The last major shakeup in Denver's commercial radio market took place in the wake of the 1999 merger of two Texas mega-corporations: Clear Channel, the nation's largest owner of radio stations, and a previous rival, AMFM. Before it would approve the deal, the Federal Communications Commission demanded that Clear Channel divest over a hundred of its newly acquired outlets, including six here. As a result, New York's Infinity Broadcasting and Indianapolis's Emmis Communications, two of radio's heavy hitters, entered the local market for the first time, and Colorado Public Radio, through its acquisition of KVOD-AM, was able to launch a two-channel network that has radically altered the face of public... More >>>
Mark A. Manger
Rob Quinn is general manager of Entravision Radio Colorado, new owner of the Peak.