One of the more famous bald heads in Colorado belongs to the very cool traffic reporter, Ken Clark from FOX31-KDVR.
Ken has that TV personality that makes you feel like you’ve known him for years, just by watching him weekdays on FOX31. His down-to-earth persona and sense of humor have made him quite popular amongst Colorado news viewers over the years. Not only that, he’s a rarity—a Colorado native, born and raised in our great state.
Colorado Media Network has enjoyed working with Ken over the years on various assignments. He’s a great reporter to get to know in the PR and marketing world. He’s true to form—loves helping Colorado businesses out when given the opportunity.
Ken gave us 15 fabulous facts that not too many people know about him. So let’s hop to it and “Get to Know” Ken Clark now:
1. I’m a rare breed- a Colorado native. My grandmother told me that members of my family homestead was near Bailey, Colorado. I believe it was near the hot dog stand. I wish we still have the land. I remember that I loved listening to the radio and thought about how much fun it would be to have a job like that, and the fact you can do it in sweat pants.
2. My first “real” job outside of college was in Farmington, New Mexico working weekend mornings on 95.7 The Planet. It was over an hour away and I would wake up to go to work when my roommates were coming home from the bars. One time I gave out my home number as the contest line.
3. My wife was at Ft. Lewis at the same time but we never met. This year we celebrate 10 years of marriage!
4. I have two boys ages 9 and 6.
5. Much of my family lives here- I have four brothers from a blended family. Two are engineers, one is a teacher of English and my oldest brother is a police officer in Jefferson County. And, yes, pretty sure he would still give me a ticket if he caught me speeding.
6. I’ve been riding motorcycles for most of my life. My first trip to Sturgis was in 2000 on a bright yellow Honda VFR. I now ride a Harley-Davidson. And we got a Yamaha 50cc for my oldest son for his 2nd birthday, with training wheels, of course.
7. I’ve spent many afternoons in a Cessna flying over Denver doing traffic reports. Coming close to landing on I-25 near Evans when we were in a major down draft. I was told by the pilot if we ever have to make an emergency landing to open the door before we hit, cause this plane is “like a beer can full of Kerosene and will crumple and burn with us in it if you don’t."
8. I’m left-handed.
9. I use an electric razor everyday on my face and head. It is the same razor I’ve had since I was about 15—it’s old, but works the best.
10. My whole life I’ve been a cat person, but we now have a dog. Little chocolate lab named Higgins!
11. I went to Bear Creek High School and then to Ft. Lewis College. I received my degree in Psychology. My mullet was with me through most of it.
12. I was on the very first show of Good Day Colorado and I’m the only remaining on air personality, and I’ve done every position here on the show, even the weather. I’m now in my 10th year.
13. In my garage sits a 1969 mustang. My first car. It did run in the '90s, but doesn’t now. It is my wish that someday it will. My oldest son tells me it’s “his,” but the title is still in my name.
14. I don’t Tweet enough, but you can follow me on Twitter @kenclarktv- and I’ve been known to photo bomb. Most recent “The most interesting man in the world” he was on the 'Everyday' show with Kathie J and myself.
15. I am a horrible skier. I’m much better on a snowboard and went to Winter Park this year to knock the dust off the board. First time on the hill since my oldest son was born, must admit I still have it. You know, for an old guy and all.
There you have it. Ken Clark is just a great guy. But, how do you pitch him stories for your business?
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With more than 30 million small businesses now on Facebook, chances are you noticed the recent layout changes on Facebook Pages. The new look moves your biz page to a single column feed, similar to what you're probably already using on your personal page.
Sure, the update gives the admin panel a cosmetic refresh, and stows some of the commonly used admin tools in easier-to-reach places. But the big news here is the ability to easily tailor what appears in the top navigation and the left rail on your page.
It's a change in thinking from Facebook and means you'll have to carefully consider what's most important for your customers to see when they first arrive on your Facebook page. After all, that first visit is your best opportunity to gain a new customer.
If you're a traditional brick-and-mortar, maybe you want to add a map. Are you a virtual company? Maybe you prefer getting your contact info front and center. Or jazz up your page with some photos, or related biz pages you "like."
