Denver blog posts will shred 'til they're dead. At our Backbeat blog, Alex Distefano counts down the ten best Christian metal bands of all-time. Big Media's Jason Salzman reveals who Peter Boyles called a "butt boy" -- and why. South Stands Denver's Colin Daniels thinks Peyton Manning owes it to ... More >>
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 >>
Denver blog posts appreciate frank talk. Colorado Pols' "Fuck you, Peter Boyles" headline attacks the radio host for using a post-Aurora theater shooting photo to promote a very different political message. Denver Egotist on Boulderite George Lange's unforgettable photos. Mike at Mile High Hockey ... More >>
Denver blog posts have an art about them. On our Show and Tell blog, Isa Jones remembers Lloyd Kavich, who painted the iconic murals at The Sink in Boulder. Big Media's Jason Salzman asks: Did Peter Boyles object when an opponent of Senator Evie Hudak called her a Nazi? Denver Infill's Ken Schroe ... More >>
The drumbeat continues on behalf of Peter Boyles, who was forced out from his longtime morning-show perch at KHOW following an incident with his longtime producer. Among the comments affixed to a roundup of the most memorable Peter Boyles posts on Westword is the following take, from a reader who wa ... More >>
Denver blog posts are built to win. Denver Stiffs' Nate Timmons on rumors that Nuggets coach George Karl would consider jumping to the L.A. Clippers. At Free Range Longmont, Gordon Pedrow defends the town's fracking rules. Colorado Pols' Progressive Cowgirl won't miss Peter Boyles.
Update: Peter Boyles has reportedly been fired by KHOW. To read our latest coverage, click here. Original post: Last week, we noted that KHOW talk-show host Peter Boyles remained off the air following an incident with his longtime producer, Greg Hollenbeck, and his future was uncertain. More than ... More >>
Update: Peter Boyles has reportedly been fired at KHOW. To read our updated coverage, click here. Original post: KHOW talk-show host Peter Boyles has been off the air since last Thursday, when he and longtime producer Greg Hollenbeck got into screaming spat that briefly got physical -- although not ... More >>
Update: Yesterday, we interviewed school board member Denise Montagu, who criticized the press for hyping the tale of Alex Evans, seven, who was allegedly suspended from Loveland's Mary Blair Elementary for pretending to throw a grenade; read it below. But even as the school's PTO plans twin rallies ... More >>
"Viva Romer!" That was the word from Tom Tancredo yesterday morning on Peter Boyles's radio show, responding to the dirty-tricks campaign designed to turn Latino voters against Michael Hancock by claiming that Tancredo has endorsed Hancock. Except, of course, that Tancredo has never endorse ... More >>
Jeff & Pete.All you fancy-schmancy mayoral candidates bragging about being supported by business groups, unions or past and present officials should feel mighty jealous about now. That's because long-shot hopeful Jeff Peckman, the man behind Initiative 300, which would have established an ext ... More >>
Joyce Foster's numbers are staggering.KHOW talk-show host Peter Boyles has been on a virtual jihad against Senator Joyce Foster over her last minute amendment to House Bill 10-364 allowing sex offenders to choose among three treatment programs -- a legislative maneuver inspired by the story o ... More >>
Concern over the legislature's last-second changes to the bill that continues the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board is growing, with an editorial in the Denver Post on Saturday and Peter Boyles continuing to beat the drum on KHOW this morning. Yes, the program that's the target of this ... More >>
"Think of me as the 'After-Birther.'"Yesterday, unctuous yakker Glenn Beck guested on Peter Boyles's KHOW talk show -- and of all the topics in all the world that Boyles could have brought up, which one did he raise? The birther theory. But while Beck stopped short of calling the suppositio ... More >>
Dean Singleton's got opinions -- and he's not shy about sharing them.Denver Post owner/publisher Dean Singleton seems to have trouble with the word bankruptcy, especially when it pertains to his company, MediaNews Group. But he's extremely loquacious about other topics, as he's proving this m ... More >>
Peter Boyles has been leading the charge when it comes to the Stephanie Villafuerte story.A new twist in coverage of Stephanie Villafuerte's nomination as U.S. Attorney. KHOW radio host Peter Boyles has devoted a great deal of airtime to this tale (I've joined him to speak about the subject ... More >>
Open wide.Meat, and so much more. Today in Cafe Society: • The winner of the burger battle at Tony's Market. • Open house today at 3014. • Tonight: Denver Five dinner at TAG with local winemaker Ben Parsons. • Chef and Tell: Mark Dym of Marco's Coal-Fired Pizza. • Our Weekly Bread: ... More >>
