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Balenciaga 360° Winter 2022 Show First the destroyed sneakers...now this? This Fall, Balenciaga plans on dropping their latest "luxury bag" inspired by yes...you guessed it an actual trash bag. Can you imagine accidently mixing these up on trash day? The only difference between your hefty kitchen trash bag and the trash bag inspired Balenciaga bag [...]
A Quick Guide to goal setting: Goals not only help us improve a specific area of our life, but they can also keep us hopeful for our future. When somebody asks, "What are your goals?" or "What do you want your life to look like in ___ years?" it can either be exciting or intimidating. [...]
Did you know that Tik Tok is the most downloaded app worldwide? TikTok has been an ever-increasing social media platform that's allowed people to showcase their talents and reach thousands, and sometimes millions of people! Some have the misconception that TikTok is just for dance trends and weird audios, while that's part of it, Tik [...]
Credit: Balenciaga So you're telling me all I have to do is grab those shoes from the trashcan that are torn up and stained to be 'fashionable'? HA! In May 2022, Balenciaga dropped their latest shoe line called the 'Paris Sneaker'. According to Balenciaga, Only 100 pairs of the "extremely wrecked" sneakers, priced at $1,850, [...]
NPR Music celebrated Black Music Month with an array of brand new Tiny Desk concerts. Usher did an NPR Tiny Desk performance that premiered on June 30. It was a fantastic performance with several of his hit songs including: "You Make Me Wanna..." and "Confessions Part II". The performance was complete with a horn section, [...]
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This year's theme is "Together for Mental Health" #Together4MH. On 104.7 THE DROP we have a special segment called "Therapy Thursdays". Once a month, we have a special guest Michelle R. Simmons, LPC. , CEO/Clinical Director of Michelle Simmons Counseling on the air with us. In an episode, Michelle talked [...]
It's 2004, you got your sweatband on, Mp3 player rocking 'Get Back' and waiting for 9pm to roll around so you can call your #1 on MySpace without being charged for minutes on your Razor phone. On April 27th, 2022 we dropped by Red Rocks to see Ludacris and Nelly (Fat Joe even showed up!) [...]
Congrats to all the nominees and winners of the 2022 GRAMMY Awards!  The 2022 GRAMMY Awards took place on April 3rd, 2022 after being rescheduled. This was the 64th GRAMMY Awards! Here is a full list of  the Winners: Record of the Year: Leave The Door Open - Silk Sonic Album of the Year: We [...]
Welcome to the 2nd Annual 104.7 THE DROP Block Party featuring Busta Rhymes! Friday, June 10, 2022 Greek Amphitheater | Civic Center Park As summer begins to heat up, THE DROP 104.7 looks forward to sharing live music with our Colorado community. We are excited to have the opportunity to share live music with our [...]
Mary Eliza Church Terrell - American Civil Rights Activist, Women's Rights Activist, Co-Founder of NACW Mary Eliza Church Terrell was born in 1863 during a period of great change in the history of African Americans. In her lifetime she advocated for a wide range of causes—woman's suffrage, adult education, anti-segregation, anti-lynching, and women's employment. Church [...]
Maya Lin - Asian-American designer and sculptor Maya Ying Lin is an Asian-American designer and sculptor. In 1981, while an undergraduate at Yale University, she achieved national recognition when she won a national design competition for the planned Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC. Maya Lin was born in Athens, Ohio. Her parents emigrated from China [...]
Elizabeth Peratrovich - American Civil Rights Activist, President of Alaska Native Sisterhood, Tlingit Nation Member Elizabeth Wanamaker Peratrovich was an American civil rights activist, Grand President of the Alaska Native Sisterhood, and member of the Tlingit nation who worked for equality on behalf of Alaska Natives. Born a member of the Tlingit Nation, she was [...]
Rebecca Lobo - Women's Basketball Hall of Fame  As team captain her senior year, Lobo led the University of Connecticut to a perfect season in 1995. The Huskies were undefeated in 28 regular-season games and defeated Tennessee in the NCAA Championship that year to go 35-0.  For her outstanding performance in and out of the [...]
Althea Gibson - International Tennis Player  History.com Born into a sharecropping family in South Carolina, Althea Gibson (1927–2003) spent most of her formative years in Harlem, New York, where she was first introduced to the game of tennis as a teenager. At age 20, Gibson won the first of 10 straight titles at the national [...]
Wilma Rudolph - Olympic Goldmedalist Eleven seconds flat—that’s how long it took for Wilma Rudolph (1940–1994) to streak to victory in the 100-meter sprint and claim Olympic gold at the 1960 Summer Games in Rome. Nicknamed “Skeeter,” the 20-year-old sprinter triumphed in the 200-meter sprint and the 4 x 100-meter relay as well, becoming the [...]
DROP of History behind Women's HERstory Month President Jimmy Carter signs document at the White House in Washington on Feb. 28, 1980, proclaiming March 2-8 "National Women's History Week." Barry Thumma—AP (courtesy of Time.com) Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and [...]
