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Category Archives: Whats Up at KILO

719 DAY BREW FEST

KILO Welcomes “719 Day Brewfest” Wednesday, July 19th from 5 pm to 9 pm at Weidner Field home of the Switchbacks.  Nothing but local Breweries, Distilleries, Food, Bands and Entertainment. Get your ticket NOW at 719day.com. KILO will be live 3p to 6p. 

Breweries to include:

Fossil Craft Beer CompanyAxe and the Oak DistilleryCogstone Brewing CompanyBristol Brewing CompanyStorybook BrewingCockpit Craft DistilleryJAKs Brewing CompanyPeaks N Pines Brewing CompanyFieldhouse Brewing CompanyWhistle Pig Brewing CompanyGreat Storm BrewingRed Leg Brewing CompanyPikes Peak BrewingTriple S Brewing CompanyRock Bottom Restaurant & BreweryNano 108 Brewing Company

 

94.3 KILOs PINT NIGHT

All Summer long, catch KILO at local breweries for “Pint Night”. Find KILO Saturday, July 15th at Gold Camp Brewing Company from 5 p till 7 p.  KILO will have limited edition Guns & Roses-KILO Pint glass to give away (first come, first serve) plus, a pair of tickets to see Guns & Roses August 2nd at Sports Authority Field will be given away.  

RISE AGAINST PHOTO OP

KILO is setting you up with the all important task of official photographer.. Go to KILOs Facebook Page and post your best concert photo and it could get you tickets for Rise Against and Deftones at the Pepsi Center Friday, June 30th, a photo pass to shoot some of Rise Againsts set and backstage access to meet Rise Against. Plus, Rise Against will post your photo on their official Instagram.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rise Against Photo Credit: Patrick Münnich

KILOs “SPACED OUT TRIVIA”

KILO and DDG Classic Limousines is teaming up to get you to a Starset show that is out of this world.. Starset is taking over the Fiske Planetarium in Boulder Thursday, June 29th and Friday June 30th.  Both shows are SOLD OUT.  Tune into to KILO Mon – Fri at 8:30a, 12:20p, 4:30p and 8:30p for KILOs “Spaced Out Trivia” questions.  Correctly answer the question and you’ll get qualified to win a limo ride courtesy of DDG to the Thursday, June 29th show for you and a guest to see Starset.. 3 qualifiers will be picked Tuesday, June 27th on the KILO Morning Show.. 

 

 

Contest Rules

KILO & COLORADO RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL ‘ROYAL WEDDING’

AT THIS YEARS 41st ANNUAL COLORADO RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL…  WIN THE “ROYAL WEDDING”

WEDDING BANDS FROM LUISA GRAFF JEWELERS

COSTUMES FROM SAUNDERS

FLOWERS FROM SKYWAY CREATIONS

WEDDING CAKE FROM BOONZAAIJERS DUTCH BAKERY

HIS & HER TATTOO’S FROM SKIN EVOLUTION TATTOO & PIERCING

 TELL KILO IN 94 WORDS OR LESS WHY YOU WANT TO BE MARRIED AT THIS YEARS RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL.   DROP OFF YOUR CREATIVE “PLEA” AT THE KILO STUDIOS…  DEADLINE IS 5 PM WEDNESDAY JULY 5TH THE WINNING COUPLE WILL BE ANNOUNCED THURSDAY JULY 6TH WITH ROSS FORD…

YOUR SPECIAL DAY WILL BE SUNDAY, JULY 16TH

THE COLORADO RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL

EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY JUNE 10TH THRU JULY 30TH…  10 TILL 6:30PM…  LARKSPUR COLORADO…  RAIN OR SHINE

www.COLORADORENAISSANCE.com

PICK OF THE LITTER: SEETHER

The South African Trio, Seether, who has made a career of hit singles and top selling records on a global scale is returning with their 7th studio record “Poison The Parish” featuring the single “Let You Down”.  Pick up “Poison The Parish” for $9.43 at your local Independent Records this whole month of June for 94.3 KILOs Pick Of The Litter.. 

 

In Loving Memory of Hawk

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A tribute to Rich Hawk

Click below to hear Rich Hawk interview Ronnie James Dio

 

Richard David Hawk, who rubbed elbows with many of rock’s greatest musicians and was himself a radio legend, died Thursday in a Colorado Springs hospital. He was 59.

