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If you're a dyed-in-the-wool conservative, a born-again Christian or a big fan of mainstream music, Colorado Springs is radio paradise. If you're none of the above, it can be a wasteland.
click to enlarge Keith Lingley -  - Southeast -  - Tobacco resale -  - What radio do you listen to? KKFM and sports talk. -  - How diverse is radio here? There's hip-hop, - rock, Top 40 - I'd say it's pretty diverse. -  - What does local radio need? To change it up a - little; stop - playing the same stuff. -  - What talk radio do you listen to? Rush - Limbaugh a little, - but mostly sports talk. -  - If you could DJ a weekly show, what would you play? - A - little more hair metal, instead of that new stuff.
  • Keith Lingley

    Southeast

    Tobacco resale

    What radio do you listen to? KKFM and sports talk.

    How diverse is radio here? There's hip-hop, rock, Top 40 I'd say it's pretty diverse.

    What does local radio need? To change it up a little; stop playing the same stuff.

    What talk radio do you listen to? Rush Limbaugh a little, but mostly sports talk.

    If you could DJ a weekly show, what would you play? A little more hair metal, instead of that new stuff.

click to enlarge Karen Sucharsky -  - West side -  - Poet and toy store manager -  - What radio format do you favor? Classic rock and - NPR. -  - Describe the role of Christian radio in Colorado - Springs.  - This town has a large Christian population. Those - stations service them. I can't imagine Colorado Springs - without Christian radio. -  - What's your favorite talk radio? Talk radio - drives me up - the wall. -  - What would you play on a weekly radio slot? I'd - give - voice to the performance poets in this town. We need - more poetry.
  • Karen Sucharsky

    West side

    Poet and toy store manager

    What radio format do you favor? Classic rock and NPR.

    Describe the role of Christian radio in Colorado Springs. This town has a large Christian population. Those stations service them. I can't imagine Colorado Springs without Christian radio.

    What's your favorite talk radio? Talk radio drives me up the wall.

    What would you play on a weekly radio slot? I'd give voice to the performance poets in this town. We need more poetry.

click to enlarge Rick Furtak -  - Garden of the Gods area -  - Philosophy professor -  - What's your favorite radio fare? NPR and - independent - music, and a few other rock stations. Classical now and - then, too. -  - What does Springs radio need? Better support - for public - radio. Also, a station that plays more new, independent - music. -  - Do you tune in to talk radio? Mostly NPR stuff, - like "Fresh - Air" and "Car Talk." Occasionally, sports talk. -  - How would you use a one-hour weekly radio slot? - Spread - the word about philosophy, literature and the arts. - Expose people to a different side of the culture.
  • Rick Furtak

    Garden of the Gods area

    Philosophy professor

    What's your favorite radio fare? NPR and independent music, and a few other rock stations. Classical now and then, too.

    What does Springs radio need? Better support for public radio. Also, a station that plays more new, independent music.

    Do you tune in to talk radio? Mostly NPR stuff, like "Fresh Air" and "Car Talk." Occasionally, sports talk.

    How would you use a one-hour weekly radio slot? Spread the word about philosophy, literature and the arts. Expose people to a different side of the culture.

click to enlarge Ed Klingman -  - Manitou Springs -  - Tech company project manager -  - What's your usual radio format? '80s rock. -  - What role does Christian radio play in the Springs? -  I - recently saw a billboard for a Christian station that says, - "Liberals hate it." That pretty much says it. -  - How diverse is CS radio? Here, like in the rest - of the - country, radio is pretty much owned by one company. - That has a monopolizing influence. Programming - formats suffer. -  - What would you air if you had a weekly radio show? -  - Alternative music and topical subjects people could call - in about.
  • Ed Klingman

    Manitou Springs

    Tech company project manager

    What's your usual radio format? '80s rock.

    What role does Christian radio play in the Springs? I recently saw a billboard for a Christian station that says, "Liberals hate it." That pretty much says it.

    How diverse is CS radio? Here, like in the rest of the country, radio is pretty much owned by one company. That has a monopolizing influence. Programming formats suffer.

    What would you air if you had a weekly radio show? Alternative music and topical subjects people could call in about.

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