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Clear Channel Communications Inc.

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    Real Talk 760 replaces progressive-talk station with...well, what the hell is it?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Michael Brown, Clear Channel respond to David Sirota's KHOW ouster

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    Andy Torri, KBCO Studio C engineer, victim of Clear Channel firing days after new disc's release

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Michael Brown and David Sirota team up to fill KHOW Caplis & Silverman slot

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Mario Solis-Marich's AM 760 exit prompts Colorado Latino Forum protest

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Clear Channel Denver's Kris Olinger on layoffs, news-outsourcing plan

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    KBCO music director/air personality Mark Abuzzahab another victim of Clear Channel layoffs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Source: 23 more layoffs at Clear Channel Denver

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    The details behind Clear Channel and 9News public-service announcements for car dealers

    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 >>

  • 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

    December 17, 2008

    Clear Channel's Lee Larsen talks about possible layoffs at Denver stations

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2008

    The campaign-style ads continue on Clear Channel's Denver stations

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 29, 2008

    Is the Budget Ax About to Fall at Denver's Clear Channel Stations?

    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 >>

  • News

    April 26, 2007

    Sound Check

    Has the Don Imus controversy permanently altered the radio universe? Clear Channel yakkers huddled to talk about it.

  • 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 >>

  • Music

    May 5, 2005

    Radio 4

    Sunday, May 8, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

  • News

    June 10, 2004
  • News

    April 8, 2004

    Clear Sailing

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

  • News

    April 1, 2004

    Silencing Radio 1190

    Rather than muzzle Barnett, CU clamps down on music.

  • Music

    March 4, 2004

    Channel Zero

    On his tour, Sage Francis flips Clear Channel the bird.

  • Music

    April 17, 2003

    Backwash

    Radio waves: Clear Channel clears the air about independent promoters.

  • News

    April 3, 2003

    The Message

    Rally Time

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2003

    Best Musical Addition to the Denver Skyline

    Universal Lending CityLights Pavilion

  • News

    February 6, 2003

    A Dam in the Stream

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

  • Music

    September 12, 2002

    Backwash

    If this summer’s concert season has an encore, we’d rather skip it.

  • Music

    August 15, 2002

    Backwash

    A nobody no more, the Gothic Theatre’s Steve Schalk shacks up with NIPP.

  • Music

    August 8, 2002

    Backwash

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

  • Music

    June 20, 2002

    Backwash

    The tent goes up at CityLights — and so do the expectations.

  • News

    June 20, 2002

    PAC-ing a Punch

    Clear Channel's formation of a political action committee shows it's ready for battle.

  • Calendar

    April 4, 2002

    Best David and Goliath Battle

    Nobody in Particular Presents vs. Clear Channel Entertainment

  • News

    February 28, 2002

    Interpreting the Signals

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

  • Music

    December 6, 2001

    Backwash

    Area promoters smile for the camera as the city brokers a deal for Red Rock’s future.

  • News

    October 18, 2001

    Playola

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

  • News

    October 11, 2001

    Follow That Story

    The Clear Channel Empire Strikes Back

  • Music

    October 11, 2001

    Backwash

    Clear Channel may not be an evil empire, but the amount of power it wields is still scary.

  • Music

    September 27, 2001

    Stop Imagining

    Will freedom of expression be the first casualty in the war on terrorism?

  • News

    September 6, 2001

    Two-Way Player

    Mark Schlereth tries to balance local radio with a rising TV career.

  • Music

    August 30, 2001

    Backwash

    Clear Channel moves in on Red Rocks, while Tenacious D takes a crowd to the moon.

  • 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.

  • News

    August 23, 2001

    His Way

    As two of his competitors brace for a legal battle, a revived Barry Fey sits quietly by. Kidding!

  • Music

    August 9, 2001

    Backwash

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

  • News

    June 21, 2001

    Radio Rumble

    Clear Channel takes on all comers, including the largest ratings service in the country.

  • Calendar

    March 29, 2001
  • News

    November 2, 2000

    Lighting a Fire

    Jon Caldara has been unmatched at using the media during this election season. He couldn't be prouder.

  • News

    October 19, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of October 19, 2000

  • News

    September 14, 2000

    Dialing for Dollars

    It's out with Howard Stern and in with more Britney as radio conglomerates chase the almighty buck.

  • Best of Denver

    June 29, 2000

    Best radio shakeup

    Clear Channel merger

  • News

    March 16, 2000

    A Word From Our Sponsor

    Television keeps moving the line between advertising and editorial.

  • News

    March 9, 2000

    Clearing the Channels

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

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