Interview with Jim Blaylock (8/5/14)

Interview with Dr. Benzi Kluger (7/23/14)

Interview with Pierce O'Farrill (7/18/14)

Interview with Kelly Sullivan (6/11/14)

Interview with Denver Police Chief of Staff, Matt Murray (5/15/14)

Interview with Bill Yaros (5/15/14)

Colonel Bud Anderson (2/28/14)

Interview with Colonel Bud Anderson

Interview with Former Bronco Coach, Red Miller (1/17/14)

Rick Interviews Legendary Broncos Head Coach, Red Miller

Interview with Captain David Nagel (11/26)

Ruby Blue Quartet Performs (11/26)

Geezers Quiz

Geezer Quiz 9.11.14

Q:  The Average one of these lasts about 4 and 1/2 years.  What is it?  

A. Car  
B. Job  
C. cell phone

A:  Job

Geezer Quiz 9.10.14

Q:  In a recent study conducted by linguistics experts, this is the most hated word in the English language.  

A. Moist  
B. Vomit  
C. Actually

A:  Moist

Geezer Quiz 9.9.14

Q:  19% of people have seen their neighbor do this. What is it? 

A.  Sunbathe Nude  
B. Walk outside to get the paper in their underwear  
C. Steal flowers from a neighbor’s yard.

A:  Walk outside to get the paper in their underwear

Geezer Quiz 9.8.14

Q:  The average American uses 50 pounds per year. What?  

A. Toilet Paper  
B. Sugar  
C. Shampoo

A:  Toilet Paper

Geezer Quiz 9.5.14

Q:   Which of the following is not effected by wind chill? 

A. person  
B. dog  
C. car radiator

A:  Car Radiator

Geezer Quiz 9.4.14

Q:  What planet is the brightest object in the sky after the Sun and Moon? 

A. Venus  
B. Jupiter  
C. Mars

A:  Venus

Geezer Quiz 9.3.14

Q:  What is the official language of Brazil?  

A. Portuguese  
B. Spanish  
C. Turkish

A:  Portuguese

Geezer Quiz 9.2.14

Q:  Which color flame burns hottest?  

A. Red  
B. White  
C. Blue

A:  Blue, followed by white, yellow, orange and red.

Geezer Quiz 8.29.14

Q:  Sales of this accessory are up 60% in the last 5 years.  What? 

A. Scarves  
B. Sunglasses  
C. Body Rings

A;  Scarves.

Geezer Quiz 8.28.14

Q:  On weekends it takes about 16 minutes to do this, on weekdays it takes about 4.  What is it? 

A. Shower  
B. Eat Breakfast  
C. Get out of bed

A:  Eat Breakfast

Geezer Quiz 8.27.14

Q:  According to “Self Magazine” the top two things that help you unwind are watching TV and a glass of wine.  What was #3? 
A. Going to a movie  
B. A Hot Bath  
C. Dinner Date with your spouse

A:  A Hot Bath

Geezer Quiz 8.26.14

Q:  Women’s Health says the top three things that make a woman unhappy are fighting with her husband, having a bad day at work and this.  What?  

A. Grocery Shopping  
B. Out of control kids  
C. Not fitting into her pants.

A:  Not fitting into her pants.

Geezer Quiz 8.25.14

Q:  25% of us do this in a restaurant.  What is it?  

A. Wipe down the silverware  
B. Steal sugar packets or Jelly packets  
C. Send our food back to the kitchen

A:  Wipe down the silverware

Geezer Quiz 8.22.14

Q:  This drink was created by accident at the 1904 World's Fair in Saint Louis.  What? 

A. Kool-Aid  
B. Ice Tea  
C. Milk Shake

A: Ice Tea

Geezer Quiz 8.21.14

Q:  A recent survey said the average American draws the line at this for the top price they’ll pay for a pair of jeans. 

A. $40  
B. $30  
C. $50

A: $40

Geezer Quiz 8.20.14

Q:  According to a new survey, 9 out of 10 people said they'd switch to a new Cell Phone if it had this. What?  

A. Better Camera  
B.  Longer Battery Life  
C. Bigger screen

A:  Longer Battery Life

Geezer Quiz 8.18.14

Q:  Over half of us say this is the most annoying thing a restaurant server does. What? 

A.  Ask how your food is before you've eaten any of it.  
B. Ask 100 times if you need a refill  
C. Taking plates before you’re done.

A:  Ask how your food is before you eat any of it.