Hawk was the first program director of KILO 94.3 FM, which started in 1978. He carried out the vision to make the station, which had been broadcasting country tunes, into an edgy rock entertainment source that gained national notice.

As program director for 30 years, he was responsible for the sound of the station. He picked the albums, developed the on-air staff and arranged the music lineup, said KILO General Manager Lou Mellini.

Hawk was playing Nirvana and Stevie Ray Vaughn before just about anybody else did. In fact, he put Nirvana on the air even before stations in the grunge band’s hometown of Seattle would.

And through the years there was a steady stream of rockers through the station’s front door — Motley Crue, Steven Tyler, Aerosmith and Ozzy Osbourne to name a few.

Hawk was a mentor to many. “He was brilliant on the air, with smooth delivery and clearness of voice, and he insisted all his jockeys meet that standard,” Mellini said.

Charlie Brown, of Charlie Brown’s Goodtime Travel, was then co-owner of the station with the late philanthropist Bob Telmossé until 1984. Hawk had started as a DJ at KPIK, a country station which morphed into KILO.

“He didn’t play a song because it was a hit, but because it was good music,” Brown said.

Hawk had the perfect Colorado mindset for the job. “He was laid back, not pushing music, but helping people discover the music,” Brown said.

As a result, the station earned the highest rating of any album-oriented rock station in the country for a couple of years in the early 80s, and showed up in the Denver ratings, something unusual then. The station won many industry awards, including Billboard station of the year in 1988-1990. Hawk was named best program director for Friday Morning Quarterback, a music industry publication, and won the industry’s Golden Ears award.

Hawk had many stories of his encounters with rock stars. A favorite one that friends recount was the time Bruce Springsteen was in Woodland Park on his way to a concert in Red Rocks. He borrowed a Jeep and got stuck in the backcountry. Hawk rescued him. “They sat in a Woodland gas station parking lot for two hours talking and no one recognized the star,” Mellini said.

Once, Tom Petty flew Hawk and several other radio programmers to Los Angles to listen to his new album and get advice.

Hawk had the courage to try new things. As a result other stations paid attention to his playlist. Hawk played some of the first CDs, and created a local late night TV program where he interviewed musicians. He retired from KILO in 2006.

Hawk was born in Lamar and attended schools there, including Lamar Community college. He also worked at Columbia School of Broadcasting.

Richard David Hawk, age 59, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013. Rich was born July 24, 1953 in Anthony, Kansas to Harry and Betty Hawk. He moved to Lamar, Colorado in the early 1960’s with his family then to Colorado Springs in 1977. Rich was preceded in death by his wife Christine Hawk, his father Harry Hawk, and twin brothers Robert and Rodney Hawk. He is survived by his mother Betty and stepfather Howard Fenske; daughter Chelsea Hawk; and grandchildren Gabe, Rhiannon, Zion, and Ayden.

Rich was Station Manager and Program Director at KILO 94.3 and KRXP 103.9 for 28 years. He won three Billboard Station of the Year awards in 1988, 1989, and 1990, Program Director of the Year in 1992, and the record industries prestigious Golden Ears award in 1990.

Hawk was so revered for his talent in the music industry that artist Tom Petty invited him to his home to listen to tracks that were to be on his next album.

In 1988 Hawk and the late Red Noise came up with the most brilliant April Fool’s joke in the history of Colorado Springs. April 1, 1988 they convinced Colorado Springs that Pink Floyd was going to play on the roof of the studio at 707 South Tejon Street. On that cold April day, over 4000 people showed up to see Red Noise on the roof with a microphone in hand say “April Fools” and play the latest Pink Floyd album. The crowd roared with laughter!

Hawk brought music and laughter to Colorado Springs for 35 years.

Rich was a teacher and mentor for many in the radio business. He leaves a lasting legacy in the stations he made successful, and in those whose lives he touched. Services will be on March 13, 2013 at 11:00am at Evergreen Funeral Home 1830 E. Fountain Blvd, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

 

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: TESSA, PO Box 2662, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80901. Online condolences at www.evergreenfuneralhome.org

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