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Black Lives Matter.

George Floyd and so many others should still be alive.

Black people have been abused, silenced, enslaved, and senselessly murdered for over 400 years in this country and enough is enough. NoCo FM stands with our Black brothers and sisters, as well as all marginalized people because we understand that no one is free while others are oppressed.

As a NoCo family, we're putting our money where our mouth is and donating to the cause. If you can, you should too. Some groups that need your help are below. If you can't, spread the word. Stand up against injustice. Do your part.

We're also redoubling our efforts to amplify Black voices and to use our platform to fight injustice. We pledge to be the best allies we possibly can and to listen and learn to become better people. No one should have to fight for their basic humanity. Together, we will make a difference.

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Split Donations for Bail Funds
Split a donation between 39 community bail funds. Your contribution will be divided evenly between Bukit Bail Fund of Pittsburgh, NorCal Resist Activist Bail & ICE Bond Fund, and 36 other groups.

Black Lives Matter
An ongoing movement to end State-sanctioned violence, liberate Black people, and end white supremacy forever.

American Civil Liberties Union
The ACLU has been at the center of nearly every major civil liberties battle in the U.S. for more than 100 years.

Black Mamas Community Collective
We are a group of everyday women dedicated to an extraordinary movement to save the lives of Black mothers.

Center for Innovation in Race, Teaching, and Curriculum
The mission of the Center for Innovation in Race, Teaching, and Curriculum is to conduct research and professional learning around topics of knowledge and race in a variety of educational spaces including educational policy, teacher practice, and school curriculum. We will work to achieve this mission through our scholarly activities and by working with teachers across the state.

African American Youth Harvest Foundation
We effectually address disparities and ensure low-barrier access to vital educational, economic, and enrichment resources to underserved, at-risk youth and their families on their path to self-sufficiency

Know Your Rights
Colin Kaepernick's fund for the legal defense of arrested protesters.

Black Visions Collective
Black Visions Collective (BLVC) believes in a future where all Black people have autonomy, safety is community-led, and we are in right relationship within our ecosystems.

Campaign Zero
"We can live in a world where the police don't kill people by limiting police interventions, improving community interactions, and ensuring accountability."

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Re-introducing Rabbit Hole Radio Theatre!

Rabbit Hole Radio Theatre is returning to the airwaves for the first time in 13 years! The newly-remastered three original series airs Tuesdays at 9pm ET on NoCo FM, and a new season debuts in 2020 to continue the rabbit spirit!

NoCo FM, in association with OpenStage Theatre & Company, is proud to announce the return to the airwaves of Rabbit Hole Radio Theatre!

Originally launched in 2003 as an artistic endeavor of OpenStage, Rabbit Hole Radio Theatre (RHRT) produces original audio drama series that nurture the imaginations of the public through the theatre of the mind. Long before podcasts arrived on the scene and very much ahead of its time, the aim of RHRT was to breathe new life into the art of radio theatre, as well as encourage and inspire excellence and artistic integrity in writers, performers and technicians as they explore their craft through radio theatre.

Utilizing local writers, actors, and musicians, RHRT produced three original seasons of audio drama: Portals, Major Arcana, and Mythologica. These incredible, fantastical stories have not been broadcast or heard outside of Colorado until now! Beginning Tuesday, March 31st at 9pm ET/7pm MT and continuing each week, NoCo FM will be showcasing these productions in their entirety, starting with Portals.

The fantasy-adventure saga of Portals follows the fortunes of Allison Drake, a young artist who inherits a self-storage garage business and discovers that each unit is a doorway to a different reality. Allison and her friends are quickly drawn into a web of wonders and dangers with the fate of all realities hanging in the balance. Fascinating and strikingly original, Portals offers listeners a lush audio portrait of characters on a heroic journey of intrigue and adventure.

As a special treat, the entire series of Portals is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and wherever you get your podcasts. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast so you never miss an episode!

New Season Coming Soon!

In addition to re-launching the original RHRT seasons for new audiences to enjoy, NoCo FM is picking up the mantle of the Rabbit spirit and is currently in pre-production of Season Four of RHRT! Salamander is a six-part series written by Ashley Dunston that tells the story of a journalist trying to get to the truth behind a mysterious arson that claimed the lives of a prominent religious family in the town. We're in pre-production on Salamander right now, and we'll be posting more about casting opportunities soon.

Follow Rabbit Hole Radio Theatre updates on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for more information as it becomes available. In the mean time, please enjoy this preview with the full season of Portals streaming now on NoCo FM!

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The best Colorado music 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!

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The Worst Song Ever tournament bracket is now open!

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!

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

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!

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#GivingTuesday 2018 on NoCo FM

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%.

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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.

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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.

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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

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

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.

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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.

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

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.

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

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.