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 Ra ... 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 Radio ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Media members planning to cover the Democratic convention have big questions for Howard Dean and his crew. Like, what about the food?
From the week of April 12, 2007
"B" Is for "Boss"
An FCC crackdown has radio stations on high alert.
The hits just keep coming on radio.
Calculating the pluses and minuses of rah-rah sports coverage.
For better or worse, KHOW's Scott Redmond has people talking.
Skyjack Radio briefly took over Denver radio -- and its pilots are eager to hit the airwaves again.
To find truly progressive media outlets, try looking beneath the radar.
An adult advertiser complains that explicit radio stations won't run his not-very-explicit commercials.
Country-radio pros gather in Colorado to search for ways to seduce a younger generation.
From the week of May 30, 2002
Does the sale of five major Denver radio stations mean big changes, or more of the same?
Clear Channel may not be an evil empire, but the amount of power it wields is still scary.
Clear Channel takes on all comers, including the largest ratings service in the country.
A mislabeled photo, an error-filled column, a missing attribution: The Post is on a hot streak.
How could an R&B outlet become the most popular radio station in Denver? The little girls understand.
KBCO's Bret Saunders is taking on the shock jocks -- and winning.
Lack of a full-time classical format has listeners saying "Yo quiero Pachelbel."
The Ramseys make the talk-show circuit rounds.
Ken Hamblin says he's a stranger in his hometown.
Despite a potentially huge audience, Denver's Spanish-language radio languishes.
The programming secrets toies er's old-time formats radio.
Denver's two public-television stations get together, technically speaking.
WE'VE JUST LISTENED TO EVERY RADIO STATION IN DENVER--AND BOY, DO OUR EARS HURT.
TWO NEW STATIONS TURN DENVER RADIO UPSIDE DOWN.