At this writing, AM-760, Clear Channel Denver's progressive station, continues to exist -- but that's only because no one's bothered to pull its plug yet. The outlet, which has struggled to make an impact on the radio market for the better part of a decade, is on the way out, and morning-show staple ... More >>
Over the past few weeks, critics of marijuana legalization have drawn attention to several news stories they see as demonstrating the dangers of more accessible weed. First, the death of a college student and the murder of a mom were linked to marijuana edibles, and now, the local and national media ... More >>
Even before last night's special meeting of the board of directors of Caprock Academy, a charter school in Grand Junction that had banned a nine-year-old girl from class on Monday because she'd shaved her head in solidarity with her best friend, an eleven-year-old undergoing chemotherapy for neurobl ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Denver blog posts are mmm-mmm good. Big Media's Jason Salzman on how KNUS' Steve Kelley got Tim Tebow to hype his station's call letters even though KOA airs the Broncos. Elephant Journal's Michelle Berman Marchildon: Thank you is the new fuck you. Geeks Who Drink's Adam asks: Did you remember yo ... More >>
Steve Kelley during the period when he was on the Fox 31 payroll.Last month, longtime broadcaster Steve Kelley revealed that he'd filed a breech-of-content lawsuit against Channel 31, from which he was fired in late 2008 by now-departed general manager Dennis Leonard. (Access our conversation ... More >>
Dennis Leonard will be rocking out somewhere else.Dennis Leonard's tumultuous tenure as vice president and general manager of Channel 31 and The Deuce is over. He announced his imminent departure to staffers yesterday. While Leonard's enemies, of which there are plenty, would love to think t ... More >>
Photo by Jim J. NarcySteve Kelley in 2005, during his early days at Channel 31.Earlier today, we published a story about the impending departure of controversial Channel 31/The Deuce general manager Dennis Leonard, who's announced he's leaving the station. Since word about that broke, there' ... More >>
Word broke yesterday that longtime Channel 9 weatherman Nick Carter is the station's latest cost-cutting casualty. The final broadcast by the veteran air personality (to the left of the affixed image, with his soon-to-be-former 9News colleagues) is scheduled for Friday. Unlike anchor Bob Kendrick, ... More >>
Rumors are flying, as rumors are wont to do, about the stations at the heart of the October 23 Message column "Channels 2 and 31 Mix It Up," and no wonder. Channel 2's parent company, Tribune, recently filed for bankruptcy, adding even greater uncertainty to this unexpected business partnership betw ... More >>
Steve Kelley has been part of the Denver media scene for a generation, mainly as a radio host. Then, as outlined in "The Rookie," a 2005 Message column, he was convinced to leave his longtime perch at KOA/850 AM in favor of a hosting gig for Good Day Colorado, Channel 31's a.m. info block. Just over ... More >>
Only eight blogging days until Christmas. Today in Cafe Society: • The List: Best hotel restaurants. • Happy fifth birthday to Mezcal, which will soon get a sibling. • Is the second Santa Fe Tequila Company drying up? • Smashburger is a smash in Wichita. Today in Backbeat Online: • Eric ... More >>
All too often, the passing of a radio veteran goes unremarked upon by stations where the personality previously worked. So give KOA credit for tipping its hat to the cranky yet widely beloved Gus Mircos, who died on May 11 at age seventy. Reporter Jerry Bell, who's been with the station for years i ... More >>
Two local Fox affiliates recently dumped by Rupert Murdoch are now enjoying their greatest success to date.
Steffan Tubbs defies logic by returning to his roots.
Radio, TV and alternative media try to use the JOA to their advantage.
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