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Arbitron Inc.

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Colorado Public Radio on refinancing, fund drive, launch of Open Air

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    The radio-ratings turmoil caused by the portable people meter

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Max Media's Jeff Norman on The Truth, The Poll and Indie 101.5

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    An Indie 101.5 fan who's mad as hell and won't take it anymore

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    "Gunny" Bob Newman leaves KOA for mysterious new assignment

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    Colorado Public Radio announces pay cuts, salary freeze despite successful fund drive

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Is KOOL 105's loss Cruisin' Oldies' gain?

    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 Ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    We're an Arbitron family!

    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 Radio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2008

    What's behind Irv and Joe's move from 104.3/The Fan to ESPN Radio?

    Irv Brown and Joe Williams. Yesterday afternoon, Lincoln Financial Media Company of Colorado, which owns FM-104.3/The Fan and KEPN/1600 AM, the area's ESPN affiliate, announced a big change in the key afternoon-drive slot: On October 20, Irv Brown and Joe Williams, who've manned this time period a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2008

    New ratings approach presents challenge to Cruisin' Oldies

    Dear diary... KRWZ/950 AM, known as Cruisin' Oldies, went live Wednesday, and the station is clearly investing in name Denver talent, including Randy Jay, who got the heave-ho last year amid KOOL's demo-shifting experiment, and longtimer Hal Moore. But even if the station attracts a sizable audien ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2008
  • News

    November 15, 2007

    National Press Corps Gets DNC Party Preview

    Media members planning to cover the Democratic convention have big questions for Howard Dean and his crew. Like, what about the food?

  • News

    April 12, 2007

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of April 12, 2007

  • News

    August 25, 2005
  • News

    June 9, 2005

    The Message

    "B" Is for "Boss"

  • News

    May 12, 2005

    The Message

    Hurbanity

  • News

    February 17, 2005

    The Message

    Road Show

  • News

    August 5, 2004

    For Better or Curse

    An FCC crackdown has radio stations on high alert.

  • News

    July 29, 2004

    The Message

    Revision Quest

  • News

    July 1, 2004

    The Message

    It's Alive

  • News

    May 27, 2004

    The Stations Remain the Same

    The hits just keep coming on radio.

  • News

    May 20, 2004

    The Message

    Press On

  • News

    January 8, 2004

    The Message

    The Voice

  • News

    November 6, 2003

    Homer Runs

    Calculating the pluses and minuses of rah-rah sports coverage.

  • News

    October 9, 2003

    The Message

    Hard Progress

  • News

    January 16, 2003

    Seeing Red

    For better or worse, KHOW's Scott Redmond has people talking.

  • News

    December 5, 2002

    Piracy, Hip-Hop Style

    Skyjack Radio briefly took over Denver radio -- and its pilots are eager to hit the airwaves again.

  • News

    November 28, 2002

    Hiding in Plain Sight

    To find truly progressive media outlets, try looking beneath the radar.

  • News

    August 29, 2002

    Good Sex, Bad Sex

    An adult advertiser complains that explicit radio stations won't run his not-very-explicit commercials.

  • News

    August 15, 2002

    Youth of the Nation

    Country-radio pros gather in Colorado to search for ways to seduce a younger generation.

  • News

    May 30, 2002

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of May 30, 2002

  • News

    February 28, 2002

    Interpreting the Signals

    Does the sale of five major Denver radio stations mean big changes, or more of the same?

  • Music

    October 11, 2001

    Backwash

    Clear Channel may not be an evil empire, but the amount of power it wields is still scary.

  • News

    June 21, 2001

    Radio Rumble

    Clear Channel takes on all comers, including the largest ratings service in the country.

  • News

    October 26, 2000

    The Wrong Stuff

    A mislabeled photo, an error-filled column, a missing attribution: The Post is on a hot streak.

  • News

    August 24, 2000

    Urban Renewal

    How could an R&B outlet become the most popular radio station in Denver? The little girls understand.

  • News

    June 22, 2000

    Sage Advice

    KBCO's Bret Saunders is taking on the shock jocks -- and winning.

  • News

    May 11, 2000

    A Classic Case

    Lack of a full-time classical format has listeners saying "Yo quiero Pachelbel."

  • News

    March 23, 2000

    The John and Patsy Show

    The Ramseys make the talk-show circuit rounds.

  • News

    November 18, 1999

    Man Without a City

    Ken Hamblin says he's a stranger in his hometown.

  • News

    October 28, 1999

    ¿Qué Pasó, Denver?

    Despite a potentially huge audience, Denver's Spanish-language radio languishes.

  • News

    October 14, 1999

    This Is Only a Test

    The programming secrets toies er's old-time formats radio.

  • News

    September 23, 1999

    Station to Station

    Denver's two public-television stations get together, technically speaking.

  • Music

    September 10, 1998
  • Music

    August 6, 1998
  • Music

    December 12, 1996
  • Music

    March 7, 1996
  • Music

    May 31, 1995

    DIAL "M" FOR MEDIOCRE

    WE'VE JUST LISTENED TO EVERY RADIO STATION IN DENVER--AND BOY, DO OUR EARS HURT.

  • Music

    February 1, 1995

    WILL THE PEAK INHERIT THE EARTH?

    TWO NEW STATIONS TURN DENVER RADIO UPSIDE DOWN.

  • News

    August 3, 1994
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