Nikki Swarn our General Manager and Program Director dropped by for a quick interview with Kathie J on Tuesday, February 15th on Local 3. She told the story of how THE DROP started from the streaming app, all the way up to celebrate the first Anniversary of our 104.7 signal.
Stagecoach Mary Fields – Wild West Badass and First Black Woman to Carry the Mail Born a slave in Hickman County, Tennessee around 1832, “Stagecoach” Mary Fields, also known as Black Mary, was a formidable figure in the Old West. She stood 6 feet tall and weighed about 200 lbs. She loved to smoke cigars, [...]
The Hon. Gary Jackson, Judge of the Denver County Court (ret.) In recognition of Black History Month, THE DROP and SettleUp is honoring Judge Gary Jackson of the Denver County bench. Judge Jackson grew up in Denver, attended George Washington High School in Denver, received a bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado in 1967 [...]
The Hon. Alfred C. Harrell, Judge of the Denver County court. Judge Harrell In recognition of Black History Month, THE DROP and SettleUp is honoring Judge Alfred C. Harrell of the Denver County Court. Judge Harrell was one of the first African American judges appointed to the courts in Colorado. Judge Harrell retired from full-time [...]
George Crum - The Inventor of the Potato Chip Every time a person crunches into a potato chip, he or she is enjoying the delicious taste of one of the world's most famous snacks–a treat that might not exist without the contribution of black inventor George Crum. The son of an African-American father and a [...]
Our partners at SettleUp are giving Colorado First Responders the VIP treatment for Valentine’s Day with a VIP package to see actor/singer ROTIMI live in concert Friday, February 11th  at Herman’s Hideaway, dinner, chocolates, and bottle service!  Nominate a special First Responder on all things social at SettleUp Auto.  You could make things a little [...]
Ronald S. Demon: Athletic Show Cushion Support Ronald S. Demon invented an athletic shoe whose cushion support automatically adjusts to suit not only the shape of the wearer's feet but also the manner in which the shoe is being used at any given time. While in high school, he bought a pair of the first [...]
Rotimi LIVE at Herman's Hideaway Herman’s Hideaway and THE DROP 104.7 want to give you the chance for a special Valentine’s experience with actor/singer ROTIMI live in concert Friday, February 11th.  Let us make your Valentine’s Day so sweet that you’ll fall in love! This giveaway is supported by SettleUp!
Introducing our new 2022 Studio Partner - SettleUp The DROP is proud to introduce you to our new Studio partner for 2022. We want to welcome SettleUp as an integral partner for the People's Station of Hip Hop and R&B. Helping us to expand our programming and reach into the state we call home. Settle [...]
Alexander Miles:  Improved Method for Opening and Closing Elevators Ever taken an elevator? You can thank Alexander Miles for his contributions to the open and close function of the elevator! Inventor and barber Alexander Miles, third from right, sat in the Duluth Chamber of Commerce office circa 1890. Alexander Miles, who contributed to the elevator [...]
The Call | Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show OFFICIAL TRAILER This year's Super Bowl Halftime Show has a SUPER STAR LINE UP!! The Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show Trailer has been released and it's LIT. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar are featured in this trailer. This year's halftime [...]
Motivated for 2022 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 [...]
It's the Holiday season and the time for giving! This year, we were able to give back with our 2nd annual Food Drive and the Holla-day hookup. Thanks to you, Colorado, we were able to help provide over 800 meals to people in our community as well as give those who needed a little extra [...]
Freaking out because 2022 is right around the corner? Cause, same. Goals not only help us improve a specific area of our life, but they can also keep us hopeful for the future, which in the state of the world right now is really important. When somebody asks, "What are your new years resolutions?" or [...]
Congrats to all the nominees and winners of the 2021 American Music Awards!  The 2021 American Music Awards was hosted by Cardi B and took place on November 21st, 2021. Here is a full list of Winners: Photo Credit: REUTERS Artist Of The Year: BTS Favorite Male Pop Artist: ED SHEERAN Favorite Female Pop Artist: TAYLOR [...]
Emma McIntyre/Getty Images On Monday, November 8th Hip Hop legend, Missy Elliot received her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! Missy Elliot has made a huge impact and paved the way for other female artists and rappers. During her acceptance speech she gave a shout out to the female artists who paved the [...]
On Saturday, October 23rd Hip Hop lost a pioneer and activist. General Jeff was active in the 80s and 90s west coast hip hop scene known for being a hype man for rap duo group Rodney O & Joe Cooley and later served DJ Quik's bodyguard. In addition to being in the hip hop scene, [...]
Old Man Saxon "Hell Yeah" Official Music Video It wasn't too long ago when we sat down with Old Man Saxon for an in depth interview and station takeover! Old Man Saxon has been part of THE DROP's journey and also opened up for Wale for our very first Block Party. He released the single [...]
Put $5 on it today! The mini Pink Pumpkins have returned! When you text the number “5” to 303.893.DROP (3767) and put $5 (or more) to donate you’ll receive a limited edition autographed mini Pink Pumpkin signed by THE DROP’s air staff as a thank you gift!  These mini Pink Pumpkins also acknowledge Breast Cancer [...]

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