Broadcast Media

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Free Press' Craig Aaron on teaser for National Conference on Media Reform

    Craig Aaron, president and CEO of Free Press, an organization devoted to changing media and technology policies, is among the headliners for "The Perfect Storm: Democracy in the Age of Big Money and Big Media," taking place tomorrow at the Tivoli Center. But while the event can certainly stand on it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Canada allows "Money for Nothing" back on the radio

    ​Early this year, the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CSBC) decided to ban the Dire Straits song, "Money for Nothing" because of the use of a homophobic slur in the song's lyrics. In a somewhat surprising move, they've reversed the decision, which means Canadian broadcasters can go back ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    7News, Azteca America affiliates in CO for sale: McGraw-Hill looks to peddle broadcasting group

    ​Update below: KMGH-TV, better known as 7News, is on the block -- and so are Azteca America affiliates in Denver, Fort Collins and Colorado Springs, according to an announcement by McGraw-Hill, the stations' parent company. Officially, the move is part of a "portfolio review" -- but the real ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Closing Rocky Mountain News hasn't solved problems at Scripps

    Finances drove the decision by E.W. Scripps executives to shutter their largest newspaper, the Rocky Mountain News, in late February. However, it's clear from data released this morning that removing the tabloid from its books didn't suddenly make everything better. According to a Wall Street Journa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    Liberty Media's John Malone takes risky leap into satellite radio with Sirius investment

    John Malone, the local mogul at the helm of Liberty Media, didn't become one of the richest men in the state by making foolish investments. But his decision, made public moments ago, to provide $530 million in loans to Sirius XM Radio in exchange for a 40 percent equity stake in the struggling opera ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Channel 7's Byron Grandy: new title, more work

    In today's financial environment, TV stations don't have a lot of extra cash to offer executives. But they can usually afford to shift around folks already on the payroll -- which explains today's announcement about Channel 7's Byron Grandy. As pointed out in the September 2008 blog "Changes at Chan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Public TV stations grapple with digital switchover

    The Message column "DTV or No TV" discusses a likely complication in the move from analog television signals to the digital kind, which is scheduled to take place on February 17. Specifically, some viewers west of the main digital tower on Lookout Mountain who have been receiving free analog signals ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Statements from Clear Channel execs John Hogan and Mark Mays about job cuts

    Yesterday's blog "The Bloodletting Starts at Clear Channel Denver" documents ten layoffs at the Texas corporation's local properties: five FMs -- KTCL/93.3 FM, The Party/95.7 FM, KBCO/97.3 FM, The Fox/103.5 FM and KBPI/106.7 FM -- and three AMs -- KHOW/630 AM, KKZN/760 AM and KOA/850 AM. This mornin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    The origin of the digital-TV dead zone west of Lookout Mountain

    "DTV or No TV," a Message column in the January 22 issue, reveals that some people who've been receiving analog television signals for decades will likely lose free TV service entirely once the conversion to digital broadcasting takes place on February 17, the scheduled switchover date, or at some p ... 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

    December 24, 2008

    Rocky Mountain PBS hires new CEO

    Rocky Mountain PBS said Tuesday it has hired Doug Price as its new president and chief executive officer. He replaces James Morgese, who explained to Westword's Michael Roberts in August why he was leaving the public television service after fifteen years. A former top executive with First Bank of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    E.W. Scripps CEO Rich Boehne on his company's commitment to newspapers

    As is the case with all articles, plenty of interesting stuff gathered for Westword's December 11 feature about the dire circumstances facing the Rocky Mountain News and sidebars focusing on Rocky writers who the Denver Post should try to hire and the joint-operating agreement between the Rocky and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2008

    Denver Radio Legend Steve Keeney Retires

    When radio executive Steve Keeney commented for a March 6 Message column about changes in the local radio scene, he was exceedingly forthcoming, noting the reasons the outlet formerly known as Sassy had flipped to a format dubbed One FM and outlining an audio revamp at Martini, another property unde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2007

    Rupert Murdoch's Foxy Move

    On June 13, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., which owns Fox, announced its intention to sell nine of its owned-and-operated television stations, including KDVR/Channel 31 in Denver. A June 14 Denver Post piece on this development correctly points out that such moves are not exactly rare these days; the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2007
  • News

    August 10, 2006

    Def Jam

    HD radio rocks -- but is anyone listening?

