Luke Nestler

DJ & Public Affairs Host

A 38-year resident of the Roaring Fork Valley, a DJ since 1989, on KDNK staff since 2004.

KDNK celebrates Mother's Day in poetry and song on Express Yourself.


Whatever Goes On

Apr 1, 2020
Whatever

Whatever respects social distancing norms while chatting about... whatever! Hosted by The Janerator, Pamster and Lukealicious, Whatever is an original, unscripted, spontaneous, wacky, fun, funny, interesting and informative (or not) show during which listeners are encouraged to call in to talk about whatever.

Whatever Goes Remote

Mar 25, 2020
Amy Hadden Marsh

In keeping with the times, Whatever respects social distancing while also encouraging closeness. Whatever is a show about... whatever. Hosted by The Janerator, Pamster and Lukealicious, Whatever is an original, unscripted, spontaneous, wacky, fun, funny, interesting and informative (or not) show during which listeners are encouraged to call in to talk about whatever.

Whatever

Nothing alleviates the tension like some healthy laughter. Whatever is a show about... whatever. Hosted by The Janerator, Pamster and Lukealicious, Whatever is an original, unscripted, spontaneous, wacky, fun, funny, interesting and informative (or not) show during which listeners are encouraged to call in to talk about whatever.

Whatever

Whatever is a new show about... whatever. Hosted by The Janerator, Pamster and Lukealicious, Whatever is an original, unscripted, spontaneous, wacky, fun, funny, interesting and informative (or not) show during which listeners are encouraged to call in to talk about whatever.

Whatever

Whatever is a new show about... whatever. Hosted by The Janerator, Pamster and Lukealicious, Whatever is an original, unscripted, spontaneous, wacky, fun, funny, interesting and informative (or not) show during which listeners are encouraged to call in to talk about whatever.

Whatever Gets Musical

Feb 19, 2020
Jane Bachrach

On this week's show, Cody Lee accepts his Bronco Babble prize and the gang indulges a musical interlude.

Whatever Stays Hip

Feb 12, 2020
Whatever

Whatever is a new show about... whatever. Hosted by The Janerator, Pamster and Lukealicious, Whatever is an original, unscripted, spontaneous, wacky, fun, funny, interesting and informative (or not) show during which listeners are encouraged to call in to talk about whatever.

Whatever Gets Weird

Feb 5, 2020

Whatever is a new show about... whatever. Hosted by The Janerator, Pamster and Lukealicious, Whatever is an original, unscripted, spontaneous, wacky, fun, funny, interesting and informative (or not) show during which listeners are encouraged to call in to talk about whatever.

This week on Whatever: sports like caving. Plus, Lil' Willy calls in to announce that he's running for president.

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This week's topics range from pharmacy visits to designer dogs to colonoscopies.

Luke Nestler

Whatever is a new show about... whatever. Hosted by The Janerator, The Pamster and Lukealicious, Whatever is an original, unscripted, spontaneous, wacky, fun, funny, interesting and informative (or not) show during which listeners are encouraged to call in to talk about whatever. Tune in for Whatever, from 4:00 p.m – 4:30 p.m every Wednesday, only on KDNK!

Our Native Daughters- 'Songs of Our Native Daughters'
Patty Griffin- 'Patty Griffin'
Kelly Hunt- 'Even the Sparrow'
Beth Hart- 'War in My Mind'
The Teskey Brothers- 'Run Home Slow'
Kacy & Clayton- 'Carrying On'
Kim Lenz- 'Slowly Speeding'
Black Pumas- 'Black Pumas'
Esther Rose- 'You Made It This Far'
Maverick Sabre- 'When I Woke Up'

 

Cochemea Gastelum- 'All My Relations'
Nicola Cruz- 'Siku'
Maverick Sabre- 'When I Woke Up'
KOKOROKO- 'KOKOROKO'
Lakou Mizik- 'HatiaNola'
Bruce Cockburn- 'Crowing Ignites'
Santana- 'Africa Speaks'
Grupo Fantasma- 'American Music Vol. VII'
Dexter Story- 'Bahir'
KOKOKO!- 'Fongola'

 

Bronco Babble Week 4

Sep 25, 2019
denverbroncos.com

Jake says Gardner Minshew sounds like he must be from France, Jane sez Von needs to lose some weight, Pam's gonna wear orange so Jane can see her in the South Stands on TV, Briscoe is optimistic the Broncos are ready to roll, and Luke doesn't have a clue.

After 15 years of fun on the KDNK staff, Luke Nestler has decided to go and do something serious for a change! His last day of work for KDNK is the Potato Day Record Sale on Saturday, October 5. Click on the headline to read Luke's full message.

Bronco Babble Week 3

Sep 19, 2019
denverbroncos.com

Luke learned that Donkeys are smarter than Bronkies, and Jane decided that she had to rake Garret Bowles over the coals, cuz he's dumber than a donkey. Neither one could believe the ending of the Bears game. Cody joined the show this week in place of Briscoe and he added some spice and some nice. Don't forget to call 963.2976 every Wednesday from 4-4:30 to rag or brag on your Broncos.

