A Big Sound from a Small Town: Wildermiss

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Right after 96.9 the Cloud signed on the air in 2017, it was clear to us that there was a need to seek out local Colorado 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.

We made a remarkable discovery with our friends and advertising partners at The Buffalo Rose.

Golden’s Premier Music Venue, Just Got Better!

Meet Wildermiss.

Emma Cole (lead vocal), Josh Hester, Seth Beamer and Caleb Thoemke.

The band has now toured most of the country and has appeared on i-Heart Media venues, NBC-TV and with our friends at Colorado Public Radio.

Not only truly gifted and talented musicians, but amazingly spirited and wonderful people.

We are Cloud Proud of Wildermiss and still air their music daily, including the bands latest release Hell or High Water:

Would you like to hear your music in the Cloud?

It’s simple.

You can contact me directly. I would be honored to give your music a listen and maybe a few spins to see if it’s a fit.

My email is: chucklontine@icloud.com

Chuck Lontine – Owner

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To celebrate, we’re giving away our second annual summer Date Night at Arvada’s Hilton Garden Inn.

Take the elevator home at the fabulous Hilton Garden Inn.  Also, plan now for your special Arvada Event in our spectacular rooms and halls.

This special gift includes a romantic dinner for two at Smokin Fin’s, a special show at the Arvada Center and a special guest suite (the rest is up to you).

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It’s a Date’cation from your friends at 96.9 the Cloud.

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Our timing is in celebration of Olde Town Arvada being named one of the coolest places on earth and the opening of the RTD G-Line making it easier than ever to get to the heart of Olde Town from Union Station (Golden too).

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Entering is a simple click.

Just like the Cloud on Facebook and you are automatically entered for a random drawing this summer. All active likes are eligible too (must be at least 21 and fun).

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If you would like to become an advertising partner in the Cloud, we’ve made it very easy with our simple 3 month program for only $300.00

Please contact me at 303-382-1000 (mobile + text), or drop me a little note in the attached form and give me a general idea of how I might help. The Cloud now has over 100 ad partners this summer (and growing daily).

I would be honored to have your small business in the Cloud.

Chuck Lontine – Owner

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One-of-a-kind 55+ community comes to Golden!

Colorado developer, Forum Real Estate Group, is putting the final touches on its latest project Epoque – pronounced “epic” – a luxury residential community for a new kind of 55+ lifestyle set to open in May 2019.

Eco-friendly, low-ozone lap pool and entertainment deck with a breathtaking view.

Conveniently located just minutes from downtown Golden and nestled in the Rocky Mountain Foothills, Epoque offers spacious floor plans ranging from studio to three-bedroom layouts, panoramic mountain views, condo-quality interior finishes, and a suite of five-star resident services and amenities sure to delight.

Residents can enjoy the convenience of a lock-and-leave, no maintenance lifestyle without comprising quality, style or design.

Premium, condo-quality interior finishes in all Epoque apartments.

The Epoquecurean Lifestyle program offers residents a range of services including onsite lifestyle coordinator, 24/7 package delivery, pet services, housekeeping, fitness instruction, educational classes, curated social gatherings and adventure excursions, cooking classes and demos, and more.

Epoque apartment homes feature a fresh styling and design with duo-tone, soft-close kitchen cabinets, gorgeous waterfall-edge quartz kitchen countertops, gas ranges, French-door refrigerators, full-size in-unit washer & dryer, and convenient features like pull-out pantries, large walk-in closets, personal patios or balconies and more.

We have specifically designed Epoque with the Baby Boom renter in mind. We know that this generation is unlike any other – discerning, curious, vibrant, active and engaged, according to Teresa Hanson, Vice President of Brand Strategy at Forum.

​Epoque offers this renter an immediate community of like-minded neighbors combined with unparalleled access to Golden’s miles of trails and recreation, concierge-style resident services and amenities that include an outdoor low-ozone lap pool, community garden, two-story Great Room with breathtaking views, and a fully-equipped fitness studio with an outdoor meditation deck overlooking Lookout Mountain.

Learn more with a simple click!

To preview Epoque in person, visit the pre-leasing showroom located at 111 N. Rubey Drive, Suite A – in the Canyon Point Shopping Center next to Cast Iron Tavern.

Mention this article or our radio ad in the Cloud and receive a $500 gift card at lease signing (restrictions may apply).

Call today at: 303-278-1111

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Never miss one second of the music that is life in Jefferson County, Colorado.

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 modern soft rock sound by creatively blending our new music discoveries with alternative, classic and pop hits that sounds like: Colorado. 

Our fun, fresh Colorado sound seems to be working.

Now in our third year, the Cloud has over 1000 hourly listeners in Jefferson County – almost double the coverage of all the local newspapers combined. 

