Sunday, July 17, 2016

So, I've done a few shows since my last post. Sad to say, I haven't posted here or sent out my usual email. I'll try to be better about that.

The one thing that I have been good about is sending out a tweet the day of the show and as I go on the air. If you want to be sure to know that I'm on, Twitter is the way to go.

You can follow me here: Twitter (@druglessdouglas)

With all of that, I've got a fill-in show next weekend:

Saturday, July 23
Noon - 2pm, Mountain
2 - 4 pm, Eastern
11am - 1 pm, Pacific
You may listen at the usual spots:

jazz89 KUVO 89.3 FM Denver
89.7 Breckenridge
KVJZ 88.5 Vail, and
Streaming online to the planet, the International Space Station, and beyond at http://kuvo.org/ways-listen online or your mobile device.


Friday, January 30, 2015

Super Saturday Radio

Looks like I've become the go-to guy for Saturday afternoon subs, and that will be the case tomorrow. Tune in, if you're so inclined.

Saturday, January 31
2 - 4 pm, Mountain
4 - 6 pm, Eastern
1 - 3 pm, Pacific
You may listen at the usual spots:

jazz89 KUVO 89.3 FM Denver
89.7 Breckenridge
KVJZ 88.5 Vail, and
Streaming online to the planet, the International Space Station, and beyond at http://kuvo.org/ways-listen online or your mobile device.

Follow me on Twitter. I schedule a tweet to post as I go on the air, so if you're always meaning to listen but often forget, this serves as a great real-time reminder.

Monday, June 30, 2014

A Couple o' Wednesdays Comin' Atcha!

A little gentle nagging, and they eventually find me again!

I've got a couple of Wednesday nights coming up:

Wednesday, July 2
8 - 10 pm, Mountain
10 - midnight, Eastern
7 - 9 pm, Pacific
 and

Wednesday, July 9
8 - 10 pm, Mountain
10 - midnight, Eastern
7 - 9 pm, Pacific

Man! I haven't been on in the evening in ages, so this will be good.

You may listen at the usual spots:

jazz89 KUVO 89.3 FM Denver
89.7 Breckenridge
KVJZ 88.5 Vail, and
Streaming online to the planet, the International Space Station, and beyond at http://kuvo.org/ways-listen online or your mobile device.

Follow me on Twitter. I schedule a tweet to post as I go on the air, so if you're always meaning to listen but often forget, this serves as a great real-time reminder.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Is It A Blue Moon? Saturday Afternoon Radio

I haven't been on the air much lately, but I'll be there this afternoon. Tune in if you're into that sort of thing.

Saturday, April 12
2 - 4 pm, Mountain
4 - 6 pm, Eastern
1 - 3 pm, Pacific
You may listen at the usual spots:

jazz89 KUVO 89.3 FM Denver
89.7 Breckenridge
KVJZ 88.5 Vail, and
Streaming online to the planet, the International Space Station, and beyond at http://kuvo.org/ways-listen online or your mobile device.

Follow me on Twitter. I schedule a tweet to post as I go on the air, so if you're always meaning to listen but often forget, this serves as a great real-time reminder.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Membership Drive - I'm On-Air Today

It's that time again...

KUVO – my radio home – is in the midst of its summer membership drive. I've been asked to come in and help with the festivities, so I'll be on the air today, Saturday, July 20 – not doing my usual music show, but acting as a "pledge buddy" on Gabriel's (the regular host) program.

The only way community radio stays on the air is through the support of the people who listen and care enough to pony up a bit. If you'd be so inclined, I'd be extremely grateful.

KUVO has many levels of membership, and they're offering several swell "thank you" gifts (check 'em out at http://www.kuvo.org). The toll-free number is 800-574-5886. And no donation is too small. Five bucks would mean a lot.

I've volunteered in community radio for over 26 years. If you've had occasion to enjoy even a few minutes of my air time, or if you enjoy KUVO in general, this evening would be an ideal time to show your appreciation with your credit card.

Your pledge is welcome any time, but it would be especially meaningful to me if you called in or pledged online during my slot:

2 - 3 pm, Mountain
4 - 5 pm, Eastern
1 - 2 pm, Pacific

Thanks for your ongoing support!

Douglas

jazz 89 KUVO: 89.3 FM Denver, KVJZ 88.5 Vail, and streaming at http://www.kuvo.org.

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Saturday, March 09, 2013

All Blues On Saturday

I finally got scheduled to do the "All Blues" show next Saturday. Only took me 9 years. Might be because I did a boffo job in December, when the person that was supposed to follow me and do it didn't show up. Maybe not.

In any event, I'm looking forward to it. You, too?

Saturday, March 16
5 - 7 pm, Mountain
7 - 9 pm, Eastern
5 - 6 pm, Pacific
You may listen at the usual spots:

jazz89 KUVO 89.3 FM Denver
89.7 Breckenridge
KVJZ 88.5 Vail, and
streaming online to the planet, the International Space Station, and beyond at http://www.kuvo.org
and on iTunes.

Follow me on Twitter. I schedule a tweet to post as I go on the air, so if you're always meaning to listen but often forget, this serves as a great real-time reminder.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Another Saturday Afternoon on the Radio

I get to spend a couple of hours on the air Saturday. With luck, it'll be only that. Last time I was on, I did this slot, and I ended up doing the blues show that follows because no one showed up for it. I always wanted to do that show - I just wanted a little advance notice.

Anyway...

Saturday, February 16
3 - 5 pm, Mountain
5 - 7 pm, Eastern
2 - 4 pm, Pacific
You may listen at the usual spots:

jazz89 KUVO 89.3 FM Denver
89.7 Breckenridge
KVJZ 88.5 Vail, and
streaming online to the planet, the International Space Station, and beyond at http://www.kuvo.org
and on iTunes.


