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!

 

 

 

The Art + Zen of Bill Murray.

There’s a very pleasing and amusing little song playing on 96.9 the Cloud that both stands out and fits in perfectly with the likes of Vance Joy, Colbie Caillat and most of the happy pop tunes you hear on the Cloud. 

In fact, the song is called Happy Street and it’s performed by none other than Bill Murray. The Mark Twain Kennedy Center Honoree, Lost in Translation star, Tootsie co-star and yes, every golfers favorite movie: Caddyshack.

Yup, that Bill Murray.

Mr. Murray recently shared his genius at The Bellco Theater and last week was back on Saturday Night Live for a guest shot in it’s cold open.  So, what’s the story with his appeal? We did a little digging and it turns out, the world loves this guy because he reminds us of a better version of ourselves, without having to.

In his own words: the Art & Zen of Bill Murray.

WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE BILL MURRAY

Nothing prepared me for being this awesome. It’s kind of a shock to wake up every morning and be bathed in this purple light. There’s a wonderful sense of well-being that begins to circulate . . . up and down your spine. And you feel something that makes you almost want to smile. So what’s it like to be me? Ask yourself, ‘What’s it like to be you?’ The only way we’ll ever know what it’s like to be you is if you work your best at being you as often as you can, and keep reminding yourself that’s where home is.

From a 2014 Q&A during Canada’s Bill Murray Day, via Rolling Stone

HE LIVES HIS LIFE

I live a little bit on the seat of my pants, I try to be alert and available for life to happen to me. We’re in this life, and if you’re not available, the sort of ordinary time goes past and you didn’t live it. But if you’re available, life gets huge. You’re really living it.

From an interview on CBS This Morning

ON BEING RELAXED

The more relaxed you are, the better you are at everything. The better you are with your loved ones, the better you are with your enemies, the better you are at your job, the better you are with yourself.

From the New York Times

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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:

Next month we enter our third year.

This year, the Cloud reached over one million listeners in Colorado. Quite the milestone for a small radio station.

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 and a music lovers dream in the Cloud.

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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New in the Cloud this Holiday Season!

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!

Experience a higher life in the Cloud from our friends at Lightshade.
Find a new tradition heirloom at the old world charm of Polish Pottery Outlet. Now, in the Cloud!

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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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.

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Give us 8 weeks to change the rest of your life!
Jim Smith’s Golden Real Estate: where trust is Golden.
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New in the Cloud: Make a Date Night at the all new Roller City in Lakewood!
Hot Water Now in Lakewood, Colorado: Stay warm and toasty this winter season!

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

Now Playing: Mamma Mia!

Join the fun at The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. Now playing through the end of the month:  Mamma Mia!

This fun production is a must see this fall. The Arvada Centers production is stellar and will thrill and delight you.

Mamma Mia! is the ultimate feel-good experience that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the excitement! This smash-hit musical combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen” and “Take A Chance on Me,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter, and friendship.

The magic of ABBA’s timeless songs and a delightful story of romance propel this charming musical to a paradise adventure you won’t want to miss.

New in the Cloud: Your locally owned Jefferson County Ace Hardware Stores.

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.