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Colorado Public Radio Launches Revamped Independent Music Station, Indie 102.3

Centennial, Colo. July 1, 2019 Colorado Public Radio today announced the launch of its revamped independent music service, Indie 102.3. Previously known as CPR’s OpenAir, the rebranded service will be an independent music discovery platform with a tightened focus on local artists and a new schedule of programs.

Leading the charge is radio veteran Willobee Carlan, who joined CPR’s staff earlier this year. As Indie 102.3’s program director, he has provided leadership and vision to the station’s ongoing development. Music Director Jessi Whitten and hosts Jeremy Petersen, Alisha Sweeney, Bruce Trujillo and Zach Gilltrap will introduce listeners to new music from emerging artists and from those they know and love. The Indie team has also been working with Mike Henry of Paragon Media Strategies on honing the service.

“Indie 102.3 is launching with the support of the extremely talented team already in place,” said Carlan. “Together, we are taking it to the next level. We will use a diversity of mediums--broadcast, digital and community events--to develop a larger more engaged audience for music discovery. Our goal is to elevate Colorado-based music, musicians and experiences.”

In addition to regular spotlights of Colorado musicians throughout the day, Indie 102.3 will be introducing listeners to a wide variety of music experiences with its new programming:

  • “Indie Especial” -- A deep-dive into Colorado’s Latin music scene. Hosted by Bruce Trujillo. Wednesdays at 9 pm. 
  • “Indie Gold” -- A collection of classic indie hits. Hosted by Alisha Sweeney. Fridays at 9 pm.
  • “The Local 303 Show” -- A special two-hour exploration of Denver’s music scene. Hosted by Bruce Trujillo and Alisha Sweeney. Thursdays at 8 pm.
  • “Bootleg Sessions” -- A live local concert series. Sundays at 6 pm.

Listeners can also hear new national programming, such as NPR’s “All Songs Considered” and “Passport Approved.” The full schedule is available here.

Indie 102.3 can be heard throughout Denver at 102.3 FM and in Fort Collins at 90.9 FM.

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Colorado Public Radio is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization that produces and curates in-depth and meaningful news and music, establishing thoughtful connections to Colorado for listeners seeking to be informed, enlightened and entertained. Roughly 95 percent of CPR’s funds come from the private support of listeners, businesses and foundations.

CPR News delivers in-depth, insightful and impartial news and information from around the world, across the nation and throughout Colorado, examining its relevance to our state and connecting it to our community.

CPR Classical takes listeners on an in-depth exploration of thoughtfully curated music – with an emphasis on Colorado’s classical community – providing context to a broad range of meaningful and compelling works from past to present.

Indie 102.3 takes listeners inside the world of new and independent music – exposing them to up-and-coming artists and highlighting Colorado’s local music scene.

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