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Media and Broadcasting Policy

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Marijuana advertising lawsuit: State should treat pot more like alcohol, Westword attorney says

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Free Press media reform panel answers the question: "Is journalism dead?"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Occupy Denver: ACLU investigates constitutionality and safety of police action

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    ACLU suing Boulder over postcards-only policy for inmates

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Bare nipples at Boulder city council meeting: David Lane takes on Seth Brigham's cause

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Channels 7, 9 and 20 won't wait until June for digital-TV conversion

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    Pirate radio station KBFR back in Boulder

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 24, 2008

    Focus on the Family's James Dobson Strikes Out Against the Fairness Doctrine

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2008

    George Carlin in Westword and Beyond

    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 >>

  • News

    June 5, 2008

    The Construct Pirates Community Radio

    A musician and activist unmasks himself and his plans for illegal radio broadcasts.

  • News

    April 12, 2007

    Alternatives

    KTCL's program director wants his station to be cool yet get good ratings. It's a tough balance to strike.

  • News

    July 21, 2005

    Getting Their Bell Rung

    Tim Wirth dials in on the telecom wars.

  • News

    November 4, 2004

    The Message

    Jolly Dodgers

  • News

    August 5, 2004

    For Better or Curse

    An FCC crackdown has radio stations on high alert.

  • News

    May 6, 2004

    The Message

    Air Wars

  • Calendar

    March 4, 2004

    Latin Tornado

    Leguizamo rolls into town with his razor-sharp wit

  • News

    February 5, 2004

    Boob Tube

    Janet gave Focus on the Family something to focus on. Too bad.

  • News

    December 11, 2003

    The Message

    Little Big Man

  • News

    September 25, 2003

    The Message

    Power Up

  • News

    August 21, 2003

    The Message

    The Rah Expedition

  • News

    July 31, 2003

    The High Cost of Free Speech

    RTD pays a six-figure settlement for muzzling its own directors.

  • News

    June 12, 2003

    The Message

    Brave New World

  • People & Places

    March 27, 2003
  • News

    January 30, 2003

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of January 30. 2003

  • News

    January 23, 2003

    Green-Light Specials

    If the FCC loosens its rules, will media giants go on a radio-and-TV shopping spree? Absolutely.

  • News

    December 5, 2002

    Piracy, Hip-Hop Style

    Skyjack Radio briefly took over Denver radio -- and its pilots are eager to hit the airwaves again.

  • News

    September 26, 2002

    Hot Stuff

    A new measuring technique may allow higher broadcast emissions on Lookout Mountain.

  • News

    September 26, 2002

    A Hard Cell

    There are a million Qwest stories in the naked city. This is just one of them.

  • News

    February 21, 2002

    Going Public

    Colorado Public Radio is selling itself as a kinder, gentler network. But its critics aren't buying it.

  • Culture

    February 14, 2002

    Net Loss

    The government killed TV, and Hollywood's begging it to revive the corpse

  • News

    February 7, 2002

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of February 7, 2002

  • News

    January 31, 2002

    Revising the Standards

    A potential change in radio-frequency limits heats up a longstanding controversy.

  • News

    January 24, 2002

    Tower Failure

    Community groups and broadcasters widen their battle over proposed tower construction.

  • News

    December 13, 2001

    Crosstown Traffic

    Community-radio advocates and the Colorado Department of Transportation wind up in gridlock.

  • News

    October 11, 2001

    Frequency Free-for-All

    Getting a legal, low-power FM station on the air is easier said than done.

  • News

    October 4, 2001

    The Making of a Pirate

    A radio buccaneer blames politics for turning him into a fugitive from the FCC.

  • News

    July 26, 2001

    Bleep That

    The FCC's fining of a Colorado radio station is giving broadcasters headaches from coast to coast.

  • News

    October 26, 2000

    The Wrong Stuff

    A mislabeled photo, an error-filled column, a missing attribution: The Post is on a hot streak.

  • News

    April 6, 2000

    The Case for Safety

    Is this a case of an industry policing itself?

  • News

    April 6, 2000

    Not in Their Backyard, Either

    Protestors in other areas aren't faring any better.

  • News

    April 6, 2000

    Something in the Air

    Lookout Mountain is a hot spot in the battle over broadcast emissions.

  • Music

    July 29, 1999

    End Transmission

    Denver's pirate low-power radio station is pillaged by the FCC.

  • News

    July 9, 1998

    Not a Pretty Picture

    When you're fighting for artists' rights, things can get ugly.

  • Music

    February 26, 1998
  • News

    December 11, 1997
  • Music

    December 4, 1997

    Obscene and Heard

    What can you get in trouble for saying on the radio these days? Not much.

  • News

    November 6, 1997

    Radio Free Paonia

    With $180, Angel Babudro started his own radio station.

  • Music

    June 12, 1997
  • News

    March 21, 1996

    Wire Me Up, Wire Me Down

    US West's new cable partner knows how to make sweet deals. Just ask the FCC.

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