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Ingrid Larragoity from El Sistema Colorado joined CC to discuss the importance of teaching children about string instruments in the setting of an orchestra. El Sistema Colorado seeks to provide music without barriers!

With all the triggering images circulating around social media, we at THE DROP are focusing on helping those in our community who may feel unseen and unheard, especially when the national spotlight fades. WE SEE YOU, WE HEAR YOU!!

“Be Fast” Understanding how to identify the symptoms of a stroke Balance, Eyes, Face, Arm, Speech, Time—these are the key signs to watch for in a stroke, according to advocate Maggie Whittum. She recently appeared on Community Corner to discuss her documentary, “The Great Now What,” which explores her life after a stroke ten years […]

On this episode of Black Millennial Mom, Cedes chats with firefighters Javon Mays, Brittany Raday, and Marcus Palmer about how they have successfully juggled one of the most extreme careers while raising young children. While Javon’s, Brittany’s, and Marcus’s jobs are more intense than others, their take on parenting may sound familiar as you really don’t know what it is like until you live it.

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Ashley Furst, Marketing & Communications Manager for Goodwill of Colorado joined CC to talk about the work the organization does with those who’s seeking reformative employment.

Want to win Tickets to the Nuggets vs Timberwolves Game 2?… Tune in to The Kick Back with Unique and Cedes and listen for “2 Truths and a Lie” during the 4 o’clock hour. We will ask three questions related to Colorado Driving Laws, and you have to pick out the lie. Be the first […]

Community Corner Interview: Sun Valley Kitchen Nestled in Denver’s Sun Valley neighborhood, Sun Valley Kitchen is a beacon of hope and nourishment. Founded by Glenn Harper it has organically grown over a decade to meet the evolving needs of the community. Offering vital food access programs, youth initiatives, and health services, alongside contributions from Denver […]

Community Corner | Museo de las Americas Listen to the Full Conversation Here! Museo de las Americas Celebrates Latin American Art and Heritage Drop host’s Sugabear and LaMolly were recently joined by Cristina Del Hoyo and Louis Trujillo of Museo de las Americas. This wasn’t just any conversation; it was a lively exchange brimming with […]

Monica the Great: Spinning Poetry into Hip-Hop and Empowering Women in Music

Stephen Smith-Contreras from Youth On Record joined Community Corner to talk about the importance of giving youth a safe space to create and learn. Youth on Record empowers young creatives to achieve their artistic, personal, and academic best by employing Colorado musicians and artists as their coaches and mentors.

Sarahí Hernandez from Hecho en Westwood joins Community Corner to talk about the collectively led, organized and operated community group that works to create a community-owned economy.

Singer, Broadway Performer Devin Bowles talks Pushing Past Rejection and Going After Your Dreams

Telly Talks the Inspiration Behind her Upcoming Album Super Soni*dos host La Molly talks with Latin Artist, Telly about her upcoming album, how her mom plays a role in her writing process and she got her start in music.

Divinity Purvey and Matthew Mitchell from Denver Human Services for Child Welfare, plus Christopher Palmerin, a father who graduated through Colorado’s Fatherhood Program joined SugaBear’s Community Corner to discuss parenting and the support available for fathers.

Community Corner hosts SugaBear and LaMolly talk with Reach Ministries’, Pastor James West and Rene Lima-marin about working with young people in our community and how to pursue progress not perfection.

Congrats to our 2024 Battle for the Block winner NELO! Congrats to the winner of this years #BattleForTheBlock competition Nelo! Catch Nelo live at The Drop’s 4th Annual Block Party Saturday June 8th opening for Common! Check out more from Nelo before the show:

Community Corner hosts SugaBear and LaMolly talk with Sade Cooper, Javon Brame and Katherine Casey from Justice for Black Coloradans about their historic work to secure reparations for the Centennial State’s Black residents through the legislative process.

Prince Dykes of “The Investor Show” joined Community Corner with SugaBear and La Molly to discuss the critical importance of teaching our youth about financial literacy.

