It’s A Golden Time of Year.

Feel that chill on the air? It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas everywhere you go in the Cloud.

Today 96.9 the Cloud kicks off the holiday season with our friends from Jim Smith’s Golden Real Estate.  This season until Santa’s big day, count on hearing the perfect amount of Christmas music in the Cloud to make your holiday shiny & bright.

 

It’s a KKCL-Golden Real Estate Time of Year!

 

We’ve selected holiday classics, blended with our Fun + Fresh music mix to make your heart smile.

You can listen several ways to the Cloud.

On-the-air on 1550 AM in Denver, online to the Cloud’s 24/7 Podcast and always on your FM radio at 96.9 the Cloud.

Don’t forget Alexa.  Just ask:  Alexa, play K-K-C-L Golden!

 

The spirit of the season is our special gift to you! 

Over One Million listeners have tuned into the Cloud in Jefferson County during the past year and we would like to thank everyone who believes in us.

Every time you listen or visit one of our advertisers, you’re supporting a small locally owned radio station with a very big heart.

Here’s to the years ahead!

Jim Smith’s Golden Real Estate is a strong supporter of the Cloud Community in Jefferson County.
Make your holiday shopping tasty. Enjoy breakfast anywhere in Jefferson County at Sunrise Sunset with three locations to serve you!

 

 

 

It’s Our Favorite Time of Year!

Colorado winter weather is perfect for just about anything outdoors from skiing to fresh winter walks with a love.

Often we begin this new season with the same goal crushing gusto as the seasons of change that blow through Colorado.

Right as we are soaring high with our our career and family planning for the new year.

Boom! The holidays are here.

This time of year can also be the death of many of our health goals.

96.9 the Cloud is Loud & Proud on your car radio in Jefferson County, Colorado.

Eat, Live and Feel Great!

We live in a Golden age of gluten free, sugar free and guilt free options.

A word to wise: shop local and shop fresh.

One local option are the fresh meats, chops and birds at our friends in Lakewood at Gourmet Meats & Sausages.

Gourmet Meats is located at 9168 West Jewell Avenue in Lakewood, Colorado.

Go easy on the booze this holiday season.

But if you do?

Make it count with a premium spirit, Colorado Craft Brew or some of California’s best table wines.

Cloud Pick: 2014 Alexander from Silver Oak available at Molly’s in Lakeside, Colorado.

Plus, our friends at Lightshade have a host of options that will take you higher in Colorado.

Best part: they’re both delightful and hangover free.

Now that post holiday meal walk, can be a pleasant breath of fresh air rather than an attempt to not pass out.

Don’t let this holiday season railroad your health and wellness. Stay on track with Body and Balance Wellness Center in Golden, Colorado.

Find your balance with a simple click!

Find your own personal ways to be “sneaky healthy and happy” this holiday season.

How?

Find out how much more you’ll enjoy the time spent with family and special friends by being present!

Your 2019 self will thank you.

Tune into the Cloud with a simple click!

 

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We’re Proud of The Company We Keep in the Cloud.

96.9 the Cloud celebrates our friends at Foothills Animal Shelter this holiday season with a very special Foothills for Foothills event.

Foothills has been serving Jefferson County, Colorado and the entire metro since 1976. The work is funded in part by the support of our local Colorado Community.

Each and every year the shelter manages to take care of over 8000 puppies, cats and critters with a caring and thoughtful staff.

Miranda Kurtz and Tawney Eisenbraun on location for Foothills Animal Shelter.

Together with our advertising partners at Foothills Motorcycles, we connected for a special weekend featuring the animal shelter.

This collaborative event was designed to raise both funds and awareness for this very special place in the Cloud.

The entire event was a Colorado & Company feature on KUSA-TV:

We are very thankful to have been instrumental in building a meaningful event for our community partners with a special thank you to all.

Including Liz Maddy (pictured – marketing director at Foothills Animal Hospital), Katie Hemenover (events manager at Foothills Motorcycles), Karen Rocznik (producer at Colorado & Company) and our gracious and elegant TV host: Denise Plante.

We thank you for your trust!

 

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Think Differently: Small Is The New Big for 2019.

Join the Cloud Advertising Community and give your small business a BIG lift in the Cloud:

Now entering our third year, the Cloud now reaches over 200-thousand listeners every month.

Our unique Adult Hit Music format is built for business:

The Cloud’s primary listeners are women 30 plus and men 40 plus. All of our measured audience by Nielsen Ratings Company is in Jefferson, Adams, Denver and Boulder County, Colorado.

What’s more, our loyal listeners stay with the Cloud all day. In fact, our listeners tune in longer than any radio station in the Denver metro.

Your business can reach this unique and loyal audience for as little as $100.00 per month in 2019.

Everything in green is 96.9 the Cloud on your car radio in the Denver-Boulder Metro.

Why we focus on Baby Boomers and Generation X in the Cloud:

The music you hear in the Cloud is focused on our “money audience” for our community and advertising partners. This is part of the Cloud difference that makes our new radio formula work for our advertisers.

