Dan Mitchell has been talking to Denver’s rock radio listeners for 32 years. He’s been voted favorite rock radio personality by readers of the Denver Post and won numerous Colorado broadcasting honors. Just as he was as a music loving teen, on the radio Dan is that guy who really wants to share the songs he likes with you. Now, his ultimate goal is for you to like them as much as he does! And Dan’s got a rather sizeable music collection to share with you weekday afternoons on The Mountain! Read more...
1. What is your guilty pleasure television show? Why do you love it? If by “guilty pleasure” it is implied that I feel a bit naughty after I watch it then my answer has to be Archer on FX. It’s perhaps the smartest and filthiest cartoon in prime time. And the big plus is the nostalgia factor with visions of Bond, Matt Helm and our man Flint dancing in my head. Not to mention all the swingin’ chicks that were part of the package!
2. If you had to choose between a zombie apocalypse and an alien invasion, which would you choose and why? My answer is Zombies. My first reason is they are slow and stupid. Have you ever seen a fast Zombie…the answer is no. Hey, those creatures in”28 Days Later” don’t count, they were just poor, infected humans…NOT Zombies. Aliens on the other hand are totally unpredictable. I’m not comfortable with them. They might be friendly and speak English like on Star Trek or they might want to pop out of my chest and eat my face. I’m just not going there!
3. If someone wrote a biography about you, what would the title be?
Born at an Early Age
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Dan Mitchell has been talking to Denver’s rock radio listeners for over 33 years. He’s been voted favorite rock radio personality by readers of the Denver Post and was honored as Denver’s Best Radio Personality earlier this year at the Colorado Broadcasters Awards.
For Dan, being on the radio is a natural extension of his lifelong love of music which started as a kid in his Dad’s pool hall. It was called “The Eight Ball” and it was on Kipling and Colfax attached to Holiday Bowl. The music was always blaring from the jukebox! Dan would open up one of the pinball machines, ring up a bunch of games and play all day while he nursed a couple of Dr. Peppers and soaked up the tunes.
Move ahead 15 years and Dan was starting his radio career in the summer of 1980 at 71 KERE here in Denver. He was hired to work 10 to midnight Monday thru Friday. So he walked in for his first shift not really knowing how all this radio machinery worked. To give himself time to figure it out, Dan’s first three tunes on a station with no commercials were; Iron Butterfly’s “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida,” Peter Frampton’s “Do You Feel Like We Do” and Elton Johns “Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding.” Nearly 45 minutes later, he cracked open the mic and uttered his first ever words on the radio…”71 K-E-R-E Denver’s Music Radio, I’m Dan Mitchell…Hi!”
Well, Dan now knows how all the “radio machinery” works and he’s a bit more talkative these days. He so much enjoys sharing his love of music with you every weekday afternoon on The Mountain. It’s been a long and fantastic trip…so far.
Rockers in The List today include Reggie, Vince and Mickey. Now, you probably know them better by their stage names and Dan will be more the happy to give you scoop on some of the most famous.
No More Mr. Nice Guy-Alice Cooper
Fool in the Rain-Led...
One uses feedback in legendary manner, another rocker from the 80's is a memorable ring tone. Today on The List join Dan for his intro to guitar intros!
I Feel Fine-Beatles
Sweet Child of Mine-Guns n Roses
Reeling in the Years-Steely Dan
If you want to hear another edition of The List today, Dan's totally "down" with that. Dan's getting up with 5 songs that are so down.
I'm Goin' Down-Bruce Springsteen
Down on the Corner-CCR
I Won't Back Down-Tom Petty
Don't Bring Me...
If you hear Dan repeating himself today at 3 on The List, don't worry worry too much about about it. It's all part of the plan plan.
Mony Mony-Billy Idol
Rebel Rebel-David Bowie
Girls, Girls, Girls-Motley Crue
Dan's got a "Peck of Peters" today on The List. Get ready for 5 rockers called "Peter" and the real treat of The List today is a guest appearance by Mick Jagger.
Solsbury Hill (live) Peter Gabriel
Feeling Stronger Everyday-Chicago-Peter...
Sound the alarm and let all the people know that today at 3 on The List; it's "The Invasion of the Canadian Rock Star Guys!
Working for the Weekend-Loverboy
No Time-The Guess Who
The Loner-Neil Young
Cuts Like a Knife-Bryan Adams
Today on The List Dan's got a bass player, 3 masterful guitarists and 1 of the top singer/songwriters of the 70's. Besides talent, what do they all have in common? Learn the answer on "The List" today at 3.
Invisible Sun-Sting-October 2nd
It's an instrument that you just don't hear in modern rock music and today on The List; Dan is going to give it and the men who play it some love. You'll have to tune in to feel it's power.
Which legendary former Colorado resident gigged with Van Morrison? What Pink Floyd song once led to an unheard of sing-along at a Floyd show? Dan's got the scoop and more when he goes "Inside the Music" today at 3 on The List.
Takin' it to the...
It's songs of many colors today on The List. Yep, join Dan at three as he explores Blue hues, green sheens and mellow yellows. It's really quite colorful!
Blue Letter-Fleetwood Mac
The Angels Wanna Wearmy Red Shoes-Elvis Costello
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