Rick will be talking to Jessica Farmwald from 5280 Magazine about her new article, The New Golden Years.   We'll talk about Arthritis in our Health segment.  James Jeffrey from the Denver Public Library has information about Family History and the Boom Box: Dan will be covering 70s Pop Songs.  Dont' miss Boomtown every Saturday at it's new time 11am!

Astronomical events of interest for September 2014

Here is a quick look at what’s happening astronomically in September 2014. Mark your calendars.
The month of September is derived from Latin meaning “seven”. It was the seven month of the Roman calendar until 46 BC when the beginning of the year was changed to from March to January.
The traditional full moon name for September is the “Harvest Moon”. The Harvest Moon is somewhat unique in that the name is assigned to the full moon closest to the autumn equinox. That means it can also be the name of the full moon in October. The Harvest Moon name is obviously a reference to farmers working late into the night harvesting crops by the light of the full moon. The Moon also rises at a shallow angle giving the Moon more time above the horizon shorter times between moonrises and sunsets.
This full moon is also a Super Moon which is nothing more than the Moon being closest to Earth when is at the full moon phase. Tides are typically are higher than average, the moon is a little bigger, and brighter than average, but no so much that we would really notice.
Other names include the “Fruit Moon”, “Dying Grass Moon”, "Wine Moon", "The Singing Moon", "Blue Corn Moon", "The Elk Call Moon", and “Barley Moon”. The Lakota Sioux called it the “Moon where Calves Grow Hair” or “Moon when Plumes are Scarlet”. The Taos call it “The Yellow Leaf Moon” and the Oto call it “Spider Web on the Ground at Dawn Moon”.

Full Moon:  September 8 third and last full Super Moon this year
Last Quarter Moon: September 15
Farthest from Earth: September 20 (252,180 miles)
New Moon: September 24
Planets Visible:
Early Evening: Mars and Saturn low in south western horizon (after sunset)
Pre-dawn: Jupiter and Venus in eastern horizon (sunrise glare starts to interfere at mid-month)
Mercury is lost in solar glare
September 1: Sunrise 6:27am MDT, Sunset 7:32pm MDT
September 17: Sun enters the astronomical constellation Virgo.
September 22: Sun enters the astrological sign Libra.
September 30: Sunrise 6:54am MDT, Sunset 6:45pm MDT


The Star Spangled Radio Hour

KEZW and our friends at the Glenn Miller Archive at the University of Colorado present the Star Spanged Radio Hour, Saturday night at 6pm.  Rick and Dennis Spragg introduce live big band radio broadcasts from the 30s and 40s that haven't been heard since they originally aired.  It's our time capsule from the big band era and you can only hear it on AM 1430!  Miss a show?  Click here.

Georgetown Loop

Rick will ride the rails once again taking the Georgetown Loop Railroad to Ales on Rails.  Join him on September 27th at 6:30pm for great food and drink featuring beers from our own Colorado Craft Brewers.  Get all the details on our events page.
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A Story of Recovery
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Christmas Trees
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Carving the Turkey…
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We’re All Different Now…
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Rick's Thought for the Day

Thought 9.11.14

"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page"

St. Augustine

Thought 9.10.14

"It is not down in any map; true places never are"

Herman Melville

Thought 9.9.14

"I travel because the life is short and the world is huge"


Thought 9.8.14

"Travel hugs my soul"

Chris Eckett


Thought 9.5.14

"Middle age is when work is a lot less fun and fun is a lot more work"

Author Unknown

Thought 9.4.14

"Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don’t say"

Author Unknown

Thought 9.3.14

"The ornaments of your house will be the guests who frequent it"

Author Unknown

Thought 9.2.14

"The past is a guidepost, not a hitching post"

L. Thomas Holdcroft

Thought 8.29.14

"Do your little bit of good where you are.  It’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world"

Bishop Desmond Tutu

Thought 8.28.14

"Stop focusing on how stressed you are and remember how BLESSED you are"


Thought 8.27.14

"Don’t let the silly little dramas of each day get you down. For you are here to do great things"

Ralph Marston

Thought 8.26.14

"The most precious jewels you’ll ever have around your neck are the arms of your children"


Thought 8.25.14

"Be mindful of what you throw away, be careful of what you push away and think hard before you walk away"


Thought 8.22.14

"Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation.  If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour, she can hurt you"

Erma Bombeck

Thought 8.21.14

"When the student is ready, the master appears"

Buddhist Proverb

Thought 8.20.14

"Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere"

Chinese Proverb

Thought 8.18.14

"If you think education is expensive, try ignorance"

Andy McIntyre