OpenAir and Colorado Public Television launch new TV series “OpenAir Live & Local”

CENTENNIAL, Colo. Sept. 9, 2014OpenAir, Colorado Public Radio’s new-music service, and Colorado Public Television (CPT12, Channel 12 PBS) today announced the launch of a new 13-episode TV series called “OpenAir Live & Local.”

Debuting Sept. 27 at 9:30 p.m. on CPT12, the series showcases local bands that have recorded OpenAir sessions in the CPR Performance Studio, Colorado Public Radio’s intimate, state-of-the-art recording space.

“This new collaboration is all about music discovery, highlighting the Colorado musicians who’ve visited the CPR Performance Studio – from singer-songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov to hip-hop supergroup Wheelchair Sports Camp,” said CPR’s Vice President of Music Doug Clifton. “Expanding the distribution of these exclusive video performances on Colorado Public Television will help bring greater awareness to the wealth of creativity and talent within the state’s thriving music community, as well as the artists who are putting Colorado on the map as a major music destination.”

OpenAir’s Mike Flanagan, Jessi Whitten and Alisha Sweeney will host the series, adding expert insight about the musicians and their influence on the local music scene. Performances will feature Colorado artists Ark Life, Zach Heckendorf, Paper Bird, Dragondeer and many more.

“We’re delighted to be collaborating with CPR and OpenAir on this program,” said Kim Johnson, President and General Manager of Colorado Public Television. “The partnership highlights the strengths and talents of our respective organizations and shines a visual light on Colorado’s vibrant music scene.”

Episodes of “OpenAir Live & Local” will be available on the CPT12 and OpenAir YouTube channels following their TV airing. Viewers can take a closer look at the music at, which provides access to exclusive interviews, photos and full-length studio sessions by each artist featured in the series, as well as hundreds of other local, national and international bands that have visited the CPR Performance Studio.

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