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 >>
Our post about the accidental broadcast of KOA's Steffan Tubbs calling Jersey Shore alum Snooki being "fucking ugly" got just as much of a reaction as did the station's announcement that the host would face disciplinary action. Most readers didn't think Tubbs deserved much of a spanking, including t ... More >>
Yesterday morning, KOA morning-show host Steffan Tubbs made a classic broadcasting mistake -- dropping an F-bomb during a commercial break when he incorrectly thought his microphone was no longer live. His comment? He opined that Nicole Polizzi, better known as Snooki, is "fucking ugly." KOA annou ... More >>
Update: Last week, we told you about a live event at which KHOW's David Sirota called KOA's MIke Rosen a "motherfucker;" see the clip below. For our original post, we managed to contact Sirota, but a communication mix-up delayed our efforts to reach Rosen. Now, however, the conservative radio vet ha ... More >>
Big pics below.Hawaii Five-0's executive producer has apologized to members of Denver's The Greatest Generations Foundation, whose members were "unintentionally offended" when a ceremony on the seventieth anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor coincided with filming. But the event's host, ... More >>
David Sirota.Last October, a public debate involving KOA's Mike Rosen and AM 760's David Sirota went national after Rosen called for hijackers to crash a plane into the so-called Ground Zero mosque; he insisted that he was being satirical. But Sirota says Rosen didn't let loose with any simil ... 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 >>
Neighborhood Icon #10 of 76: Five Points. Limited space to fit Washington Street, Welton Street, 27th Street and 26th Avenue on horse-drawn streetcar signage culminated in calling this neighborhood transit stop Five Points. From streetcar suburb of the aristocracy to historic jazz-age "Harlem ... More >>
Baby April, not Baby W.C. Fields.As part of its cutest baby photo contest, KOA is asking listeners to pick the best baby snapshots of station personalities. The pics are alternately adorable and hilarious, with April Zesbaugh's drunk-on-milk image and Jon Caldara's aggressively sullen shot s ... More >>
Wonder if this young stud will be available?Here are three blogs about Denver you may enjoy reading. Mile High Report's BroncoTiLLIDie links to an ESPN piece noting that today is Josh McDaniels' birthday -- and the team's been contacted by the Giants, Packers and Eagles about possibly tradin ... More >>
Photo by Mark MangerRick Reilly.Back in April, no one expected the Colorado Rockies to make the playoffs -- least of all ESPN columnist Rick Reilly, who declared on KOA radio that he would "tongue bathe the Capitol dome if the Rockies make the playoffs." Yes, Reilly promised to lick the Colo ... More >>
April Zesbaugh with her KOA morning-show partner, Steffan Tubbs. The National Edward R. Murrow Awards, doled out annually by the Radio-Television News Directors Association, are among the most prestigious in electronic journalism, and as a result, most of them tend to go to stories that tackle over ... More >>
A reliable source reveals that 23 part-time or fulltime employees at Clear Channel Denver were laid off today as part of the San Antonio-based firm's second series of cuts this year. (The number is confirmed by KOA Morning News host Steffan Tubbs on his Twitter feed.) Many of those impacted worked i ... More >>
Columbine principal Frank DeAngelis has made himself the face and the voice of tenth anniversary coverage related to the killing spree that took place at the high school on April 20, 1999. Indeed, he got started weeks before the actual date. On April 2, FM 104.3/The Fan host Jim Armstrong had to tak ... More >>
Today's tax-day Tea Party protests are predictably hypocritical: I don't seem to remember any conservative talk-show hosts leading State Capitol rallies when the George Bush administration pushed through the free-spending Troubled Asset Relief Program just a few short months ago. Still, the presence ... More >>
My one-hour, 45-minute drive home yesterday afternoon couldn't compare to the nightmare commutes experienced by many other Denverites. I know because I spent most of my time in traffic listening to KOA/850-AM, which wisely dumped its regular programming (sorry, Rush) to concentrate on the storm. Cor ... More >>
Big John. Republican presidential nominee John McCain may have given up hope of winning in Michigan, but he's still feeling good -- or at least as good as a politician sliding in the polls can -- about his chances in Colorado. Hence, his decision to gab live on KOA/850 AM this morning. Listeners a ... More >>
Steffan Tubbs and April Zesbaugh on the job. Radio row at the Pepsi Center is in the main corridor on the arena's second level, a single escalator ride away from the lobby, near where Nuggets fans can usually get their Dippin' Dots -- which, if you didn't realize it, is the space-age ice cream. De ... More >>
How did KOA Morning News host Steffan Tubbs attempt to rationalize the latest ignominious loss by the Colorado Rockies -- the lowly San Diego Padres beat them 15-8 thanks to a seven-run outburst in the ninth -- shortly after 5 a.m. on July 1? By spinning a golden oldie. The good news, he said, was t ... More >>
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Jake Plummer didn't need any more bad press -- but he sure as hell got some anyway. His alleged role in what's been characterized as a road rage incident filled news pages and airwaves yesterday; thus far, the coverage shows no sign of waning. It does appear to be getting weirder, though. This morni ... More >>
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