Earlier this week, Westword and High Times magazine filed a lawsuit against the State of Colorado in regard to regulations that restrict recreational marijuana advertising to publications that are deemed "adult" by a state-mandated formula. Attorney Steve Suskin, who represents Westword on behalf of ... More >>
Journalism is dead: That seems to be the familiar refrain among the public these days. But last night, a panel of practitioners and free-press advocates at a preview event for the National Conference on Media Reform taking place in Denver next month, begged to differ. In their view, journalism is a ... More >>
Phillip Becerra.Colorado ACLU communications director Rosemary Harris Lytle confirms her organization has launched an investigation of "an escalation of police force" at Occupy Denver -- like, for example, the shooting of Phillip Becarra, seen here, with pepper bullets. The ACLU has expressed ... More >>
Gino Rael.In January, registered sex offender Gino Rael was accused of trying to recruit young girls in letters sent from Boulder County jail. Division Chief Larry Hank told Westword he thought such a situation could be prevented by restricting inmates to sending only postcards. But if this ... More >>
Seth Brigham being arrested.To protest an ordinance that might have criminalized women who publicly bare their nipples, Boulder's Seth Brigham stripped to his boxers at a February city council meeting -- and was promptly arrested. Four months later, David Lane, fresh from winning a $5.9 mill ... More >>
"The Digital Conversion Will Leave Some Coloradans in the Dark," and blogs like this one note that a percentage of locals who've been receiving free, over-the-air TV during the analog era will lose this service once stations switch to all-digital broadcasting. Concerns about problems like these cont ... More >>
Unlicensed radio broadcasts, popularly referred to as pirate radio, come and go by necessity. Stations surface only to disappear without notice, generally because operators get information that the authorities are closing in or the Federal Communications Commission has physically pulled the plug and ... More >>
Focus on the Family leader James Dobson is making headlines for an upcoming broadcast that attempts to give presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama a biblical beating; see this Demver blog for details. But Dobson is just as exercised -- if not exorcised -- at the possibility that th ... More >>
It wasn't very long ago that George Carlin, who died on June 22, graced the pages of Westword. A piece with the now-ironic headline "Carlin Continues" appeared in the paper's April 3 issue in connection to an appearance at the Buell Theatre to benefit Channel 12, which issued a press release after n ... More >>
A musician and activist unmasks himself and his plans for illegal radio broadcasts.
KTCL's program director wants his station to be cool yet get good ratings. It's a tough balance to strike.
Tim Wirth dials in on the telecom wars.
An FCC crackdown has radio stations on high alert.
Leguizamo rolls into town with his razor-sharp wit
Janet gave Focus on the Family something to focus on. Too bad.
Little Big Man
The Rah Expedition
RTD pays a six-figure settlement for muzzling its own directors.
Brave New World
From the week of January 30. 2003
If the FCC loosens its rules, will media giants go on a radio-and-TV shopping spree? Absolutely.
Skyjack Radio briefly took over Denver radio -- and its pilots are eager to hit the airwaves again.
A new measuring technique may allow higher broadcast emissions on Lookout Mountain.
There are a million Qwest stories in the naked city. This is just one of them.
Colorado Public Radio is selling itself as a kinder, gentler network. But its critics aren't buying it.
The government killed TV, and Hollywood's begging it to revive the corpse
From the week of February 7, 2002
A potential change in radio-frequency limits heats up a longstanding controversy.
Community groups and broadcasters widen their battle over proposed tower construction.
Community-radio advocates and the Colorado Department of Transportation wind up in gridlock.
Getting a legal, low-power FM station on the air is easier said than done.
A radio buccaneer blames politics for turning him into a fugitive from the FCC.
The FCC's fining of a Colorado radio station is giving broadcasters headaches from coast to coast.
A mislabeled photo, an error-filled column, a missing attribution: The Post is on a hot streak.
Is this a case of an industry policing itself?
Protestors in other areas aren't faring any better.
Lookout Mountain is a hot spot in the battle over broadcast emissions.
Denver's pirate low-power radio station is pillaged by the FCC.
When you're fighting for artists' rights, things can get ugly.
What can you get in trouble for saying on the radio these days? Not much.
With $180, Angel Babudro started his own radio station.
US West's new cable partner knows how to make sweet deals. Just ask the FCC.