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

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Our primary measured audience (by Nielsen Ratings Company) is Women over 30 and Men over 50 (with a breathtaking amount of time spent listening throughout the entire work week both online and on-the-radio).

Binge Radio: The average Cloud listener spends over 5 hours a week with us and our core audience is listening during the work-day well into the evening.

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

With daily ad packages starting at $100 a month – we can make your business shine to our ever growing audience in Jefferson County.

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

To find out for yourself:  tune your car radio to 96.9 the Cloud in Jefferson County or stream anywhere online (including Alexa, Apple Play and Google).

 

Want to learn more about becoming part of the Cloud Advertising Community?

Give me a call + text anytime at: 303-382-1000

I would be honored to learn more about your business, find out if we’re the right fit and how together we might build the perfect program in the Cloud.

Thank you!

Chuck Lontine

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Now entering our third year, the Cloud has perfected our advertising approach for small business.

There are plenty of ad choices out there. At the Cloud, we have created a universal membership for our advertising partners that allows your business daily access to all of our radio listeners in Jefferson County and digital users online in Colorado.

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You can now advertise in the Cloud for as little as $100.00 per month.

You read right: $100.00 per month. Membership has it’s privileges in the Cloud. Our market is most likely your target too. We reach mostly Women 30 plus and Men over the age of 50 with our soft blend of adult hits (carefully selected to appeal to our core audience in Jefferson County).

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First, we will take a good long look into your business. Find out what matters most to you and your target market. Then produce an effective (and, in some cases award winning) audio advertisement that will air daily for the entire time you’re in the Cloud.

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We can send you a secure, safe e-invoice with ease.

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We’ll also connect you to our digital Cloud with our exclusive 24/7 podstream that now reaches over 500-thousand users right here in Colorado.

The Cloud lives in Alexa, Google Play and any smartphone, desktop or tablet. The Cloud is everywhere you want to be in Colorado.

Over half of our podstream users listen for more than one hour everyday.

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With a simple click-point, we can geo target your ad in the Cloud. These digital images are designed to boost your on-air message in the Cloud.

There is no advertiser in the cloud spending more or less than the other. This policy is not just good business, it’s the right thing to do.

Our absolute transparency assures our advertising partners a fair, effective marketing campaign geo-targeted to the market we serve.

This past year over 100 members advertised in the Cloud.

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We’ve made it very simple to do better business in the Cloud.

24/7 effective ad messages (one-at-a-time) blended with just the best songs on the radio. You’ll never hear 10 commercials in a row in the Cloud.

This policy builds trust with the our audience and your customers, that you’ve made the right choice advertising in the Cloud.

It’s all part of the Cloud difference for Colorado.

Want to learn more?

Just call or text me anytime to: 303-382-1000 or email: chucklontine@icloud.com

I hope to hear from you soon!

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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.

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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.

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

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

And maybe?

Just maybe it’s time for a nice juicy steak!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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4.  Music, Meditation & Prayer:

This powerful combination can 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).

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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 Academy Award Winning movie and classic music of Queen just might be the remedy!

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One More Spring Snow.

Snowmageddon. Really?!? Enough already.

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Be extra careful on the roads. This recent snowfall is a whole different kind of winter animal.

Think ice, snow and freezing rain with gale force winds, combined with 1 million nutty transplant commuters from warmer parts confidently whizzing down the highways.

Then boom!

It’s spring again with sunshine and water everywhere.

This week, might be the perfect week to find your new seasonal Colorado ride!

If you’re like the rest of us, there’s work, there’s school, there’s a dog to walk, a paper to retrieve and simple navigation to your car or light rail will be a slippery slope.

The great thing about snow? It awakens the inner alpine in all of us.

The best advice?

Make sure you are first, fully awake.  You might also consider wearing winter layers with sensible shoes when venturing out in the early morning hours.

Skip Starbucks and head to Paciugo in Belmar for a steaming espresso and tasty Italian sweets.

Might make perfect sense to grab an extra coffee or espresso too on your way to life tomorrow in Jefferson County.

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But if you should slip and fall? The experts say to take a fall like you might on your mountain bike.

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Roll into a forward fall and remember to tuck that chin in if heading downward on your backside.  

It’s going to be a jungle out there during your morning commute on colder mornings.

Might be the perfect time to make the Click of a Lifetime.

So tomorrow when you venture out?

Tune us in. You might just hear something positive and up-lifting that will make you feel great.

The Cloud is built that way.

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Bucket List: The Galapagos Islands.

There’s a magical journey available to Cloud listeners at All Inclusive Vacations & Cruises in Lakewood, Colorado

Explore Galapagos Like a Celebrity. Call 303-980-6483 Extension 1 to learn more today!

