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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.

March 15, 2024

Announcing that our 4th Annual Block Party starring Common will be on June 8th at Levitt Pavilion Denver! This is a free show with limited VIP tickets available.  CLICK HERE FOR VIP TICKETS 104.7 The Drop is kicking off summer with its fourth annual Block Party, a free concert from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, [...]
Congrats to our Top 5 for Battle for the Block Season 2! Voting Closed on March 29 - Check back soon for results!   Ave Grim Avenue or Ave Grim's goal is to become one of the greats. A household name. His love for the music keeps him busy in the studio, and his stage [...]
Throughout Black History Month Unique Henderson and Ya Girl Cedes are talking with with Black-owned businesses that are making waves in our community. One of the businesses they sat down with was Bryson Knight, owner of Eye Envy Vision. Eye Envy's  mission is to provide exceptional eye and vision care to the City of Aurora. [...]
In this episode of The Black Millennial Mom Podcast, created in collaboration with The Women's Foundation of Colorado, we take a deeper look at the world of childcare and evaluate it from all perspectives. From the daycare owners to legislation educators, we have a gloves-off conversation about what's happening and how we can encourage change. [...]
Throughout Black History Month Unique Henderson and Ya Girl Cedes are talking with with Black-owned businesses that are making waves in our community. One of the businesses they sat down with was Corey Thurman, owner of Kickin' Tires and Brakes. Kickin' Tires and Brakes is a Colorado based new tire retailer. Their goal is to [...]
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 [...]
Throughout Black History Month Unique Henderson and Ya Girl Cedes are talking with with Black-owned businesses that are making waves in our community. One of the businesses they sat down with was Lawrence and Larimer.  "FAMOUS" is more than a clothing line; it's a celebration of Black excellence, a fusion of fashion, and a tribute [...]
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 [...]
Throughout Black History Month Unique Henderson and Ya Girl Cedes are talking with with Black-owned businesses that are making waves in our community. One of the businesses they sat down with was Black + Blossomed. "Creating floral art became my sanctuary—a therapeutic escape from the chaos of the world. Black + Blossomed was born out [...]
Throughout Black History Month Unique Henderson and Ya Girl Cedes are talking with with Black-owned businesses that are making waves in our community. One of the businesses they sat down with was Bodies by Perseverance. "We’re original 303, Denver before the traffic, the franchises…We create the healthiest, strongest, fittest and sexiest bodies in Denver. We’re [...]
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 [...]
Throughout Black History Month Unique Henderson and Ya Girl Cedes are talking with with Black-owned businesses that are making waves in our community. One of the businesses they sat down with was TK's Surf and Turf Kitchen.  "We’re a independent, family operated seafood restaurant located minutes away from the Kennedy Golf course in Denver, CO. [...]

February 12, 2024

THE DROP 104.7 IS LOOKING FOR THE TOP 5 PERFORMING ARTISTS IN COLORADO TO PERFORM AT THE DROP 104.7’S 4TH ANNUAL BLOCK PARTY! Show us your stage presence by sharing a video of you performing! (Drop a link in the form) VIDEO RULES: NO MUSIC VIDEOS! You can rap, sing, we want to see YOUR [...]
ScHoolboy Q is poised to come back into the spotlight with an upcoming 6th studio album after a long hiatus. Blue Lips is set to release March 1st, 2024 through the legendary label Top Dog Entertainment (TDE). On Tuesday, he shared the album track list through social media with a teaser video (available on YouTube) [...]
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 DROP helps us continue our mission to provide a voice to our community, support local independent R&B and Hip Hop artists, and play everything from [...]
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 DROP helps us continue our mission to provide a voice to our community, support local independent R&B and Hip Hop artists, and play everything from [...]
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 DROP helps us continue our mission to provide a voice to our community, support local independent R&B and Hip Hop artists, and play everything from [...]
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 DROP helps us continue our mission to provide a voice to our community, support local independent R&B and Hip Hop artists, and play everything from [...]
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 DROP helps us continue our mission to provide a voice to our community, support local independent R&B and Hip Hop artists, and play everything from [...]
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 DROP helps us continue our mission to provide a voice to our community, support local independent R&B and Hip Hop artists, and play everything from [...]

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. [...]
Last week on Therapy Thursday, we had Michelle Tijerina from Voz y Corazón to talk about suicide prevention and wellness for youth. Voz y Corazón focuses on empowering youth voices and hearts through art and connectedness. It is a free community-based support group for youth, focused on self-acceptance, group connection and mentorship - all supported [...]

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 [...]
André Benjamin, aka André 3000, has gone to a very different place with his new full album (his first major release in nearly 20 years).  He is not necessarily interested in taking his hip-hop fans along with him. You’ve never heard this . It’s time to get re-introduced. (For the unaware) André 3000 and Big [...]
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:

November 6, 2023

HIP HOP NUTCRACKER TRIVIA CONTEST Play for a chance to win tickets to see the Hip Hop Nutcracker, coming to the Buell Theatre in downtown Denver. All entries must be submitted by 1pm/MST, Monday November 13th, 2023. Potential winners will be selected from all correctly answered questions. Tickets will be for the 7:30pm performance at [...]
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 
It's always a good day when we hear the queen Beyoncé has something in the works! “Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé” will be released in movie theaters on Dec. 1! Tickets are already on sale.   When I am performing, I am nothing but free,” Beyoncé says in the trailer. “My goal for this tour [...]

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