Earlier this month, in reporting about the firing of Gloria Neal and the impending death of the progressive AM-760 format at Clear Channel-owned KKZN-AM, we speculated about possible new approaches, noting along the way that business-centric radio "hasn't been markedly successful in this market for ... More >>
Update: As we reported yesterday, David Sirota was suddenly disappeared from the KHOW afternoon-drive show he'd shared since June with Michael Brown; see our original coverage below. Since that post first appeared, we've received responses from Greg Foster, vice president of programming for the Den ... More >>
Update: Since last week, we've been documenting the latest batch of layoffs at Clear Channel Denver stations -- a nationwide action referred to by affected staffers as "National Firing Day;" see our previous coverage below. Among those canned was Andy Torri, engineer for KBCO's acclaimed Studio C se ... More >>
Last week marked the end of the long-running Caplis & Silverman show on KHOW. Shortly thereafter, we started hearing rumors about a new pairing -- one that would team a conservative KOA personality with a progressive from AM 760. Turns out the buzz was true. Meet your new KHOW afternoon-drive team: ... More >>
Mario Solis-Marich.The replacement of AM 760 host Mario Solis-Marich by syndicated host Norman Goldman earlier this month didn't sit well with the Colorado Latino Forum. The organization has asked for Solis-Marich's reinstatement -- a demand the Denver branch of Clear Channel, the station's ... More >>
The radio news in Fort Smith, Arkansas will originate from Denver. In a small item about this week's layoffs at Clear Channel Denver, the Denver Post's Joanne Ostrow mentioned that KOA/850 AM "will now provide news for four other markets: Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Ft. Collins, Minneapolis and Ft. Sm ... More >>
The names of the more than twenty folks who were laid off by Clear Channel Denver yesterday continue to filter out -- among them, Mark Abuzzahab, who served as both music director and evening host for KBCO. In some ways, the decision to release Abuzzahab, who declined to comment for this blog, is pr ... More >>
A reliable source reveals that 23 part-time or fulltime employees at Clear Channel Denver were laid off today as part of the San Antonio-based firm's second series of cuts this year. (The number is confirmed by KOA Morning News host Steffan Tubbs on his Twitter feed.) Many of those impacted worked i ... More >>
Yesterday morning, during one of his regular updates on KOA/850 AM's morning-news broadcast, Channel 9 business reporter Gregg Moss talked about a new series of public-service announcements for the automobile industry that would begin running immediately on Clear Channel stations like KOA, as well a ... More >>
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 >>
Layoff rumors of the sort Fox 31 general manager Dennis Leonard addressed in this December 16 blog are common throughout the media industry these days. But the loudest such rumblings around here may be emanating from assorted Clear Channel outlets -- particularly those on the FM side of the dial: KT ... More >>
For the American Petroleum Institute, the campaign isn't over. On election day a week ago, broadcast outlets were clogged with political ads intended to sway the opinions of folks taking the whole undecided-voter thing to extremes. Such content has dried up for the most part, but not entirely. Aft ... More >>
Times may be ultra-unpleasant for newspaper operators these days, but specialists in other areas of the media universe aren't enjoying a smooth ride, either -- and Clear Channel represents exhibit A. Toward the end of the last millennium and the beginning of this one, the Texas-based firm seemed to ... More >>
Has the Don Imus controversy permanently altered the radio universe? Clear Channel yakkers huddled to talk about it.
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 >>
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A jury may finally get to hear a juicy suit against Clear Channel.
Rather than muzzle Barnett, CU clamps down on music.
On his tour, Sage Francis flips Clear Channel the bird.
Radio waves: Clear Channel clears the air about independent promoters.
Universal Lending CityLights Pavilion
If Clear Channel can't afford Internet radio, who can?
If this summer’s concert season has an encore, we’d rather skip it.
A nobody no more, the Gothic Theatre’s Steve Schalk shacks up with NIPP.
Still battling Goliath, Nobody in Particular Presents claims a clear victory in court.
The tent goes up at CityLights — and so do the expectations.
Clear Channel's formation of a political action committee shows it's ready for battle.
Nobody in Particular Presents vs. Clear Channel Entertainment
Does the sale of five major Denver radio stations mean big changes, or more of the same?
Area promoters smile for the camera as the city brokers a deal for Red Rock’s future.
Most radio stations pick songs that are good for everyone but aspiring musicians and listeners.
The Clear Channel Empire Strikes Back
Clear Channel may not be an evil empire, but the amount of power it wields is still scary.
Will freedom of expression be the first casualty in the war on terrorism?
Mark Schlereth tries to balance local radio with a rising TV career.
Clear Channel moves in on Red Rocks, while Tenacious D takes a crowd to the moon.
A local lawsuit against the world's largest radio/concert firm threatens to expose the dark side of the entertainment business.
As two of his competitors brace for a legal battle, a revived Barry Fey sits quietly by. Kidding!
A lawsuit brought by nobody in particular presents could muddy the waters of the Clear Channel empire.
Clear Channel takes on all comers, including the largest ratings service in the country.
Jon Caldara has been unmatched at using the media during this election season. He couldn't be prouder.
From the week of October 19, 2000
It's out with Howard Stern and in with more Britney as radio conglomerates chase the almighty buck.
Clear Channel merger
Television keeps moving the line between advertising and editorial.
Denver's radio shakeup may leave some big names without a home.