Brandee Castle
Brandee Castle has been a host on CPR's OpenAir since 2011. Her career in radio began in 2002 at the student-run Radio 1190 where she produced a three-hour show and supported the station's promotions.

Education:
Brandee studied journalism and digital media at Metropolitan State College.

Professional background:
Brandee'scareer in radio began in 2002 at the University of Colorado's student-run station, Radio 1190, where she produced a three-hour show and supported that station's promotions. In 2011, she joined CPR'sOpenAiras one of the first hosts and has been a regular voice featured in the evenings and on weekends. Outside of radio,Brandeehas worked stints as a social media editor and freelance content specialist for various organizations.

Favorite music:
I don’t play favorites, but I really love funk, soul, hip hop, anything with a solid beat…and Dolly Parton.

  • Django Django’s self-titled debut album is nothing if not original. The band, an indie rock Scottish sensation, has been making waves in the music scene since their U.K release.. With their album now available in the U.S., Django Django is bringing its future rock sound to an entirely new audience.
  • Joyful Noise recording artist Kishi Bashi recently visited the Colorado Public Radio studio here at OpenAir much to the delight of host Mike Flanagan and our listeners! K. Ishibashi (Kishi Bashi is his stage name, get it?) is a remarkable talent and you can hear his studio session now!
  • Having trouble wading the rapid waters of new music? Check out some recent album reviews of summer releases penned by OpenAir staff and volunteers!
  • This fifth studio album from Jesse Elliott and friends spreads as far across time and space as the vast network of musicians that appear on it.
  • Good things happen to good people and it looks like ultra-nice Denver band Churchill has received fantastic news; the five-piece acoustic rock band lead by Tim Bruns have been signed to A&M Octone Records!
  • Take Americana, traditional Mexican folk and beautifully blended harmonies and you’ve got the David Wax Museum’s fourth disc, “Knock Knock Get Up”.
  • From the very first note off singer-songwriter Sean Hayes’ new album, "Before We Turn to Dust” the vibe is set for his seventh full length album.
  • Wondering how you can get your music heard by the OpenAir staff? Read on.
  • Hot time, summer in the city! With temps in Denver above 100 well before July and continuing throughout the summer, it's the perfect time to hop in the car and chill with some tunes. All within a short drive, these music festivals will make yours a summer to remember.
  • Earlier this month when Passion Pit began canceling shows scheduled for their summer tour, it appeared Colorado was safe. With two shows slated for early August - at Red Rocks and Fox Theater, respectively - ticketholders began questioning if, indeed, the show would go on.
  • The 12th annual Denver Post Underground Music Showcase wrapped up Sunday evening in Denver's historic Baker district. Spread across 15 venues, hundreds of local and national artists performed from Thursday, July 19th through Sunday the 22nd. OpenAir was proud to be a part of the event, emceeing four major venues including the incredible performances on the main stage located in the south Broadway Goodwill parking lot. Read more and see photos!
  • During the Underground Music Showcase (and every other day!) our staff shared up-to-the-minute details, photos and happenings through Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Find where you can follow your favorite hosts and OpenAir to look back through all the excitement of UMS and keep up to speed on new music and OpenAir!
  • During their show at Bonaroo last month, Radiohead's frontman Thom York alluded to a collaboration with Jack White by dedicating a song to White during their set. Let the speculations begin!
  • 1. The Idler Wheel... - Fiona Apple 2. There's No Leaving Now - Tallest Man on Earth 3. Americana - Neil Young & Crazy Horse 4. Generals - The Mynabirds 5. The Way We Move - Langhorne Slim 6. "Ruin" [single] - Cat Power 7. Fear Fun - Father John Misty 8. Celebration Rock - Japandroids 9. What We Saw From The Cheap Seats - Regina Spektor 10.
  • Talk about cutting-edge nostalgia! Join OpenAir on the 4th of July as we spend the day playing half of all the great music that will come out in 2012. Yes, the year is at the halfway point, and we've seen (and heard) a lot of great music so far. Join us all day Wednesday as we play the best of 2012: So Far So Good.
  • 1. The Idler Wheel... - Fiona Apple 2. Generals - The Mynabirds 3. There's No Leaving Now - Tallest Man On Earth 4. The Way We Move - Langhorne Slim 5. Fear Fun - Father John Misty 6. "Ruin" [Single] - Cat Power 7. The Bravest Man In The Universe - Bobby Womack 8. Here - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros 9. Blunderbuss - Jack White 10.