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.

  • 1 Which Side Are You On - Ani Difranco 2 The Lion's Roar - First Aid Kit 3 The Stars Are Indifferent...
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  • 1. The Lion's Roar - First Aid Kit 2 "amanaemonesia" - Chairlift 3 The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy" - Nada Surf 4 Stage Whisper - Charlotte Gainsbourg 5 El Camino - The Black Keys 6 Let's Go Eat The Factory - Guided By Voices 7 "Simple Song" - The Shins 8 Yes and Also Yes - Mike Doughty 9 Cyrk - Cate Le Bon 10 "Heartaches & Pain" - Charles Bradley
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  • Magic Cyclops stopped by OpenAir to play a few songs and chat about his national prime-time television debut; the Aspen auditions episode of American Idol, which aired Jan. 25th. No doubt his audition was unlike any the judges had seen before! We believe in Magic.
  • Voted Denver’s “Best Band Still in High School” by Westword, the adorable SAUNA stopped by the OpenAir performance studio to play a few songs and talk about opening up for B-52s and how they are different from the kids they go to school with.
  • Tune in Jan. 20th, as we remember the life and legacy of the Matriarch of R&B, Etta James. We're playing her most notable tracks all day, along with the regular OpenAir programming you love, beginning at 1 PM MST. Help us celebrate Etta James on our Facebook page and by listening in.
  • Denver’s music community has really come together for Jim Norris, co-owner of 3 Kings Tavern, in his hour of need. A fixture of the Denver music scene, Norris recently suffered from a poisonous spider bite. Local musicians are rallying to help Norris and you can help, too.Find out how.
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg, daughter of French pop musician Serge Gainsbourg, is best known as an indie actress. However, her new album, Stage Whisper shows once again that she can hold her own musically.
  • Twist and Shout, one of Denver’s staple music scores – selling gifts, CDs, DVDs, books, vinyl and more – just released their best sellers list for 2011.
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  • Edmonton's music scene in Canada has been garnering more and more recognition as of late. One of its daughters, Jessica Jalbert, just released her debut album, Brother Loyola. Read on as we explore this day-dreamy album.
  • Still looking for a way to ring in 2012, kick 2011 to the curb, or celebrate a great year? We're here to guide you through all the best musical offerings Colorado has this New Year's Eve.
  • Despite its origins as a folk band, Denver’s Safe Boating Is No Accident has evolved into nothing short of an electrified rock trio. The guys reflected on the transition, their writing style, and the inspiration behind the band’s name when they stopped by the OpenAir Studio.
  • Join Mike Flanagan on the last hour of his show on Friday for a retrospective listen to some great New Year's songs that commemorate the past when it was still the future! Don't miss "New Year's Revolution" Friday, December 30 at 5PM.
  • At just 22 years old, songstress Lizzie Huffman absorbed a lot while calling Seattle home. Fortunately for Denver, she made the trek to the Mile High city this spring. Mid-day host Corey joined Lizzie for her OpenAir studio session which you can listen to here!
  • At just 22 years old, songstress Lizzie Huffman absorbed a lot while calling Seattle home. Fortunately for Denver, she made the trek to the Mile High city this spring. Mid-day host Corey joined Lizzie for her OpenAir studio session which you can listen to here!
  • From his sound and his place of residence to touring through Russia, cassette tape love and why you don't have to leave Denver to make an impact on music - nothing is off limits for Travis Egedy of Pictureplane.
  • One third of Denver-based nine-piece, Eldren stopped by the OpenAir Studio recently and though the group was much smaller than normal - the sound was bigger than we could have expected.