Remember Boulder's Robert Hibbs (pictured), who earned an odd brand of renown as a bridge troll? National Public Radio didn't, to the service's profound embarrassment. Hibbs' story is pretty irresistible. According to a Channel 7 report, he was in a park "after demanding money and attacking [a] dep ... More >>
The folks at the Colorado Public Radio Blog, a site that was launched following attorney Frances Koncilja's resignation from CPR's board last year (see this June 14, 2007 Message column for details), recently made an interesting discovery. CPR general manager Max Wycisk (pictured), who, despite his ... 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 >>
Hayes Carll’s always been known as an animated performer – but these days, the description can be taken literally. In “Crystal Beach Memories,” a clip accessible at Will Ferrell’s FunnyOrDie.com site, he looks like the image above as he talks about his life and times – topics that domina ... More >>
Colorado Public Radio has finally landed a second FM signal in the Denver area. On January 16, the network announced that it had agreed to acquire KFDN, at 88.1 FM, from California-based Educational Media Foundation for $8.2 million. Once the Federal Communications Commission approves the transactio ... More >>
Public-radio veteran Gene Craven tries to keep KUVO alive with help from the man he beat out for the station's top job.
On Friday, September 21, at Shove Chapel, on the Colorado College campus, a memorial will be held to remember Mario Valdes, the man largely responsible for turning Colorado Springs' KRCC-FM into the city's foremost public radio station. He died of lung cancer on September 14. He was just 54. As not ... More >>
For years, shows on KUNC, a public-radio station originally affiliated with the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, have reached some folks in Denver's northern suburbs and nearby parts of the city itself -- but the farther south a listener was located, the iffier the reception could be. For ... More >>
The June 14 edition of the Message focused upon Frances Koncilja, a local attorney and public-radio booster who resigned from her position on the board of Colorado Public Radio due to her concern over several controversial initiatives being pushed by supporters of CPR head Max Wycisk. Proposals incl ... More >>
It's a truism in journalism: Writers often learn as much from readers as from research. An example of this phenomenon took place after the publication of "Going Public," a June 14 column about Colorado Public Radio, and complaints by former board member Frances Koncilja about the direction in which ... More >>
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 >>
The fight is on at Colorado Public Radio, where one high-powered boardmember has resigned, and at the Denver Post, where the bloodletting has begun in earnest.
With troubles at Air America and sluggish ratings, AM 760 struggles to convince liberals that they have a place on talk radio.
HD radio rocks -- but is anyone listening?
In most places, public radio is about as controversial as good citizenship, wholesome values and Mel Gibson circa 1985. But that's not the case with Colorado Public Radio. As noted in a 2002 Westword feature, the statewide network, which encompasses separate programming streams focusing on news and ... More >>
From the week of June 24, 2004
Radio waves: Clear Channel clears the air about independent promoters.
Skyjack Radio briefly took over Denver radio -- and its pilots are eager to hit the airwaves again.
A local college student is on a one-man mission to attack lousy radio.
Meet a corporate lawyer's alter egos: a DJ and a space-age musician.
The Wait is over for local fans to see NPRs comedy hit.
Thanks to voicetracking, radio stations need fewer DJs than ever before.
From the week of February 28, 2002
Colorado Public Radio is selling itself as a kinder, gentler network. But its critics aren't buying it.
Community-radio advocates and the Colorado Department of Transportation wind up in gridlock.
From the week of November 8, 2001
Most radio stations pick songs that are good for everyone but aspiring musicians and listeners.
Clear Channel may not be an evil empire, but the amount of power it wields is still scary.
A radio buccaneer blames politics for turning him into a fugitive from the FCC.
A local lawsuit against the world's largest radio/concert firm threatens to expose the dark side of the entertainment business.
The voice of Flanders is the voice of reason, absatively posilutely.
Boulder's KGNU finds a way to survive in the cutthroat radio world.
Expectations are high for Boulder's Working Assets radio -- maybe too high.
Lack of a full-time classical format has listeners saying "Yo quiero Pachelbel."
Denver's pirate low-power radio station is pillaged by the FCC.