Weird Radio Station Story Number 1: Denver’s Smokin’ 94.1

Everyone knows by now that pot is a legal commodity in Colorado. As bud continues to work its way through the state’s society, a new radio station has emerged: Smokin’ 94.1.

Smokin 94-1


Seriously. This is an actual over-the-air radio station. Its official call letters are KBUD. Again, no foolin‘. Their morning show–the syndicated Bubba the Love Sponge–is promoted as “Wake and bake with Bubba.”

I’ve been listening for a while and it sounds like a fairly normal rock station save for the heavy marijuana content. (Radio Geeks: BDS doesn’t report on the station yet. Maybe management forgot to call BDS.)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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