Saturday, December 08, 2012

Saturday Afternoon Air

Sick of hearing me on the radio? If so, you've got a pretty low tolerance. I've only been on once in 2012.

I'll double that total this afternoon with a brisk two-hour set

Join me, if you can tolerate the overexposure.

Saturday, December 8
3 - 5 pm, Mountain
5 - 7 pm, Eastern
2 - 4 pm, Pacific
You may listen at the usual spots:

jazz89 KUVO 89.3 FM Denver
89.7 Breckenridge
KVJZ 88.5 Vail, and
streaming online to the planet, the International Space Station, and beyond at http://www.kuvo.org
and on iTunes.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

September 1

Life got in the way, and I haven't been on the air this year. But I've got three hours this Saturday to get back in the groove.

Afterward, I'll scoot over to Coors Field to see the Rockies. Doing radio and going to a baseball game are two of my favorite things to do, and I'll hit both on the same day.

Join me, if'n you're so inclined.

Saturday, September 1
Noon - 3 pm, Mountain
2 - 5 pm, Eastern
11 am - 2 pm, Pacific
You may listen at the usual spots:
jazz89 KUVO 89.3 FM Denver, 89.7 Breckenridge, KVJZ 88.5 Vail, and streaming online to the planet, the International Space Station, and beyond at http://www.kuvo.org and on iTunes.

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Boxing Day Is Radio Day

As the regulars take a little time off for the holidays, some slots open up for the subs. I snagged a prime drive time slot the day after Christmas.

It will be so exciting to deliver the traffic report!

Monday, December 26
4 - 6 pm, Mountain
6 - 8 pm, Eastern
3 - 5 pm, Pacific
You may listen at the usual spots:
jazz89 KUVO 89.3 FM Denver, 89.7 Breckenridge, KVJZ 88.5 Vail, and streaming online to the planet, the International Space Station, and beyond at http://www.kuvo.org and on iTunes.

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Tuesday, December 06, 2011

I'm On The Air Right Now

I'm on the radio RIGHT NOW, so tune on in.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
7 - 10 pm, Mountain
9 pm - midnight, Eastern
6 - 9 pm, Pacific
You may listen at the usual spots:
jazz89 KUVO 89.3 FM Denver, 89.7 Breckenridge, KVJZ 88.5 Vail, and streaming online to the planet, the International Space Station, and beyond at http://www.kuvo.org and on iTunes.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Tuesday Night Air

I haven't been on the air for over two months, so I'm both itchy and rusty – two of my more endearing qualities!

As they used to say on the AM station I listened to as a kid, don't miss it if you can!

Tuesday, December 6
7 - 10 pm, Mountain
9 pm - midnight, Eastern
6 - 9 pm, Pacific
You may listen at the usual spots:
jazz89 KUVO 89.3 FM Denver, 89.7 Breckenridge, KVJZ 88.5 Vail, and streaming online to the planet, the International Space Station, and beyond at http://www.kuvo.org and on iTunes.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wednesday Night Air

So, I'm not on the air for two months, then I'm on three times in three weeks. Ah, such is the life of a community radio sub.

Hope you can join me:

Wednesday, September 14
7 - 10 pm, Mountain
9 pm - midnight, Eastern
6 - 9 pm, Pacific
You may listen at the usual spots:
jazz89 KUVO 89.3 FM Denver, 89.7 Breckenridge, KVJZ 88.5 Vail, and streaming online to the planet, the International Space Station, and beyond at http://www.kuvo.org and on iTunes.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Thursday and Thursday

I'll be knockin' off the rust with a couple of Thursday night air gigs. It's been a couple of months, but doing radio is kind of like falling off a bicycle. Or something like that...

Thursday, August 25 and Thursday, September 1
7 - 10 pm, Mountain
9 pm - midnight, Eastern
6 - 9 pm, Pacific
You may listen at the usual spots:
jazz89 KUVO 89.3 FM Denver, 89.7 Breckenridge, KVJZ 88.5 Vail, and streaming online to the planet, the International Space Station, and beyond at http://www.kuvo.org and on iTunes.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Thursday Night Air

Got a next-to-last minute call to fill-in on Thursday evening. It's been a month since I've been on, so I'm happy to do it.

I hope you can join me:

Thursday, June 23
7 - 10 pm, Mountain
9 pm - midnight, Eastern
6 - 9 pm, Pacific
Find me at the usual spots:
jazz89 KUVO 89.3 FM Denver, 89.7 Breckenridge, KVJZ 88.5 Vail, and streaming online to the planet, the International Space Station, and beyond at http://www.kuvo.org and on iTunes.

Follow me on Twitter. I schedule a tweet to post as I go on the air, so if you're always meaning to listen but often forget, this serves as a great real-time reminder.

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Saturday Morning Air

I got a late call do to Saturday morning. The Five Points Jazz Fest starts right outside the studio shortly after I'm off, so that'll work out nicely.
 
Hope you can join me:

Saturday, May 21
9 am  - Noon, Mountain
11 am - 2 pm, Eastern
8 - 11 am, Pacific
Find me at the usual spots:
jazz89 KUVO 89.3 FM Denver, 89.7 Breckenridge, KVJZ 88.5 Vail, and streaming online to the planet, the International Space Station, and beyond at http://www.kuvo.org and on iTunes.

Follow me on Twitter. I schedule a tweet to post as I go on the air, so if you're always meaning to listen but often forget, this serves as a great real-time reminder.

