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New KRCC Show Examines Assumptions About Colorado Springs

Program Aimed at National Audience

New KRCC Show Examines Assumptions About Colorado Springs

KRCC, Radio Colorado College, is launching a new show, “Wish We Were Here,” featuring stories that complicate the overly-simplified clichés about Colorado Springs and the greater Pikes Peak region. The pilot episode of the hour-long show and podcast will air at 3 p.m., Saturday, July 5 and 7 p.m., Friday, July 11, and can be heard on Colorado College’s NPR-member station at 91.5 FM and www.krcc.org.

Aimed at a national audience, the show puts a twist on the traditional hour-long weekend storytelling format. The first episode, “I Is An Other,” tells the story of Storme Aerison, aka Charles Daugherty, Storme Ireland, etc., the cheerleader at Coronado High School in 1990 who turned out to be a grown man.

“Wish We Were Here,” to be produced in six-episode seasons, takes one pinpoint on the map of the United States as the archetype for the American experience as a whole. The show is produced by “The Big Something” creator Noel Black and recent Colorado College graduate Jacob Brownell ’12.

“We’re really excited to take the original concept of “The Big Something” and look more closely into the genealogy of this place that embodies so much of what’s going on in the national zeitgeist,” said Black. “This place has so many amazing untold stories.”

“Wish We Were Here” also will regularly feature academic insight and analysis from experts, including Colorado College faculty, and original music composed and recorded by regional musicians.