Steamy.It's not faux. It's Pho. Today in Cafe Society: • Up Close: Pho 95. • What's Cooking? Getting corny in the kitchen with Pete Marczyk. • Spike It: Top six things that could be improved by caffeine. • Guess where I'm eating? • Candy Girls: Twilight Sweethearts, Forbidden Fruit ... More >>
The original "We'll Beat You Again" flyer.This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Democratic National Convention, an event that made Denver the center of the media universe for several unforgettable days. To mark the occasion, we'll be offering selected flashbacks of Westword coverage ... More >>
Glenn Beck. Did you feel a chill in the air this morning? Maybe that's because nationally syndicated radio personality/unctuous Fox News oozer Glenn Beck is in town for a live show at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House tonight. Even though the gig has been sold out for quite some time, Beck spent much ... More >>
This morning, KHOW's Peter Boyles, one of numerous Clear Channel Denver talk-show hosts who thrust themselves into the spotlight at yesterday's tax-day Tea Party protest, was in high dudgeon about a 9News report by correspondent Thanh Truong that allegedly besmirched the reputations of the thousands ... More >>
Deborah Leebove, cook-off competitor. Hungry? Today in Cafe Society: • Manischewitz! Denverite competes in national cook-off. • Cafe Bites bites into Mardi Gras. • The List: Eating good in the neighborhood. • AJ's Super Bowl run through LoDo. • Organixx is greener than a Prius -- let's h ... More >>
Welcome back. Today in Cafe Society: • Beerdrinker of the Year: A judge's tale. • Sexy Pizza's sexy facelift. • It's Denver Cupcake Week for Lovely Confections Bakery. • Room for one Pho. • Oodles of noodles and more news from Jet Entertainment. • Another round at Katie Mullen's. • A ... More >>
I have some fond memories of the Wellshire Inn. Decades ago, the Tudor building on the city-owned Wellshire Golf Course hosted a wild party for a local gal who'd just become a Playboy Playmate of the month. And then there was my lunch with then-Congressman Tom Tancredo and talk-show host Peter Boyle ... More >>
In his nationally syndicated December 5 broadcast, robust yapper Rush Limbaugh made mention of the Rocky Mountain News being put up for sale. "Did you see where Scripps Howard may have to close down the Rocky Mountain News?" he asked. "Propaganda organs are just falling by the wayside. The Obama ca ... More >>
What just happened? This stuff. Today in Backbeat Online: • A live review of the Smashing Pumpkins at the Ogden Theatre. • Eric Eyl's Mile High Makeout deals with dead days. • Ozric Tentacles moves to Fort Collins. Today in Cafe Society: • Steuben's toasts the end of Prohibition -- 75 year ... More >>
The original "We'll Beat You Again" flyer. In "Artist's Prank Punks Re-create 68, Other Activists," a More Messages blog published on July 10, an anonymous artist admitted to having created flyers e-mailed to Democratic National Convention groups such as Re-create 68 that threatened retribution ag ... More >>
Cyanide -- it's not just for Nazi leaders anymore. The bizarre death-by-cyanide of Abdirahman Dirie, a Somali native turned Canadian citizen whose body was found in Denver's Burnsley Hotel earlier this month, has been ruled a suicide, and the modest amount of space devoted to the report by the Den ... More >>
The latest Don Imus controversy, spurred by the rhetorical question "What color is he?," which Imus asked during a show following mention of trouble-prone footballer Adam "Pacman" Jones, was topic one on Peter Boyles' KHOW morning show on June 24. "It's one of those mornings where everyone's going t ... More >>
Talk-show hosts who tackle ethnic issues are often accused of racism. Should they be?
Rocky Mountain News editor John Temple (pictured) is typically calm and measured in public -- but he put his combustible side on display during a riotous morning drive-time argument with KHOW yakker Peter Boyles on June 18. The spur to this confrontation was Temple's June 16 column "Papers Still Dr ... More >>
As noted in this June blog item, Patsy Ramsey's death a couple of months back, and the press coverage that followed it, seemed more like a temporary flashback to the first generation of tabloid-TV stories than a full-scale revival of interest in the 1996 death of Boulder tot JonBenet Ramsey, Patsy's ... More >>
Let the farce be with you, Colorado!
Immigration issues deal the media a tough hand.
The Oscar Hernandez saga demonstrates the benefits and risks of fundraising through the media.
Web-radio legislation gets tangled in politics.
Never send a man to do a mom's job.
Peter Boyles does some fast talking regarding his on-air speculation about the Emily Johnson murder.
A journal of the media madness sparked by the JonBenét grand jury.
Denver's two public-television stations get together, technically speaking.
Thirty minutes in the life of Denver radio.