Back in April, we told you about longtime 9News sportscaster Susie Wargin's plan to leave the station after her contract expires in August in order to devote herself to real estate. Now, however, her career has taken another turn. Beginning this afternoon, she'll begin co-hosting the rebranded Color ... More >>
Moments ago, during an appearance on Peter Boyles's KHOW talk show (and while surrounded by TV cameras), former Congressman Tom Tancredo announced that he's running for governor...again. "I announced 5 minutes ago my intention to seek the Republican nomination for Governor of Colorado and look forw ... More >>
denverchannel.comSteve SaundersNote: This story has been updated with comments from Steve Saunders. Former 7News correspondent Steve Saunders announced on Facebook on Saturday that he plans to run for the Denver City Council seat being vacated by Marcia Johnson. Saunders, whose father is lo ... More >>
Ed McCaffrey.Veteran radio-and-TV writer Dusty Saunders showered praise on the KOA broadcast team calling the Broncos 12-7 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals (achieved thanks to a big assist from Jesus Christ) -- particularly retired receiver Ed McCaffrey, who joined longtimer Dave Logan in ... More >>
This morning's blog about the new LakewoodEdge.com website notes that its founder, Charley Able, took a buyout from the Rocky Mountain News in 2007. So, too, did Dusty Saunders, who spent over 53 years on the staff, most of them as a broadcasting critic -- and even after signing off, he continued to ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Flickr. The just-published blog "Former Enemies Penny Parker and Bill Husted Finding Ways to Co-Exist at the Denver Post" describes the intriguing repercussions of changes at the broadsheet since the closure of the Rocky Mountain News -- and plenty more are on the way. Earlier tod ... More >>
The staffers at the Rocky Mountain News may not be in power positions when it comes to saving the paper, which was recently put up for sale by its parent company, E.W. Scripps. (Read our coverage in the feature article "The Rocky Mountain News is Going Down" and two sidebars, "Five Rocky Stars Who C ... More >>
Bob Kendrick. Last week, I was invited to take part in a panel discussion at Thorton's Everest College about the impact of the media on crime victims. In front of a criminal justice class, I joined the Denver Post's Miles Moffeit, 9News anchor Bob Kendrick and June Menger, whose sonâ€™s execution- ... More >>
The KWGN news team -- for now... Since late spring-early summer, I've been hearing rumblings about negotiations to combine operations at two rival TV organizations: Channel 2, a Tribune outlet and CW affiliate, and Channel 31, part of the Fox system. Indeed, I mentioned this very prospect in a Jul ... More >>
Local television tends to shine when covering actual breaking news, as opposed to the sort that's overhyped in an attempt to get folks to tune in to evening updates even when nothing out of the ordinary is happening -- and that was certainly the case on May 22 in the wake of a tornado that cut a wid ... More >>
As noted in this June 11 blog, Denver Post editor Greg Moore announced to his staff that sixteen people had decided to accept a buyout package offered to workers age fifty and older -- but he also conceded that these individuals had the right to change their mind prior to a June 15 deadline. In the ... More >>
The edition of the Message slated to appear in the June 7 edition of Westword deals in large part with the ways attrition and a buyout package aimed at ridding the staff of expensive older employees is impacting Spotlight, the arts-and-entertainment section of the Rocky Mountain News. Executives at ... More >>
If journalists condemn Bill O'Reilly, he'll strike back anytime and anywhere -- even in the parking lot of a local Wild Oats.
Bill O'Reilly once worked for Channel 7 in Denver -- and even though he's been gone a long, long time, he still keeps a close eye on media in these parts (or, more likely, he has his minions do it for him). As a result, several local scribes have been pilloried on The O'Reilly Factor, his nationally ... More >>
As pointed out in this blog, the Rocky Mountain News recently offered what was described as a "voluntary separation package" to fifty Rocky employees age 55 and older who have worked at the tabloid for at least ten years. This plan, which is intended to shrink the staff by twenty workers, or about t ... More >>
This week marks the return to KHOW's airwaves of The Radio Factor, hosted by Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly. However, the evening slot he's been handed says more about the weakness of KHOW's schedule than it does about the strength of O'Reilly's appeal. O'Reilly's disappearance from the outlet ... More >>
The cancellation of a book and companion TV event that was to feature O.J. Simpson talking about how he would have killed his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and a friend of hers, Ron Goldman, had he actually done the deed (wink, wink), has been a bigger bummer for the folks at the Fox network than t ... More >>
Rocky Mountain News sportswriter Tracy Ringolsby's July 30 induction into the writer's wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame was a big deal -- and the Rocky made damn sure everyone knew it. The July 29 edition included an appreciation of the Colorado Rockies beat reporter by editor/publisher/president J ... More >>
Sports anchors aim to entertain.
The Old Guard
From the week of July 3, 2003
Tom Tancredo is on a crusade to save America -- and he's looking for recruits.
Two CU groups feel burned by a fiery sports column.
Mainstream news offers little to the under-thirty crowd.
Libertarian candidates would rather not use stunts to get media attention -- but they will if they have to.
A local lawsuit against the world's largest radio/concert firm threatens to expose the dark side of the entertainment business.
Denver radio's favorite Internet site is sold to a talk-show host who's regularly attacked on it.
From the week of October 19, 2000
Although Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were an impossibly horrific act to follow, others gave it a shot.
Sports-talk radio host Scott Hastings is riding the Broncos—and his wild image—all the way to the bank.
Local TV news stations have a 'copter clash.
The toughest executive in Denver radio pleads his case.