Do touch that dial! Because when you switch on your radio after the new year's festivities, you'll find some changes at Denver's local talk stations. Peter Boyles, who moved to KNUS 710 AM after Clear Channel fired him last summer, is beating the competition at his new gig, which will expand by an ... More >>
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 >>
Jennifer Rosen had an amazing array of interests. We met her in the early '80s, when she and sister Robin Chotzinoff covered a Chippendale's show: Jenny provided the photos, Robin the words. Robin went on to provide many more words as a longtime staff writer for Westword, but we always followed Jenn ... More >>
The tent city that sprang up in relation to Occupy Denver, the local version of the Occupy Wall Street protests, can't become a permanent fixture at the State Capitol, Governor John Hickenlooper said today -- and the Colorado State Patrol confirms that discussions will be underway soon to det ... More >>
On his thirtieth day in office, Mayor Michael Hancock really got down to business yesterday, outlining a better, faster, stronger city government in a speech at the Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce's State of the City Luncheon that included his opposition to Initiative 300, the paid sick leav ... More >>
These are not the best of times for KOA, at 850 AM. A trio of part-timers were let go earlier this year and the longtime powerhouse's ratings are off. So how does head of AM programming Greg Foster hope to boost the station in general, and the drive-time staple Colorado Morning News in partic ... More >>
Copyright lawsuits filed by Nevada's Righthaven LLC on behalf of the Denver Post against chronically ill, autistic blogger Brian Hill and others have thrown a scare into plenty of local website operators. Like the man behind Rocky Mountain Right, Sean Harrington, overseer of KnowYourCourts.co ... More >>
David Sirota.If syndicated columnist and AM 760 talk-show host David Sirota's parents ever hoped their son would one day become a member of the Supreme Court, their wish has (kinda) been granted. Today, Sirota is announcing that he has been named one of nine justices on the Supreme Court of ... More >>
Tom TancredoThe gin-soaked novelist who declared that there are no second acts in American lives never caught the many acts of Tom Tancredo -- former U.S. Representative, presidential hopeful, gubernatorial spoiler...and now late-night talk show host. Starting Monday at 10 p.m., the Tom Tanc ... More >>
Matt Drudge.The copyright-infringement warning the Denver Post published last month was followed by a lawsuit filed on behalf of the Post and its owner, MediaNews Group, by Las Vegas-based Righthaven LLC against a small South Carolina blogger. This action implied that the firm had targeted a ... More >>
Mayan employee, Alex, as a sassy Dorothy.If you read our post yesterday, you know that the Mayan Theatre celebrated its 80th birthday last night with music, costumes and a showing of the Wizard of Oz. (Don't worry, there's still time to enter our Mayan memories contest and win free movie tick ... More >>
David Sirota.It's been a big month for AM 760 host David Sirota. First, his first child, Isaac, was born. Now, he's been named one of thirty "media heroes" by The Nation, placing 21st on a roster topped by MSNBC's Rachel Maddow. And, as a bonus, he's also completed his latest book, Back to O ... More >>
Glenn Beck.While Tom Tancredo's campaign thinks the Denver Post is trying to drag John Hickenlooper's carcass over the finish line in the guv race, Tanc has honor rally organizer Glenn Beck in his corner. On his radio show, Beck recently declared that if Tancredo was elected, he might move to ... More >>
Mike Fallon.There are no national polls gauging Colorado's 1st Congressional District race. Staunchly Democratic Denver is widely viewed as a lock for incumbent Diana DeGette, who has held the seat since 1997. But there is anecdotal evidence to suggest that Republican newcomer Mike Fallon i ... More >>
Reggie McDaniel.Radio personality Reggie McDaniel, who died Friday at age sixty, divided audiences simply by being himself. Some listeners loved his "Everyday People's Entertainment Guide" because of the way it rejected critical pretension, while others saw him as a throwback to an earlier ge ... More >>
Put up your dukes.AM 760 host David Sirota may seem like a mild-mannered fellow, but he's actually pretty damned combative -- verbally, anyhow. Last year, he and KOA conservative Mike Rosen staged a radio smackdown in relation to President Barack Obama's first hundred days in office -- a ses ... More >>
"No, I'm not being facetious."The U.S. House's passage of a massive health-care bill President Barack Obama is planning to sign into law today is already having plenty of political impact locally, with the Gun Owners of America targeting Dem Betsy Markey, who voted for the measure (after voti ... 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 >>
Jon Caldara makes his feelings known.Late Thursday afternoon, the Independence Institute, a right-leaning think tank, published an article revealing that only one of Governor Bill Ritter's cabinet members had filed a conflict-of-interest report despite an executive order requiring that everyo ... 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 >>
David Sirota. As every political pundit acknowledges, assessing a new president after his first 100 days in office is artificial and unfair -- but if Barack Obama is embracing the notion (he's holding a primetime news conference tonight), what the hell? Hence, a plan for KOA conservative Mike Rosen ... More >>
When Republican George W. Bush was president, KOA, at 850 AM, ran his regular, Saturday morning radio address, but skipped the Democratic response. Now that Democrat Barack Obama is chief executive, however, the opposing Republican message is airing on Saturdays after The Big O's talk. Double stand ... 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 chief ... More >>
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 >>
In 1996, Westword published its thirteenth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Yuppie on a Harley (then-senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, who posed for a Banana Republic ad) to the Best New Public Art (Mark di Suvero’s still-controversial “Lao Tzu”) ... More >>
Snow jobs were all over town last week.
If Bill Owens were Asian, he'd act smarter.
Puttling Colorado on the map.
The Santa Clause
Rising political powerhouse Jared Polis is rich, tireless and filled with contradictions.
From the week of July 17, 2003
The Independence Institute got a jolt from its Italian leaders.
The media's massive buildup to battle makes war seem almost anti-climactic.
Mile High Telecom promised to be an alternative to Qwest, but the line is going dead.
From the week of March 23
WESTMINSTER MACHINIST RON PARRISH MAKES NEWS OUT OF HIS TALK-RADIO OBSESSION.