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Clear Channel Communications Inc.

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    Reader: Will the last Clear Channel employee please turn out the light?

    Our posts about last week's layoffs at Clear Channel Denver (and affiliated stations across the country on what became known as "National Firing Day") prompted laments about pink-slipped personalities like KBCO's Keefer with reflections on what's happened to the radio biz. The comment here falls int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Photos: Most awkward places to put new Denver International Airport ad screens

    This week, Clear Channel announced that it had made an agreement with Denver International Airport to install a "a first-of-its kind digital advertising program" that will feature 118 LCD screens throughout DIA, including six overhead video walls and four, 26-foot high diagonal LED video towers. Wh ... More >>

  • Music

    June 18, 2009

    Fulcrum

    Quack
    Self-released

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    George McFly of the Party on being laid off by Clear Channel Denver

    George McFly. Even though DJ George McFly has been on Colorado radio stations for more than a decade, he knows how fickle the industry is, even in good times -- which these most certainly aren't. As a result, he always resisted the urge to put down roots. But after being hired to work at KPTT/95.7 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, May 1 edition

    May Day! May Day! Today in Backbeat Online: • Fight Spider with Spider is reading my mind. • Signtologist featured in 9News news report. • Ghost Buffalo gives up the... well, ghost. • A first look at Skyfox's new video. • Freaky Friday: "Rap Chop" (featuring Vince) -- Steve Porter. Today ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Rich Bircumshaw, voice of CSU Rams, dies

    Rich Bircumshaw. The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports in this article that Rich Bircumshaw, news director of KCOL radio and the official voice of the Colorado State University Rams, was hospitalized after suffering a stroke yesterday -- and unfortunately, he was unable to recover. A spokeswoman for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, April 29 edition

    The quartet behind Olivea. Under whatever circumstances. Today in Cafe Society: • Olivea opening May 4. • Dos Casas at Lola tonight. • Jet's Pizza Republica ready for takeoff. • Delicious Designs: Eat this restaurant, part four. • Senor Rita's is no mas. Today in Backbeat Online: • Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, April 28 edition

    The world is your bivalve mollusk. Today in Cafe Society: • Delicious Designs: Eat this restaurant, part three. • New Belgium Rolls Out Sunshine Wheat in a Can. • Casselman's opens in NoDo. • Dining Out for Project Angel Heart on Thursday. • Over the Weekend: Colorado Bartenders Guild coc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, February 13 issue

    Having a nice day, all you triskaidekaphobics? Today in Backbeat Online: • Aviano Coffee debuts anything-goes open mike tomorrow. • Fort Collins set to debut all-local music fest in April. • Spoke-In-Wordz debuts new single on iTunes, Amazon. Today in Cafe Society: • 231 Milwaukee back on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    The bloodletting starts at Clear Channel Denver

    The December 17 blog "Clear Channel's Lee Larsen Talks About Possible Layoffs at Denver Stations" noted strong rumors about impending staff cuts at the area outlets owned by the Texas-based mega-corp: 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 -- an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2008

    Traveling With the Denver Media

    The process of researching virtually every article produces far more material than can possibly fit into the finished piece -- and a lot of the leftovers are every bit as interesting as the stuff that makes the final cut. That was certainly the case for the May 8 Message column, which dealt with cut ... More >>

  • News

    May 1, 2008

    Rush to Riot

    How seriously should we take Rush Limbaugh's fantasies of a disturbance in Denver?

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2008

    AM 760's Jay Marvin Signs New Contract

    Launched in 2004, AM 760, the local Clear Channel branch's foray into progressive talk, has never earned especially robust ratings. But the company has stuck with the format far longer than many radio observers expected, and the station will be around for quite a while more if morning host Jay Marvi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 28, 2007

    Dial Another Day

    Not getting quite enough spam? Then you'll want to enter your info on a web site accessible at RadioVote.com and DenverSurvey.com, which sign up participants to receive cyber-missives from a radio station or stations that aren't even identified.

