Johnny Brokaw is a radio revolutionary. Think about him as the Che Guevara of Radio, doing things a little differently than most with nothing being held sacred. He grew up in a small town in Ohio, but always knew Colorado was where he belonged. After enduring 23 years in the mugginess of the midwest, he moved to Boulder right after his college broadcasting bachelor’s degree was finished. He lived there for the summer before moving to Breckenridge, in a large part due to fate as it would seem. After living in Breck for a year, to his delight the dream job of Radio DJ at KSMT The Mountain came available, and he never looked back. Over the last 10 years Johnny has been spewing randomness to the locals, engaging them to think more and enjoy life to the fullest. He loves doing what he does, and the listeners seem to have a closeness with him when they see him on the streets or at one of the millions of fun KSMT events- as he is also the Promotions Director for KSMT, heading up all the parties and sponsorships and ski events and concerts that are a vital part of Summit County life. He loves live music, backpacking and beer.
Middays & Weekends
I came from Michigan 6 years ago and my new home has been Colorado, Summit County and KSMT. Working for “The Mountain” for the last 4 years has been most amazing. I get introduced to new music as much as you the listener does and I love it… just one of the reasons why I love KSMT.
I go by Gibby and I love Summit County and look forward to some really great times. If you see me out and about be sure to offer me one of those hugs. Peace be with you. Love what I do and hope the same for you.
Eggs Over Irie
DJ Jahstone -
Born Justin Barnett on June 21st 1975, I was introduced to reggae, in high school, at the age of 16 years old. After purchasing Bob Marley, Songs of Freedom, I was hooked for life. Upon moving to the high country of Colorado in 1999, I linked with DJ Weez who got me an interview with KSMT in September of 2000. I have been the proud host of Eggs over Irie ever since. It is my passion to find the deepest and best tracks to play every Sunday morning. Being in Summit has been an inspiration, and I am so grateful for each and every listener. Jah guide and protect!!
Rhythm Lounge Host
I began my journey on the radio airwaves in 1997 at Mesa State College with 91.3 KMSA. Focused on underground hip-hop I became music director and eventually made my way to the community radio dial of 88.1 KAFM. Over the course of the next five years I managed and ran two very popular underground hip-hop shows in Grand Junction. Moving forward after graduating with a degree in marketing I positioned myself in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. I now have the honors of hosting my own specialty show on the commercial FM station KSMT 102.1 & 102.7. Over the last seven years of broadcasting in Breckenridge I also have had the great pleasure of hosting a radio program on WHRI 5.875 short-wave radio not only in the United States but also in five counties on the radio Africa network. Radio is great and God is good.
I wouldn’t say that it’s so easy to describe myself over a cup of coffee or simply to say the girl next door. The Fox, born and raised in the best town ever, Ann Arbor, Michigan. I graduated from Western Michigan University and also studied abroad in London, England. I came out West to visit a friend and got sucked in the vortex of what we call Summit County for 12 years strong.
I’ve had many hats worn so to speak while working here in Summit County. A few that come to mind would be Program Director, Production Director, Operations Manager, Director of an audiovisual organization, Emcee, Band Liaison, Waitress, toilet scrubber, “Tell it like it is” Director and a Kickass friend supporter.
Music is a POWER. I love music. It’s what keeps me going when having a bad day, keeps me smiling when shreddin and its what you hear in the background when you just got off work and hanging with your friends BS’n about what happened that night as you sling back a few. Music makes everything better! So if I can make your day better then I’m all for it!
Question I get asked the most: People ask me all the time why are you called The Fox? It’s my last name! I love my name so I wear it proud! So no, I don’t think that I’m a Fox and call myself that! Come on man! Really?
Things that bother me: People that don’t listen, getting asked the same question over and over again and people that slack in their jobs. If I’m working with you and you’re on my team you best be working just as hard as I am. Nuff said!
What’s my poison? Vodka. Preferably Dan Aykroyd’s in a crystal skull.
Best concert Venue: Summit Music Hall if were talking about Colorado…I like Statebridge as well.
Favorite hangout: Doesn’t really matter where I am as long as I’m with good friends.
Favorite Movie: Army of Darkness, “First you wanna kill me, now you wanna kiss me. Blow.”