Brandon Blocker – “Breakfast with Brandon” Weekday Mornings
Brandon Blocker is another one of those native Texans who decided to call Colorado home. An avid music fan, Brandon graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a degree in Environmental Science, but spent his spare time following the Grateful Dead and his summers as a guide on the Royal Gorge stretch of the Arkansas River (Sorry Mom!). He then embarked upon a career as a television sports broadcaster covering every major sporting event from the World Series to NCAA championships and everything in-between.
Throughout all of this, Aspen continued to call him . . . and eventually, Brandon listened and now you can too Monday through Friday on KSPN from 6am-10am.
Ryan Koster – “The Ride Home with Ryan” Weekday Afternoons, KSPN Kitchen Concerts
Childhood – A product of the Roaring Fork Valley, I remained unexposed to lift lines and TGI Friday’s for most of my youth
Age – Old enough to not get those weird Snap Chat glasses
College – University of Colorado Boulder, BA in Business, Minor in Interstate-70 Ski Traffic Navigation
But seriously – Ryan founded KSPN Kitchen Concerts, which has hosted countless world renowned musicians, and is also a featured TV special on Aspen 82. “The Ride Home with Ryan” has been named “Best Afternoon Show” by the Colorado Broadcasters Association FOUR times (2011, 2013, 2014, 2016). Ryan resides in Aspen with his wife and son.
Andrew Wickes – “Roots Rock Techno” Friday Nights
Andrew Wickes was born and raised in Aspen. While attending the University of Colorado he picked up his first pair of turntables and began DJing and exploring music production. Showcasing unique shades of house music in his DJ sets, Andrew found himself headlining the biggest clubs in Colorado within one year of picking up the trade. Wanting to hone in on his production skills, Andrew then spent two years in Berlin surrounding himself with electronic music culture. He released music on respected labels such as Little Helpers and Memoria Recordings as well as his own imprint, Not Bad Records. He has returned to Aspen with a lovely German wife and spends his time co-managing Sundance Liquor in Snowmass with his family, skiing, gardening, and adventuring. Forthcoming music releases, under his new alias Shan Kive, will debut in 2018.