Colorado Public Radio has quietly been making lotsa news of late, and almost all of it requires some explaining -- including word that CPR has purchased (for $8.346 million) its flagship station, KVOD-FM/88.1, which most listeners likely believed it already owned. Below, senior programming veep Sean ... More >>
A portable people meter.Fascinating article by Joanne Ostrow in today's Denver Post about the portable people meter, a pager-like radio-ratings device that picks up signals from stations that sound in the vicinity of a person wearing or carrying it. The results are supposed to provide more pr ... More >>
The logo for 101.5/The Truth.In late July, Indie 101.5, an acclaimed but low-rated local station, suddenly flipped formats, emerging as The Pole, aka "Stripper Radio." Yes, the switch was a stunt, and it did what it was supposed to do -- attract attention for the outlet's new, long-term ident ... More >>
Howard Beale lives.Today's conversations with Jeff Norman, president and general manager of The Truth, and John "Whip" Wilbur, who's trying to keep the spirit of the defunct Indie 101.5 alive on the Indie303.com website, will likely do little to reduce the frustration of Indie 101.5 fans, who ... More >>
Bob Newman.As a former Marine gunnery sergeant, KOA radio host Bob Newman comes by his combativeness naturally. When politically liberal Colorado Media Matters, staffed by some of his most persistent critics, collapsed in March, Gunny Bob gleefully kicked the organization when it was down (an ... More >>
Photo by Anthony CameraMax Wycisk, in a 2002 photo.
Colorado Public Radio met its $1.6 million goal at the (blessed) end of its recent Drive to Thrive campaign. But that doesn't mean the organization is done with cutbacks. The network has just issued a press release announcing 3 percent pay reducti ... More >>
Arbitron has released the final numbers for the fall radio-ratings book in Denver -- the first for KRWZ/950 AM since switching to the Cruisin' Oldies format described in the September 2 blog "Oldies Radio Set to Make Comeback on KRWZ" and the September 24 followup "Cruisin' Oldies 950 Brings Back R ... More >>
Watch out, radio stations. I'm no longer impotent when it comes to determining your success of failure. Suddenly, I'm a force to be reckoned with. Sort of. Kind of. In a way.
A few days back, my beloved received a letter from Arbitron, the Maryland-based radio-ratings service. "Be Part of the Rad ... More >>