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Sonic IDs: Captured sounds and stories of Northern Colorado

Sonic IDs: Captured sounds and stories of Northern Colorado

Sonic IDs are short pieces of audio—a vignette or a distinctive sound—gathered from across Northern Colorado. The 30-second pieces of audio allow us to capture the voices, stories and sounds of our communities.

For the next few months, we will introduce a new Sonic ID each weekday on the radio at 91.5 KUNC, as well as post some of our favorites here on our website and on our social media accounts.

Most of our sonics come from reporters' field interviews, but we're always looking for new sounds. If you know someone who might have a good Sonic ID to share, please send an email with your recommendation to sean.corcoran@KUNC.org.
  • A brewery staff member talks about the ins and outs of tasting beer for a living.
  • A child provides some tips on how to approach a swim at a popular spot on the Poudre River.
  • A Fort Collins dog owner tells the story of how she ended up with a new furry friend.
  • A Boulder area mobile home park resident chats about what first drew here there—and why she's stayed ever since.
  • A Fort Collins tuba-playing father and daughter duo talk about their love for the instrument.
  • A fisherman in Steamboat Springs finds an unexpected catch at the end of his line.
  • A Denver book shop owner loves stories about the sea, even though she's never lived near the ocean.
  • A Boulder bucket drummer talks about his pre-sidewalk show nerves.
  • A dry cleaner in Fort Collins explains why being a good listener is key to the job.
  • A group of children in Fort Collins decide who is the best sledder among them—and it's tough picking.