Legends like Norah Jones, Don Henley and Meat Loaf have helped make Denton known for its music appeal, where visitors can easily spend a weekend soaking up the sounds and sights of the city’s live music scene. And thanks to DentonRadio.com, you can enjoy Denton music all day, every day.
DentonRadio.com is a 24-hour digital radio station that broadcasts live shows from downtown Denton. Visitors can watch in-person broadcasts behind the glass wall at the Discover Denton Welcome Center or listen online for a glimpse into Denton’s booming arts, music and food scenes. It’s the ultimate Denton experience, which is exactly what founder Jake Laughlin hopes to give listeners each time they tune in.
Laughlin, a graduate of UNT, conceived the idea for a Denton-only radio station when he realized that there was a burgeoning group of local musicians just waiting to be discovered.
“There was talent everywhere you look, but no one to tell you about the talent,” he says.
When he started shopping the idea around town, Bone Doggie, a local musician (with the coolest name ever) advised him to produce the show online. “I wanted to help people, and a radio station highlighting local artists gave me more opportunity to do just that,” Laughlin said. A partnership with the Denton CVB sealed the deal, making the Discover Denton Welcome Center home to Denton Radio.
In addition to playing exclusive music from local artists 24 hours a day, the program includes interviews with local journalists, artists, business leaders comedians and even a segment focusing on craft beer. Now the Denton Radio brand is extending their content into podcasts, with two episodes debuting online soon.
“Ultimately, we try to tell as many stories as possible in as many different ways as possible,” Laughlin says. “With our shows, you get to see behind the veil.”
Check out their community calendar to catch a live show and watch all of the magic happen before your eyes at the Discover Denton Welcome Center in the Downtown Square. Here, you can meet knowledgeable locals, shop souvenirs and learn all about this Texas town and its tunes.