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Saturday Afternoon Groove

I'll be layin' down a Saturday afternoon groove on April 23. I might work in a few more baseball tunes, since the response to my previous show was overwhelmingly positive. You might even say it was a big hit.
 
Check it out, check it out:

Saturday, April 23
3 - 5 pm, Mountain
5 - 7 pm, Eastern
2 - 4 pm, Pacific
Find me at the usual spots:
jazz89 KUVO 89.3 FM Denver, 89.7 Breckenridge, KVJZ 88.5 Vail, and streaming online to the planet, the International Space Station, and beyond at http://www.kuvo.org

Follow me on Twitter. I schedule a tweet to post as I go on the air, so if you're always meaning to listen but often forget, this serves as a great real-time reminder.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Action-Packed Monday Night

I'm on the radio tonight, opposite the NCAA college basketball championship. I'm not much of a college hoops fan, but I try to catch the final because it's usually a pretty good game. I suggest watching with the audio muted and KUVO on the speakers.

If that wasn't enough conflict, my dear friend Andy Chaikin will be appearing on The Colbert Report during my last half-hour (Mountain Time, anyway) to discuss his book, A Passion for Mars. Through the miracle of technology, I'll get to watch that after I sign off.

I'm planning on playing many of my favorite baseball songs to celebrate the new season.  Here's the skinny:

Monday, April 4
7 - 10 pm, Mountain
9 pm - midnight, Eastern
6 - 9 pm, Pacific
I'm at the usual spots:
jazz89 KUVO 89.3 FM Denver, 89.7 Breckenridge, KVJZ 88.5 Vail, and streaming online at http://www.kuvo.org

Follow me on Twitter. I schedule a tweet to post as I go on the air, so if you're always meaning to listen but often forget, this serves as a great real-time reminder.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Membership Time - You Can Help

KUVO – my radio home – is kicking off its Winter Membership Drive tomorrow. I've been asked to come in and help with the festivities, so I'll be on the air, Thursday, February 17 – not doing my usual music show, but acting as a "pledge buddy" on Rodney's (the regular host) program.

The only way community radio stays on the air is through the support of the people who listen and care enough to pony up a bit. If you'd be so inclined, I'd be extremely grateful.

KUVO has many levels of membership, and they're offering several swell "thank you" gifts (check 'em out at http://www.kuvo.org). The toll-free number is 800-574-5886. And no donation is too small. Five bucks would mean a lot.

I've volunteered in community radio for almost 24 years. If you've had occasion to enjoy even a few minutes of my air time, or if you enjoy KUVO in general, this evening would be an ideal time to show your appreciation with your credit card.

Your pledge is welcome any time, but it would be especially meaningful to me if you called in or pledged online during my slot:

5 - 6 pm, Mountain
7 - 8 pm, Eastern
4 - 5 pm, Pacific

Thanks for your ongoing support!

Douglas

jazz 89 KUVO: 89.3 FM Denver, 89.7 Breckenridge;  KVJZ 88.5 Vail, and streaming at http://www.kuvo.org.

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Monday, February 07, 2011

Hump Day Radio

I'll be gracing the public airways and Internets for your dining and dancing pleasure this Wednesday evening.

Won't you please join me?

Wednesday, February 9
7 - 10 pm, Mountain
9 pm - midnight, Eastern
6 - 9 pm, Pacific
I'm at the usual spots:
jazz89 KUVO 89.3 FM Denver, 89.7 Breckenridge, KVJZ 88.5 Vail, and streaming online at http://www.kuvo.org

Follow me on Twitter. I schedule a tweet to post as I go on the air, so if you're always meaning to listen but often forget, this serves as a great real-time reminder.

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

I'm On The Air RIGHT NOW

I'm on your radio and/or your computer RIGHT NOW, and I will be for the next 2 hours.  Why not hop on and join me?


Saturday, December 11
3 - 5 pm, Mountain
5 - 7 pm, Eastern
2 - 4 pm, Pacific
I'm at the usual spots:
KUVO: 89.3 FM Denver, 89.7 Breckenridge, or streaming at http://www.kuvo.org. And now on KVJZ 88.5 Vail for the Eagle Valley.

Follow me on Twitter. I schedule a tweet to post as I go on the air, so if you're always meaning to listen but often forget, this serves as a great real-time reminder.

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Saturday: Coming Up For Air

The chances to "do air" (as we sometimes say in the radio biz) have been picking up lately.  I'm on Saturday afternoon.  Don't miss is if you can!

Saturday, December 11
3 - 5 pm, Mountain
5 - 7 pm, Eastern
2 - 4 pm, Pacific
I'm at the usual spots:
KUVO: 89.3 FM Denver, 89.7 Breckenridge, or streaming at http://www.kuvo.org. And now on KVJZ 88.5 Vail for the Eagle Valley.

Follow me on Twitter. I schedule a tweet to post as I go on the air, so if you're always meaning to listen but often forget, this serves as a great real-time reminder.

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

I'm On The Air RIGHT NOW

I'm on your radio and/or your computer RIGHT NOW, and I will be for the next 2 hours.  Why not hop on and join me?


Sunday, November 21
8 - 10 pm, Mountain
10 pm  - midnight, Eastern
7  - 9 pm, Pacific
I'm at the usual spots:
KUVO: 89.3 FM Denver, 89.7 Breckenridge, or streaming at http://www.kuvo.org. And now on KVJZ 88.5 Vail for the Eagle Valley.

Follow me on Twitter. I schedule a tweet to post as I go on the air, so if you're always meaning to listen but often forget, this serves as a great real-time reminder.

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Sunday Night Jazzin'

I'll be on your radio and/or your computer this Sunday night.  Why not hop on and join me?

