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The time has come. This is my last column as music director for Radio 1190. I hope I turned you on to some rad bands this year and you enjoyed my ramblings about the music I love. The best is yet to come. Jolie Klefeker will be your music director next year and will continue to give you the scoop on the latest, freshest music around. I’m going to take a second to reminisce about this year and give you a sneak peek of what you can expect On Air Next moving forward.
This year was jam-packed for Radio 1190. Last summer, we transitioned from a purely AM radio station to add our new FM signal. A ton of new volunteers walked through the doors for the first time, volunteers who will shape the sound of 1190 in the future. Tons of in-studio performances from acts like Pinegrove, Show Me The Body, Slow Hollows, and Panaderia swept through the station at hurricane force. We presented shows, gave away tickets, and threw down for local venues in Boulder and Denver. We even had Radio Prom, which, as you would expect, was quite a sight to behold. It’s all ending for me; my time is done. But college radio, like everything else, rolls on.
Here’s what you can expect for the future of Radio 1190. Jolie is going to be the most kick-ass music director yet. Her taste is immaculate, her passion unparalleled. She’s been hitting house shows since high school, widening an extraordinary breadth of musical knowledge. Where Radio 1190 goes next is up to her and up to you, but we’ve already been slinging some ideas around.
We want 1190 to continue to be a radio station you can rely on for tasty tunes, tantalizing talk breaks, great news and sports, and awesome specialty programming. Moving forward, Jolie wants to focus even more on local music. Denver and Boulder are growing exponentially. As more money moves into Colorado, the local scene is primed to be the country’s next hotspot of musical creativity. We want 1190 to be on the edge of everything, a spot where you can hear what’s next before anyone else.
There’s never been a better time to get involved. Radio 1190 has the bandwidth, the staff and a vision like never before. Whether you’re just starting school or have lived in Boulder for years, we’d love to have you onboard. If you’ve ever been interested in radio, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to catch this train early. As for me, I’m out of here. I’m not too sure where I’m headed, but it was an honor to hold this position this year. If you happen to have a job for a washed-up music director, hit me up. Otherwise, stay tuned to Radio 1190 — 98.9 FM in Boulder, 1190 AM in Denver.
Jarocki is Radio 1190’s music director. Read more reviews: coloradodaily.com/columnists