UMS 2019 Live Blog

The best Colorado music festivals to catch this summer

A roundup of some great festivals to catch this summer!

Every summer, thousands of music lovers around Colorado attend a number of music festivals throughout the state. Let's take a look at what's hot locally, as well as around the region.

Arise Music Festival

August 2-4 • Loveland, CO
Tickets at arisefestival.com

Hailing just down the road from NoCo FM HQ, the Arise Music Festival, now in its seventh year, features music, yoga, camping, art, and a sense of community in addition to acts such as Tipper, Beats Antique, Leftover Salmon, and a lot more.

The Underground Music Showcase

July 26-28 • Denver, CO
Tickets at undergroundmusicshowcase.com

Boasting a huge lineup and under new management, Denver's Underground Music Showcase features a great mix of Colorado musicians along with national acts, including Chicano Batman, our friends ALTAS, Empress Of, The Burroughs, Slow Caves, Honne, and tons more! The festival takes place not at one venue but several throughout downtown Denver, and looks to be one of the more exciting collections of musicians this year.

Bohemian Nights at New West Fest

August 9-11 • Fort Collins, CO
Free event - info at bohemiannights.org

Not to be outdone, Fort Collins' annual summer music festival returns for its 15th year with national headliners Bonnie Raitt, Tank & The Bangas, and Andrew Bird, along with a plethora of Colorado talent, including SHEL, Wheelchair Sports Camp, Kerry Pastine & The Crime Scene, Plasma Canvas, Boss Eagle, and many, many more!

These are only a few of the festivals happening throughout Colorado this summer. What are your favorites? Who are you most looking forward to seeing? Let us know in the comments or ping us @nocofm on social media and chat us up!

The Worst Song Ever tournament bracket is now open!

Democracy is not dead! Cast your vote now!

Over the last several of weeks on Corbin vs. The World, we've been collecting submissions for our Worst Song Ever tournament bracket, and voting is now open! To vote now, head over to @corbinvstheworld on Instagram and check out his Story to make your voice heard.

As a reminder, the final winner of the tournament will be played for 24 hours straight on the NoCo FM live stream on April Fool's Day 2019 and then never played again. Cast your vote now and stay tuned to Corbin vs. The World every Friday at 6pm Mountain for updates!

NoCo FM is coming to PodCon on January 19-20!

We’re invading Seattle next month for our first convention! The Space Needle may not be ready for us…

Here at NoCo FM HQ, we're deep in preparations for our first convention, and we couldn't be more excited about it! NoCo FM will be exhibiting at PodCon 2 in Seattle, Washington on January 19th and 20th, 2019!

PodCon is a celebration of all things podcasting, featuring live podcasts, panel discussions, workshops, connections, networking opportunities, mashups, and meet and greets. It's an event designed for creators, fans, and industry, and every session is open to all attendees.

We plan on doing PodCon in a big, bad way. From Booth #5 in the convention hall, we'll be hosting live interviews with fellow podcasters and attendees, giving away a Blue Microphones Yeti to one lucky entrant, and recording our first on-site live show on Sunday!

Our crew will be led by hosts Corbin David Albaugh (Corbin vs. The World), Stephanie James (The Spark), and KevKat Martinez (Don't Forget The Lube and NoCo Gaydio), in addition to founders Charles Joseph Kelly and Chris Lanphear.

PodCon takes place at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA on January 19-20, 2019. Interested in going? Get your tickets here!

If you're attending PodCon, we want to hang out with you! Come and find us at Booth #5, and we'll see you in Seattle!

#GivingTuesday 2018 on NoCo FM

These organizations contribute to our community, and we’re glad to spread the love around!

It's #GivingTuesday, and we're going to spend today spotlighting non-profits that we feel are worth your time and money. These organizations contribute to our community, and we're glad to spread the love around!

Our friends at The Saturday Light Brigade (which airs live on NoCo FM on Saturday mornings) have been amplifying local music and youth voice for over 40 years. You can help them expand in 2019 by making a donation as part of a once-in-a-lifetime campaign where every dollar donated is matched 100%.

Donate Now

OpenStage Theatre & Company is Northern Colorado's longest-running live theatre, producing exceptional theatre at the highest quality for over 45 years. From its inception, OpenStage has woven into its philosophy and purpose the enrichment of its community through the creation of shared experiences between audience and artist. 41 years later, Fort Collins is heralded as an arts town, receiving the 2011 Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. NoCo FM is proud to be a season sponsor.

Donate Now

Adoption Dreams Come True and its staff believes that adoption can be a truly wonderful experience for all involved. As a leading Colorado adoption agency, we believe that each situation is unique and aim to serve clients on an individual and personalized level to create happy, healthy and life long families.

Donate Now

Hear our interview with founder Cindy Sarai on The Spark With Stephanie James

ACLU of Colorado is the state’s oldest and largest civil rights organization, advancing civil liberties and civil rights through litigation, research, and education. They fight for our rights and for the rights of everyone.

