Ep. 107: Scoop Siemsen – KBPI Morning Show Host and Producer

Scoop Siemsen is producer and co-host of Your Morning Show on 106.7 KBPI fm in Denver. He’s also an alumnus of Colorado State University, and former radio star at KCSU fm. And that’s how I met him.

Radio is near and dear to my heart. I don’t know what it is about this medium, but I cannot shake it, or stop thinking about it. So it’s fun to get to do an episode that’s a bit inside baseball about it as we talk both about its future (Spoiler: Radio is supposed to have died like 10 times already, it’s going to be just fine.), and about our past with it.

One of the most compelling things in this week’s chat is Scoop’s recollection of the great flood of 1997 that destroyed huge parts of the CSU campus. He was working at KCSU before and after that flood, so he gives us a firsthand account of how the culture changed thanks to that event.

Also in this episode:

  • The coolest, most laid-back job interview story you’ve ever heard in your life;
  • Broaching the subject of what a “Cleveland Steamer” is with your mom;
  • What you do when people burst into your production office and let you know the station you’re working for is switching to a Spanish format 20 minutes from now;
  • What song he’s most tired of hearing after working at KBPI for the last decade-plus; and
  • Which band served as the gateway drug that got him into ska music

There’s even more, but you’ll just have to listen to see what’s inside. It’s a tremendously fun show – as you’d expect from a guy whose job is to have fun conversations and keep people entertained every single morning – and you can download it on iTunes, stream it on Stitcher, or listen at the homepage.

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