Think Differently: Small Is The New Big.

Give your small business a BIG lift in the Cloud:

Join the Cloud advertising community today for as little as $100.00 a month. Now in your second year, the Cloud 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 secondary men 40 plus.

All of our measured people metered audience by Nielsen Ratings Company is in Jefferson 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.

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 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.

The Clouds return-on-investment promise:

Fully Custom Messages: designed to sell your unique message in the Cloud.

Every ad you hear in the Cloud is written and produced by our award winning creative team.

Advertising in the Cloud is a remarkable return on investment:

The commercial messages that air daily in the Cloud are designed to make your business stand out and sell your business to our listeners.

We can do this because the Cloud only airs one single commercial per break.

You read right:  your business will be the only commercial message per commercial break.

No other corporate owned radio station in the Denver-Boulder radio market can do this, even if they wanted too.

Why do we do this?

It’s simple. It works.

It keeps our audience engaged through your message and back into our music mix.

It’s the Cloud difference:

Innovating how radio works for small business: be the blue fish.

The Cloud 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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New in the Cloud: Hail Free Solutions in Englewood and Colorado Springs.

 

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.

For as long as anyone can remember there have always been breakfast burritos in Colorado.

So it’s little wonder why Jeffco’s favorite stop for breakfast burritos prompted us to do a little research into who actually invented this delicacy.

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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 is a Colorado treasure. As winter’s alpine season finally begins, its every snow ski or boarders first stop (perhaps after Starbucks).

On warmer days in Jeffco its 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 breakfast burrito on the number one tee.

The historic origins of the breakfast burrito are as smothered as who invented the classic Martini or Caesar salad.

Historical accounts of the breakfast burrito point far south of Belleview Avenue.

In Santa Fe, New Mexico,  Little William Harm’s Burrito Shack, claims to have invented the original breakfast burrito in 1975, filling a rolled tortilla with bacon and potatoes, served with chili and cheese.

Other aficionados believe the creation was a little to the north in Taos, New Mexico. Where Michaels Kitchen created a breakfast dish with both red and green chili that same year.

That colorful creation became the Christmas Burrito (red + green).

But long ago, right here in Colorado, the original La Hacienda in Five Points may have beat out both.

In 1950 Salvador and Esther Mackintosh founded the now gone La Hacienda in an old church at 3090 Downing.

The Mackintosh Family story is one of Denver legend.

According to that legend, the breakfast burrito was born when young Esther began work at the restaurant in the early morning hours.

In order to keep her many children and now growing staff fed at that hour? You guessed it.

Every morning Esther Mackintosh simply rolled a warm fluffy flour tortilla, gently whipped farm fresh eggs and cheese from the original Royal Crest Dairy, with her legendary green chili pork gravy.

I think we are going with Esther’s legend from a historical perspective and Tamale Kitchen today.

Now, that’s a wrap.

New in the Cloud: Rain or Shine There’s Always a Line at Tamale Kitchen in Jefferson County, Colorado.

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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New in the Cloud: Pedal of Littleton. Ride Bikes, Be Happy!

Fahgettaboudit: There Is No Better Pizza in Lakewood!

Since 2004 Johnny’s New York Pizza and Pasta has been serving the area with hand tossed New York pizza, homemade pasta dishes and free delivery.

Just north of Mississippi and Wadsworth in Lakewood.

Located to the right along north bound Wadsworth and Mississippi Avenue, Johnny’s is a local fave to young and old alike. From pies to calzones, there’s none better than Johnny’s.

Perfect Pizza for family day, game day or fun day.

It’s charmed owner and operator Johnny (pictured) still hand tosses a pie or two with his inviting and friendly staff.

You can order online or call directly at 303-935-8818 or text JNYP for the best pizza not only in Lakewood, but possibly the whole planet.

Free delivery. Closed on Monday.

The official pizza of Jefferson County: Johnny’s New York Pizza & Pasta.

 

Easter Ham in Lakewood!

There’s a very special charm about Chicago Market in the heart of Lakewood.

Once through the door, you can both see and smell the taste of Chicago and Old World Specialty treats imported directly from Poland

Authentic European Smoked Meats, Sausages, Cheese and Fish will greet your appetite for something different in the kitchen.

 

It’s owners Victor and Kristina are as welcoming as the excellent selection of cheeses, cured meats and creamed herring – perfect for any sized charcuterie tray.

Long located on Carr Street, just south of West Colfax, Chicago Market has a remarkable reputation for finding popular items to import directly.

There’s much more online, but to really experience Chicago Market visit them at 1477 Carr Street in Lakewood, Colorado.

With Easter just around the corner, treat your family to some specialty items from Chicago Meats, including Krakus, America’s number one imported deli Polish Ham.

It’s a very special place in Jeffco!

 

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Snap, Crackle & Shop.

(Arvada, Colorado): The Cereal Box in Olde Town Arvada is a very special and charming place. In fact, it could be described as a Special K and Lucky Charmed place! Lori Hofer and Michael Emmerson are the founders of a remarkable new find in Olde Town.

It’s bright and colorful. The Cereal Box is something to experience for children of all ages. The Cloud discovered The Cereal Box on its fourth day of business. It is a wonderful discovery. There’s a unique selection of toys and lots of perfectly chilled whole milk and tasty bowls of Americas favorite breakfast: Cereal!

In his own words Michael chatted in the Cloud this week.

What inspired you two to open a restaurant committed to well, Fruit Loops?

We opened The Cereal Box for nothing more than a smile. We just wanted to do something that makes us feel good everyday. The cereal aisle always made me smile. The smell is amazing and the package design is some of the best in the biz. Cereal brings back so many memories for people. Nostalgia is a huge part of The Cereal Box. Cereal and Saturday morning cartoons and of course toys.

Who would not want to work in a cereal box?

 

What inspires you personally?

Good people. Great friends. My amazing family and the support that got us to this point and beyond.

Tell us please about you both. Prior to The Cereal Box, what did you both do?

I was born in Carlisle, Cumbria in the United Kingdom. I’m an artist, designer, husband and father. Before The Cereal Box I was with The Interger Group in Lakewood for over a decade, as creative director focusing on designs for the MillerCoors Brewing Company. Lori is from Atlanta. She’s an experienced manager with a focus on operations, workflow process development and financial management. She was also a vice president of operations at Support 1 in Golden and she also was a manager of client services at Interger.

The Cereal Box is located in Olde Town Arvada at 5709 Olde Wadsworth Blvd at a location that used to be of all things? A Yoga Studio.