Colorado Public Radio has announced the relaunch of its Triple A outlet, Indie102.3. Previously known as OpenAir, the rebranded service will be an independent music discovery platform with a tightened focus on local artists and a new schedule of programs.
Leading the charge is radio veteran Willobee Carlan, who joined CPR’s staff earlier this year. As Indie102.3’s PD, he has provided leadership and vision to the station’s ongoing development. MD Jessi Whitten and hosts Jeremy Petersen, Alisha Sweeney, Bruce Trujillo and Zach Gilltrap will introduce listeners to new music from emerging artists and from those they know and love. The Indie team has also been working with Mike Henry of Paragon Media Strategies on honing the service.
“Indie102.3 is launching with the support of the extremely talented team already in place,” said Carlan. “Together, we are taking it to the next level. We will use a diversity of mediums–broadcast, digital and community events–to develop a larger more engaged audience for music discovery. Our goal is to elevate Colorado-based music, musicians and experiences.”
In addition to regular spotlights of Colorado musicians throughout the day, Indie102.3 will be introducing listeners to a wide variety of music experiences with its new programming:
Indie Especial – A deep-dive into Colorado’s Latin music scene. Hosted by Bruce Trujillo. Wednesdays at 9 pm.
Indie Gold – A collection of classic indie hits. Hosted by Alisha Sweeney. Fridays at 9 pm.
The Local 303 Show – A special two-hour exploration of Denver’s music scene. Hosted by Bruce Trujillo and Alisha Sweeney. Thursdays at 8 pm.
Bootleg Sessions – A live local concert series. Sundays at 6 pm.
Listeners can also hear new national programming, such as NPR’s All Songs Considered and Passport Approved.