Jessi Whitten, Mike Flanagan and Alisha Sweeney have been with CPR's OpenAir since the very beginning in 2011.

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CPR's OpenAir launched on Oct. 31, 2011, when Alisha Sweeney played Paper Bird's "Colorado."

Now, we celebrate the fifth anniversary of that first broadcast. 

At the time, we broadcasted at 1340 AM in Denver. We've since moved to 102.3 FM in Denver and Boulder and 88.3 FM in Fort Collins. 

We'll feature some special on-air programming throughout the next few weeks to commemorate the occasion. In the meantime, here are some highlights from the first five years of CPR's OpenAir.

We've hosted more than 400 sessions in the CPR Performance Studio.

Recorded in the CPR Performance Studio on Dec. 18, 2014. Watch more videos from the session.

We've built a library of nearly 30,000 songs.

  • And it's still growing. You can explore our online playlist to get to know our original blend of new and independent music.

We've launched two podcasts.

OpenAir hosts Diane Coffee in a performance of "Mayflower." Recorded February 16, 2016 in the CPR Performance Studio.

Watch more videos from the session.

We've received recognition from some big media outlets.

We have a TV show with Colorado Public Television.

  • "OpenAir Live & Local" debuted in 2014 and recently launched its third season on Denver's CPT12. The program highlights performances by Colorado artists we've filmed in our studio and at venues like Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Watch all previous episodes, and tune in to CPT12 Saturday nights at 9:30 for new episodes.

We've filmed nearly 1,000 studio session and live concert videos.