Sunday, November 21
8 - 10 pm, Mountain
10 pm  - midnight, Eastern
7  - 9 pm, Pacific
I'll be at the usual spots:
KUVO: 89.3 FM Denver, 89.7 Breckenridge, or streaming at http://www.kuvo.org. And now on KVJZ 88.5 Vail for the Eagle Valley.

Follow me on Twitter. I schedule a tweet to post as I go on the air, so if you're always meaning to listen but often forget, this serves as a great real-time reminder.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Some Cool Info on WMFO

Here's an interesting article on the history of radio at Tufts University.  It mentions and/or quotes several of my contemporaries from way back when.

The station is also hosting an open house to celebrate WMFO's 40th anniversary.  Here are the deets:

Announcing the WMFO 40th Anniversary Open House!

Dear WMFO Community,

We are pleased to announce that WMFO, Tufts Freeform Radio, will be hosting a community open house on Friday, December 3rd from 5 PM to 8 PM in honor of our 40 years of Freeform radio!

We know it's hard to believe, but WMFO has been transmitting our Freeform signal on 91.5 FM from our Curtis Hall studios since 1970, and we figure it's about time to celebrate!

The event is free and open to the public. We'd love it if you could join us to help acknowledge the occasion. Come and visit to see the inside of your favorite radio station, meet our staff, and enjoy some Freeform company and camaraderie.

If you know you're coming, we'd appreciate it if you could RSVP here: https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dHhWUHI3dkYtMGZkbXcyaGtOMjhmZHc6MQ. RSVPing is not mandatory, but will help us gauge how best to prepare for your visit.

If you have any questions, please contact agm@wmfo.org. We have also attached our press release regarding the event.

We look forward to seeing many of you at the event! Feel free to pass the word along to your friends and fellow Freeform appreciators. The more, the freeformer.

Sincerely,
Andy Sayler
andy@wmfo.org
WMFO General Manager
www.wmfo.org
If I was there, I'd be there.
dd

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Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Saturday Afternoon Tunes

I snagged a 3-hour shift this Saturday afternoon. I hope you can listen in and groove on the last day of Daylight Saving Time.

Saturday, November 6
Noon - 3 pm, Mountain
2 pm  - 5 pm, Eastern
11 am - 2 pm, Pacific
I'll be at the usual spots:
KUVO: 89.3 FM Denver, 89.7 Breckenridge, or streaming at http://www.kuvo.org. And now on KVJZ 88.5 Vail for the Eagle Valley.

Follow me on Twitter. I try to tweet right as I go on the air, so if you're always meaning to listen but often forget, this serves as a great real-time reminder.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Are You Ready For Some Monday Night Jazz?

Wow! On the air three times in 31 days.  Based on previous 2010 appearances, that's almost like having a regular slot.

Looking forward to a three-hour shift, and all that jazz.

Monday, October 4
7 pm - 10 pm, Mountain
9 pm  - midnight, Eastern
6 pm - 9 pm, Pacific
I'll be at the usual spots:
KUVO: 89.3 FM Denver, 89.7 Breckenridge, or streaming at http://www.kuvo.org. And now on KVJZ 88.5 Vail for the Eagle Valley.

Follow me on Twitter. I try to tweet right as I go on the air, so if you're always meaning to listen but often forget, this serves as a great real-time reminder.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Two Friday Afternoons in a Row

I managed to snare a couple of consecutive fill-in slots. I haven't been on the air this close together since who knows when.

Friday, September 3 and Friday, September 10
2 - 4 pm, Mountain
4 - 6 pm, Eastern
1 pm - 3 pm, Pacific
I'll be at the usual spots:
KUVO: 89.3 FM Denver, 89.7 Breckenridge, or streaming at http://www.kuvo.org. And now on KVJZ 88.5 Vail for the Eagle Valley.

Follow me on Twitter. I try to tweet right as I go on the air, so if you're always meaning to listen but often forget, this serves as a great real-time reminder.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Rare Air

Your old radio pal Drugless Douglas has an all-too-rare on-air appearance scheduled.

I hope you can listen in over the air or over the Internet.

Monday, July 26

7 - 10 pm, Mountain

9 pm - midnight, Eastern

6 pm - 9 pm, Pacific

I'll be at the usual spots:
KUVO: 89.3 FM Denver, 89.7 Breckenridge, or streaming at http://www.kuvo.org. And now on KVJZ 88.5 Vail for the Eagle Valley.

Follow me on Twitter. I try to tweet right as I go on the air, so if you're always meaning to listen but often forget, this serves as a great real-time reminder.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Impromptu Anniversary Show

So, I was reflecting on today being the 23rd anniversary of my first radio show, and was kind of moping that I hadn't been on the air for a while. Lo and behold, the phone rings and - voila! - I'm on tomorrow. I'm calling it my impromptu anniversary show.

I'll be spinning the jazz tunes Saturday afternoon. Please listen in if you can.

Thanks!

Saturday, May 8

Noon - 3 pm, Mountain

2 - 5 pm, Eastern

11am - 2 pm, Pacific

I'll be at the usual spot, and at our new spot, too:

KUVO: 89.3 FM Denver, 89.7 Breckenridge, or streaming at http://www.kuvo.org. And now on KVJZ 88.5 Vail for the Eagle Valley.

Follow me on Twitter. I try to tweet right as I go on the air, so if you're always meaning to listen but often forget, this serves as a great real-time reminder.

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Pardon My Dust

My little friends at Blogger are not letting me host this blog on my own site any more. I've started the first phase of the migration, and of course, their little conversion tool didn't work very well.

