DENVER (CBS4) – CBS4’s friends at KBCO recently invited a Wednesday’s Child who loves music to sit in on a Studio C session. Sam, 17, lives in foster care, and turns to music to help him through the tough times. He was particularly excited to see a live taping of Studio C at KBCO, but first, he got a tour of the station.

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“Nice to meet you,” said Ginger, the afternoon DJ at KBCO. “This is where all the action happens.”

Then Sam moved on to listen to singer/songwriter, J. S. Ondara, a new artist out of Kenya. Ondara played three songs off his debut album, and then briefly met with Sam.

“I’ve been writing since I was five. Writing poems and then turning them into stories, and them those poem/stories turn into songs,” Sam told CBS4.

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Sam soaked up all the inspiration he could during his time with Ondara.

“I just figure out a melody and then once it gets into my head, I put it to a song,” Sam explained.

Music is a safe space for Sam as he lives in foster care and hopes to one day be adopted.

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“It helps me like cope sometimes, and it gets me like learning, because I’ve always wanted to write music,” Sam said.

Sam hopes to one day work in music professionally.


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