The Best of Denver curse strikes again. Back in March, we named ESPN's The Locker Room, co-starring Nate Kreckman and Broncos Ring of Famer Tom Nalen, Denver's top radio sports show in our 2014 Best of Denver issue. But as with Gloria Neal, who was given her walking papers at AM-760 shortly after w ... More >>
Erik Osborn wanted to be a big-time developer, but his plans almost landed him in the big house. In 2009, a group of high-profile investors -- including Dealin' Doug Moreland -- accused Osborn of stealing $255,000 intended for the pricey One Lincoln Park condominium complex downtown and another proj ... More >>
102.3 The Ticket, launched in July 2010, was an ambitious attempt to create a homegrown sports-talk station from the ground up during one of the toughest times for radio in the history of the medium. And despite bold moves, like recruiting CBS4's Vic Lombardi and Gary Miller to serve as morning host ... More >>
Aside for obvious problems with suspension of disbelief -- how are we going to pretend Chris "The Birdman" Andersen is Santa when we already know he's The Birdman? -- hiring a celebrity to play Kris Kringle can create a slew of dissonance and mildly disturbing associations, particularly if th ... More >>
Three Cheers for Aurora! In an effort to promote tourism in Aurora, officials have organized a new group called VisitAurora.com. While most people associate Aurora with cheap hookers, pawn shops and Republican fund-raisers, there are so many other ways to attract tourists to Aurora by marketi ... More >>
Tom Manoogian.Things are changing fast for Denver's latest sports-talk radio station. Last week, both co-owner Dealin' Doug Moreland and morning host/Channel 4 anchor Vic Lombardi told us the new station would debut today at 102.3 FM, which had been simulcasting Jack-FM along with 105.5 FM. N ... More >>
Vic Lombardi.At first, it seems strange that Channel 4 sportscasters Vic Lombardi and Gary Miller would shift their sports-talk program from an established brand, ESPN Radio/1600 AM, to an unknown quantity, the Dealin' Doug Moreland co-owned KDSP-FM/102.3, which debuts on Monday. But to Lomba ... More >>
Dealin' Doug Moreland.Word broke last February that Moreland Properties LLC, a company owned by car seller Dealin' Doug Moreland, had bought KCUV/102.3 FM and KJAC/105.5 FM, two current Jack FM stations. Then, in late May, we let you know Moreland was partnering with ESPN's Adam Schefter and ... More >>
Photo by Anthony CameraMax Wycisk sees CPR's financial outlook improving.Like many nonprofits, Colorado Public Radio has suffered financial bumps and bruises in recent years. Back in 2008, Standard & Poor's lowered the rating on CPR's 2002 series bonds -- the ones used to fund its two-channe ... More >>
As shown in this graphic, the slogan of Jack-FM is "Playing what we want." But today there are indications that the outlets, at 102.3 FM and 105.5 FM, will be playing what somebody else wants very soon. In mid-February, we confirmed that the Jacks had been sold by Tim Brown's NRC Broadcastin ... More >>
Photo by Tony GallagherTim Brown in a 2003 photo -- when the radio business was much happier.Yesterday, AllAccess.com broke the news that NRC Broadcasting had sold its two Denver FMs, KJAC/102.3 and KCUV/105.5, to Moreland Properties -- owned by none other than automobile pitcher Dealin' Doug ... More >>
John Legend visits the Paramount Theatre January 8. There's a bit more action this week with concert announcements, including John Legend's January 8 show at the Paramount, Galactic's Valentine's Day show at Fillmore and a bunch of good shows at the Bluebird. Celine Dion's show originally schedule ... More >>
Remember when they used to advertise products on TV? Unless my calendar is lying to me, it's August 19, a full eleven weeks before election day -- and yet the barrage of political advertisements is in early November form. During the 5:30-6 a.m. segment of Channel 4's morning-news broadcast, I saw ... More >>
In the purple haze over the Rockies, one thing is clear: A World Series-class city needs a world-class mascot.
The Pleasures Dudes aren't the only ones offering cheap shills.