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.
The first one might make your jaw drop. How can it possibly be one of the top 5 guitar solos in rock? Well, because Dan said so. Join him today at 3 for a list with a few built in surprises.
Two Tickets to Paradise-Eddie Money
While My Guitar...
You better be careful around Ann and Nancy Wilson, or they might just write a musical expose about you. Same can be said for the guys in Pink Floyd. Today on The List join Dan as he shares with you some "evil music business"...
One has a penchant for Ferraris. One drives the fastest production convertible on the planet and still another drives a…wait for it…a nice but conservative Lexus. Its rock stars and their rockin' cars today on The List!
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
Today at 3…Dan's got a List that is just a bit "iffy." If he doesn't deliver…please let us know!
If I Ever Lose My Faith in You-Sting
If I Needed Someone-Beatles
If I Had a Rocket Launcher-Bruce Cockburn
If I'd Been the One-38...
Dan's got his ears on some of Rock's greatest side projects today on The List. Robert Plant in a band that's not Zeppelin and John Lennon in group outside The Beatles are a couple of the Highlights!
Handle with Care-Traveling Wilburys
It's Southern Fried Rock today at 3 on The List. Join Dan as he rolls out 5 legendary tunes from 5 legendary Southern Rocker's!
Caught Up in You-38 Special
Can't you See-Marshall Tucker Band
Dixie Chicken-Little Feat
How do Joni Mitchell, Andy Kaufman and Elle McPherson factor into today's list? Tune in at 3 for the "Big Reveal" with Dan Mitchell. Catch "The List" every weekday now at it's new time of 3 O'clock!
Our House-CSN & Y
In Your Eyes-Peter...
It was the decade of guitar licks, and legendary albums, and that's just the tip of rock iceberg. Today at 3 on The List, join Dan as he lays out "The 5 reasons the 70's was Rock's Greatest Decade!
Walk this Way-Aerosmith
All the Girls Love...
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Dust lighting fixtures.
Wash walls and trim
Wash doors, knobs and switch plates.
Wash bench or other furnishings. Launder bench...
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