OpenAir’s FM future: Connect with Colorado music at a new frequency

(Photo: CPR / Daniel Mescher)
Photo: Mike Flanagan, OpenAir First Day
OpenAir host Mike Flanagan, Oct. 31, 2011

At 5:59 a.m. on Oct. 31, 2011, OpenAir played Paper Bird's "Colorado"—and Colorado Public Radio introduced Colorado's new destination for local music discovery.

"Since that Halloween launch, it's been three-plus years of connecting our listeners to a wealth of current music and to the Colorado music scene, and managing to have some fun in the process," says OpenAir Program Director Mike Flanagan.

This year, OpenAir is set to start broadcasting at 102.3 FM on Jan. 27. Listeners in Denver and Boulder will enjoy improved quality and accessibility, as they discover new and local music. OpenAir will continue to stream online and simulcast on 1340 AM.

Photo: Alisha Sweeney, OpenAir First Day 2
OpenAir host Alisha Sweeney, Oct. 31, 2011

Since that inaugural Halloween, OpenAir has welcomed hundreds of bands—many with local ties—to the CPR Performance Studio to record music and share insight. In this way, CPR has given local bands a gathering place and a public voice.

Supporting musicians and forging meaningful partnerships, OpenAir has become a fixture in the Colorado music community and helped put it on the national map.

Learn more about OpenAir’s move to FM through the Jan. 5 announcement and help us count down to the Jan. 27 launch on Facebook.

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