Michael Floorwax

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2014

    Reader: Lewis & Floorwax Are the Reason I'm Happily Married

    The outpouring of affection continues for Michael Floorwax, who has announced that he won't be returning to 103.5 The Fox, where he starred as a morning-drive host for more than 24 years, due to health issues. As proof, we offer the following essay, in which a superfan offers a highly detailed histo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2014

    Readers React to Michael Floorwax Announcing He Won't Return to 103.5 The Fox

    Michael Floorwax's announcement yesterday that he will not be returning to 103.5 The Fox, where he'd served as a morning-drive host for 24 years, due to health problems, prompted a big response from readers. Naysayers were outweighed by warm wishes from fans. Here's a sampling. See also: Michael Fl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    Michael Floorwax Announces He Won't Return to 103.5 The Fox Due to Health Reasons

    For the majority of 2014, Michael Floorwax, veteran morning-show host on 103.5 The Fox, has been off the air for reasons that were never specified. Now, Floorwax has released a statement that was read to listeners by longtime partner Rick Lewis moments ago. In it, he reveals that he's fighting medic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2014

    Slacker, 105.9 Alice Host, Passes Out on the Air

    Slacker and Steve, the co-hosts of the popular afternoon-drive show on 105.9 Alice, are well-known for their sense of humor. But it was no laughing matter yesterday, when Slacker passed out during a live broadcast. See also: Michael Floorwax: Why Has the Longtime 103.5 The Fox Jock Been Off the Ai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    A superfan's letter to Michael Floorwax

    Earlier this year, Michael Floorwax vanished from his longtime gig co-hosting the morning show on 103.5 The Fox with partner Rick Lewis. The only explanation offered to date comes from Greg Foster, vice president/programming for the Denver branch of Clear Channel, the Fox's owner: "Floorwax is curre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2014

    Readers: Michael Floorwax is the real thing and we hope he gets better soon

    A lot of Michael Floorwax fans (and a few detractors) responded to our post about the longtime 103.5 The Fox radio personality's recent, and still largely unexplained, absence from the airwaves. Here's one of many testimonials about him.

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    Michael Floorwax: Why has the longtime 103.5 The Fox jock been off the air?

    Michael Floorwax is a radio survivor. Since 1990, Floorwax (real name: Michael Steinke) and his longtime partner, Rick Lewis, have made up one of the metro area's most prominent radio tandems via their morning show at classic-rock outlet 103.5 The Fox. In addition, the pair anchor the Groove Hawgs, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    A list of Colorado flood relief benefit concerts

    Update, 9/25/13: Todd Park Mohr of Big Head Todd has been added to the lineup for this Friday's flood relief benefit at Swallow Hill. Complete information listed below. Although the heavy rains that soaked the Front Range have stopped and the floodwaters have begun to recede, as with any natural di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Fox fans: Can you tell the difference between Kathy Lee's boob- and butt-cleavage?

    Click to enlarge -- without surgery!​And now, for a question that hasn't really puzzled anyone as far as we can tell but is pretty funny nonetheless: Can you tell the difference between photos of 103.5/The Fox personality Kathy Lee's boob cleavage and butt cleavage. This is the challenge jocks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2008

    Reggie McDaniels mystery solved

    Reggie McDaniel's moved on to a pay-for-play gig. In an August 7 blog, I wrote about Reggie McDaniel, a ten-year veteran of KOA-AM/850 who mysteriously vanished from the outlet's airwaves despite his continuing presence on its website -- and at this writing, his web page is still there. In the ear ... More >>

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    October 11, 2007
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    April 26, 2007

    Sound Check

    Has the Don Imus controversy permanently altered the radio universe? Clear Channel yakkers huddled to talk about it.

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    January 11, 2007

    Here's Howe

    Denver's toughest radio executive talks about (and justifies) past battles and his latest series of ballsy maneuvers.

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    May 27, 2004

    Dial Another Day

    Twenty-four hours inside Denver radio: A survivor's story.

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    May 15, 2003

    Judge Not

    Randall Zimmerman was branded a child molester. A jury finally set him free.

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    May 8, 2003

    The Message

    Diverse Opinions

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    April 10, 2003


    Pearl Jam accuses the Rocky Mountain News of uneven flow.

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    April 3, 2003

    The Message

    Rally Time

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    August 29, 2002

    Good Sex, Bad Sex

    An adult advertiser complains that explicit radio stations won't run his not-very-explicit commercials.

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    June 20, 2002

    PAC-ing a Punch

    Clear Channel's formation of a political action committee shows it's ready for battle.

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    June 6, 2002

    Not-So-Funny Business

    Are gays fair game for jokes on Denver radio?

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    March 21, 2002

    Help Not Wanted

    Thanks to voicetracking, radio stations need fewer DJs than ever before.

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    December 20, 2001

    He Got Blame

    Bleeped words and dropped balls mark the media frenzy around the suspension of Dan Issel.

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    August 23, 2001

    Taking on the Empire

    A local lawsuit against the world's largest radio/concert firm threatens to expose the dark side of the entertainment business.

  • People & Places

    March 29, 2001

    Best Old Radio Morning Team

    Lewis and Floorwax

  • News

    June 22, 2000

    Sage Advice

    KBCO's Bret Saunders is taking on the shock jocks -- and winning.

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    February 10, 2000

    Eyes on the Prize

    The dailies jockey for position for the Pulitzer.

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    December 16, 1999

    Live From Denver -- Almost

    Radio personalities that really go the distance.

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    December 2, 1999


    Dishing dirt on the bigmouths of Denver.

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    October 14, 1999

    This Is Only a Test

    The programming secrets toies er's old-time formats radio.

  • Music

    April 22, 1999
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    January 1, 1998
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    December 4, 1997

    Obscene and Heard

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

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    January 30, 1997
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    July 13, 1994