Over the next several days, there may be some glitches: Links not working, color scheme and layout whacked out, etc. I'll do my best to figure it all out and getting up and running properly again soon.

Thanks for your patience!

dd

Monday, January 18, 2010

Friday Afternoon Groove

I've been asked to do a little daytime air again this Friday afternoon.

Hope you can tune in.

Friday, January 22

2 - 4 pm, Mountain
4 - 6 pm, Eastern
1 - 3 pm, Pacific


I'll be at the usual spot, and at our new spot, too:

KUVO: 89.3 FM Denver, 89.7 Breckenridge, or streaming at http://www.kuvo.org. And now on KVJZ 88.5 Vail for the Eagle Valley.

Follow me on Twitter. I try to tweet right as I go on the air, so if you're always meaning to listen but often forget, this serves as a great real-time reminder.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Ho, Ho, Ho, it's Xmas Night Radio

It won't quite be an Old Fart @ Xmas redux, but I'll be on the air the evening of 12/25 with Rockin' 'n Rhythm. We'll see how it goes, but I'm guessing that I'll keep the holiday music to a minimum.

I always have a blast doing this show. Please join me if you can.

Friday, December 25

6 - 8 pm, Mountain
8 - 10 pm, Eastern
5 - 7 pm, Pacific


I'll be at the usual spot, and at our new spot, too:

KUVO: 89.3 FM Denver, 89.7 Breckenridge, or streaming at http://www.kuvo.org. And now on KVJZ 88.5 Vail for the Eagle Valley.

Follow me on Twitter. I tweet right as I go on the air (if it lets me!), so if you're always meaning to listen but often forget, this serves as a great real-time reminder.

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Thursday, December 03, 2009

Please help me with fund raising today

KUVO -- my radio home -- is in Day One of its End of the Year Fund Raising Campaign. I've been asked to come in and help with the festivities, so I'll be on the air today, Thursday, December 3rd -- not doing my usual music show, but acting as a "pledge buddy" on Victor's (the regular host) program.

The only way community radio stays on the air is through the support of the people who listen and care enough to pony up a bit. If you'd be so inclined, I'd be extremely grateful.

KUVO has many levels of membership, and they're offering several swell "thank you" gifts (check 'em out at http://www.kuvo.org). The toll-free number is 800-574-5886. And no donation is too small. Five bucks would mean a lot.

I've volunteered in community radio for over 22 years. If you've had occasion to enjoy even a few minutes of my air time, or if you enjoy KUVO in general, this evening would be an ideal time to show your appreciation with your credit card.

Your pledge is welcome any time, but it would be especially meaningful to me if you called in or pledged online during my slot:

4 - 5 pm, Mountain
6 - 7 pm, Eastern
3 - 4 pm, Pacific

Thanks for your ongoing support!

Douglas

KUVO: 89.3 FM Denver, 89.7 Breckenridge, or streaming at http://www.kuvo.org. And now on KVJZ 88.5 Vail for the Eagle Valley.

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Let's Take Our Time This Time

Well, the Thursday quickie was nice, but some times we need to take our time and stretch it out. We'll get that chance on Monday.

Won't you join me? It's much more fun than doing it alone.


Monday, November 23

9 am - 1 pm, Mountain
11am - 3 pm, Eastern
8 am - noon, Pacific


I'll be at the usual spot, and at a new spot, too:

KUVO: 89.3 FM Denver, 89.7 Breckenridge, or streaming at http://www.kuvo.org. And now on KVJZ 88.5 Vail for the Eagle Valley.

Follow me on Twitter. I tweet right as I go on the air (if it lets me!), so if you're always meaning to listen but often forget, this serves as a great real-time reminder.

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

I'm On Today, For A Quickie

Now that baseball season is over, I can get back to some of my other passions. I'll be doing "The 3 o'clock Stretch" this afternoon. Blink, and you'll miss it!


Thursday, November 19

3 - 4 pm, Mountain
5 - 6 pm, Eastern
2 - 3 pm, Pacific


I'll be at the usual spot, and at a new spot, too:

KUVO: 89.3 FM Denver, 89.7 Breckenridge, or streaming at http://www.kuvo.org. And now on KVJZ 88.5 Vail for the Eagle Valley.

Follow me on Twitter. I tweet right as I go on the air (if it lets me!), so if you're always meaning to listen but often forget, this serves as a great real-time reminder.

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Friday, July 31, 2009

Putting the "fun" back in fundraising

Howdy!

KUVO -- my radio home -- is in the midst of its Summer Membership Drive. I've been asked to come in and help with the festivities, so I'll be on the air tonight, Friday, July 31 -- not doing my usual music show, but acting as a "pledge buddy" on Victor's (the regular host) program.

The only way community radio stays on the air is through the support of the people who listen and care enough to pony up a bit. If you'd be so inclined, I'd be extremely grateful.

KUVO has many levels of membership, and they're offering several swell "thank you" gifts (check 'em out at http://www.kuvo.org). The toll-free number is 800-574-5886. And no donation is too small.

I've volunteered in community radio for over 22 years. If you've had occasion to enjoy even a few minutes of my air time, or if you enjoy KUVO in general, this evening would be an ideal time to show your appreciation with your credit card.

Your pledge is welcome any time, but it would be especially meaningful to me if you called in or pledged online during my slot:

5 - 6 pm, Mountain
7 - 9 pm, Eastern
4 - 5 pm, Pacific

Thanks!

Douglas

Per usual, KUVO, 89.3 FM Denver, or listen online at http://www.kuvo.org.

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Advance Planning - 7/11

I got the call with lots of advance notice this time. The possibility always exists that I'll be on before 7/11, so stay tuned.

