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.
Dan’s “Dirty Little List” is ready to hit the air today at 3. Yea, he’s dug up some tunes that actually quite “dirty.” The question is, are you adult enough to tune in?
Dirty Work-Steely Dan
Today’s List with Dan Mitchell is quite simply brought to you by the letter “P.” All bands and artists must comply.
De Do Do Do De Da Da Da-Police
Time the Avenger-Pretenders
A Whiter Shade of Pale-Procol Harum
Debbie Harry wrote a song about her ex, Rick Springfield a tune about his friend’s girlfriend. Well, Dan’s calling that “Stalker Rock” and he’s got 3 more creepy examples today on The List!
One Way or...
Underrated Cover Songs make “The List” today at 3. Joan Jett takes on Tommy James—The Clash cover a mid 60’s American hit. Songs that deserve to be heard will be…today at 3
Crimson and Clover-JoanJett
Just in time for the weekend…Dan’s going to California today on The List. Bob Seger, The Doors and even David Lee Roth are coming along for the ride…Road Trip!
Going To California-Led...
What do Pat Benatar, Dionne Warwick and Led Zeppelin have in common? How is Elo like Joe Walsh. All will be answered today at 3 on The List.
Learning to Fly-Tom Petty
Somebody to Love-Queen
Only the Lonely-Motels
It’s a rock and roll education for your personal rockin’ edification today at 3 on The List. Dan has chosen the 5 albums from the 7o’s you must own. Find out what they are just to make sure you’re covered…today...
Big rockers make bucks while on tour…but who made the most in rock history? Today at 3 on The List, join Dan as he counts down the top 5 tours in rock history.
Every Little Thing She Does-Police
Back in Black-AC/DC
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