Steve Kelley during the period when he was on the Fox 31 payroll.Last month, longtime broadcaster Steve Kelley revealed that he'd filed a breech-of-content lawsuit against Channel 31, from which he was fired in late 2008 by now-departed general manager Dennis Leonard. (Access our conversation ... More >>
Peter Maroney's background is in news, not sales.Earlier this week, Peter Maroney was announced as the new president and general manager of sister channels 2 and 31 -- the successor to the controversial Dennis Leonard, who stressed in a statement that he jumped instead of being pushed.
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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 >>
Photo by Jim J. NarcySteve Kelley in 2005, during his early days at Channel 31.Earlier today, we published a story about the impending departure of controversial Channel 31/The Deuce general manager Dennis Leonard, who's announced he's leaving the station.
Since word about that broke, there' ... More >>
"I'm sick of talking about Josh McDaniels and Brandon Marshall. Can you blame me?"Here are three things bloggers are writing about Denver stuff today.
Ian Henson at Bronco Talk shares a report that the Broncos might be for sale, with Stan Kroenke potentially an interested party. Maybe Pat Bo ... More >>
Libby Weaver and Natalie Tysdal prepare to get their freak on. Click to enlarge the photo, as well as a certain part of your anatomy, dudes.The folks at Denver Magazine call their September edition "The Men's Issue," and no wonder. The two women on the cover are literally busting out of their ... More >>
As noted in a blog published earlier today, Martino TV, the pay-for-play show hosted by Tom Martino, debuted this morning on both Channel 31 and Channel 2 -- and another new program, Everyday, bows this afternoon at 4 p.m., with Natalie Tysdal and Fox 31 anchor Libby Weaver as co-ho ... More >>
The Deuce's new logo.
The idea of Channel 2 rechristening itself as "The Deuce" -- a popular slang term for bowel movements -- in a strained attempt to woo a more youthful audience was mighty amusing. Still, even this decision couldn't adequately prepare viewers for the off-the-rails catastrophe th ... More >>
Dennis Leonard, in a file photo from last October.
Yesterday's blog "Channel 2 General Manager Dennis Leonard on rebranding his station The Deuce: 'It's the shit, dude!' " featured an excerpt from a conversation with the aforementioned Leonard, who also oversees Channel 31 as part of merger that to ... More >>
Danielle Ate the Sandwich. Yeah, that's her name. Wanna do somethin' about it?
This Friday the 13th isn't even remotely scary.
Today in Backbeat Online:
• Meet Danielle Ate the Sandwich, your new favorite singer-songwriter.
• New Heavyweight Dub Champion album features KRS-One, Killah Priest.
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Say goodbye to the old Channel 2 logo -- 'cause the Deuce is about to drop!
One of the most persistent local-TV rumors of early 2009 has been confirmed: KWGN-TV/Channel 2 is being rebranded as "The Deuce" on or about March 30.
If you're snickering like a middle-schooler right now, that's because y ... More >>
Keegan Gerhard and Lisa Bailey.
Today in Cafe Society:
• Sweet talk from Keegan Gerhard and other tasty events.
• Zaidy's Deli Downtown is still Zaidy's... but now with fusion.
• The Wynkoop's canny new strategy.
• Veggie Girl: Pasquini's Pizzeria.
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The death of Channel 2's 5:30 p.m. newscast, which will occur following Friday's edition, shouldn't shock anyone. In "Channels 2 and 31 Mix It Up in Denver," an October Message column about the new partnership between these longtime rivals, Dennis Leonard, the vice president and general manager of ... 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: ... More >>
Rumors are flying, as rumors are wont to do, about the stations at the heart of the October 23 Message column "Channels 2 and 31 Mix It Up," and no wonder. Channel 2's parent company, Tribune, recently filed for bankruptcy, adding even greater uncertainty to this unexpected business partnership betw ... More >>
In an interview for the blog "Fox 31 General Manager Dennis Leonard on Current Rumors, Future Changes," the new top dog at Channel 31 addressed the recent departure of news director Brad Remington, who accepted a similar position at KTVK-TV in Phoenix. In noting that he's still looking to fill the ... More >>
Steve Kelley has been part of the Denver media scene for a generation, mainly as a radio host. Then, as outlined in "The Rookie," a 2005 Message column, he was convinced to leave his longtime perch at KOA/850 AM in favor of a hosting gig for Good Day Colorado, Channel 31's a.m. info block. Just ov ... More >>
Only eight blogging days until Christmas.
Today in Cafe Society:
• The List: Best hotel restaurants.
• Happy fifth birthday to Mezcal, which will soon get a sibling.
• Is the second Santa Fe Tequila Company drying up?
• Smashburger is a smash in Wichita.
Today in Backbeat Online:
• Eri ... More >>
Precious little coverage of the yesterday's bankruptcy filing by the Tribune Co. has been devoted to its most prominent Denver property, KWGN-TV/Channel 2 -- not even by the station itself. (At this writing, its home page doesn't mention the development on its ten top stories.) That's understandab ... More >>