Our core demographic is Women 30 plus and Men 40 plus. The key to our success for our ad partners is the variety of music heard in the Cloud.

The Clouds return-on-investment promise:

Our fully custom messages sell your unique message to our loyal audience in the Cloud. Every ad you hear in the Cloud is written and produced by our award winning creative team.

The focus is on the big idea to sell your message in the Cloud.

Great radio ads with big ideas keep our audience engaged through your message and back into our unique music mix.

What’s more? The Cloud airs only one single commercial message per break.

One big idea, one advertiser at a time.

It’s the Cloud difference:

Be Blue: Innovating how affordable radio works for small business.

KKCL is owned and operated by myself and my friend and business partner Bob Greenlee.

I was born here in Colorado, CU Boulder and then DU grad. Then off to manage some of the most admired radio stations in the country. Including some of the most successful radio stations here at home (including KOSI-FM, KHOW-AM and the Mile in Vail).

Bob and his wife Diane are the original founders of KBCO-FM in Boulder and KXPK-FM (the Peak) in Denver.

Several trips around the sun, Bob and I have been business partners for over 20 years!

We would be honored to serve you.

Chuck Lontine

Mobile + Text me at 303.382.1000

 

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Peace, Love & Yoga!

Our up-and-down and all around weather in Colorado can actually impact your vibe.

Whether you struggle with natural day-to-day worries or a clinically diagnosed disorder, you may need support for common anxiety.

Conventional treatments like medicine and psychotherapy are popular ways of dealing with anxiety, but there are many natural approaches — including some fairly simple (and perhaps unexpected) lifestyle adjustments that work well with our Colorado lifestyle.

Here are a few of the most common natural remedies for anxiety:

1. Diet:

What goes in is what comes out.

A well-balanced diet is one of the most important and well-known facets of dealing with stress and anxiety.

It’s also crucial to drink plenty of water and limit trips to Starbucks and, well booze (especially alone).

Both of which can spike anxiety.

You might even consider some alternatives from our friends at Light Shade in Colorado

Light Shade is a proud supporter of 96.9 the Cloud.

You may find increasing minerals like zinc and magnesium helpful too.

2. Supplements: 

There are certain herbs and vitamins known to support our bodies as they deal with stress.

Keep in mind that some herbs can negatively interact with medicines, so please discuss supplements with your doctor.

3. Exercise: 

Regular workouts can decrease tension, elevate and stabilize mood, support sleep, and improve self-esteem.

Even five minutes of aerobic exercise can stimulate anti-anxiety effects.

Yoga can also reduce stress and anxiety because it involves breathing techniques, relaxation, and taming the body’s stress response through a lower heart rate and blood pressure.

The great thing about yoga? You can do it anywhere.

It’s all about Colorado living in the Cloud!

4. Music, Meditation & Prayer:

This powerful combinationcan help the body and mind regulate what might be a stress point in your life. A quiet time to begin your daily journey is key.

Music can impact your groove and make you feel good at the same time (you will never tire of that favorite song on the radio).

Lastly, no one is an island.

Make time for a nice chat, coffee or phone call with someone you care about daily.

It’s called: The best friend method.

The new movie and classic music of Queen just might be the remedy!

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Date Nights in the Cloud.

We’ve sent happy couples to some remarkable resorts, dinners and venues to celebrate our second year on the air in Colorado.

So far? The Cloud has introduced our listeners to the classic luxury of Golden’s Table Mountain Inn, Arvada’s Hilton Garden, The Belmar Hyatt House and Lakewood’s Sheraton Hotel.

Now as we enter our third year on-the-air, one happy couple is heading to one of the most unique resorts on the planet. Recently featured in the Sunday New York Times: Colorado’s Historic Chautauqua Retreat in the heart of the Boulder.

Located at the foot of the iconic Flatirons, Chautauqua has over 40 miles of open space hiking trails, cultural programming, dining onsite and no two cottages are alike.

The historic Pearl Street Mall and the beautiful University of Colorado campus are nearby—within a leisurely stroll or short drive.

Our lucky listeners are automatically eligible to win by liking the Cloud on Facebook.

We have featured some of Colorado’s best spots in the Cloud.

Winning is a simple Cloud click. Just like our Facebook Page and you are entered for our next Date-Cation.

Date-cations in the Cloud are proudly sponsored by Jim Smith’s Golden Real Estate,  Body in Balance Wellness Center,  Urban Motors in Lakewood and Hot Water Now: all in Jefferson County, Colorado.

Pure, honest, effective marketing is our passion in the Cloud.

Give us 8 weeks to change the rest of your life!
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Photo Credits from our friends at The Boulder Chamber of Commerce.

The Magical Wonders of a Breakfast Burrito.

Rain or shine there’s always a line at Tamale Kitchen on South Kipling and Belleview in Jefferson County.

It might very well be due to the ever tasty and always filling breakfast burritos and Mexican deliciousness served all day. For as long as anyone can remember there have always been breakfast burritos in Colorado.

