Ginger Retires From KBCO

Article Contributed by KBCO | Published on Wednesday, December 21, 2022

KBCO/Denver-Boulder announced today the retirement of Ginger Havlat, who is on the air as Ginger, from middays. Ginger’s last day on-air will be Saturday, December 31, 2022. Ginger has flourished as a beloved companion for radio listeners in the Denver area for 40 years, introducing music lovers to countless new songs and artists, many of which are now part of the fabric of their lives. She has also shared her personal perspective on everything Denver, including cultural events, the beauty of the natural environment, entertainment and music.

“Since its inception in 1988, I’ve hosted hundreds of live sessions in KBCO Studio C and interviewed so many talented musicians,” said Ginger. “I had the wonderful opportunity to be among the first to interview artists like Jack Johnson, Sheryl Crow and Brandi Carlile early in their careers. As a self-proclaimed Beatlemaniac, my most cherished career moment was interviewing Paul McCartney backstage at Folsom Field in 1993. What I valued most about my years on the air at KBCO was sharing and connecting with our audience. I recently had a listener say that ‘you are us,’ which meant so much, as I always wanted to be a friend on the other side of the speaker.”