Peter Boyles

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    March 7, 2014

    Dan Mandis, KHOW program director, leaving station amid post-Peter Boyles ratings struggle

    Update below: Since last May, when a dust-up between morning-show host Peter Boyles and his producer resulted in Boyles being fired, KHOW, at 630 AM, has been in flux, and the situation hasn't stabilized yet. Ratings are moribund, and Boyles is consistently attracting more listeners at his new stati ... More >>

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    November 14, 2013
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    September 17, 2013

    Peter Boyles wins first head-to-head match-up with KHOW's Mandy Connell, his replacement

    Last month, we noted that longtime morning-show host Peter Boyles, who was fired at KHOW following an incident involving longtime producer Greg Hollenback, won the ratings race with his old station in July, his first month at new outlet KNUS. Granted, this achievement came with an asterisk: Mandy C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Peter Boyles beats ratings at station that fired him in first month at KNUS

    Last month, longtime morning-show host Peter Boyles debuted at KNUS mere weeks after being fired at KHOW following an incident involving longtime producer Greg Hollenback. And his audience appears to have followed him. We've obtained listenership figures for Boyles's first month on the air, and dur ... More >>

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    July 25, 2013

    Meet Mandy Connell, Peter Boyles's successor at KHOW

    Last month, KHOW yakker Peter Boyles was fired following an incident involving his producer; after a false start, he subsequently took over the morning-drive slot at KNUS. Now, KHOW is moving on with Mandy Connell, who's currently a radio host in Louisville. A short time ago, she was officially int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    Peter Boyles makes KNUS debut, says he can't legally talk about delay

    Update: Yesterday at this time, we reported that Peter Boyles, who was fired at KHOW following an incident with his longtime producer, would tentatively debut Wednesday on a new station, 710 KNUS, after the program failed to launch on its planned date, Monday, July 1; see our previous coverage below ... More >>

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    June 28, 2013

    Peter Boyles on his firing and return Monday on 710 KNUS

    Earlier this month, KHOW talk-show host Peter Boyles was fired after an incident involving his longtime producer. Since then, Boyles has been uncharacteristically remained silent about exactly what happened. But he's talking now, and in detail, about his ouster, as well as his return to the Denver ... More >>

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    June 14, 2013

    Peter Boyles's ten most memorable Westword posts

    Ever since controversial KHOW talk-show host Peter Boyles was forced out after an incident with his longtime producer, his many fans have hoped for more info about what happened. Unfortunately, neither Boyles nor station execs are talking. Prior to his sacking, though, Boyles was hardly known for hi ... More >>

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    June 10, 2013

    Reader: Peter Boyles was like the history teacher I never paid attention to

    A week since Peter Boyles was fired by KHOW after an incident involving his longtime producer, fans continue to lament his departure -- even on Comment of the Day posts like this one. Here's a post by a Boyles loyalist.

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    June 5, 2013

    Readers: Peter Boyles will be missed versus Peter Boyles sucks

    Our post about Peter Boyles's dismissal from KHOW after an incident involving his longtime producer, Greg Hollenbeck, brought out plenty of fans who are lamenting the move by Clear Channel, KHOW's corporate owner. In contrast, those who dislike Boyles aren't shedding any tears. Here's a commentary p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    Peter Boyles reportedly out at KHOW after incident with producer

    Update below: As we've noted, KHOW morning-drive staple Peter Boyles has been off the air since an incident involving longtime producer Greg Hollenbeck on May 23. Yesterday marked the beginning of the second full week without a Boyles appearance on the station, and sans an explanation about his futu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    Reader: Peter Boyles may be easy to bash, but imagine the swill that would replace him

    Update: Peter Boyles has reportedly been fired by KHOW. To read our updated coverage, click here. Original item: Our post about Peter Boyles's continuing absence from the Denver airwaves following an incident with longtime producer Greg Hollenbeck sparked speculation aplenty.

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    September 8, 2011

    Shannon "Lucky 7" Boyles coaches stay-at-home mom on how to be a rollergirl on CMT's Made

    Shannon Boyles.​ Those of you addicted to reality television (hello! guilty!) will be familiar with the MTV show Made, which takes awkward teenagers and transforms them into the prom queen. Last month, CMT debuted an adult version, and next week's episode features a stay-at-home mom who wants ... More >>

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    July 25, 2011

    Reader: Peter Boyles proves you can be conservative and intellectually honest...or an idiot

    ​What radio station are you listening to right now? If you have the radio on at all, odds are good that it's tuned to 630 AM, where Peter Boyles is not just beating the competition, but crushing it. But last week's report on KHOW's great early-morning numbers didn't surprise some readers.

