A native of Milwaukee, Rodney Franks inherited his passion for jazz from his father, who kept music alive in the house. He made his way to Denver via KCUR in Kansas City in 1991 and began to volunteer at KUVO, starting late night Sundays. Rodney worked for a sports talk station with KUVO’s Ricky O and also at KOOL105, where he met Danny Valenzuela. In 1995, Rodney became a staff member at KUVO; he hosts Drive Time Jazz weekdays from 4 till 6pm, programming per the Ellington dictum: “There are two kinds of music. Good music, and the other kind.” Rodney plays the good music.