Dom & Jeremy

Denver’s favorite morning radio show! And that’s not just US saying it – the Colorado Broadcasters Association has etched our names on a bunch of plaques.

Dom has hosted the morning show for a LONG time. (Let’s put it this way: there are college seniors who weren’t born yet when Dom started at Mix 100.) Jeremy has been making you laugh with his quirky stories for more than 12 years now.

Join us weekday mornings for lots of laughs, stimulating conversation (yes, stimulating), and the most popular radio contest in the world, The Mindbender.

You can listen online, on your smartphone (just search for “Mix 100 Denver” in your phone’s app store), or listen to the daily podcasts. No matter how you find us, you’ll quickly become part of our family. Thanks for starting your day with Dom and Jeremy!

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September 21, 2018

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Review: 2018 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Premium

I’d driven the ’18 Mustang GT coupe for about three days when Gretchen asked me what I thought. With a chuckle I admitted: “You mean once I’m able to fold myself into the car?”

I have to laugh about it. There was a time a few years ago – okay, many years ago – when I could look just as cool as anyone climbing into or out of a low-to-the-ground sports car. Now I’m told I make unnatural sounds going either direction. I can’t confirm that; I’m too busy orchestrating my back and limbs to hear anything.

Now, once inside, however – well, that’s a different story. Since the first day they rolled off the assembly line in 1964 Mustangs have been designed for one reason, and it’s not to impress anyone with luxury or comfort. They’re built for fun. And if you opt for the stick instead of automatic transmission, the fun factor goes up a notch. Or two.Continue Reading

Review: 2018 BMW X3 M40i

I imagine the meeting that took place around the boardroom table at BMW headquarters. One of the big-shots said, “I think we need to tinker with the X3 and make it handle more like one of our badass sport sedans.” Then he raised an eyebrow, daring anyone to say it wasn’t possible.

The engineers looked at each other, then down at their notepads, and nobody uttered a word. “Good,” the executive said. “Get to it.” Then he grabbed a bagel and strode out of the room. “Oh,” he said, poking his head back in. “And make it fast.”

Well, if it didn’t happen exactly like that, it was probably close. Those engineers accepted the challenge, raided the alphabet and number drawers and created the X3 M40i. (One of these days car makers will go back to actual names for their darlings. A boy can dream.)Continue Reading

Grading Your Significant Other

It seemed easy enough. You ask your significant other to grade you in ten categories. So Jeremy and I gave it a shot.

He sent the list to Nicole and I sent it to Gretchen. Their instructions were simple: Be honest.

Oh, boy.

In some categories we scored higher than we expected, but we also were surprised to get dinged in areas in which we thought we’d excel.

Here are the ten categories and the grades we received. We believe in full disclosure, no matter how painful.

 

  1. Making an effort with your partner’s family and parents.

Nicole gave Jeremy a C, and Gretch gave me a C+. In parenthesis she said “To be fair, they started it.”

 

  1. Romance overall

I got a B+ and Jer received an A. Hmm.

 

  1. Being spontaneous

Here Nicole gave Jeremy a B and I got a C, which surprised me. Gretchen added “but thank God for that.” She’s a planner.

 

  1. Listening

We both got bad marks for this, and I was again quite surprised. At least my C+ was better than Jeremy’s E. Which is now a letter grade.

 

  1. Humor

We both pulled A’s on this one.

 

  1. Cleanliness

Again, a couple of A scores. We are at least very neat at home. That should be worth something.

 

  1. Sex life

Jeremy was given a B by Nicole, but she also added that having two young kids played a factor in that. I have no young children around and I’m happy with my A.

 

  1. Overall foreplay skill

Look, we don’t wanna brag, but we will. Both Gretchen and Nicole were generous with A+ scores for your boyz in the morning.

 

  1. Patience

I got a B, Jeremy got a C. Are we almost done with this list? (get it?)

 

  1. Taste in movies and television

Our worst scores. Gretchen, who always rolls her eyes at my movie choices, handed out a D. Jeremy had it worse; Nicole created a new grade again and gave Jer-Bear a W. (We’ll call it an F for the GPA.)

That gave Jeremy a GPA of 2.73, and I managed a 3.02. Let’s just say we were cut down to size a bit.

