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.

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.

  • 2011 was an unbeatable year for music and a crazy first year (well, two months) for OpenAir. Find out what albums (and in Corey's case, videos) we couldn't have done without over the past year. We hope this year brought you as much love, happiness and great music as it did us. Oh, and 2012?
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  • Denver’s Kissing Party recently visited the OpenAir Studio to perform a few songs and chat with mid-day host Corey. Listen as they speak about the latest album, their favorite moments of 2011 and the band's new Christmas song. We'll even tell you where to download the holiday track for free.
  • The Brooklyn-based band Caveman has achieved buzz the old fashioned way: word of mouth. Caveman released their debut album Coco Beware in November of this year. Curious what you're in for? Read on for the full review!
  • 1 El Camino - The Black Keys 2 A Very She & Him Christmas - She & Him 3 Parallax - Atlas Sound 4 CoCo Beware - Caveman 5 "Make My" [Single] - The Roots 6 Fortitude - Ian Cooke 7 How Do You Do - Mayer Hawthorne 8 Mount Wittenberg Orca - Dirty Projectors + Bjork 9 Career Culture - Icarus Himself 10 Divine Providence - Deer Tick See all 30!
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  • Local duo Oh, Starling offer up fresh additions to your Christmas playlist with their indie versions of your favorite holiday tunes. Listen here!
  • Independent record store supporters, Radiohead, are set to release their DVD The King Of Limbs: Live From The Basement in the US at the end of January (digitally December). However, the wait is much shorter for two brand new tracks from this legendary band.
  • Local funny guys The Foot. stopped by OpenAir in November to play in our studio. Our morning show host Alisha got to interview them between songs. Alisha recalls the interview “as if I was hanging out with my brothers-- fun and self-deprecating!” Listen to the interview and more here!
  • 1 Parallax - Atlas Sound 2 How Do You Do - Mayer Hawthorne 3 Fortitude - Ian Cooke 4 Ceremonials - Florence + The Machine 5 Both Ways Open Jaws - The Do 6 Metals - Feist 7 Carrion Crawler/The Dream - Thee Oh Sees 8 Divine Providence - Deer Tick 9 Starfruit - Stephaniesid 10 Days - Real Estate See all 30!
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  • Hip Hop legends, Digable Planets have been kind of quiet these days. Formed in 1991 in Brooklyn, NY, the group seemingly reached their peak in 1993, releasing just one more album in the 90s before branching off into other projects. Good news, they're back.
  • 1 How Do You Do - Mayer Hawthorne 2 Paraliax - Atlas Sound 3 Fortitude - Ian Cooke 4 Ceremonials - Florence & The Machine 5 Hurry Up, We're Dreaming - M83 6 Mount Wittenberg Orca - Dirty Projectors & Bjork 7 Metals - Fesit 8 Long Live The King - Decemberists 9 Norman - Various Artists 10 In The Put Of The Stomach - We Were Promised Jetpacks See all 30!
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  • For two years, Colorado Public Radio has asked listeners to donate “gently-used” band and orchestra instruments, so that children in underfunded music programs throughout Colorado would have a chance to learn to play. We like to think of these kids as the future artists of OpenAir. Keep reading!
  • 1 Fortitude - Ian Cooke 2 Parallax - Atlas Sound 3 Ceremonials - Florence and the Machine 4 Hurry Up, We're Dreaming - M83 5 Divine Providence - Deer Tick 6 Madness in Miniature - Mr. Gnome 7 Tarot Classics [EP] - Surfer Blood 8 The Whole Love - Wilco 9 Metals - Feist 10 Let The Poison Out - Beets See all 30!
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  • Nathaniel Rateliff stopped by the OpenAir Studio earlier this month to debut some tracks from his upcoming record Falling Faster Than You Can Run, out in 2012. He brought along his acoustic guitar and played in our studio.
  • 11/17: Cervantes' Other Side presents two local acts with Fishbone, on tour in support of their new documentary Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone. We chatted with Fishbone bassist Norwood last week. Listen to the interview!
  • Colorado Public Radio's new-music station is excited to provide a unique Colorado soundtrack for your 2011 Thanksgiving day. All holiday long we will feature only Colorado artists from different eras including live performances from our very own OpenAir Studio.
  • 1 M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming 2 Mr. Gnome - Madness In Miniature 3 Deer Tick - Divine Providence 4 St. Vincent - Strange Mercy 5 Feist - Metals 6 Zola Jesus - Conatus 7 Tom Waits - Bad As Me 8 Phantogram - Nightlife 9 Wilco - The Whole Love 10 Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Hysterical See all 30 albums!
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