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This is the public radio station in Telluride, Colorado: 91.7 FM Telluride; 89.5 FM Norwood; 105.3 FM Down Valley. "SINCE 1975, KOTO HAS PROVIDED THE TELLURIDE REGION WITH HIGH-QUALITY, COMMERCIAL-FREE, NON-UNDERWRITTEN COMMUNITY RADIO. OUR MISSION IS TO INFORM, EDUCATE, AND ENTERTAIN WHILE REFLECTING THE NEEDS, DESIRES, AND DIVERSITY OF OUR COMMUNITY."--from koto.org. From koto.org (As of May 2018): Staff: Ben Kerr: 3-Hole Punch Operator,...
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This Denver magazine article, in the Media section, is titled "Wednesday the Judge Plays Jazz." It is written by Roger Neville Williams and published February 1977. It describes the founding of KOTO, in particular, Jerry Greene's journey from Denver to Telluride. The article also discusses KOTO Radio's broadcasts, including city council meetings, Brother Al's religious program, and community announcements. Lynne Dimet, one of KOTO's DJs is pictured....
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The first day (October 3rd, 1975) of KOTO Radio in Telluride, Colorado! Total length is 1 hour 26 minutes. Tracks include: 1.) Jerry Greene announcing the station's hours and the location in the Miner's Union building. 2.) Jane Hill playing two Bach sinfonias on an electric piano. 3.)Thomas Zoline plays boogie piano. 4.) Possum Pie (Kooster, Picker, & Betty Lou). 5.) Ken & David (Mihelich & Fishback), doing a song by Little Willis Allen. Supported...
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A KOTO Radio show, called Buzz & Buck, featuring Buck Lowe and Buzz Bizarrio (Terry Selby). The beginning of this recording aired May 5, 1978: 1.) Buzz & Buck show intro & theme song (Garbled) with B.F. Deal's policy statement (resignation) 2.) A child's station ID of KOTO (kiddie I.D.) 3.) A child announcing "my mommy listens to KOTO!" 4.) Echo test 5.) "Buck, do you have gas tonight?" 6.) Gerraro Bumper's ice cream report 7.) Excedrin A.M....
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This article, dated October 29, 1987, is from the Telluride Today newspaper. It describes the past and present (as of 1987) KOTO Radio Halloween parties, that have occurred in Telluride, Colorado, since the first party in 1971. KOTO Radio then took over providing these parties, and also turned them into fundraising events, probably around 1976.
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A KOTO Radio show, called Buzz & Buck, featuring Buck Lowe and Buzz Bizarrio (Terry Selby). This recording aired April 8, 1977: 1.) Intro & theme song 2.) Friday Dead with George Washington 3.) Letters to Buzz & Buck 4.) Bonofiglio Outro/Buzz & Buck Intro (This actually aired 1/20/1978) Supported in part by an award from the Colorado Historical Records Advisory Board, through funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission...
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Two newspaper articles, both from Telluride Today, that show the KOTO Radio "Show of the Week." The article on the left, dated March 1, 1989, features DJ Dean Rolley and the article on the right, dated April 19, 1989, is of DJ Michael McCormack. Also included are KOTO's weekly schedule of radio show listings.
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A KOTO Radio show, called Buzz & Buck, featuring Buck Lowe and Buzz Bizarrio (Terry Selby). The beginning of this recording aired April 14, 1978: 1.) Intro & Werewolves of London song 2.) Slimey's worm burger 3.) Hereford Heifer's worm protest 4.) The ice cream report from Gerraro Bumper 5.) "Facade" cologne 6.) The Young Slobs, chapter 1 7.) "Placenta Helper" (cut from NBC's Saturday Night Live and finally done by KOTO's Vegetarian Theatre...
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A KOTO Radio mailed newspaper to the residents of Telluride, Colorado, that discussed the radio's history and fundraising efforts. It appears to be published by the Telluride Times, for KOTO, and is dated "Winter 1985."
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Newscasts, from KOTO Radio, in Telluride, Colorado, provided by Jon Kovash & Matthew Lewis: November 25, 1996 1.) Telluride Housing Authority states that affordable housing is in need of a subsidy. 2.) Gondola inspection and Saint Sophia station creation. 3.) Transit oversite board to advice on regional transportation and ways to improve existing transportation. 4.) Telluride school district (Superintendent Ann Brady) says there is no legal way...