My recommendation is that you NOT discuss the grades with your s.o. after you receive them. It’s a chance to simply reflect and quietly go about improving. Unless it’s number 8 on the list. How do you improve on perfection?

Ha!

Review: 2018 Lexus RX 350

It’s almost a no-win situation if you’re Lexus. Hard-core enthusiasts will always expect yearly updates in order to feel like their vehicle is cutting-edge. But what do you do if you’re Lexus and there’s really no improvements to be made?

Do you change things just to seem “fresh” and risk screwing up a good thing? Or do you play your hand as it was dealt and have faith in the results?

That’s the story with the RX 350, a luxury SUV that chose the latter option. The 2018 basically changed nothing because Lexus didn’t need to. Their big makeover debuted in 2016, and since then they’ve been quite happy with their elegant – and remarkably popular – ride. If someone squawks, well, I gotta believe that’s the person you can never please.

I personally know a handful of people who drive the 350, and I asked them to list the negatives – and I did this before I got behind the wheel. They each looked at me like a dog staring at a fan. A negative? With the RX 350?  Then they asked about lunch.Continue Reading

Dom’s Book Club for September, 2018: The Dorito Effect, by Mark Schatzker

For years we’ve heard all sorts of explanations about why our country is sagging under an epidemic of obesity. Some have blamed carbs, or fats, sugar, wheat, and on and on.

Mark Schatzker says we’ve got it all wrong. The Canadian-based journalist proposes that we’ve drained all the flavor out of our mass-produced food and replaced it with lab-grown flavors.

Combining history and scientific research, Schatzker explores the long road that brought us to the ultimate expression of manipulated taste (the Dorito) and how things may be (hopefully) changing.

Jeremy recommended this title for the book club. If you enjoyed other food-related volumes, such as Fast Food Nation or Salt Sugar Fat, you might find this equally interesting.

Although, let’s face it, once you read books like this you never look at – or taste – foods the same way. Maybe that’s a good thing.

The Dorito Effect can be found at your nearest Tattered Cover Book Store. Mention Dom’s Book Club and you’ll save 20% off this title. Enjoy!

Review: 2018 Lexus LS500

First of all, let me state right up front that this is one gorgeous car. Super cool on the outside with great lines and a badass front grill. I chuckled when I saw that grill, because it’s a luxury car that looks like it wouldn’t mind rolling up its sleeves and getting into a fight.

But make no mistake, the LS is no brawler. It’s a sophisticated ride that pampers you and makes you wish the ride was ten-miles longer.

I took a 2100-mile road trip a month ago and would’ve been in heaven if I’d been rolling along on these four wheels. But, alas.

The Basics

Yeah, it’s a big car, tipping the scales at more than 5,000 pounds. And every one of those pounds is delicious.Continue Reading

Review: 2018 Lexus ES300h

I’m always curious about the new cars I test drive (more than 200 of them through the years) but there was an extra helping of interest in this car.

I happen to drive a ’13 ES300h as my personal car, and I jumped at the chance to see what has transpired in the last five years.

The answer: Not too much. And that’s actually a good thing. Lexus has done just enough to spruce up the hybrid while keeping the charm and environmental economy intact.

The Basics

It’s been fun to see all of the fuel-efficient hybrids pop up in the last decade. I remember when we all gave an amused glance at the Prius and some of its hybrid brethren and wondered if they were going to be short-lived experiments.

Thankfully, no.Continue Reading

Review: 2018 Mercedes E400 4Matic Cabriolet

I only had the Mercedes convertible for six days, but it rained for three of those. I felt like I was in an Alanis Morissette song.

During those moments when the sun fought its way through, I got the top down asap and took in the experience.

Because that’s what this E400 Cabriolet is: an experience. It’s a fun ride that would make any road trip pleasurable, and even soothes the irritation of an emergency trip to the grocery store.

The Basics

When they redesigned this E-class car, it seems the first order of duty for Mercedes was to add some roominess. In this respect they succeeded, adding a few inches both in length and width. No, you won’t fit a pro basketball team inside, but I managed to cart around an adult in the passenger seat and two teens in the back with comfort.Continue Reading

Review: 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited

Let’s just get this out of the way up front, okay? I drove a minivan for a week and loved every minute of it.