Donate Now

The mission of Free The Slaves is to end slavery worldwide. We believe that ending slavery is an ambitious–and realizable–goal. Everyone has a role to play in this great endeavor: governments, businesses, international aid organizations, consumers, YOU.

Donate Now

“Connecting A Better World” premieres on November 19th!

A new show that takes time to pause life to focus on social good, social entrepreneurship, and social impact.

FORT COLLINS, Colo., October 29, 2018 – NoCo FM, a Colorado-based independent streaming radio and podcast network, today announced the latest show to join its lineup of original programming. Connecting A Better World premieres on November 19, 2018 at 7pm Mountain/9pm Eastern, only on NoCo FM.

Connecting A Better World takes time to pause life to focus on social good, social entrepreneurship, and social impact. There are enough people tearing each other down and apart in relationships, business, and all over the world. It is time to STOP. Shift the focus to the people who are making a difference in this world by creating and serving others in ways they have embraced.

On each episode, host Dr. Natalie Phillips spotlights people in the not-for-profit sector of Larimer County and beyond with thought-provoking interviews designed to focus on the impact they are making in our community.

"This show is aimed to connect people to listen, learn, and spark interest and empowerment in how they themselves see what they can bring forth to make this world a better place," said host Dr. Natalie Phillips.

Connecting A Better World joins the growing stable of original radio programming on NoCo FM, including The Spark With Stephanie James (Motivation), Talk N Roll (Tabletop Gaming), Corbin vs. The World (Music/Comedy), and the recently announced Don't Forget The Lube (Sex/Relationships) and NoCo Gaydio (LGBT+ Music). For more on NoCo FM, visit our website at www.noco.fm. NoCo FM is Radio Fort Collins.

Connecting A Better World airs on Mondays at 7pm Mountain/9pm Eastern beginning on November 19, 2018 on the NoCo FM live stream with podcast and on-demand episodes available the following day at www.noco.fm and wherever you get your podcasts.

How to listen:

Go to www.noco.fm in any web browser and listen live on Mondays at 7pm Mountain/9pm Eastern or on-demand the following day.

OR

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. New episodes are released as podcasts the day after they premiere on the live stream.

Media Contact

Charles Kelly
Executive Producer
charles@noco.fm

About NoCo FM

Located in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado, NoCo FM is a 24/7 independent streaming radio station and podcast network focused on telling the stories of underserved and minority communities. Featuring a wide variety of music and original community affairs programming, NoCo FM’s programming and operations are built entirely by volunteers who come from all walks of life. NoCo FM’s original programming is also available on platforms such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, and Stitcher Radio. NoCo FM is operated by NoCo Media, Ltd., a Public Benefit Corporation. More information about the station can be found online at www.noco.fm.

New LGBTQIA+ music show “NoCo Gaydio” premieres November 9th!

Highlighting the best in LGBTQIA+ music from across the world!

FORT COLLINS, Colo., October 20, 2018 – NoCo FM, a Colorado-based independent streaming radio and podcast network, today announced the latest show to join its lineup of original programming. "NoCo Gaydio" premieres on November 9, 2018 at 7pm Mountain/9pm Eastern immediately following "Corbin vs. The World".

"NoCo Gaydio" is a music based program that has one rule and one rule only… To highlight music created by LGBTQIA+ musicians from across the world.

"The goal for NoCo Gaydio is to spotlight these incredible artists within the LGBTQIA+ community in any and all genres to prove that the music we create is just as diverse as we are," says host KevKat Martinez.

"NoCo Gaydio" airs on Fridays at 7pm Mountain/9pm Eastern beginning on November 9, 2018 on the NoCo FM live stream with podcast and on-demand episodes available the following day at www.noco.fm and wherever you get your podcasts.

How to listen:

Go to www.noco.fm in any web browser and listen live on Wednesdays at 8pm Mountain/10pm Eastern or on-demand the following day.

OR

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. New episodes are released as podcasts the day after they premiere on the live stream.

Media Contact

Charles Kelly
Executive Producer
charles@noco.fm

About NoCo FM

Located in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado, NoCo FM is a 24/7 independent streaming radio station and podcast network focused on telling the stories of underserved and minority communities. Featuring a wide variety of music and original community affairs programming, NoCo FM’s programming and operations are built entirely by volunteers who come from all walks of life. NoCo FM’s original programming is also available on platforms such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, and Stitcher Radio. NoCo FM is operated by NoCo Media, Ltd., a Public Benefit Corporation. More information about the station can be found online at www.noco.fm.

New sex and relationship show ‘Don’t Forget The Lube’ premieres on Halloween!

They’re here, they’re queer, and they want to talk about rears!

FORT COLLINS, Colo., October 10, 2018 – NoCo FM, a Colorado-based independent streaming radio and podcast network, today announced the latest show to join its lineup of original programming. “Don’t Forget The Lube” premieres on Halloween night, October 31, 2018 at 8pm Mountain/10pm Eastern.

