KUNC & The Colorado Sound

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KUNC is a community-licensed public radio station, operated by Community Radio for Northern Colorado, Inc., a Colorado non-profit organization.  The Colorado Sound, KUNC's sister station, was born in 2016, and provides Music Discovery 24/7 to the Colorado Front Range. 

Series

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76 Pieces

Your music history.


Latest Pieces

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In the 70s, a type of music that was designed to play well in large venues became increasingly popular. Some call it Dad Rock but in its heyday, it...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2020
  • Length: 57:00
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This week on Music 101, we'll highlight one of the founding members of The Clash, Mick Jones. This episode will follow his career from the beginnin...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2020
  • Length: 57:00
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The Songs You Know, The Backing Vocals You Might Not. A lot of your favorite songs have secret guest vocals from famous musicians. We'll highlight ...

  • Added: Jan 07, 2020
  • Length: 57:00
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The B-Side of a record is typically meant to be a "throwaway" song. The A-Side is the one destined for all the glory. Sometimes, though, the B-Side...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2019
  • Length: 56:59
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There's nothing quite like a song that tells a good story and the 70's were chock full of them. This week on Music 101, we explore the story song.

  • Added: Dec 23, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
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As the 1960's gave way to the 1970's, a new kind of soul was hitting the radio. A product of the Philadelphia scene, Philly Soul was a lusher, orch...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2019
  • Length: 56:59
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Did you ever wonder how Big Country got their name? How about Deep Purple? Lots of your favorite bands took their names from songs they liked. This...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2019
  • Length: 56:59
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Without Sister Rosetta Tharpe, rock music as we know it today wouldn't exist. Her innovative approach to Gospel music and her unique (for the time)...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
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From Louisiana to Colorado to Georgia and beyond, four childhood friends formed a loose musical collective based on their love of music. There are ...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2019
  • Length: 56:58
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In the early 2000's, bands were coming onto the music scene influenced by Garage Rock sounds of the 1960's and the New Wave scene of the late 1970'...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2019
  • Length: 57:00