I'll head over to the Rockies game after I do air, so this'll be one of those rare days where I get to indulge two of my passions.


Saturday, July 11

Noon - 3 pm, Mountain
2 pm - 5 pm, Eastern
11 am - 2 pm, Pacific


I'll be at the usual spot:

KUVO: 89.3 FM Denver, 89.7 Breckenridge, or streaming at http://www.kuvo.org.

Follow me on Twitter. I tweet right as I go on the air (if it lets me!), so if you're always meaning to listen but often forget, this serves as a great real-time reminder.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Another Late Friday Night Gig

I'm booked for the late slot again this Friday night. I hope you can work me into your weekend.


Friday, June 5

10 pm - Midnight, Mountain
Midnight - 2 am, Eastern
9 - 11 pm, Pacific


I'll be at the usual spot:

KUVO: 89.3 FM Denver, 89.7 Breckenridge, or streaming at http://www.kuvo.org.

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Owsley's Sucks...

..or How Not to Run a Business


I was really looking forward to seeing my friend Sarah Borges and her band, the Broken Singles, play a Denver show last week. It had been over a year and a half since they'd been out this way, and that was in Colorado Springs, a 150-mile round trip for me.

They were booked at a club called Owsley's Golden Road. I'd never heard of the place, and from what I can tell, a lot of other people haven't either. The club shows up in ads for several other clubs in town, so I'm guessing they're affiliated on some level.

Trying to get details about the club and the show proved to be tricky. The club doesn't seem to have it's own site, but with a little poking around, I found the listing under a drop-down on one of the apparently-affiliated clubs. The site was poorly built and pretty confusing, and there were still listings for shows from February. There were a couple of reviews of SB & the BS reposted there, but not much info on the club itself. In addition to the address, it said, "6pm doors, $8 advance, $8 day of show."

This was the Sunday night of Memorial Day weekend. I'd already done a lot, and I still had more to do the next day. So, I thought, "Great! 6pm doors, 7pm show, home by 10." I left the house to drive the eight or so miles into downtown about 5:50, figuring the band would be there and we could hang out and catch up.

I got to the club about 6:10. There was some generic band playing, and about 7 kids hanging out at the stage. There were maybe 8 or 10 other people hanging out in the back of the club. A woman came up to me and said, "Five dollars." That didn't jibe with the Web site, and something didn't look quite right. I told her I was there for the Sarah Borges show, and she looked at me like I was from a different planet. She pointed at a guy, who apparently was the bartender, and said, "Go ask him." I went over and told the guy that I was there for Sarah Borges. He said, "I don't know anything. I just show up when my name's on the schedule." When I asked him who might know what was going on within the confines of their place of employment, he didn't know of anyone. Finally, he pointed at the sound guy, and said, "Go ask him."

I approached the sound guy, who seemed to be really annoyed that anyone would look at him, much less speak to him. He was about as unhelpful as the others. He said he didn't know anything about an SB show, but his little all-ages show was schedule to run till 9pm. So, I was 3 hours early to a show at a dumpy club on a Sunday night. I wasn't hungry and I had no interest in the bands that were playing at Owsley's. I contemplated my next course of action for a few minutes, and I decided to go back home.

I wasn't sure if I could drag my tail out again, but Sarah and Binky (her bass player) are good friends, I hadn't seen them in a while, and they always put on a great show. So, about 8:45, I called the phone number listed on the club's Web site (again, shared with at least one of the other clubs) to see if I could get better information. I seemed to have interrupted the guy that answered from doing something more important than running the business, because he was rather annoyed as well. He assured me that the SB show would start at 10pm. When I told him that I showed up at 6 because of the Web site, all he could come up with was, "It's wrong."

I schlepped out again, arriving back at the club about 9:10, again looking to hang out with the band for a while before they go on. A new guy at the door greets me with, "Ten dollars." I point out to him that the Web site said it was $8. He told me that the owner told him it was $10 day of show, so that's what it was. I explained to him that I'd shown up at 6, and he couldn't have cared less. When I pointed out the obvious ("This place sucks!") he got a little defensive. After chatting with him some more, he seemed to be a bit more sympathetic to my plight.

As it turns out, the band wasn't there yet. But, the all-ages show was still going on. About ten minutes later, Sarah and the boys show up. Turns out they were told to show up at 6pm for load-in, but when they did, were told to come back at 9:30. It also turned out that there were still three bands yet to play the all-ages show that was supposed to end at 9. And, there was a warm-up act for Sarah, which meant that they wouldn't go on until 11:30 or so.

The band and I retired to the patio and had a great time catching up, and complaining about the shoddy treatment from the club. Sarah got on the phone to her people to figure out what to do. I guess the folks at the club kept pushing back the time to where they weren't going to go on until after midnight. The club refused to give anyone their money back. Sarah refunded everyone who came to see here out of her own pocket.

I offered to help the band load-in. We were almost at that point when Binky asked me to look after some of their belongings instead while they loaded-in. I watched the warm-up act for Sarah. About 5 songs into her set, Sarah sat down next to me and said, "Show's over." I don't know all of the gory details, but the club violated the contract, and they treated everyone involved very shabbily.

Out to the parking lot to say good-bye. Sarah gave me their new CD (great, by the way) and I got everyone to sign it. In the midst of all of that, some guy from the shelter across the street came up and made a complete nuisance of himself. We all went our separate ways, frustrated. I went to the club twice, didn't get to see the band play, and I got home at 12:45am.