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Cloud Pick: Tamale Kitchen in Jeffco

The Cloud salutes this savory creation that begins with these key ingredients and ends with a nice warm tummy.

First, creamy rich chili, gently whipped and scrambled fresh eggs, nicely diced and roasted potato, shredded monterey jack cheese, all delicately wrapped in a warm fluffy flour tortilla.

At this point of culinary bliss your only real dilemmas: red or green chili, smothered or wrapped in foil.

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Happy Mother and Daughter at Tamale Kitchen

Tamale Kitchen on Kipling and Belleview is a local treasure and worth the stop anytime. As winter’s alpine season finally begins, its every snow ski or boarders first stop (perhaps after Starbucks) in Jeffco.

On warmer days it’s also the first stop (okay, maybe second after Starbucks) of every golfer and mountain biker in the Colorado.

You have not loved and lost until one of the many pesky magpies at Fox Hollow Golf Course in Jefferson County steals your Tamale Kitchen breakfast burrito on the number one tee.

All rolled in a warm fluffy flour tortilla, gently whipped farm fresh eggs and cheese with legendary green chili pork gravy.

Now, that’s a wrap.

Order online today with a simple click!

The Cloud Cares: The Beautiful Scar Event Was a Remarkable Family Adventure.

When you think about Colorado comfort food, there’s little wonder about what the harvest from magical places like Pueblo have been yielding for almost centuries: Colorado Green Chili.

More of a gravy actually, authentic Colorado Green (as it’s often reverently referred too) has become a staple to many a Fall meal (best served with a warm fluffy tortilla).

Comforting, calming and tasty.

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It also comes as no surprise that The Alley’s genuinely caring General Manager Tommy Scarbrough thoughtfully chose the backdrop of The Alley’s Annual Green Chili Festival to promote funds and awareness for The Beautiful Scar Project.

Now in it’s second year: The turnout was breathtaking.

From the The Alley’s Main Street patio through the authentically local restaurant and welcoming bar. There were families with children. Smiling couples, singles and just happy locals filling The Alley throughout the Saturday event. There was even face painting for children (and a few brave parents) and corn hole flats in The Alley’s wildly popular food truck back patio (actually in the Littleton Post Office alley).

Nothing Like a Nice Bowl of Green in the Cloud.

Within the crowd, dozens of local Chili Chefs we tending to a perfect formation of crock pots as far as the eye could see. Green Chili with Chicken, Green Chili with Pork (of every variety from pulled to roasted) and one adventurous batch made with Tofu.

At the end of the afternoon event, the room became peacefully silent as the seriousness of the moment became center stage.

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The Beautiful Scar Project is a non profit organization created by Scott and Kim Woods after their son, Caleb Calvin, was born still on December 12th, 2011.

The Beautiful Scar Project’s mission is to provide families grieving the death of their infant due to miscarriage, stillbirth, and neonatal death the tools to turn the loss of their much loved and desired baby into a beautiful scar.

As Scott and Kim thanked everyone for their support, it became clear that not only The Alley, but the City of Littleton cares about its people, its friends and community.

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It’s About the Music in the Cloud.

Our loyal listeners have described the Cloud on Facebook as a musical journey with a sound similar to personalized playlists found on their smartphones with a local Colorado flavor.

We accomplish this distinctive sound by creatively blending our new music discoveries with Adult Rock and Alternative Music that sounds like:  Colorado. 

Our primary measured audience (by Nielsen Ratings Company) is between the ages of 30-to-50 with a breathtaking amount of time spent listening throughout the entire day.

Binge Radio: The average Cloud listener spends over 5 hours a week with us.

Which is nice.

It seems to be working.

Now in our second year, 96.9 the Cloud has over 200-thousand monthly radio listeners in the Denver-Boulder Metro.

Plus, an additional 50-thousand unique monthly listeners enjoy the Cloud online (all in Denver County).

The Cloud Covers all media bases in the Denver-Boulder Radio Market by being a different kind of radio + digital company:

You can enjoy the Cloud on several different media platforms that suit your active Colorado lifestyle.

To find out for yourself: tune to 96.9 the Cloud in Jefferson and Boulder County on your radio and anywhere online.  You can also listen to the Cloud in Denver on KKCL-AM at 1550 and anywhere on the planet with Alexa.

 

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A Big Sound from a Small Town: Wildermiss

Freshly Picked New Music in the Cloud from Light Shade.

Right after 96.9 the Cloud signed on the air last year, it was clear to us that there was a need to seek out local bands that have what’s now known as “the cloud sound” that our listeners have come to expect.

We did not have to look far.

Right in are own backyard of Golden, Colorado we found the perfect local match for the Cloud.

Meet Wildermiss.

Emma Cole (lead vocal), Josh Hester, Seth Beamer and Caleb Thoemke. Now touring and appearing on i-Heart Media venues and recently on NBC-TV.

We are Cloud Proud of Wildermiss. Still heard daily on 96.9 the Cloud.

Courtesy: NBC Television

 

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