John Malone, the local mogul at the helm of Liberty Media, didn't become one of the richest men in the state by making foolish investments. But his decision, made public moments ago, to provide $530 million in loans to Sirius XM Radio in exchange for a 40 percent equity stake in the struggling opera ... More >>
Yesterday's blog "The Bloodletting Starts at Clear Channel Denver" documents ten layoffs at the Texas corporation's local properties: five FMs -- KTCL/93.3 FM, The Party/95.7 FM, KBCO/97.3 FM, The Fox/103.5 FM and KBPI/106.7 FM -- and three AMs -- KHOW/630 AM, KKZN/760 AM and KOA/850 AM. This mornin ... More >>
Oh, how times have changed in the Denver radio market. Back in 2000, KXPK/96.5 FM, then known as the Peak, sold to Emmis Communications for $36 million -- a price tag that didn't seem outrageous at the time. Cut to December 2008, when CBS peddled three high-profile Denver FMs -- KWLI/92.5 FM (known ... More >>
Watch out, radio stations. I'm no longer impotent when it comes to determining your success of failure. Suddenly, I'm a force to be reckoned with. Sort of. Kind of. In a way. A few days back, my beloved received a letter from Arbitron, the Maryland-based radio-ratings service. "Be Part of the Radio ... More >>
Shhh... CPR is still available at 1340 AM. Remember when Colorado Public Radio made such a big deal about moving its news-and-information service from 1340 AM to 90.1 FM this past July? The service emphasized that listeners should switch their pre-sets to FM -- and I dutifully did so. But today, I ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
When radio executive Steve Keeney commented for a March 6 Message column about changes in the local radio scene, he was exceedingly forthcoming, noting the reasons the outlet formerly known as Sassy had flipped to a format dubbed One FM and outlining an audio revamp at Martini, another property unde ... More >>
Thursday, November 15, Walnut Room, 303-292-1700.
Saturday, July 21, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.
Wednesday, January 24, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.
HD radio rocks -- but is anyone listening?
It's official: The nation's (not to mention Denver's) highly competitive live concert business just got a little less, well, competitive. Live Nation today announced that it will purchase House of Blues Entertainment for $350 million in cold, hard cash. As part of the deal, Live Nation will presum ... More >>
From the week of June 23, 2005
From the week of November 18, 2004
A jury may finally get to hear a juicy suit against Clear Channel.
On his tour, Sage Francis flips Clear Channel the bird.
Radio waves: Clear Channel clears the air about independent promoters.
House of Rock
If Clear Channel can't afford Internet radio, who can?
A local college student is on a one-man mission to attack lousy radio.
An adult advertiser complains that explicit radio stations won't run his not-very-explicit commercials.
Still battling Goliath, Nobody in Particular Presents claims a clear victory in court.
Old Ship of Zion
Deluxe Speedometer & Radio Service
Does the sale of five major Denver radio stations mean big changes, or more of the same?
Most radio stations pick songs that are good for everyone but aspiring musicians and listeners.
The Clear Channel Empire Strikes Back
A local lawsuit against the world's largest radio/concert firm threatens to expose the dark side of the entertainment business.
As two of his competitors brace for a legal battle, a revived Barry Fey sits quietly by. Kidding!
A lawsuit brought by nobody in particular presents could muddy the waters of the Clear Channel empire.
Lynn Carey, Metro Traffic
Clear Channel merger
Rick Barber, KOA-AM/850
Denver's radio shakeup may leave some big names without a home.
The world may be in the hands of a bunch of hams on New Year's Eve.
The toughest executive in Denver radio pleads his case.
Are Denver listeners getting the radio they deserve? A Backbeat investigation.
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