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Denver radio morning ratings: KHOW crushing competition, few listeners to HD, streams

    Peter Boyles.​Most radio-station ratings available to the public are general, giving a sense of the outlet's overall performance -- like these, for instance. But a radio insider has provided us with numbers specifically for the 5 a.m.-9 a.m. time period -- morning drive, the most lucrative of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    LaLa Vazquez's valentine to Denver: Kenny Be's Playing Cupid

    Lovely LaLa Vazquez.​ It pains my heart to see strained relationships. Why can't everyone just get along? Since it's the season of love, I've created Kenny Be Valentine's cards, intended to calm the cantankerous and help bring impassioned parties together. Below, LaLa's heartfelt offer of love ... More >>

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    January 25, 2011

    Peter Boyles wasn't stricken by flesh-eating bacteria, but KHOW host's new face isn't pretty

    Big pic below.​A few months back, we shared photos of KHOW talk-show host Peter Boyles following a face lift, and he was very pleased with the results. Too bad that only a short time later, Boyles came down with a wicked case of cellulitis, a bacterial skin infection that made him extremely il ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010

    Peter Boyles's KHOW program now Denver's number one morning show

    Peter Boyles.​KHOW talk-show host Peter Boyles has a newly lifted face, as seen in the photo at right, and a new title -- host of Denver's number-one morning show. That's right: Boyles's often controversial program has quietly ascended to the top of the ratings in most major categories -- an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Terrence Lakin, birther Lt. Colonel, found guilty of failing to report, becomes movement martyr

    Terrence Lakin.​KHOW's Peter Boyles partly credits his number-one ratings to taking risks -- such as giving plenty of airtime to the birther controversy, which even Glenn Beck regards as loonbaggery. And he's got plenty of fresh fodder now that Greeley Lieutenant Colonel Terrence Lakin has bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Peter Boyles on his new face lift, and why he's happy not to look like Kenny Rogers (PHOTOS)

    Large photos below.​Face lifts get a bad rap thanks to people like Kenny Rogers, who regularly appears on lists of horrific, shield-your-eyes worst plastic surgery disasters. But KHOW talk-show host Peter Boyles emerged from the process as an extremely satisfied booster of the procedure. "I r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Joyce Foster audio clip about missing children not Joyce Foster

    A photo from Kathleen Chippi's Facebook page -- not Joyce Foster's.​Update, 1:58 p.m.: We've now received a statement from Joyce Foster and interviewed Kathleen Chippi, who was identified as the senator on KHOW -- and since our 12:05 p.m. update, Chippi has tracked down figures to back up her ... More >>

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    December 11, 2009

    Smear campaign by Peter Boyles, Denver Post alleged in internal DA's office memo

    Peter Boyles isn't shrinking in the face of the latest criticism against him.​The war of words continues in the continuing saga of Cory Voorhis and Stephanie Villafuerte. Last week, Colorado GOP head Dick Wadhams sent a letter to Denver police chief Gerry Whitman asking about documentation of ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    Peter Boyles fires back at DA's Office letter about Stephanie Villafuerte with a bombshell letter of his own

    Peter Boyles fires back against criticism -- and he's got some mighty interesting ammo.​Update, 12:14 p.m.: Just received an e-mail from Todd Shepherd, who now recalls Peter Boyles seeing a copy of a February 2008 letter described below around the time of its writing, after at first being unce ... More >>

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    September 9, 2009

    Peter Boyles' birther billboards coming to a highway near you

    ​ Last month, we told you about KHOW talk-show host Peter Boyles' plan to put up a billboard questioning the native-born status of President Barack Obama. This notion had a major roadblock to overcome: In June, the outdoor advertising wing of Clear Channel, the Texas mega-corp that owns KHOW a ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009

    Peter Boyles wants to put up birther billboard

    Peter Boyles, who's a native of these great United States.​KHOW talk-show host Peter Boyles has spent many, many mornings during the past year or so talking about President Barack Obama's U.S. birth certificate, and whether it's the genuine item. But this morning, his latest variation on the t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Getting his car back gives airman Brian Furman something to sing about

    A Furman Original On Wednesday, KHOW talk-show host Peter Boyles and Mayor John Hickenlooper made temporary peace when they agreed to split a $400 fee assessed against Brian Furman, an Iraqi vet whose car was seized under a new Denver law after he was stopped for having a broken headlight. This goo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    John Hickenlooper, Peter Boyles make (temporary) peace over airman story

    Before today, according to KHOW talk-show host Peter Boyles, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper hadn't appeared on his program for years -- not since an on-air confrontation that followed the 2005 murder of Denver police officer Donnie Young by a nineteen-year old Mexican native. But the streak was brok ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    Swine-flu outbreak has Peter Boyles in verbal hog heaven

    Peter Boyles. As even occasional listeners to KHOW's morning-drive program understand, host Peter Boyles is capable of using virtually any current event to argue in favor of stricter immigration policies -- and the public-health emergency regarding a possible swine flu epidemic in this country prov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: The white stuff

    Danger! Danger! No one has driven down my street since I arrived home late last night (after carousing through a close-to-empty downtown last night). There's no telling when, if ever, the newspaper will arrive. Maybe tomorrow, when the temperature returns to fifty degrees. I am looking at the foot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    Denver Blogs: It's a good thing Brandon Marshall hits women and not dogs. Otherwise he'd be screwed.