Charlyn Moss, Founder & CEO of Working Within joined SugaBear’s Community Corner to talk about her journey as a young entrepreneur and becoming the founder and CEO of Working Within, a nonprofit that invests in the success of Black social enterprise leaders. Learn more at: https://www.workingwithin.net/ Check out the full interview below: WANT MORE MUSIC [...]
Micah Smith from CABJ (Colorado Association of Black Journalists)  joined SugaBear on SugaBear’s Community Corner to talk about the re-emergence of the CABJ and the importance of black storytelling. Check out the full interview below: WANT MORE MUSIC NEWS, UPDATES AND MORE? SUBSCRIBE TO THE SAMPLE, OUR E-NEWSLETTER IN YOUR INBOX EVERY OTHER THURSDAY! CLICK HERE TO [...]
On air host Maleman sat down with Denver Mayor Mike Johnston on THE MISSION for a candid conversation about life and work. Check out the full interview below: WANT MORE MUSIC NEWS, UPDATES AND MORE? SUBSCRIBE TO THE SAMPLE, OUR E-NEWSLETTER IN YOUR INBOX EVERY OTHER THURSDAY! CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE MOVEMENT AND DONATE TODAY!  A [...]

January 29, 2024

Where: Early Connections Learning Centers | 104 East Rio Grande Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 When: Wednesday February 7th 2024 • 6:00 pm CLICK HERE TO GET TICKETS Join us for this thoughtful discussion on the realities of childcare access in Colorado Springs and statewide from multiple perspectives – parent, childcare owner, and policy advocate. [...]

January 14, 2024

Join us for an uplifting afternoon of laughter and gospel music at the Black Joy Gospel Experience, a comedy show and gospel concert presented by KUVO JAZZ and 104.7 THE DROP. When: Saturday February 24th 2024 | 2:00 pm Where: New Hope Baptist Church, 3701 Colorado Boulevard, Denver, CO This event will be hosted by the talented actor, radio [...]
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s most famous speech details his dream of racial integration, but he was also deeply invested in fighting for the rights of poor and working-class people regardless of race, and far beyond the American South. In fact, in 1966, he and his family moved to the West Side of Chicago into [...]
This week on SugaBear's Community Corner, we had special guest Maryum Ali with us in the studio! We could listen to her talk for hours, she told so many incredible stories. She discussed yhe 20th anniversary of her children’s book about her father Muhammad Ali’s life, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and more! Watch the [...]
Motivated for 2024 because you get to set new goals/resolutions? But...then February comes and you can't even remember what those goals/resolutions were? You're not alone! First of all, if you haven't set any goals yet and want to, be sure to read our quick guide on goal setting: https://www.thedrop303.org/featured/setting-goals-for-the-new-year-a-quick-guide/ Okay, it's a new year and [...]
Our hometown heroes continue to make waves both in the state, and nationwide! Denver’s own Jon Platt to be honored by Grammys for contributions to music. Although he was born in Philadelphia, Platt considers Denver his hometown; his childhood bounced him from Park Hill to Aurora before he landed firmly in Montbello, where he grew [...]
On Air Host Maleman with KUVO On Air Host Tree King After receiving tickets to The Hip-Hop Nutcracker, I was itching to see what it was about. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but WOW – what a show! One of the founding fathers of Hip Hop, Kurtis Blow, MC’d the show. The show began [...]
We've partnered again with SONIC to help give food to our communities and we're inviting you to be part of it! Download THE DROP 104.7 app and visit a participating SONIC location anytime November 6th - 22nd, 2023 to donate non-perishable food items to benefit Denver Inner City Parish, and receive a FREE small fountain [...]
Join us in welcoming our new Assistant General Manager of Radio and Program Director, Ayana Contreras! Ayana is a cultural historian, author, radio DJ and archivist, Contreras joins the station from Chicago, IL where she helped create and served as content director for the first urban alternative radio station. An avid collector with more than [...]
For this edition of Community Corner, on-air personality, SugaBear, sat down with Amanda Gordon, founder and CEO of GoJo Auto, the first Black woman-owned used car dealership in Colorado. Tune in to learn more about the car buying process and how to avoid predatory car buying tactics.   Watch the interview below:
The Cold Crush Brothers formed in the Bronx in 1978 and made an enduring mark in the world of Hip-Hop. They were particularly renowned for their unforgettable performances that featured harmonies, melodies, and stage stomping routines. Back in their formative years from 1978 to 1981, the Cold Crush Brothers formed when DJ Tony Tone joined [...]
We've partnered again with SONIC to help give food to our communities and we're inviting you to be part of it! Download THE DROP 104.7 app and visit a participating SONIC location anytime November 6th - 22nd, 2023 to donate non-perishable food items to benefit Denver Inner City Parish, and receive a FREE small fountain [...]
Early giving starts today! Colorado Gives Day. Easily the best day to give. What if there was a day that, as Coloradans, we got to celebrate the impact of coming together and lifting up our local communities? A day when we join arm in arm with our neighbors, jump into the pool of positivity together, [...]
Sure you've been to all the scary movies, experienced haunted houses & corn mazes...but do you think you can handle the real thing?! Central City Masonic Cemetery Central City began as a mining town in the late 1800s, now known for the casinos that have taken over the area. But one thing hasn’t changed: the [...]
Did y'all know that DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince had a music video that was locked away for 30 years? Before it was released to the public, the video was considered somewhat of a musical urban legend. Back in 1988, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince had a hit track called "A [...]
In this episode of The Black Millennial Mom, Cedes sits down with two mothers who are tackling the journey of parenthood as single mothers. Rebekah Howard and Katelyn Padilla discuss their ups and downs and what motivates them to continue. The Black Millennial Mom podcast, hosted by radio personality Ya Girl Cedes on 104.7 THE [...]
Monday, October 9th 2023 is Indigenous People's Day! Here are a few Native American Artists to take a listen to: **EXPLICIT LANGUAGE WARNING**  Snotty Nose Rez Kids PJ Vegas Antoine  City Natives  Frank Waln 
On-air personality Maleman got a chance to swing by his old stomping grounds, Montbello High School for National Walk/Roll to School Day! Maleman, together with on-air personality Ya Girl Cedes, showed up as celebrity crossing guards for the day! They handed out raffle tickets and took photos with staff and students. Studentswere encourged to celebrate [...]
Denver, CO – Rocky Mountain Public Media, the parent company of Rocky Mountain PBS, KUVO JAZZ, and THE DROP, is thrilled to announce a groundbreaking collaboration with Colorado State University Pueblo, bringing one of the station’s most popular radio shows to Pueblo. Starting June 1, 2023, Pueblo listeners can tune into live broadcasts of "The [...]
Now this music news is Supa Dupa Fly! Missy Elliot recently made history by becoming the first female rapper to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame! In order to be MISSY ELLIOT at the 2003 Vibe Awards in Santa Monica, CA. November 20, 2003 Paul Smith / Featureflash considered, an artist [...]
Tune into THE DROP 104.7 for your chance to win tickets to our Black Millennial Moms Mother’s Day Bruch Extravaganza, hosted by Ya Girl Cedes! It’s all happening on Saturday May 13th, at the Buell Public Media Center (home of THE DROP 104.7). You’ll enjoy… Delicious food from celebrity chef, Jason Walker, a liveviolinist, and [...]
Over the weekend General Manager of THE DROP 104.7 and our sister station KUVO JAZZ 89.3 sat down with Elevating Denver! Check it out below: Want more music news, updates and more? Subscribe to THE SAMPLE, our E-Newsletter in your inbox every other Thursday! CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE MOVEMENT AND DONATE TODAY!  A donation to THE [...]

