Bonnie Brae Ice Cream Succeeds by Sticking to its Neighborhood Roots – Episode #28, Segment 4

Since it first opened its doors in 1986, Bonie Brae Ice Cream has been a summertime “institution” for Coloradoans and their visiting friends and family.  Located in the Washington Park neighborhood at 799 S. University Boulevard, the parlor specializes not only in rich, creamy frozen treats, but in service and atmosphere that keeps satisfied customers coming back time and again, year in and year out – despite the (frequent) long lines.

Co-Owner Ken Simon brought along pints of his famous ice cream to share with students from The Denver Academy of Torah High School, who were in the studio to participate in Business Unconventional’s first annual “Business of Summer Fun” special edition.  In addition to being yummy, Bonnie Brae Ice Cream is also certified kosher.

Ken’s partners include his wife, Judy, who is the company’s award-winning “ice cream chef,” and Bob and Cindy Pailet.

Also on this segment, Ronda Hillis, co-owner of HHH Enterprises in Abilene, Texas, stands in for her husband Homer, B. Unconventional’s Certified Entrepreneur #1.  Ronda is a specialist in crafts – especially those featuring beads – and discusses opportunities to have fun and make money from crafts over the summer.  Homer and Ronda’s dog, Sugar Bell, is also featured – although not invited. 

Business Unconventional is hosted by David Biondo and Dean Rotbart and airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (Mountain Time).  The program is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com.

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Original Air Date: May 6, 2012
Photo: Students from The Denver Academy of Torah enjoying Bonnie Brae Ice Cream during taping on April 27, 2012.

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Colorado Symphony and its Summer Concert Series – Episode #28, Segment 3

Among the summertime rituals for many Colorado families are the Colorado Symphony’s outdoor performances at City Park, Civic Park and Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

Anthony Pierce, vice president of artistic administration for the Colorado Symphony, discusses “The Business of Summer Fun” with co-hosts David Biondo and Dean Rotbart.  The Symphony features an ensemble of 80 full-time musicians. 

Pierce previews the 2012 summer schedule, which this year will include a Symphony brass ensemble participating in pre-game festivities at Coors Field ahead of a Colorado Rockies baseball game.  The first Red Rock performance of the season will feature “The Music of John Williams and the Movies.”

Business Unconventional airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (Mountain Time).  The program is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com.

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Original Air Date: May 6, 2012
Photo: Anthony Pierce, Colorado Symphony

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When Jimi Hendrix and Led Zepplin Still Played Summer – Episode #28, Segment 2

It was the golden age of rock ‘n’ roll and summer concerts at Mile High Stadium and Red Rocks Amphitheatre brought some of the greatest groups and individual performers ever to Colorado, including Jimi Hendrix, Led Zepplin, U2, Rolling Stones, Three Dog Night and Creedence Clearwater Revival.

The man who made all that possible, Barry Fey, returns to Business Unconventional (his second visit) to recall some of the greatest summer events of his three-decade career, including the three-day Denver Pop Festival in June 1969, two months before Woodstock.

Also in the studio are students and faculty from The Denver Academy of Torah, who are participating in Business Unconventional’s first annual “Business of Summer Fun” special edition.

Business Unconventional is hosted by David Biondo and Dean Rotbart and airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (Mountain Time).  The program is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com

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Original Air Date: May 6, 2012
Photo: Legendary concert promoter Barry Fey

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The Business of Summer Fun – Episode #28, Segment 1

Students and faculty from The Denver Academy of Torah are in the studio as Business Unconventional presents its first annual “Business of Summer Fun” special edition. 

The segment begins with each of the students introducing themselves.  Guests include Dr. Juli Kramer and Mrs. Naomi Lev from the high school, and Colorado’s legendary rock concert producer, Barry Fey, author of Backstage Past.

Denver Academy of Torah is a Modern Orthodox Jewish day school committed to providing excellence in education in both general and Judaic studies. 

Business Unconventional is hosted by David Biondo and Dean Rotbart and airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (Mountain Time).  The program is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com.

Biondo and Rotbart invite high school and middle school classes to visit the radio station during the show’s weekly taping.  For more information, phone: 303-800-6081.

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Original Air Date: May 6, 2012
Photo: A student from Denver Academy of Torah at the April 27th taping. 

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