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A KOTO Radio station show, from Telluride, Colorado, broadcast May 25, 1988. The title of this radio show is Voices & Visions: Back in the Fold, featuring Sharon Shuteran and Rita Robinson interviewing Barry Cook and John Fahnestock about what brought them to Telluride, why they moved away, and what brought them back. A common occurance, even today, many Telluride residents move away and end up coming back. This show attempts to answer the reasons...
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Newscasts, from KOTO Radio, in Telluride, Colorado, provided by Jon Kovash: November 13, 1996: 1.) A Telluride resident is attacked. 2.) Snow plowing controversy in Crested Butte. 3.) Weather November 14, 1996: (Starts about 7 minutes into the recording): 1.) Growth at the Telluride Medical Center and their health fair. 2.) Volunteers at the new school start planting trees. 3.) Ski swap. 4.) Weather. November 15, 1996: (Starts about 15 minutes...
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Opening day at KOTO Radio, in Telluride, Colorado, on October 3, 1975, with producer Jerry Greene: 1.) The Merrymakers, a choir sponsored by the baptist church, perform songs and several hymns. 2.) Neil Edridge, 6th grader of the Telluride school, reports on what each grade has learned and reads a story of Hercules & Prometheus. 3.) Beth Eileen (Christiansen) plays two Scott Joplin Rags; Bethena & Maple Leaf Rag. 4.) Presentation of $1 rent checks...
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A KOTO Radio show, called Buzz & Buck, featuring Buck Lowe and Buzz Bizarrio (Terry Selby). The beginning of this recording aired in the autumn of 1975 and the recording's end aired June 2, 1978: Please note: This recording is muffled and not of high quality. 1.) T.J. Mescal interview. 2.) D.D.U. (Dis, Dat, & Uther) show. 3.) Buck's comment on the "win a date with Buck Lowe" contest response (win a ticket to the moose lodge dance in Nucla), Spring...
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News Archive #27: A KOTO Radio Newscast, in Telluride, Colorado, featuring newscaster Rita Robinson. See transcription for time stamps, to jump between tracks. 1.) Tailings coating (Johnson/TIE): 3/12/79 2. XYZ-TV programming (Sullivan): 4/12/79 3.) Town council: Summit meeting about ski area development (with Savath): 3/12/79 4.) Town of Telluride County Planning Committee about if Telluride should have festivals: 4/3/79 5.) Sunnyside development...
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Probably recorded in the 1970's, Jerry Greene of KOTO Radio, in Telluride, Colorado, interviews Telluride's municipal judge and local attorney, Tom Goldsmith. This is part of KOTO's Radio shows, called Friday Live. Tom describes his career as a judge/attorney and owner of the bath house in Telluride. He also discusses his views on affordable housing in Telluride, and his hopes that Telluride does not become a purely resort community. Supported...
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A KOTO radio show, called Friday Live, that probably aired in the late 1970's, in Telluride, Colorado. Jerry Greene interviews Randy King about his new career as the Telluride Town Manager. The recording length is about 28 minutes. Supported in part by an award from the Colorado Historical Records Advisory Board, through funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), National Archives Records Administration.
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A KOTO Radio show, in Telluride, Colorado, that aired on February 24, 1987. Pam Conklin (Pettee) interviews Randy Higgison about his new position as the San Miguel County Commissioner. Recording length is about 27 minutes. Supported in part by an award from the Colorado Historical Records Advisory Board, through funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), National Archives Records Administration.
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A KOTO radio show, called Straight Talk, that aired in Telluride, Colorado on August 25, 1988. Terry Tice interviews Will Thompson (Telluride Gallery of Fine Art), Terry Catsman (The Examiner), and J. Michael Brown (Paragon Sports) about what it is like to run a retail business in Telluride, Colorado on Telluride's Main Street. The recording is about 32 minutes long. Supported in part by an award from the Colorado Historical Records Advisory Board,...
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A KOTO Radio show, in Telluride, Colorado, called Straight Talk: The Cop at the Top. Terry Tice interviews H.C. Bodley (Head Marshal) on 9/22/1988. Bodley discusses his background and career and what it is like to be a police officer in Telluride, Colorado. Also discussed is the crime in Telluride--namely theft, and social problems (drugs/alcohol, mental health problems) in Telluride and how law enforcement helps with these issues. Supported in...