The club and its employees screwed up in just about every way that they could. The amazing thing is that they seemed to be oblivious to what a poor experience it was for PAYING customers and the band. They've got a crappy and out of date Web site, they lied, they engaged in false advertising, and they just didn't seem to care. Places like this deserve to go out of business. You can be assured that I'll never step foot inside their doors again.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I'll Be Fundraising Tonight - Won't You Please Help?

Howdy!

KUVO -- my radio home -- is in the midst of its annual Spring Membership Drive. I've been asked to come in and help with the festivities, so I'll be on the air tonight, Tuesday, May 19 -- not doing my usual music show, but acting as a "pledge buddy" on the regular host's program.

The only way community radio stays on the air is through the support of the people who listen and care enough to pony up a bit. If you'd be so inclined, I'd be extremely grateful.

KUVO has many levels of membership, and they're offering several swell "thank you" gifts (check 'em out at http://www.kuvo.org). And no donation is too small.

I've volunteered in community radio for over 22 years. If you've had occasion to enjoy even a few minutes of my air time, or if you enjoy KUVO in general, this evening would be an ideal time to show your appreciation with your credit card.

Your pledge is welcome any time, but it would be especially meaningful to me if you called in or pledged online during my slot:

7 - 8 pm, Mountain
9 - 10 pm, Eastern
6 - 7 pm, Pacific

Thanks!

Douglas

Per usual, KUVO, 89.3 FM Denver, or listen online at http://www.kuvo.org.

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Friday, March 20, 2009

Follow Me on Twitter

NEW! Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/druglessdouglas

My Promise: No tweets about what I'm having for breakfast or what color socks I'm wearing. Mostly reminders that I'm about to go on the air.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Friday Night Groove

I'll be sittin' in on a late slot this Friday night. Tune in to see how low the timbre of my voice gets as the show goes on.


Friday, March 20

10 pm - Midnight, Mountain
Midnight - 1 am, Eastern
9 - 11 pm, Pacific


I'll be at the usual spot:

KUVO: 89.3 FM Denver, 89.7 Breckenridge, or streaming at http://www.kuvo.org.

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Saturday, February 28, 2009

3/3

I'll step into a phone booth on Tuesday night and emerge as Super Sub! Per usual, I'll be fighting for Truth, Justice, and The American Art Form Known As Jazz.

You can listen from anywhere but Krypton.


Tuesday, March 3

7 - 9 pm, Mountain
9 - 11 pm, Eastern
6 - 8 pm, Pacific


I'll be at the usual spot:

KUVO, 89.3 FM Denver, 89.7 Breckenridge, or streaming at http://www.kuvo.org.

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Rockin' AND Rhythm

I'll be sittin' in on Rockin' 'n' Rhythm this Friday night.

This is one of my favorite shows to do. I get to stretch it out and go well beyond the usual jazz, so it's a nice change o' pace. Also feels a little bit like doing freeform, which is where I cut my radio teeth.

I haven't done this slot for two and a half years, which is a tad hard for me to believe. It should be fun. I hope you can join me!


Friday, January 16

6 - 8 pm, Mountain
8 - 10 pm, Eastern
5 - 7 pm, Pacific


I'll be at the usual spot:

KUVO, 89.3 FM Denver, 89.7 Breckenridge, or streaming at http://www.kuvo.org.

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Saturday Afternoon Air

I haven't been on the air on a Saturday in over a year. It's a chance to relax a bit and push the envelope as well.

Join me, won't you?

Saturday, December 27

3 - 5 pm, Mountain
5 - 7 pm, Eastern
2 - 4 pm, Pacific


I'll be at the usual spot:

KUVO, 89.3 FM Denver, 89.7 Breckenridge, or streaming at http://www.kuvo.org.

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Jazz and Giblets

I started doing radio in 1987 on Thursday nights, so I did a lot of air on Thanksgiving. I'll be reviving that tradition tonight.

Remember -- the more L-Tryptophan you consume, the better I sound!

The particulars:

Thursday, November 27

7 - 9 pm, Mountain
9 - 11 pm, Eastern
6 - 8 pm, Pacific

On what would have been Jimi Hendrix' 66th birthday.

I'll be at the usual spot:

KUVO, 89.3 FM Denver, 89.7 Breckenridge, or listen online http://www.kuvo.org.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Drive-Time Radio: A Collision of Passions

When I got the call on Monday to fill in on Drive Time Jazz, I took a gamble that the World Series would be history by air time. No such luck.

This will be the first time I've covered this coveted slot, so I'm pretty excited about it. I'll be able to follow the game online for the last half hour of my shift, and with some creative logistics, be able to see the end of the game. Feels kind of funny to almost be hoping for another rain delay.

The particulars:

Wednesday, October 29

4 - 7 pm, Mountain
6 - 9 pm, Eastern
3 - 6 pm, Pacific

I'll be at the usual spot:

KUVO, 89.3 FM Denver, 89.7 Breckenridge, and now at 107.1 in Laramie, Wyoming, or listen online http://www.kuvo.org.

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

No baseball, so jazz

There's no baseball game Friday night, so I can actually get into the studio and do some radio.

Friday, October 24

10 pm - Midnight, Mountain
Midnight - 2 am, Eastern
9 - 11 pm, Pacific

I'll be at the usual spot:

KUVO, 89.3 FM Denver, 89.7 Breckenridge, and now at 107.1 in Laramie, Wyoming, or listen online http://www.kuvo.org.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Thursday Night Radio

Greetings!

I've had tickets to 57 baseball games so far this year, and I've played in 11 hardball games in my adult league. That's a big part of why I haven't been on the air much lately. While it's tough to have two (or more) passions, I did manage to find a fill-in spot this Thursday, so I jumped at it.