“Don’t Forget The Lube” is a radio show and podcast that aims to bring comedy to sex discussion and education. Taking a cue from the classic radio show “Loveline”, hosts KevKat Martinez and Jojo Biscuits will tackle the internet’s burning sex and relationship questions in an informative, relatable, and fun way.

“Don’t Forget The Lube” airs on Wednesdays at 8pm Mountain/10pm Eastern beginning on October 31, 2018 on the NoCo FM live stream with podcast and on-demand episodes available the following day at www.noco.fm and wherever you get your podcasts. Listener discretion is advised.

How to listen:

Go to www.noco.fm in any web browser and listen live on Wednesdays at 8pm Mountain/10pm Eastern or on-demand the following day.

OR

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. New episodes are released as podcasts the day after they premiere on the live stream.

Media Contact

Charles Kelly
Executive Producer
charles@noco.fm

About NoCo FM

Located in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado, NoCo FM is a 24/7 independent streaming radio station and podcast network focused on telling the stories of underserved and minority communities. Featuring a wide variety of music and original community affairs programming, NoCo FM’s programming and operations are built entirely by volunteers who come from all walks of life. NoCo FM’s original programming is also available on platforms such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, and Stitcher Radio. NoCo FM is operated by NoCo Media, Ltd., a Public Benefit Corporation. More information about the station can be found online at www.noco.fm.

New show ‘Corbin vs. The World’ premieres on August 24th!

Corbin is taking on the Whole. Damn. World. in a new original music show!

NoCo FM, Colorado's only streaming radio and podcast network, is proud to announce its first original music show. 'Corbin vs. The World' is the audio soapbox of acerbic humorist Corbin David Albaugh. Listen in every week as he riffs on weekly news, music, and culture while bringing you the hottest tunes of yesterday and today.

'Corbin vs. The World' premieres on Friday, August 24th, 2018, at 8pm Eastern / 6pm Mountain, exclusively on NoCo FM, and can be heard every Friday at the same time, with rebroadcasts on Sundays at 9pm Eastern / 7pm Mountain.

How to hear NoCo FM:

Go to noco.fm in any web browser and click or tap on the play icon.
OR
Download the free TuneIn app from the App Store or Google Play

Located in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado, NoCo FM is a community-centered independent public radio station and podcasting network that can be heard streaming worldwide at noco.fm. Featuring a wide variety of music and talk programming, including original shows produced in-house, the station is an independent alternative to larger networks, free of corporate control and influence.

NoCo FM’s programming and operations are built entirely by volunteers who come from all walks of life. NoCo FM’s original shows are also syndicated on platforms such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, TuneIn, and Stitcher Radio.

NoCo FM is operated by NoCo Media, Ltd., a Colorado Public Benefit Corporation.

Punk Rock Demonstration is coming to NoCo FM!

Starting Tuesday, July 17th, NoCo FM is bringing the PUNK!

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Punk Rock Lives in Colorado!
Punk Rock Demonstration Goes Live on NoCo FM!

FORT COLLINS, Colo., July 12, 2018 -- NoCo FM, Colorado’s only streaming radio and podcasting network, today announced a partnership with Punk Rock Demonstration to air its flagship weekly program on NoCo FM.

Emanating from the Los Angeles punk scene, Punk Rock Demonstration launched in 2005 with host and producer Jack Low, showcasing the best in independent, emerging punk music from around the world. With over 600 episodes, the weekly show has since expanded to a 24/7 streaming network featuring archives of its flagship show and other original programming at punkrockdemo.com. Punk Rock Demonstration will air Tuesday and Friday nights at 10pm Mountain/9pm Pacific, streaming live on NoCo FM, and the first episode will have its NoCo premiere on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at 10pm Mountain/9pm Pacific.

“At NoCo FM, we believe strongly in telling the stories of our community in engaging ways and supporting underserved communities, so we’re thrilled to bring an independent, DIY, top-quality show like Punk Rock Demonstration on board, and introduce it to the people of Colorado on our network,” said Charles Kelly, Executive Producer at NoCo FM.

“It's awesome that Punk Rock Demonstration will be broadcasting on NoCo FM, it means more people will be able to hear quality interviews of their current/future favorite punk rock bands and discovering new music every week that isn't generated by a playlist app,” said Jack Low, producer and host of Punk Rock Demonstration.

Listen live from anywhere and get more information about programming, ways to listen, and volunteer and advertising opportunities at https://noco.fm.

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About NoCo FM

Located in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado, NoCo FM is a community-centered independent streaming radio station and podcasting network that can be heard worldwide at noco.fm. Featuring a wide variety of music and talk programming, including original shows produced in-house, the station is an independent alternative to larger networks, free of corporate control and influence.

NoCo FM’s programming and operations are built entirely by volunteers who come from all walks of life. Our shows are also distributed on iTunes/Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, TuneIn, and Stitcher Radio. NoCo FM is operated by NoCo Media, Ltd., a Colorado Public Benefit Corporation. More information about the station and programming can be found online at noco.fm.