Jerry Bell

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Reminder to KOA: C-470 along the foothills exists

    My one-hour, 45-minute drive home yesterday afternoon couldn't compare to the nightmare commutes experienced by many other Denverites. I know because I spent most of my time in traffic listening to KOA/850-AM, which wisely dumped its regular programming (sorry, Rush) to concentrate on the storm. Cor ... More >>

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    February 26, 2009

    At the Rocky Mountain News' headquarters as word of its impending closure breaks

    Around noon today, the lobby of the Denver Newspaper Agency building was populated mainly by reporters and photographers from other news organizations, hoping to get some info on the big news of the day: E.W. Scripps' announcement that the Rocky Mountain News' last edition would hit driveways and ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2008

    Denver Radio Veteran Gus Mircos Dies

    All too often, the passing of a radio veteran goes unremarked upon by stations where the personality previously worked. So give KOA credit for tipping its hat to the cranky yet widely beloved Gus Mircos, who died on May 11 at age seventy. Reporter Jerry Bell, who's been with the station for years i ... More >>

  • News

    March 22, 2007


    With troubles at Air America and sluggish ratings, AM 760 struggles to convince liberals that they have a place on talk radio.

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    December 5, 2006

    More Messages: Tuned In

    Radio has been pronounced in near-death condition more times than Augusto Pinochet -- and radio news seems to be in the worst shape of all. Among all the stations in Denver, only KOA still maintains a sizable news staff, and when big stories hit, even that outlet is stretched thin. Hence the reports ... More >>

  • News

    September 21, 2006


    A progressive station dumps two progressive shows for being progressive.

  • News

    June 29, 2006

    Off Mike

    Gadfly Mike Zinna disappears from the dial.

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    April 6, 2006

    Rally Cry

    A journalist criticizes coverage of the immigration march.

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    December 1, 2005

    Home Boy

    Steffan Tubbs defies logic by returning to his roots.

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    October 6, 2005


    Mum's the word about the Colorado Daily's sale.

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    April 24, 2003

    The Message

    Military Matters

  • News

    January 9, 2003

    The Graduate

    Alex Stone is Denver's best radio reporter, and he's sure to keep improving -- now that he's out of school.

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    September 19, 2002

    Not Kinder, Not Gentler

    Channel 4's new boss wants his station to toughen up.

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    August 22, 2002

    Minor Threat

    Libertarian candidates would rather not use stunts to get media attention -- but they will if they have to.

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    January 17, 2002

    The Plane Truth

    How did bogus information about a Boulder crash wind up going national?

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    November 8, 2001

    Bombs Away

    War is fueling the star power of Colorado's -- and possibly the nation's -- ballsiest military analyst.

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    October 21, 1999

    Two Days in the Death of JonBenét

    A journal of the media madness sparked by the JonBenét grand jury.