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Mike Casey

Weekdays 6am - 9am

About Mike Casey:

Mike Casey was born and raised in Pittsburgh and went to college at Miami University of Ohio. Much to his parents amazement, he graduated from college. Much to his own amazement, it turned out that a Political Science degree wasn't as valuable as he expected.

After moving to Seattle, for no particular reason other than he had never been West of the Mississippi before, Casey landed a job in promotions at a new (at the time) Alternative Rock Station.  In broad strokes, Casey just annoyed the Program Director at that station until he finally let the young (and meagerly talented) upstart onto the airwaves. Read more...

3 Questions:

1. What song is the ultimate summer song for you?
My ultimate summer song is Sly and the Family Stone “Hot Fun in the Summertime.” Clearly, it’s a solid lyrical fit. It also came out the year I was born and I remember hearing it as a little kidling. I still hear the song in “black and white”, if that makes any sense.

2. If your life had a soundtrack what would be on the playlist? Give us the highlights.
Soundtrack to my life? Yeesh…big question.
Beach Boys- Good Vibrations (they were the first concert I ever saw)
U2- Where the Streets Have No Name (teen anthem for me)
Springsteen- Jungleland (still remember the friend who played that for me on his brother’s turntable…remember those?)
Bob Dylan- anything from Freewheelin’ (my retro folky phase)
Marvin Gaye- What’s Goin On (still the greatest singer ever to grace the planet)

3.  What is your guilty pleasure band? 
I have more guilty pleasure bands than I can name but for the sake of keeping it short and sweet I’ll go with The Turtles (of “Happy Together” fame)


Dan Mitchell

Weekdays 3 - 8pm
Sunday 9 - 10am

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...

3 Questions:

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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