Update: As we reported yesterday, David Sirota was suddenly disappeared from the KHOW afternoon-drive show he'd shared since June with Michael Brown; see our original coverage below.
Since that post first appeared, we've received responses from Greg Foster, vice president of programming for the Den ... More >>
Man, you about need a syllabus to keep track of all the changes in Denver radio lately, from Comedy 103.1 to Pot 107 -- er, make that Jack 107, rather. And this while this has always pretty much been the case, the latest represents a huge blow to the local music scene. If you haven't heard yet, long ... More >>
Update below: Not so many decades ago, stations across the country employed overnight talk-show hosts, who kept lonely listeners company as they lingered in the dead zone between yesterday and today. Now, they're almost all gone -- victims of sinking revenues and budget cutting. So it's no surprise ... More >>
Mario Solis-Marich.Last Friday, AM 760 afternoon-drive host Mario Solis-Marich spent part of his broadcast talking up Arizona Democratic Senate candidate Randy Parraz, who'll be facing John McCain in November. Indeed, he even encouraged Colorado listeners to contribute to Parraz's campaign, f ... More >>
Photo by Mark MangerKris Olinger in 2007.Update, 11:56a.m.: Clear Channel Denver president Lee Larsen weights in on Kris Olinger's departure below our original item, originally published at 8:20 a.m., with a new e-mail communique included after our 10:16 a.m. addition.
Kris Olinger, the long ... More >>
Photo by Michael RobertsJay Marvin at home in June, before his epic surgery.Earlier today, Jay Marvin appeared on the AM 760 program he used to host with David Sirota, who's been named his permanent replacement. And those who missed hearing it may not get another chance to catch him on the ou ... More >>
Bob Newman.As a former Marine gunnery sergeant, KOA radio host Bob Newman comes by his combativeness naturally. When politically liberal Colorado Media Matters, staffed by some of his most persistent critics, collapsed in March, Gunny Bob gleefully kicked the organization when it was down (an ... More >>
Photo by Michael RobertsJay Marvin in his Denver home.
AM 760 morning talk-show host Jay Marvin has spent the last several months fighting for his life. He's been in and out of the hospital for a variety of serious health concerns since early March, and aside from occasional updates provided by his ... More >>
The G-Man, Rich Goins, and friends.
Arguably the biggest name among the more than twenty people laid off by Clear Channel Denver yesterday was Rich Goins, aka The G-Man, a sports-oriented gabber who's been a member of the Rick Lewis-Michael Floorwax morning team on The Fox since 1990. Yet, in conve ... More >>
G-Man with Rocky, the Nuggets' mascot.
A reliable source reveals that 23 part-time or fulltime employees at Clear Channel Denver were laid off today as part of the San Antonio-based firm's second series of cuts this year. (The number is confirmed by KOA Morning News host Steffan Tubbs on his Twitte ... More >>
Yesterday's blog "The Bloodletting Starts at Clear Channel Denver" documented layoffs of ten people working for one or more of the Texas concern's eight area outlets, and noted that more cuts were expected. Unfortunately, management isn't interested in supplying specifics. Clear Channel Denver chi ... 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 >>
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Today in Backbeat Online:
• Beyond Playlist presents Xmas-rated, part one: Noel Notables.
• Eric Eyl's Mile High Makeout on reading a top-ten list and checking it twice.
• Swallow Hill is calling the next generation of Denver bands.
• Chairlift continues its ascent... ... More >>