For more than a decade, the trains ran on time at Denver International Airport with no more than a few bossy reminders from Pete Smythe and Reynelda Muse that "you are delaying the departure of this train." After those two personalities exited Denver (Smythe to his final reward, Muse to work out of ... More >>
There are secrets behind the public art pieces at Denver International Airport -- and it's not what conspiracy theorists would have you believe. We checked in with DIA Exhibitions Coordinator Tim Vacca and Public Art Program Coordinator Mandy Renaud, and discovered there's a method to all the madnes ... More >>
Over the years, Denver has generated a wide variety of memorable television commercials. But until recent years, spots tended to live on only in memory -- like the Tree Farm jingle ("Take I-25 to exit 235, and five miles west to the Tree Farm") that was impossible to forget no matter how hard viewer ... More >>
While First Lady Mary Louise Lee was touting culture yesterday, announcing the new Bringing Back the Arts program, Mayor Michael Hancock was urging visitors to the city to catch one of Denver's seven professional sports teams in a new recording of his welcome that plays on the Denver International A ... More >>
Big photos below.Even though Facebook is great for sharing oddball photos, many Denver TV personalities aren't interested in playing. Either they don't have a page, or they maintain one that's purposefully dull. But here are some sample shots from folks in the spotlight who aren't afraid to ... More >>
Like all modern TV stations, 9News is extremely dependent on up-to-date technology. What to do if it fails? That's what happened during the 10 p.m. newscast on Monday night, when the crew was forced to move from a 21st century broadcasting approach to one more akin to the early days of telev ... More >>
All aboard for Denver.You know you're back in Denver when you hear that bossy voice admonish you for "delaying the departure of this train" at DIA. It belongs to 9News' Adele Arakawa, who replaced original admonisher Reynelda Muse. Likewise, the cheery "hold on" now comes from Alan Roach rath ... More >>
To create a festive ski-resort atmosphere for the huge Snow Sport Industry Association Convention happening in Denver this week, downtowners are being asked to join these city celebrities on January 29, 2010, for Snow Wear Friday... More wintery fun below!
Jimmy Fallon dressed like a typical Boulder resident. Yes, I, too, assumed that Late Night with Jimmy Fallon would be a disaster. But it's actually pretty funny on occasions, as demonstrated by a bit from yesterday's show in which the former Saturday Night Live self-chuckler pretended to do eight p ... More >>
Okay, okay: The clip above has nothing to do with Denver -- but it's too hilarious not to share. (Thanks, by the way, to Andy Bosselman, the person who shared it with me. Bosselman's entertaining blog can be accessed here.) The video shows Robert Jordan and Jackie Bange, longtime anchors with WGN in ... More >>
In the great Venn diagram of foods, there’s a circle of foods we love, and a circle of foods that just don’t taste right—and then there’s the wonderful, sometimes surprising, always guilt-inducing delicious area where the two cross over. Yes, some foods just don’t taste like they’re sup ... More >>
Bob Kendrick. Plenty of people were surprised when 9News announced that it wouldn't be renewing the contract of primary news anchor Bob Kendrick -- probably including Kendrick (who hasn't been responding to press inquiries). After all, the station's late newscast has held the top spot in the ratin ... More >>
John Hickenlooper finally reveals his secret identity at DIA. Finally! That mysterious, third voice on the DIA trains -- the one that doesn't belong to blustery Alan Roach (now the voice of the Broncos rather than the Rockies) or sultry Adele Arakawa -- has been officially identified. Mayor John ... More >>
Speak up, John Hickenlooper!
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Denver has a lot to do to get ready for the Democratic National Convention, including fixes both large and small that could help this city put its best foot forward. First up: Going public with the fact that the anonymous voice that started sounding off on DIA trains last summer belongs to Mayor J ... More >>
In 1996, Westword published its thirteenth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Yuppie on a Harley (then-senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, who posed for a Banana Republic ad) to the Best New Public Art (Mark di Suvero’s still-controversial “Lao Tzu”) ... More >>
The local media wielded a purple crayon during the Rockies' unlikely run, leading to an excess of everything but restraint.
Yes, on the DIA train that’s now the voice of Denver mayor John Hickenlooper welcoming you to Denver. Pete Smythe and Reynelda Muse have also left the station, replaced by Alan Roach and Adele Arakawa. And sound artist Jim Green, who installed the original recordings fifteen years ago, didn’t st ... More >>
By the time I squeezed through the closing doors, I was ready to punch the walls if I heard that same bossy voice telling me that I was “delaying the departure of this train.” I was delaying the departure?
Here's how cool I am. Last night, I was at home with my family, watching 30 Rock, Tina Fey's amusing sitcom (Alec Baldwin rules), on Channel 9. Suddenly, in the middle of the broadcast, my son, Nick, noticed something flash in the middle of the screen. Shortly thereafter, the rest of us caught simil ... More >>
An addiction to gambling killed the television career of Scott McDonald, seen here, who resigned as managing editor of news for Channel 31 back in 2001. But all that time spent playing games of chance paid off in an unexpected way. As divulged in this article from today's Denver Post, McDonald won $ ... More >>
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