Editor's note: This election cycle, Westword is exploring the public records of television stations for information on how candidates are spending money on ads in Denver. Joe Coors, your average local candidate for Congress who is not a beer, appears to be trying to secure support from an unusual ... More >>
Protecting copyrights in today's wild Internet era is getting tougher and tougher. But for photographer Scott D. Smith, it's a matter of survival -- which is why he's fought for months to get country radio station 92.5 The Wolf to pay for allegedly stealing more than twenty photos from a Jason Aldea ... More >>
In today's get-pageviews-or-die web world, even network TV affiliates, among the last bastions of family-friendly media, understand that grabby topics are the best way to get clicks. Which explains why the top national headline in 7News's "Staying Healthy" section currently reads: "Penis Tattoo Cau ... More >>
Tuesday, September 13, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
24 the Mixtape
Dueling grouches: Oscar vs. Lamborn. Rep. Doug Lamborn, the grouch in the trash can to the left in the picture above, represents Colorado Congressional District 5. His bill to defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and National Public Radio is getting a lot of attention and support ov ... More >>
The writing's on the wall at the Corner Office.The rubber-band installation in the back room of the Corner Office, 1401 Curtis Street, snapped a while ago, but its been replaced with a far cooler piece of art: a mural created by renowned graffiti artists David Villorente and Robert Cartwrigh ... More >>
Dennis Leonard will be rocking out somewhere else.Dennis Leonard's tumultuous tenure as vice president and general manager of Channel 31 and The Deuce is over. He announced his imminent departure to staffers yesterday. While Leonard's enemies, of which there are plenty, would love to think t ... More >>
Attention all late adapters and chronic procrastinators! Three Denver television stations -- channels 7, 9, and 20 -- will go digital only on April 16, 2009. Getting a new digital converter box for your TV and setting it up is the easy part. The tough part is getting your rabbit ears antenna to make ... More >>
Attention all late adapters and chronic procrastinators! Three Denver television stations -- channels 7, 9 and 20 -- will go digital-only on April 16, 2009. It's time find the digital converter box that you bought last February and install it post-haste. Don't wait: You don't want to miss a minute o ... More >>
"The Digital Conversion Will Leave Some Coloradans in the Dark," and blogs like this one note that a percentage of locals who've been receiving free, over-the-air TV during the analog era will lose this service once stations switch to all-digital broadcasting. Concerns about problems like these cont ... More >>
Oh, how times have changed in the Denver radio market. Back in 2000, KXPK/96.5 FM, then known as the Peak, sold to Emmis Communications for $36 million -- a price tag that didn't seem outrageous at the time. Cut to December 2008, when CBS peddled three high-profile Denver FMs -- KWLI/92.5 FM (known ... More >>
Shhh... CPR is still available at 1340 AM. Remember when Colorado Public Radio made such a big deal about moving its news-and-information service from 1340 AM to 90.1 FM this past July? The service emphasized that listeners should switch their pre-sets to FM -- and I dutifully did so. But today, I ... More >>
Word power. Another lonely item in the practically deserted broadcasters corridor on Tuesday morning: a rack filled with copies of speeches by everyone who yakked on day one of the DNC -- and I do mean everyone. All of them are marked "EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE ON DELIVERY," and since delivery has alr ... More >>
State of confusion. In it's continuing effort to fill pages with nonsensical items about the Democratic National Convention, the Rocky Mountain News published "Obama Speech Forecast Still a Little Foggy," in which National Weather Service forecaster Mike Baker confirmed that Barack Obama's August ... More >>
While KHOW talk-show host Peter Boyles is best known for his takes on immigration policy and the JonBenét Ramsey case, he is also a motorcycle enthusiast so passionate that he launched USA Biker Nation in 2007 as a way of paying weekly tribute to hogs and their riders. But that's all over now. On J ... More >>
Focus on the Family leader James Dobson is making headlines for an upcoming broadcast that attempts to give presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama a biblical beating; see this Demver blog for details. But Dobson is just as exercised -- if not exorcised -- at the possibility that th ... More >>
Thursday, November 15, Walnut Room, 303-292-1700.
Saturday, July 21, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.
Wednesday, January 24, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.
What if your organization spent a lot of coin to conduct a poll whose conclusions you loved -- and no one noticed? That's what appears to have happened to the Lake Cedar Group, the consortium of area television stations eager to build a new broadcasting tower on Lookout Mountain. On May 31, Lake Ce ... More >>
May is "sweeps" month, when ratings help determine advertising rates for TV stations -- and according to a knowledgeable insider, Channel 7's newscast numbers, particularly at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m., aren't pretty. Granted, disaster can be averted if the rate of viewership increases over the next two we ... More >>
A city's plans rain on local TV powerhouses.
Mum's the word about the Colorado Daily's sale.
From the week of June 23, 2005
Brian Maass, Channel 4
On his tour, Sage Francis flips Clear Channel the bird.
Little Big Man
Brave New World
Radio waves: Clear Channel clears the air about independent promoters.
House of Rock
Storm the Unpredictable
Larry Gelbart is one of TV's last great writers. So why can't he stay tuned?
The Clear Channel Empire Strikes Back
A radio buccaneer blames politics for turning him into a fugitive from the FCC.
As two of his competitors brace for a legal battle, a revived Barry Fey sits quietly by. Kidding!
Television keeps moving the line between advertising and editorial.
The toughest executive in Denver radio pleads his case.
A COLORADO NONPROFIT FUNNELED GINGRICH'S GOPAC FUNDS.
KBCO'S FORMAT SPROUTS UP AROUND THE U.S.