Doug Clifton

Professional Background:
Doug has worked in radio his entire career. Having moved to the Denver-metro area in the 1980’s, he spent 11 years working at KBCO, including stints as music director/assistant program director and later program director. While there, Doug was executive producer of the first four volumes of KBCO Studio “C” CDs.

Doug left KBCO in 1993 to help launch KXPK The Peak. He served as program director for the station for four years before accepting a position with Jones Radio Network as operations manager of the rock alternative format.

Before joining CPR in 2011, Doug spent more than a decade at different stations across the state, successfully managing programming and promotional efforts for a variety of formats, including classic rock, triple A and alternative.

During his time at KBCO, Doug earned recognition from Billboard as music director of the year for two consecutive years in 1989 and 1990, and was also named program director/operations manager of the year in 1993.



Q & A

How did you get into radio? 
When I was eight years old, my father got a job at the local radio station in the small town where I grew up. I spent many hours at the station while he did his work. He would give me a stack of Billboard Magazines to read, or have me rip the Associated Press wire copy and sort it by story types. I was quickly taken by the immediacy of the medium. By the time I was 16, I had my first job as a DJ at that local station. As the theme song to WKRP in Cincinnati states, I’ve worked up and down the dial doing many formats in many cities. My passion for broadcasting has continued over four decades and still drives me today. 

How did you end up at CPR?
I worked with several members of the CPR staff at previous radio jobs. Staying in touch and hearing about opportunities to work with them, I was compelled to discover the magic of public radio. I’ve always believed that “content is king” and this is especially true with public radio as the power of “the story” is the foundation. It seems that I have been destined to land in public radio, where the listener's intelligence is never questioned and even embraced with programming that stimulates the mind.