Deadline: Two weeks.
Whatever the case, you've got two weeks to play with your overall design behind the scenes before all new page layouts are automatically pushed live. So, it's time to get your act together and be an early adopter. Early adoption lets your customers know you've got your $#*! together, and they'll be more apt to "like" a page that appears updated and active, than one that's stagnant and dated.
Don't have time to assess your new Facebook needs? Maybe you just need a little guidance? Schedule a consultation with one of our social media specialists today.
If you’re going to be on “Who Wants To Be a Millionaire” and you get stumped on a subject involving some sort of musical pop culture question, you’d better have local radio personality, Dan Mitchell on your phone-a-friend list. Seriously, the guy is a walking encyclopedia when it comes to music and band knowledge.
Dan Mitchell is on Denver’s classic rock station 99.5 The Mountain weekdays from 3 p.m.-8 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. He’s been rocking the airwaves for over 30 years with no signs of stopping anytime soon.
If you’re near a radio at 3 p.m. on weekdays, flip on over to 99.5 FM to listen to Dan’s popular segment called “The List” where he picks a different topic each day to highlight. Some past lists/shows include playing songs with legendary guitar licks to best title tracks to name a few.
It’s hard to find a nicer guy in the radio biz than Dan Mitchell. From the moment you meet him, you’ll feel like you’ve been friends for years.
So without further ado, read 15 amazing facts about Dan Mitchell that he personally gave Colorado Media Network LLC exclusively:
1. This week marks the beginning of my 35th year on the air in my home town.
2. I was hit by a car when I was four years old and suffered brain damage. I had to undergo medication and speech therapy into my teens to fully recover.
3. In 1999, VH1 invited me to be their guest in New York City for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction of Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel among others. While standing at the urinal in the men’s room at the Waldorf Astoria, Bono, standing next to me, urged me to “hurry up and pee mate” because the Boss was standing behind me. I looked over my shoulder and Springsteen just smiled and waved! Talk about surreal…
4. I once got Mark Jackson of Broncos/Three Amigos fame to catch passes from me. After I hit him with a laser off the break at 40 yards, he actually asked me why I didn’t pursue football as a career. Ego Blast Complete!
5. In the ‘80s, when the World Wrestling Federation would come to Denver, I was the Ring Announcer. Andre the Giant and Hulk Hogan each gave me the “evil” eye at one time!
6. I’ve been married for almost 34 years. I met my wife Kathy when she was 15 and I was 19.
7. I have two granddaughters—Jada and Jazmine are my best little buddies…they call me “Grampy Dan!” Once in a while they will call me “Daniel” when I’ve apparently done something wrong.
8. I have a deep-seeded fear of Starlings. Back in the day, the little winged varmints would attack me while I worked grounds maintenance in college. I think the word is out in the species and they stalk me to this day.
9. I am 6 feet 3 inches tall
10. My best stress release is playing basketball.
11. In all my years in radio, my favorite interview is Roger Daltrey of The Who. I called him at his flat in London and we got to talking about the late Keith Moon. Roger got very emotional during our 10-minute chat and really opened up to me. If we were in the same room I’m convinced we would have hugged-it-out!
12. If a magic genie granted me just one selfish wish, I would want to be the world’s greatest Pianist. The first song I would play would be the simple, but beautiful “Tiny Dancer” by Elton John. My altruistic wish would be that all children would be loved, nurtured and cherished.
13. I decided I wanted to be in radio when I was in 7th grade. My reason was not to talk, but to share my love of music.
14. I cry at movies. I guess I am easily emotionally manipulated. I’m okay with it. My favorite movie is “Love Actually.”
15. I really enjoy the personal relationship with my listeners. I have fans who remember when my kids (Bobby and Sarah) were born in the ‘80s. It all played out on the radio. They’ll call from time to time and ask me about them.
Yeah, so Dan Mitchell leads a pretty spectacular life, doesn't he? Come on, when you're rushed at a urinal because Bruce frickin' Springsteen is waiting in line, then we'd call that a win.
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