I CALL IT MUSIC -- Creight Bricker
9 am – Noon, Thursdays – Jazz of all kinds, before Bebop.
Creight plays music from the '20s through the '40s, with some current bands playing those styles: Big Band, Dixieland, Western Swing, Boogie Woogie, hot bands, small groups and on and on.
Creight has lived in Grand Junction since 1997, having moved here with his wife, a native Grand “Junctionite.” He met Gloria Swenson here at his Plebe Year roommate’s wedding. He was in the Air Force at the time and they spent 26 years in the service. He retired in 1980, worked for some 13 years with Lockheed in Sunnyvale, California, and they “returned” here in ’97.
Creight’s son, Case (an Executive Chef) began a program on KAFM in 1999, Food Frisbee, where he and others in the hospitality industry tossed around recipes and discussed different related issues. He suggested Creight come down and perhaps start a show. That was in December, 1999, and he had I Call It Jazz up until May, 2006. Due to the heavy load of care-giving for an ailing brother at that time, he had to quit the show, but is back now with I Call It Music.
He has had a passion for that early music style since his high school days, but did not seriously collect the music until later in his Air Force career. He continues to collect and plays only that music from his own collection. The name for this current show, I Call It Music, is a play on the title of a book by Eddie Condon, WE CALLED IT MUSIC. He used to follow Richard Kowalski’s Let’s Dance in those early years on KAFM.