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FEBREWARY 2016 at BRISTOL BREWING COMPNAY

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KILO IS PUTTING THE BREW INTO FEBRUARY..

All month long find KILO parking the Black Dog out front of Colorado Springs finest local Breweries.

Friday catch the black dawg parked outside of Bristol Brewing company 1604 s. Cascade

Bristol Brewing company: serving delicious brew and food 7 days a week, taps that you’ve come to know and love like laughing lab, mass transit, beehive and more, this week bristol will be releasing their malty-good smokebrush porter and winter warlock aged in whiskey barrels

While kilo is live, Bristol will have 94 cent pints and other great specials.

Before Fe’BREW’arys end KILO will be at Bristol Brewing Comany, 1604 S. Cascade Ave, Fieldhouse Brewing Company, 521 S. Tejon St. and Nano 108 Brewing Company, 2402 Waynoka Rd… Put the Brew into February all month long with
The Rock Station 94.3 KILO..

ROCK WITH KILO THIS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH AT TRIPLE S BREWING COMPANY

BRISTOL-OS

THE FIRST KILO ROCKERS TO THE SCENE WILL SCORE A LIMITED EDITION KILO SMART PINT GLASS WITH LEVEL READ TECHNOLOGY

MUST BE 21 YEARS OLD

    
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KILO’S DIRTY MIND VALENTINE

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KILO is encouraging those dirty minded rockers this Valentine! Listen for the ‘Dirty Mind Valentine’ cue-to-call Monday throughFriday and get in for the February 12th giveaway on the KILO Morning Show. One dirty minded rocker will score the ‘Dirty Mind Valentine’: A “Necklace Of Pearls” from Revolution Jewelery Works, A “Rusty, Slightly Used Trombone” from Music Go Round, “Dark Chocolate” from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Flowers from Skyway Creations, a “Boston Cream Pie” and tickets to go see Adelitas Ways Valentines night at The BlackSheep.  Keep you head in the gutter and good luck from The Rock Station, 94.3 KILO.

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PICK OF THE LITTER: MEGADETH – DYSTOPIA

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 94.3 KILO & Independent Records Pick Of The Litter for February 2016:

MEGADETH: DYSTOPIA

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After he left Metallica in 1983, guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine formed the thrash metal quartet Megadeth. Though Megadeth followed the basic blueprint of Metallica’s relentless attack, Mustaine’s group distinguished themselves from his earlier band by lessening the progressive rock influences, adding an emphasis on instrumental skills, speeding up the tempo slightly, and making the instrumental attack harsher. By streamlining the classic thrash metal approach and making the music more threatening, as well as making the lyrics more nihilistic, Megadeth became one of the leading bands of the genre during the mid- and late ’80s. Each album they released went at least gold, and they continually sold out arenas across America, in addition to developing a strong following overseas. By the early ’90s, they had toned their music down slightly, yet that simply increased their following; all of their proper ’90s albums debuted in the Top Ten. Throughout Megadeth’s many lineup changes, the two core members were bassist Dave Ellefson and guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine (born September 13, 1961), who was the band’s official leader. Mustaine grew up in the suburbs of Southern California, where he was raised by his mother in a broken home; frequently, his mother left him to be raised by aunts and uncles, who never encouraged his musical inclinations and often belittled him for his fondness for heavy metal. In 1981, he formed Metallica with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich. Mustaine spent two years with Metallica, developing a strong cult following in California’s underground metal scene, before he was kicked out of the group in 1983, allegedly over his substance abuse. Immediately following his firing, he formed Megadeth with Ellefson, Slayer guitarist Kerry King, and drummer Lee Rauch. This lineup was extremely short-lived, and Mustaine and Ellefson soon recruited guitarist Chris Poland and drummer Gar Samuelson.

For the next few years, Megadeth toured and gained a following, signing with the independent label Combat in late 1984. The following year, the group released its debut, Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good!, which received strong reviews, not only in metal-oriented publications, but also in mainstream music magazines. The album sold very well for an independent release, which attracted the attention of major record labels. By the end of the year, the group had signed with Capitol. Megadeth’s first major-label album, Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?, was released in the fall of 1986. Like its predecessor, Peace Sells was greeted by strong reviews and sales; it eventually went platinum. Although the band’s fortunes were on the upswing, Mustaine was beginning to sink deeper into drug abuse, specifically heroin. Soon, his addictions began to affect his work. Many stories concerning his erratic behavior were circulating within the metal community, and they seemed to be proven correct when he fired both Poland and Samuelson before the recording of the band’s third album; they were replaced by Jeff Young and Chuck Behler, respectively. The new lineup debuted on So Far, So Good…So What!, released early in 1988. So Far, So Good peaked at number 28 on the charts and also eventually went platinum (despite less enthusiastic reviews); it also featured a notorious cover of the Sex Pistols’ “Anarchy in the UK” with incorrect lyrics. In the years immediately following the release of So Far, So Good…So What!, Mustaine was impaired by his drug addictions. In early 1990, he was arrested for driving under the influence and entered a rehabilitation program. By the end of the year, he was not only sober, but he had reconvened the band, firing Young and Behler and replacing them with guitarist Marty Friedman and drummer Nick Menza. This lineup recorded Megadeth’s fourth and most progressive album, Rust in Peace. The record peaked at number 23 on the American charts and went platinum. Metallica broke through to the mainstream in 1991, and sensing the possibility for similar success, Mustaine followed suit in stripping down Megadeth’s sound, though it remained as technically perfectionist as Rust in Peace. The result, Countdown to Extinction, was released in 1992, entering the charts at number two; the record went double platinum and became the band’s biggest hit, confirming that they had retained their audience in the wake of grunge.