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2006

    More Messages: A Novella Approach

    It's official. On July 13, a press release sent out under the auspices of Channel 9 president and general manager Mark Cornetta confirmed that the station's new acquisition, Channel 20, will become an affiliate of My Network TV, a fledgling Fox service, as of September 5. The release offers little a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2006

    Clearing the Way

    It's official: The nation's (not to mention Denver's) highly competitive live concert business just got a little less, well, competitive. Live Nation today announced that it will purchase House of Blues Entertainment for $350 million in cold, hard cash. As part of the deal, Live Nation will presum ... More >>

  • Film

    March 9, 2006

    C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America

    Starz FilmCenter in the Tivoli Student Union

  • News

    November 18, 2004

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of November 18, 2004

  • News

    April 8, 2004

    Clear Sailing

    A jury may finally get to hear a juicy suit against Clear Channel.

  • Calendar

    March 25, 2004

    Best Hip-Hop Label

    Mobstyle Records

  • News

    September 25, 2003

    The Message

    Power Up

  • News

    February 6, 2003

    A Dam in the Stream

    If Clear Channel can't afford Internet radio, who can?

  • News

    October 17, 2002

    Cyber Slams

    A local college student is on a one-man mission to attack lousy radio.

  • News

    August 29, 2002

    Good Sex, Bad Sex

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

  • Music

    August 8, 2002


    Still battling Goliath, Nobody in Particular Presents claims a clear victory in court.

  • People & Places

    April 4, 2002

    Best Gospel Radio Show

    Old Ship of Zion

  • Goods & Services

    April 4, 2002

    Best Place to Fix Your Speedometer

    Deluxe Speedometer & Radio Service

  • News

    February 28, 2002

    Interpreting the Signals

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

  • News

    February 21, 2002

    Going Public

    Colorado Public Radio is selling itself as a kinder, gentler network. But its critics aren't buying it.

  • Culture

    February 14, 2002

    Net Loss

    The government killed TV, and Hollywood's begging it to revive the corpse

  • News

    February 7, 2002

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of February 7, 2002

  • News

    October 18, 2001


    Most radio stations pick songs that are good for everyone but aspiring musicians and listeners.

  • News

    August 23, 2001

    Taking on the Empire

    A local lawsuit against the world's largest radio/concert firm threatens to expose the dark side of the entertainment business.

  • Music

    August 9, 2001


    A lawsuit brought by nobody in particular presents could muddy the waters of the Clear Channel empire.

  • People & Places

    March 29, 2001

    Best Eye in the Sky

    Lynn Carey, Metro Traffic

  • Music

    October 19, 2000


    Radio Waves

  • Culture

    September 7, 2000

    School's Out

    When Fox-TV canceled American High, the network hit a new low.

  • Best of Denver

    June 29, 2000

    Best radio shakeup

    Clear Channel merger

  • Best of Denver

    June 29, 2000

    Best radio talk-show host

    Rick Barber, KOA-AM/850

  • News

    April 6, 2000

    Not in Their Backyard, Either

    Protestors in other areas aren't faring any better.

  • News

    April 6, 2000

    Something in the Air

    Lookout Mountain is a hot spot in the battle over broadcast emissions.

  • News

    March 9, 2000

    Clearing the Channels

    Denver's radio shakeup may leave some big names without a home.

  • News

    November 4, 1999

    Radio Stars

    The world may be in the hands of a bunch of hams on New Year's Eve.

  • News

    September 23, 1999

    Station to Station

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

  • Music

    July 29, 1999

    End Transmission

    Denver's pirate low-power radio station is pillaged by the FCC.

  • News

    December 11, 1997
  • Music

    December 4, 1997

    Obscene and Heard

    What can you get in trouble for saying on the radio these days? Not much.

  • Music

    July 4, 1996

    Survey Says

    Are Denver listeners getting the radio they deserve? A Backbeat investigation.

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