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Cedes sits down with two moms, Marrisa and Shauntavia, who work in local law enforcement. From 14-hour shifts to dispatch calls, these moms take the streets head-on daily and put their lives on the line, all while having children at home. They discuss what it’s like being a millennial parent in today’s times and choosing a high-stress profession.

Denver-based community organizer and media leader Brother Jeff discusses how identity ties into empowerment for Black Americans.

Bobby and Angel Massie created Wanderland Outdoors in 2023. Their love of the lessons, freedom, mindfulness, and beauty of the outdoors drives them to provide a premium experience and access for BIPOC peoples in the outdoor industry. They founded Wanderland Outdoors to fill the need in the outdoor space for a diversity in faces, an elevated luxury experience, and to help reconnect future “wanderers” to the land around them.

Governor Polis Signs Racial Equity Study Bill (SB 53)

Empowering Lives: Breakthrough’s Transformative Impact Empowering Lives: Breakthrough’s Transformative Impact Breakthrough is a remarkable organization transforming the lives of individuals with criminal pasts and reshaping community perceptions. Led by Stacy Putka and Ashley Furst, Breakthrough aims to break the cycle of incarceration and poverty, particularly for families. Their mission emphasizes creating a supportive community, with […]

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!!

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.

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.

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.

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 [...]
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:
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 [...]
Local artist London Monroe dropped her new music video and it's "Fire!" Check it out and show some #LocalLove.

August 24, 2023

THE DROP 104.7 celebrates 50 years of Hip Hop with SoJo Social Justice Community Conversation & Concert. This special evening features The Reminders, a legendary performance by Talib Kweli and a community conversation and Q&A with Public Enemy’s own, Chuck D.al Justice Community Conversation & Concert with Chuck D, Talib Kweli & The Reminders  Sunday, [...]

July 28, 2023

Join us for Unique's Back to School Giveback! Date: Saturday, August 12th, 2023 Location: Fades Barber and Salon | 14044 E. Mississippi Ave Aurora, CO 80012 Time: Noon to 3pm Live music, food, backpacks, and haircuts! Free haircuts for anyone with a valid K-12 student ID. Get there early, first 100 haircuts are free! All [...]
We celebrated the release of the Barbie Movie in style with this amazing cake from a local bakery, lé Bakery Sensual! Go show some #LocalLove and support a local business y’all! Also, on-air host Ya Girl Cedes is a real life Barbie fr!
104.7 THE DROP invites you to the 6th annual Aurora Day Backpack GIVEAWAY! Sunday, August 6th 12 pm (noon) – 4 pm Knights of Columbus 13645 E Bayaud Ave Aurora, CO 80012 Live DJ, food, bouncy house, & face painting for the kids and, of course, BACKPACKS! Community groups will be in attendance lending their [...]
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KUVO JAZZ 89.3 and THE DROP 104.7 present The Shop…a Barber or Beauty Shop style conversation with hosts from both stations, experts and community voices like yours. THE DROP and KUVO JAZZ are presenting a very special simulcast on Wednesday, December 14 from 6 – 7 pm. Tune in and join the conversation to tackle [...]
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 [...]
Today on The Morning DROP we had Jessie from Inside Out Youth Services call in today for a Therapy Tuesday session regarding the tragedy in Colorado Springs at Club Q. About Jessie: Jessie is a queer activist, poet, and community organizer committed to the liberation of LGBTIA2+ young people. She is charged with mobilizing resources, [...]
Happy Tanks-giving from THE DROP 104.7! Tune in this Monday for your chance to win a $50 dollar gift card to fill up your tank! That’s right, as you make your way to and from visiting all your family & friends to enjoy Thanksgiving together (and fill up on all the great food), we wanted [...]
On Tuesday, October 11, THE DROP 104.7 partnered with our own Rocky Mountain PBS, our sister station KUVO JAZZ 89.3 and our partner, the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver to host a community screening of Episode 2 of the PBS series "Making Black America: Through the Grapevine". Following the screening, we held a conversation to [...]
THE DROP 104.7 DROPped by The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) for the opening of The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse. This exhibit is nationally acclaimed and we are very excited they have brought it to the Mountain West! This exhibit was absolutely incredible, we are partnering with MCA [...]
THE DROP 104.7 was part of this year's A Taste of Colorado! In addition to all the tasty food and drink options, THE DROP had its own stage this year and brought that #LocalLove to A Taste of Colorado! Local independent artists Knwlxdge, Kid Astronaut and Adiell Mitchell brought all the vibes to THE DROP's [...]
THE DROP 104.7 was proud to support and partner again with the Cigar Lordz Organization for this year’s 4th Annual, Aurora Day Backpack Giveaway. Amerykah Jones and Unique helped hand out over 1,000 backpacks, and hung out with all the kids as they enjoyed face painting, food and fun, and even received free resources to ensure [...]

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