Now one of the most popular metal bands in the world, Megadeth moved further toward the mainstream with Youthanasia in 1994, which entered the charts at number four and, like its predecessor, went platinum. The following year, the group released Hidden Treasures, a rarities collection that featured some of the soundtrack tunes that had helped expand the group’s MTV audience in the early ’90s. Released in 1997, Cryptic Writings found Megadeth fully embraced by album rock radio, which formerly would never have touched the band. Ex-Suicidal Tendencies drummer Jimmy DeGrasso signed on in 1998, in time for the following year’s Risk. In 2000, following the release of the best-of Capitol Punishment, Marty Friedman followed Nick Menza out the door; he was replaced by former Savatage and Alice Cooper guitarist Al Pitrelli. After signing with the BMG subsidiary Sanctuary, Megadeth debuted their new lineup on 2001’s The World Needs a Hero. While on break from touring, Mustaine suffered a serious injury in January 2002 while staying in Texas. He was diagnosed with having radial neuropathy shortly thereafter, a condition that prevented him from playing guitar. The compressed radial nerves in his left arm and hand were strained, leaving Megadeth little recourse but to disband in April 2002, after almost 20 years in the music industry. During his time off, Mustaine prepared an elaborate reissue campaign, remastering each album and reissuing them all with bonus material. This campaign set the stage for a Megadeth revival, which came in 2004-2005 with a surprising comeback album, The System Has Failed, and some heavy touring. Capitol released a new best-of, simply titled Greatest Hits, just as Megadeth hit the summer concert circuit, headlining Mustaine’s own Gigantour festival. In 2007, Megadeth released the politically charged United Abominations, followed by the similarly apocalyptic Endgame in 2009. Released in 2011, Th1rt3en was the first Megadeth album since 2001’s The World Needs a Hero to feature the bass playing of founding member Dave Ellefson, and was produced by Johnny K (Staind, Disturbed). Containing some of the band’s darkest and heaviest material in years, it combined new songs with older ones written years ago but never recorded. In 2012, the band embarked on a tour playing its fifth album, Countdown to Extinction (now 20 years old), in its entirety. The tour resulted in the release of concert album Countdown to Extinction: Live, which arrived the following year. Super Collider, the group’s 14th studio outing, was also released in 2013. Their newest album, Dystopia is available now.

PICK UP DYSTOPIA FROM MEGADETH FOR  $9.43 DURING THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY AT YOUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT RECORDS



KILO’s SNOW BUS

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THE KILO SNOW BUSES ARE BACK!

SPEND THE WHOLE DAY HITTING THE SLOPES, WE DRIVE YOU TO MONARCH MOUNTAIN,
GIVE YOU A LIFT TICKET AND DRIVE YOU BACK!

$52 IS LESS THAN THE COST OF A LIFT TICKET! WE WILL DRIVE YOU THERE AND BACK
IN COMFORT WITH MOVIES, SNACKS, AND KILO GIVEAWAYS!

 TICKETS ARE ON SALE AT THE SKI SHOP!

THE NEXT BUS IS ON

Sunday, February 21ST

BUY YOUR TICKETS AT

THE SKI SHOP
I-25 AND TEJON
(1422 SOUTH TEJON, JUST OFF I-25 NEAR MOTOR CITY)
719.636.3355

TICKETS ARE $52 PER PERSON

AND INCLUDES:
-DRIVING YOU THERE
-A LIFT TICKET
-& DRIVING YOU BACK

YOU HAVE TO BE 18+ TO BE ON THE BUS

THE SKI SHOP, COLORADO SPRINGS SPECIALTY SKI AND SNOWBOARD SHOP SINCE 1952

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KILO’S VIRAL VIXEN

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CHELSY S. IS THIS MONTHS KILO’S VIRAL VIXEN!!!

 

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ARE YOU THE HOT ENOUGH TO GO VIRAL?

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS?

KILO IS LOOKING FOR VARIOUS VIXENS TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE.

SEND US YOUR BEST PHOTO BY JULY 15TH AND SEE HOW YOU RANK AGAINST THE REST OF COLORADO!

FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW AND SUBMIT THE BEST PHOTO YOU GOT BEFORE JUNE 16TH..
**18 and older only**

THE WINNER WILL BE CROWNED AS KILO’S VIRAL VIXEN!!!

NEXT MONTH KILO IS LOOKING FOR THE MOST PATRIOTIC VIXEN IN COLORADO.

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES? SUBMIT YOU BEST PATRIOTIC SHOT BELOW!

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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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KILO’s 94 Daze of Summer

CONGRATULATIONS TO Nick Zinanti Winner of this year’s 94 Daze of Summer! He chose The “Magic 8 Ball” and will in studio on Tuesday morning around 8am to play the game (shake the ball)!

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The “Magic Eight Ball” – Ask the magic eight ball for $943 cash see what it says. If no, ask again. Keep asking until it gives you some damn money!