Rodney Franks

Host, Into the Evening

A native of Milwaukee, Rodney inherited his passion for jazz from his father, who kept music alive in the house.

Rodney made his way to Denver via KCUR in Kansas City in 1991 and worked for sports talk station with KUVO’s Ricky O and also at KOOL105, where he met KUVO host Danny Valenzuela.

Rodney began as a volunteer at KUVO and become a staff member in 1995. Every weekday from 6 to 8 PM, you can hear Rodney on the radio as he hosts Into the Evening

A strong believer in the Ellington dictum - “There are two kinds of music: good music, and the other kind." - Rodney makes sure to play the good stuff!

You can reach Rodney at Rodney@KUVO.org

Air Date: August 1, 2013
Goat Cheese Stuffed Artichokes with Lemon Basil Aioli To prepare Artichokes: 12 canned artichokes ¼ C cream cheese 2 tbsp goat cheese 2 tbsp Grated parmesan cheese 1 tsp minced garlic 1 tsp chopped parsley Salt and pepper to taste 1-cup flour 3 eggs beaten 1-cup breadcrumbs 1 quart frying oil To prepare Aioli: ¼ cup mayo Zest and juice of 1 lemon 1 Tbsp chopped basil Salt and pepper to taste Method of artichoke preparation:
Drain artichokes and peel off...

Made with All Natural, Antibiotic-free Chicken Tony P's Half Chicken roasted with lemon, fresh herbs, garlic, olive oil and sea salt. Served with a side of seasonal balsamic roasted vegetables. Chicken Brine 5 ½ Chickens 6 2 ½ lemons 12 bay leaves ½ bunch (2 ounces) flat-leaf parsley ½ bunch (1/2 ounce) thyme ½ bunch Basil ¼ cup honey 10 cloves garlic 1/8 cup black peppercorns 1 cup (10 ounces) sea salt water (enough to cover chickens) Dissolve salt in 2 quarts of water on stove. Add this to...

Air Date: August 22, 2013 Alferd Packer Salad
The newest MAD Salad creation from Mad Greens features ingredients sourced from Colorado farms. The Alferd Packer has a great blend of Romaine Lettuce from the Charles Johnson Farm in Center, Colorad; Grilled Palisade Peaches from Palisade; Colorado, Roasted Olathe Sweet Corn from Olathe, Colorado; Green Beans from the Colorado Farmers Cooperative and Goat Cheese Feta from Jumpin’ Good Goat Dairy in Salida, Colorado. We are proud to offer...

Buttermilk Marinated Bone in Veal Chop, served over fresh field greens with a sweet and hot red beet, ginger and lime glaze. Chef Tony's notes: For the home kitchen we always try to bring to you a dish which can be easily executed without to much complication. The more complicated dishes tend to be reserved for the restauraunt kitchen. This is a great Holiday flavored dish with exquisite flavor and a colorful and impressive presentation. The recipe adapts a popular South American sour milk...

Crab Cakes 101

Capt’n Crabby encourages spontaneity and creativity in your crab cake making. He has a secret recipe, but being the smart guy that he is, he’s not sharing it with you! For a Capt’n Crabby cake, you’ll have to visit the truck. You can track its’ location here .Below is a basic ingredients list for creating your own crab cakes, and some links to articles about crabby recipes and culture. If you’re a home cook in Denver, your biggest challenge to producing an...