Ben Timpson

Artist Ben Timpson is debuting Metamorphosis, a series of portraits honoring the memory of murdered and missing native women, at the Art Base. Back in January, KDNK’s Luke Nestler spoke with Ben about this work. Metamorphosis opens on September 13 at the Art Base with a reception and artist talk from 5 to 7pm.

Bronco Babble Week 2

Sep 12, 2019

Uncle Vic looks like he's ready for his shift as a Mall Walker and the Raiders loss wasn't really Joe Flaccid's fault. The team seemed uninspired in Oakland, but Jane, Briscoe and Luke think they'll be up for their home opener against the Bears. The Babble Rabble has barely weighed in so far this year. We want you to call 963,2976 between 4 and 4:30pm every Wednesday afternoon and join the fun!

Bronco Babble Week 1

Sep 12, 2019

Briscoe and Jane are still optimistic. Luke isn't convinced. Let's hope the Broncos escape the Black Hole with a win.

Denver's Dendrites have been tickling the nerves of Coloradans with sweet ska for more than a decade. After killing it at last year's Mountain Fair, the Dendrites return to Carbondale tonight to headline KDNK's Hoot. Luke Nestler spoke with the band's drummer, Nick Dolan, about the band's beginnings, the ska scene in Denver, and his memories of last year's show at Mountain Fair.

Nearly five years ago, founding member of the beloved band Elephant Revival, Sage Cook, left the band to restore a family farm in Kansas. But now he’s back, touring and recording a new album with his partner Aera Fox. They will play at tonight’s Hoot. KDNK’s Luke Nestler spoke with Sage about his duo, We Dream Dawn.

Kelly Hunt

Aug 2, 2019

Kelly Hunt plays her century-old banjo, named Ira, in a spare but evocative way. But her singing is rich with innuendo due to her superb phrasing. Kelly, from Kansas City, is touring behind the release of her debut CD Even the Sparrow, and that tour brings her to Steve's Guitars Sunday night. KDNK's Luke Nestler spoke with Kelly about her singing and her songwriting and how it came together on her new CD.

 


For 27 years, Fred “Lightning Heart” Haberlein began every Mountain Fair with a blessing. Though he found a true place in front of that microphone every year, it was not a bully pulpit. It was a place for him to serve our community by gently reminding us of quiet and eternal truths. His words were clear and his intent was positive, just as the Mountain Fair itself is. Sadly, Fred passed away in the spring of 2018. Please enjoy these Lightning Heart blessings from four different Mountain Fairs past.

Jyemo Juju

Jul 19, 2019

Jonny Jyemo is an A-list go-to drummer for many Colorado bands. But for his own band, The Jyemo Club, he lets someone else pound the skins while he directs the chaos of a ten-piece band. He also picks up the rhythm guitar, charango and Andean flutes. Jonny calls his music Busta Music. It's multi culti world rebel music with elements of Afro-Cuban, cumbia, funk and reggae. The Jyemo Club headlines Saturday at this year's Mountain Fair. KDNK's Luke Nestler spoke with Jonny about his band and his CD So Near So Far.

Jesse and his psychotropic folk band from Austin, The Deer, return to Carbondale for two shows next week: Friday night at the Carbondale Mountain Fair, and the following night at Steve's Guitars. The Deer, Austin’s answer to Elephant Revival, have an elliptical way with a lyric and delicate but complex melodies that surround and suffuse the words. It all adds up to something psychedelic and irresistable. The Deer have played Steve’s Guitars several times, and in the process have become Carbondale favorites. We caught up with Jesse while the band drove through Nevada. 

SOL Theatre Company

 


Stage of Life Theatre Company is rehearsing an original musical written and directed by local youth. Honeybee premiers on Thursday, July 18 at 7pm and continues on July 19 and 20. Brooke MacKay and Jenny Henry stopped by Express Yourself with the details.

Bite Me

Jul 11, 2019

  Bite Me is a new DIY film written by and starring Woody Creek native Naomi McDougall Jones. Bite Me is a subversive romantic comedy about a real-life vampire and the IRS agent who audits her. Naomi brings the film home to our valley on her Joyful Vampire tour and here she appears on KDNK's Beyond Beyond to talk about the film and the state of the independent film industry.

They blew us away last year at Mountain Fair with their Sunday morning set and here they are again. They dropped by the Roots Branches and Buds show to say hello on their way to Telluride Bluegrass, performing three tunes live in-studio: The Well, Oshu and Bwana. We also heard Pirulito recorded from that Mountain Fair set.

Ottmar Liebert

Mar 15, 2019

Ottmar Liebert's first album was recorded for $3000 in a shack beside a gravel pit. That album went on to become the bestselling acoustic guitar album of all time. Fourteen studio recordings and five Grammy nominations later, and after nearly 50 years acquaintance with his instrument, Ottmar is rightly considered a guitar master that seduces audiences with an understated but dazzling technique and memorable melodies. Ottmar and his collaborator, bassist Jon Gagan, bring their nouveau flamenco improvisations to the Ute Theatre in Rifle tomorrow evening. KDNK's Luke Nestler spoke with Ottmar about his flamenco discovery path, his coining of the term nouveau flamenco, his twin practices as a guitarist and Zen meditator, and even his fingernail care.

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