  • News

    January 11, 2007

    Here's Howe

    Denver's toughest radio executive talks about (and justifies) past battles and his latest series of ballsy maneuvers.

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2006

    More Messages: Other Definitions

    This week's Message column concerns high-definition radio, and notes that a trio of stations owned by Clear Channel just introduced HD sister signals. But these aren't the only offerings of their type in the market. Another three so-called high-def side channels were made available by CBS-owned prop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2006

    More Messages: Right Might

    For at least a decade, talk radio in Denver -- and pretty much everywhere else -- has been conservative through and through. That equation changed slightly a little less than two years ago, when Clear Channel, a broadcasting conglomerate whose founder, L. Lowry Mays, is a longtime friend of a certa ... More >>

  • News

    May 4, 2006

    Radio Age

    Are young listeners abandoning broadcast radio?

  • News

    May 12, 2005

    The Message

    Hurbanity

  • People & Places

    March 24, 2005
  • News

    February 17, 2005

    The Message

    Road Show

  • Music

    December 30, 2004

    Trend-Spotting

    In a scandal-ridden election year, the year's top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote.

  • News

    November 18, 2004

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of November 18, 2004

  • News

    September 2, 2004

    The Message

    Left's Turn

  • News

    August 5, 2004

    For Better or Curse

    An FCC crackdown has radio stations on high alert.

  • News

    March 18, 2004

    Off Limits

    Dialing for attention

  • 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

    June 13, 2002

    Backwash

    Music everywhere: Music Lowdown 2002 and the Westword Music Showcase covered both the recording industry and live, in-the-flesh performances.

  • News

    June 6, 2002

    Not-So-Funny Business

    Are gays fair game for jokes on Denver radio?

  • Music

    May 2, 2002

    Backwash

    Sink or swim: Randall Shipp leads a one-man attack against CityLights Pavilion.

  • Music

    April 25, 2002

    Backwash

    Barry Fey shows no fear of a Clear Channel planet.

  • News

    February 7, 2002

    Many Rivers to Cross

    Speaking his mind has put talk-show host Reggie Rivers on thin ice -- and that's fine by him.

  • News

    October 4, 2001

    The Making of a Pirate

    A radio buccaneer blames politics for turning him into a fugitive from the FCC.

  • News

    September 27, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of September 27, 2001

  • News

    September 20, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of September 20, 2001

  • News

    September 20, 2001

    As the Smoke Clears

    How does the media get back to normal when no one can say what normal is?

  • News

    August 30, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of August 30, 2001

  • News

    June 28, 2001

    Anchor-Go-Round

    The talking heads are spinning at Channel 7 and Fox Sports Net.

  • News

    May 24, 2001

    Parents Beware

    Jamie White is bringing her naughty talk to a station known for playing kiddie pop.

  • News

    January 11, 2001

    Bang for the Bucks

    How did Denver turn the city's reporters into publicists? By blowing stuff up.

  • News

    December 21, 2000

    Scene From a Mall

    Shopping-center execs love getting attention in the media -- as long as they call the shots.

  • News

    October 5, 2000

    KBPI Wrecks the Rockies

    The station says it's sorry about all the messes it's made. But it keeps making more.

  • News

    June 22, 2000

    Sage Advice

    KBCO's Bret Saunders is taking on the shock jocks -- and winning.

  • Music

    March 9, 2000

    The Grandfathers of Punk

    Denver's early punk rock pioneers are remembered

  • News

    February 10, 2000

    Eyes on the Prize

    The dailies jockey for position for the Pulitzer.

  • News

    October 7, 1999

    Hammer Time

    Up, up and away with Denver's most entertaining traffic reporter.

  • News

    August 26, 1999

    The Man You Hate to Love

    The toughest executive in Denver radio pleads his case.

  • Music

    October 15, 1998
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