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 presence ... More >>
When Republican George W. Bush was president, KOA, at 850 AM, ran his regular, Saturday morning radio address, but skipped the Democratic response. Now that Democrat Barack Obama is chief executive, however, the opposing Republican message is airing on Saturdays after The Big O's talk. Double stand ... More >>
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. organization. He described CMM as "a progressive research ... More >>
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. Over the cou ... More >>
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. • Epilogues SXSW tour diary. • ... 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 >>
Those who attended Sarah Palin's campaign appearance in Loveland yesterday were among the first to see the latest attempt by the folks at ProgressNowAction to tie John McCain's candidacy to the legacy of George W. Bush: the Hug mobile. The display commemorates an awkward photo of McCain and Bush emb ... More >>
How seriously should we take Rush Limbaugh's fantasies of a disturbance in Denver?
ProgressNow has successfully embarrassed KOA talk-show hosts for unwise statements in the past. Remember that in May 2007, the left-leaning organization made headlines for whipping up an advertiser boycott aimed at rabble-rouser Bob Newman, who'd declared, "I want every Muslim immigrant to America w ... More >>
KOA talk-show host Bob Newman, known to fans and foes alike as Gunny Bob, has received plenty of honors over time, many of them related to his service in the Marine Corps. Yet the plaudit that came his way on August 3 topped (or perhaps bottomed) any previous salute. On that day, MSNBC host Keith Ol ... More >>
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.