Bob Newman wants to keep you safe -- or put you behind bars. Depends on you.Update below: Back in August, combative KOA radio host "Gunny" Bob Newman announced that he was leaving the station in order to take a security and counter-terrorism position for an unnamed employer in "a rather grim ... More >>
Photo by Anthony CameraBill Menezes.The demise of Colorado Media Matters in March silenced a progressive organization that tirelessly attacked what it described as conservative misinformation in the media. But there's life after left-leaning advocacy for CMM frontman Bill Menezes. The former ... More >>
Bob Newman.Our Tuesday blog about KOA radio host Bob Newman's decision to leave his show in favor of a mysterious counter-terrorism assignment in a country a nineteen-hour flight from Denver has prompted some memorable comments, most of which show little love for Gunny Bob. This response diff ... More >>
Photo by Aaron ThackerayBusta on the Rocks.Shall we rap? Today in Backbeat Online: • Last Night: Rock the Bells at Red Rocks. • MP3 Freeloader: Rockie making a splash on the club scene. • Zebra Junction closes up shop this evening. • Q&A with Jared Piccone of Innerpartysystem. • Q& ... 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 >>
The Diamond Boiz.Diamonds in the rough? Today in Backbeat Online: • Update: Diamond Boiz crew ready to bust through. • Over the weekend: Phish at Red Rocks, 8/02/09. • Flobots check in from the Blasting Room to hype the Bowling Ball. • Dialed In: This week's local music radio playlis ... More >>
Today's tax-day Tea Party protests are predictably hypocritical: I don't seem to remember any conservative talk-show hosts leading State Capitol rallies when the George Bush administration pushed through the free-spending Troubled Asset Relief Program just a few short months ago. Still, the presen ... More >>
Photo by Anthony CameraBill Menezes, in a 2006 photo. In "On Watch," a September 2006 Message column, former Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post journalist Bill Menezes explained his mission as head of Colorado Media Matters, the first state-based spin-off from Media Matters, a Washington, D.C. org ... More >>
Bob Newman. Today's blog "Bill Menezes on the Closure of Colorado Media Matters" notes that KOA's Bob Newman, known to fans and foes alike as "Gunny Bob," was often blasted by CMM prior to its demise on Tuesday. And to put it mildly, Newman won't miss having the organization to kick around anymore. ... More >>
You gotta have heart. Get baked. Today in Cafe Society: • Gateaux giving back. • Wine and cheese...and green chile? • Satchel's Market bags some special meals. • Up Close: Bones. Today in Backbeat Online: • Jewell Tyme Music tapped for Denver Nuggets pre-game show in April. • Epilogue ... More >>
Courtesy of Flickr Below lies the booty from our daily local-blog treasure hunt. Send tips here. KOA's "Gunny" Bob Newman distorts Obama's view on immigration, which goes to show you: Never trust a guy named Gunny, unless he's making you waffles or changing your oil. (Media Matters) Quick: Guess ... More >>
How seriously should we take Rush Limbaugh's fantasies of a disturbance in Denver?
Talk show fallout.
From the week of 5/3/2007
Has the Don Imus controversy permanently altered the radio universe? Clear Channel yakkers huddled to talk about it.
Woody Paige is in a New York state of mind.
Gunny for Governor?
The media's massive buildup to battle makes war seem almost anti-climactic.
Alex Stone is Denver's best radio reporter, and he's sure to keep improving -- now that he's out of school.
A writer's departure from the Post raises questions about the paper's commitment to metro columns.
An anti-Coors ad gets canned by a local publication.
KOA and the Denver Post
War is fueling the star power of Colorado's -- and possibly the nation's -- ballsiest military analyst.