    Our daily peek into the local blogoshere. Send links. The NFL: The only place where a serial abuser catches a break because he catches a football. (Mile High Report) The stimulus money is on its way. But will it make a difference? (Colorado Independent and Colorado Pols) Peter Boyles thinks it wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: There oughta be a law

    I am listening to Peter Boyles talk about state Senator Chris Romer's bill, which will go before a legislative committee today. The measure would allow illegal immigrants to get in-state tuition at state schools (if they have attended a Colorado high school for at least three years, and have graduat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Gail Schoettler has the final word on vagina-gate

    The stir over KHOW talk-show host Peter Boyles's use of the names "Vagina DeGette" and "Vagina DeJet" in reference to Congresswoman Diana DeGette has pretty much run its course -- which is precisely what Clear Channel Denver exec Kris Olinger hoped when she ordered Boyles to drop the topic. But toda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Bad news: Peter Boyles' radio show now vagina-free

    Peter Boyles. The craziness couldn't go on indefinitely. In an attempt to quiet the controversy caused by KHOW radio host Peter Boyles' off-the-cuff decision to call Congresswoman Diana DeGette "Vagina DeGette" and "Vagina DeJet" (documented in blogs such as "Is It Peter Boyles, Peter Boils or Boil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Is it Peter Boyles, Peter Boils or Boil Peters?

    The name game took a loopy twist after Colorado Media Matters published an item last Wednesday attacking KHOW talk-show host Peter Boyles for referring to Congresswoman Diana DeGette as "Vagina DeGette" and "Vagina DeJet," for reasons that are too dopey to explain -- although CMM did so at length in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    The Susan Greene-Peter Boyles vagina dialogue

    Shortly after this morning's blog "Peter Boyles, Peter Boils or Boil Peters?" went live, Denver Post columnist Susan Greene joined the aforementioned Boyles on his KHOW radio show to debate the subject of the item: Boyles' reference to Congresswoman Diana DeGette as "Vagina DeGette" and "Vagina DeJe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Shmuck of the Week: Peter Boyles

    Peter Boyles's show isn't popular for its intelligent discourse. Sure, the longtime Denver radio shock jock is a smart man himself and he gets plenty of intelligent people on his program, but things typically devolve quickly. As with most radio shows, ratings trump reason. But Vagina DeJette? Serio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    Evidently, somebody REALLY digs KTCL

    As you may have gathered from the hi-dive post below, I'm about to head out of town this weekend. Taking a road trip to the West Coast for the holiday. Before heading into the office this morning, I picked up my rental car. The station was set to 104.3 the Fan -- no doubt thanks to the friendly coun ... More >>

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    July 24, 2008
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    July 21, 2008

    Plug Pulled on Peter Boyles' USA Biker Nation

    While KHOW talk-show host Peter Boyles is best known for his takes on immigration policy and the JonBenét Ramsey case, he is also a motorcycle enthusiast so passionate that he launched USA Biker Nation in 2007 as a way of paying weekly tribute to hogs and their riders. But that's all over now. On J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2008

    Peter Boyles: "Folks, You've Been Had."

    Members of the local and national media alike have gone predictably ga-ga over Boulder district attorney Mary Lacy's July 9 announcement that DNA evidence has cleared all Ramsey family members of suspicion regarding the 1996 murder of six-year-old JonBenét Ramsey. But KHOW's Peter Boyles, the most ... More >>

  • News

    December 6, 2007

    A Real Bitch-Hunt

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    August 30, 2007

    Why Sports Fans Hate Peter Boyles

    KHOW talk-show host Peter Boyles is widely reviled by folks who disagree with his ultra-hardline stance on immigration reform -- so much so that's he's become one of the most controversial and divisive figures in Denver media. As a result, a statement he made during his August 30 morning drive-time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2007

    Peter Boyles Street Art?

    Since we’ve been hitting the graffiti tip so hard this week, I thought it important to point out that not all illegal street art is done by and for young folks – why it can include the middle-aged talk radio audience!

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    March 20, 2007

    Hitting the Highway

    On top of his gig gabbing weekday mornings on KHOW, Peter Boyles has spent the past fourteen years hosting Friday's Colorado Inside Out, a weekly roundtable on Channel 12 that subsequently spawned Colorado Inside Out Live, an hour-long Wednesday program that's driven largely by viewer calls heard in ... More >>

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    June 2, 2006
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    May 11, 2006

    More Messages: A Day Without Immigration Talk

    On May 8, KHOW talk-show host Peter Boyles called for "a day without newspapers" because of his displeasure at coverage of the immigration controversy in the Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post. A day after this declaration, and mere hours after he got into a self-described screaming match with Rock ... More >>

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