Sure, you can suspend my man license for a month and snicker behind my back. Yeah, I’m the guy who raves about the various sports car I review (as I write this a Mercedes convertible is in my garage for the next week) and I have no small children to tote around town.

But I loved the minivan. So there. Now let’s break it all down.

The Basics

Keep in mind this particular Pacifica was the hybrid version. The vast majority of features I’ll cover apply to both the traditional gas-only model and the hybrid, with just a few exceptions. (There are multiple trim levels of the non-hybrid version if you insist on only burning fossil fuels in your transportation.)

I’m a hybrid guy, though. My own personal vehicle is a hybrid, and once you get spoiled to 38-40 miles per gallon it’s hard to go back. The Pacifica doesn’t quite hit those numbers, but its 32 mpg is fantastic for a minivan. Just try to beat it.

But wait, it’s not a simple hybrid, but rather a plug-in hybrid. The idea is that you’ll run almost entirely on electric power unless you need some added oomph around town or on the highway, and the battery should last you a little over 30 miles. After that the engine kicks in and you switch over to gas power.Continue Reading

Dom’s Book Club for August, 2018: Unbound, by John Shors

A couple of months ago I was looking around for an interesting choice for Dom’s Book Club. So I asked Gretchen, my fiancé and a fierce book lover, for a recommendation.

She told me she was knee-deep into a book called Unbound, by John Shors. I had to laugh, because John has been a friend of mine for a few years. So this was a double win: Not only did it give me a great book for August, but I impressed Gretchen by knowing a bestselling author.

John, a Colorado author, built his terrific writing career by taking readers by the hand and showing them – in exquisite detail – the lives of people in exotic locations and in fascinating situations.

His debut novel, Beneath A Marble Sky, torched the bestseller lists because it painted a beautiful portrait of the true love story behind one of the world’s most beloved landmarks, the Taj Mahal.

With Unbound he sets his sights on another iconic setting, China’s Great Wall.

Set in the 16th century against the backdrop of a Mongol invasion, the story reveals the hardships and remarkable bravery of one couple, Fan and Meng. Fan is forced to leave his wife in order to help the defensive effort along the wall, but after he goes missing for a year Meng sets out to find him.

Shors is known for not only creating vivid images of these legendary locations, but also for taking us into the hearts and minds of the people who toil there. The best books always capture real human drama in a way that compels you to keep turning the page, and this is a stunning example.

Gretchen appreciated the way Shors described loving relationships amidst the violence, a juxtaposition that makes the story of Fan and Meng even more special.

Pick up your copy of Unbound at your nearest Tattered Cover Book Store. When you mention Dom’s Book Club they’ll give you a 20% discount off this title.

Enjoy!

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Disney On Ice – Dare To Dream

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Celebrate what’s possible as five Disney heroines spark the courage inside us all in Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream! In her Disney On Ice debut, see how far Moana will go in an epic adventure with demigod, Maui, to save her island and discover her true identity. Join Belle as she fearlessly befriends the enchanted castle staff and reveals the Beast’s gentleness. Experience Anna’s devotion to her sister, Elsa, on her life-changing journey to stop an eternal winter. Explore with Rapunzel, Flynn Ryder, Cinderella and friends from around the Disney Kingdom as they find the heart and determination to overcome obstacles and make their dreams come true.  Journey with Mickey and Minnie to uncover why no goal is too big when we find the strength to shape our own destiny at Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream!

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T-Mobile Event

Join Jeremy at T-Mobile – 7850 Alameda this Saturday from 10:00 – 12:00.  T-Mobile recognizes our military for their service to our country and would like to show their thanks to active duty, veterans and their families.  With half off family lines for military and veterans, this isn’t a limited time offer, this is available every day.

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T-Mobile Event

Join Jeremy at T-Mobile – 7850 Alameda this Saturday from 10:00 – 12:00.  T-Mobile recognizes our military for their service to our country and would like to show their thanks to active duty, veterans and their families.  With half off family lines for military and veterans, this isn’t a limited time offer, this is available every day.

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Staycation

This week’s Staycation is sponsored by Air Force Athletics! Register to win 4 tickets to see Air Force take on Boise State on October 27th plus an autographed football!

 

 

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Staycation

This week’s Staycation is sponsored by Air Force Athletics! Register to win 4 tickets to see Air Force take on Boise State on October 27th plus an autographed football!

 

 

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