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We celebrated Amerykah Jones’ last full-time day on the air full time with a dance party! But don’t worry, you still get to hear her on Therapy Thursdays, Financial Fridays, Local Love on Saturdays and Gospel Jamz on Sundays and subbing for other hosts when they are out. She is focusing on her next big [...]
If you weren't already hype for a brand new year, the legend herself, Mary J. Blige, will have her very first talk show called "The Wine Down". It has been reported that Blige will not only be hosting the show but she will also be producing scripted and non-scripted content through her company Blue Butterfly [...]
Our "5 Elements of Hip Hop" event was LIT! The event explored the foundations of Hip-Hop through an interactive immersion in art, poetry, movement, history, and culture. Each element had its own immersive experience lead by those in our local hip hop community: DJing The pioneers for DJing included Grandmaster Flash and mixtape king DJ [...]
We are so proud to announce that our absolutely amazing General Manager will now also be the General Manager of our sister station KUVO JAZZ! A 25-Year Radio Veteran, Nikki Swarn Will Oversee Operations, Build Community Bridges for Rocky Mountain Public Media’s Two Radio Stations Denver, CO – Rocky Mountain Public Media is pleased to announce THE [...]
As many of us know, the holiday season can be overwhelming, stressful, overwhelming, depressing, and much more for many in our community. To help out, even if it’s in a small way, THE DROP 104.7 put together the Holla-day Hookup! If you want to nominate someone you know that can use a little help to [...]

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