Peace, Love & Yoga!

 

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

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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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Might be time for some Salsa to heat up your next ride!

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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Stay Limber and Alert

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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Stay warm and toasty this season!

The Natural Stairmaster of Red Rocks Amphitheater.

As our crazy winter weather continues, you might want to skip the gym and head to Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison.

The natural wonder provides the perfect amount of stairs and open air to insure a very sturdy work-out.

You won’t need an expensive membership to get your heart rate up and your glutes firing with all those steps (there’s 192 to be exact).

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Just head to west on Morrison Road from anywhere in Jeffco. Covering the 70-rows from the center, up-and-down and end-to-end is about 3 miles.

The elevation, at 6,450 above sea level, combined with its natural beauty make for a breath taking work out. Might make a fun play-date with a special friend.

There’s plenty of fun dining in town (Cloud picks: The New Red Rocks Beer Garden, just because it’s awesome, Tony Rigatoni, just because it’s tasty, or a romantic picnic basket from The Cheese Ranch in Golden.

Just remember to hydrate…this is Colorado after all.

Memories of past shows at the venue make for positive mind food too!

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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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!

 

 

 

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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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