For your dining and dancing pleasure:

Thursday, July 24

7 - 9 pm, Mountain
9 - 11 pm, Eastern
6 -8 pm, Pacific

You know where to find me:

KUVO, 89.3 FM Denver, 89.7 Breckenridge, and now at 107.1 in Laramie, Wyoming, or listen online http://www.kuvo.org.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Must be a blue moon.

It's time for my every-other-month radio appearance. It's not from lack of trying on the station's part, it's just more than a full-time job being me.

Tune in and see if I can remember which button to push when.

Thursday, June 5

7 - 9 pm, Mountain
9 - 11 pm, Eastern
6 -8 pm, Pacific

You know where to find me:

KUVO, 89.3 FM Denver, 89.7 Breckenridge, and now at 107.1 in Laramie, Wyoming, or listen online http://www.kuvo.org.

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Monday, March 31, 2008

Friday Night Rusty Radio

After having to turn down several offers to host, we finally found a time that I can do. I haven't been on since the middle of January, so it'll be interesting to see just how rusty I am.

It's the late Friday night show, which will allow me to stretch the envelope a bit.

The particulars:

Friday, April 4

9 pm - midnight, Mountain
11 pm - 2 am, Eastern
8 - 11 pm, Pacific

You know where to find me:

KUVO, 89.3 FM Denver, 89.7 Breckenridge, and now at 107.1 in Laramie, Wyoming, or listen online http://www.kuvo.org.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

I'm On This Thursday Night

Super Sub to the rescue!

I'll be doing the Thursday evening slot this week. Don't miss it if you can!

Thursday, January 17

7 - 9 pm, Mountain
9 - 11 pm, Eastern
6 - 8 pm, Pacific

You know where to find me:

KUVO, 89.3 FM Denver, 89.7 Breckenridge, and 94.1 in Laramie, Wyoming, or listen online http://www.kuvo.org.

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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

I'm On Again Saturday

So, after not being on the air for two and a half months, I get the call for 3 shows within 12 days. Ah, the life of a substitute DJ.

If you're so inclined:

Saturday, December 8

3 - 5 pm, Mountain
5 - 7 pm, Eastern
2 - 4 pm, Pacific


Per usual, KUVO, 89.3 FM Denver, 89.7 Breckenridge, and 94.1 in Laramie, Wyoming, or listen online http://www.kuvo.org.

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Saturday, November 17, 2007

2 Upcoming Shows

In a rare turn of events, I've got two shows lined up in the near future:

Monday, November 26

and

Monday, December 3

7 - 9 pm, Mountain
9 - 11 midnight, Eastern
6 - 8 pm, Pacific

I haven't been on the air since September, but I seem to keep my chops. Still, it'll be nice to do two Mondays in a row.

Per usual, KUVO, 89.3 FM Denver, and 94.1 in Laramie, Wyoming, or listen online http://www.kuvo.org.

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Sunday, September 09, 2007

Sunday Night Radio

I got the call to do radio tonight. I haven't been on for a while, so I couldn't say no.

Here's the skinny:

Sunday, September 9

8 - 10 pm, Mountain
10 - 12 midnight, Eastern
7 - 9 pm, Pacific

Per usual, KUVO, 89.3 FM Denver, and 94.1 in Laramie, Wyoming, or listen online http://www.kuvo.org.

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Monday, July 16, 2007

I'm On Again Tuesday

Doin' the jazz thang again Tuesday night. Check it out:

Tuesday, July 17

7 - 9pm, Mountain
9 - 11pm, Eastern
6 - 8pm, Pacific

Per usual, KUVO, 89.3 FM Denver, and 94.1 in Laramie, Wyoming, or listen online http://www.kuvo.org.

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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Back To My Freeform Roots

I'm back in Boston for a visit, and I'm going to try to get into my old station and fill some dead air today. Not that it will be an improvement...

I haven't had a chance to do freeform for almost 4 years. It should be fun.


Tuesday, July 3

10am - 1pm, Mountain
noon - 3pm, Eastern
9am - noon, Pacific

On WMFO, 91.5 in Medford or listen online http://www.wmfo.org.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Summer Solstice Radio

I've got another KUVO gig, this one on the first day of Summer!

It's a safe bet that I'll play at least a couple of versions of one of the most adaptable tunes ever written, the Gershwin Squared classic from "Porgy and Bess," Summertime.

Won't you please join me?

Thursday, June 21

7 - 9pm, Mountain
9 - 11pm, Eastern
6 - 8pm, Pacific

Per usual, KUVO, 89.3 FM Denver, and 94.1 in Laramie, Wyoming, or listen online http://www.kuvo.org.

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Monday, May 21, 2007

Hump Day Radio

I'll be on this Wednesday night with a little music to hump by.

Wednesday May 23

7 - 9pm, Mountain
9 - 11pm, Eastern
6 - 8pm, Pacific

Per usual, KUVO, 89.3 FM Denver, and 94.1 in Laramie, Wyoming, or listen online http://www.kuvo.org.

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Thursday, May 03, 2007

20th Anniversary Show!

This is kind of a big show for me. It was May 7, 1987 when my trembling voice was first heard cracking over the airwaves, fulfilling my long-held dream of being a DJ.

Saturday will be my 823rd show, and it marks 20 years in community radio. I'm very proud that every single moment of my radio career has been as a volunteer.

It's doesn't happen often in life, but it's been my good fortune that the reality has been even better than the fantasy.

Please tune in and help me celebrate:


Saturday, May 5
KUVO
89.3 FM
http://www.kuvo.org to stream the signal
Noon - 3pm MT
2 - 5pm ET
11 - 2pm PT

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