can no longer indulge your ears in Super Monday Buffet, House Rent Party, Live at Lunch or Thursday Morning Mix.

KRFC's Fall 2009 Membership Drive begins Friday, September 25. I won't blame you if you don't wait until next Thursday to pledge (but please make sure to put in a good word).

* Anne McCue, "From Bakersfield To Saigon" Koala Motel (Messenger, 06)
* Scott Biram, "Draggin' Down the Line" Something's Wrong / Lost Forever (Bloodshot, 09)
* John Fogerty, "Never Ending Song of Love" Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again (Verve, 09)
* Son Volt, "Dust of Daylight" American Central Dust (Rounder, 09)
* Buddy & Julie Miller, "Chalk" Written in Chalk (New West, 09)
* Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, "Good To Be Alive" Speed of Life (Sugar Hill, 09)
* Gurf Morlix, "Music You Mighta Made" Last Exit To Happyland (Self, 09)
* Carolyn Mark, "Edmonton" Party Girl (Mint, 00)
* Rhett Miller, "Caroline" Rhett Miller (Shout, 09)
* Works Progress Administration, "I Got To Sleep" WPA (WPA, 09)
* Danny Barnes, "Caveman" Pizza Box (ATO, 09)
* John Prine, "Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow)" Bruised Orange (Oh Boy, 78)
* Patty Loveless, "Busted" Mountain Soul II (Saguaro Rd, 09)
* Band of Heathens, "LA County Blues" One Foot in the Ether (BoH, 09)
* Matt the Electrician, "Animal Boy" Animal Boy (Self, 09)
* Rosanne Cash w/Jeff Tweedy, "Long Black Veil" The List (Manhattan, 09)
* Johnny Cash, "I'm a Drifter" Unearthed (American, 03)
* The Mumlers, "Raise the Blinds" Don't Throw Me Away (Galaxia, 09)
* Avett Bros, "Tin Man" I and Love and You (American, 09)
* Drive-by Truckers, "Like a Rolling Stone" The Fine Print (New West, 09)
* Trucker's Daughter, "One Kiss" Broken Down Love (Self, 09)
* Jonny Burke, "El Paso" Long Haul EP (Self, 09)
* Trampled By Turtles, "Codeine" Blue Sky and the Devil (Self, 05)
* Tom Russell, "Guadalupe" Blood and Candle Smoke (Shout, 09)
* Robert Earl Keen, "Something I Do" Rose Hotel (Lost Highway, 09)
* Carrie Rodriguez, "You Won't Be Satisfied That Way" Live in Louisville (Self, 09)


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