This Adventure of a lifetime is filling up quickly.

Little wonder too. The travel experts at All Inclusive Vacations have been serving Jefferson County for over 20 years.

This journey is the latest in what your travel hosts have billed as the ultimate bucket list vacation.

You better hurry, there are just two cabins left in a small, escorted group. Contact All-Inclusive today for costs and availability for this exciting vacation of a lifetime.

This is what Charles Darwin discovered when he sailed to the Galapagos in 1845 to embark on the first scientific investigation of the islands.

The Cloud recently visited with Jeff Gregory and Steve Lord, your local hosts for this exciting journey.

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Tell us about this special destination?

The Galapagos islands are like no other chain of volcanic islands in the world!

Because of their remoteness, the Galapagos are pristine virtually undiscovered by mankind until 1535.

Because of this relative isolation, the plants, birds and marine animals that thrive here, were able to adapt to the harsh climate and varied ecosystems of the islands without intrusion from outside influences.

To this day, the Galapagos are strictly managed so that its unique flora and fauna are found nowhere else in the world.

Who is a good fit for this trip?

This trip will appeal to the seasoned, able-bodied traveler who might have already been on a Safari but wants a closer interaction with uninhibited animal species both on land and in the water.

Contact us today for a complete deck of information by visiting our website or giving us a call here at our offices in Lakewood, Colorado at (303) 980-6483 (Ext. 1).

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A true bucket list opportunity!

Want to promote your special event, business or non-profit in the Cloud?

It’s simple.

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Final Week: Cuba comes to Colorado.

Director Peter Changs breathtaking IMAX film Cuba is in its final days at The Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

If you’ve not seen the film or exhibit, it’s very well worth the short trip into Denver to catch the final week and there are still plenty of tickets available.

After a special screening last weekend, the Cloud caught up with the inspired director Peter Chang about his masterpiece work: Cuba.

Director Peter Chang on location in Havana, Cuba.

What inspired you to make this film?

I knew very little about this country only 90 miles of the coast of the U.S. but from what little I’d seen in films I knew I had to go. And when I did I couldn’t put my camera down. There was something special around every corner. I’m attracted to textures and character.

I don’t find much inspiration in new skyscrapers or the latest cars. I like handmade things, vintage things, lived in things, old buildings with interesting histories. It’s so unusual to interact with strangers these days what with everyone staring into smart phones.

The art of film in Cuba.

In Cuba I talk to more people in a day than in a week here at home, it makes everything an adventure. You have to ask for directions because there’s no GPS, and you may never get where you meant to go but you will make a new friend or see a great band. I wanted to provide a glimpse of the passionate people and vibrant culture there.

What was the biggest challenge in creating this wonderful motion picture?

Getting all the permits and visas for a film of this scale with this many locations had never taken place in Cuba before.

There were a great deal of unpredictable variables to navigate.

During the course of filming, there were two major hurricanes. Both Cuba and the U.S. changed Presidents and both the Pope and the Rolling Stones visited the island causing whole neighborhoods to be locked down for security purposes. We also filmed in a protected marine park which is highly restricted. And got special permission to film aerials in military airspace.

From the film, you’ll be amazed at what a key role the arts play in Cuban Society and Culture.

Do you have any additional projects in the works featuring Cuba?

Yes, we have an feature length film as well as a TV series.

We can hardly wait!

Peter H. Chang is an award-winning director, producer, and cinematographer based in San Francisco, California. A pioneer in the use of large format 3D motion-control time-lapse capture systems, Peter’s cinematography for IMAX and giant screens includes National Geographic’s JERUSALEM, PANAMA, MacGillivray Freeman’s NATIONAL PARKS ADVENTURE, and PLANET POWER.

Editors Note: The film is simply breathtaking. Rich with vibrant color, images and a spectacular music soundtrack. Well worth the visit to another treasure: The Denver Museum of Nature and Science.



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New Music in the Cloud.

There’s a new band in the Cloud that has been getting some attention from our listeners.

The band is The Corona’s and their distinctive alt-pop sound grabbed our attention late last year and we have been showcasing the bands music ever since as a featured new music pick from Lightshade in the Cloud daily.

The Coronas are an Irish rock band that originated in Dublin.

They release their unique blend of music through their own independent record label, but can also be found in i-Tunes.

It’s lead singer can also be heard in the Cloud introducing the bands latest single (it’s kind of cool how that came about).

The bands manager had heard the Cloud was featuring its music and one thing led to another.

The band just appeared at Denver’s Larimer Lounge in February. It was a great show.

Hopefully, they will back soon. In the meantime, you can hear them daily in the Cloud and anytime right here!