Talk Radio

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    Gloria Neal's firing marks impending death of progressive AM-760

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    Radio talk-show lineups changing in January -- will Tom Martino be a part of them?

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    December 5, 2013
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    July 25, 2013

    Meet Mandy Connell, Peter Boyles's successor at KHOW

    Last month, KHOW yakker Peter Boyles was fired following an incident involving his producer; after a false start, he subsequently took over the morning-drive slot at KNUS. Now, KHOW is moving on with Mandy Connell, who's currently a radio host in Louisville. A short time ago, she was officially int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Michael Brown, Clear Channel respond to David Sirota's KHOW ouster

    Update: As we reported yesterday, David Sirota was suddenly disappeared from the KHOW afternoon-drive show he'd shared since June with Michael Brown; see our original coverage below. Since that post first appeared, we've received responses from Greg Foster, vice president of programming for the Den ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Michael Brown and David Sirota team up to fill KHOW Caplis & Silverman slot

    Last week marked the end of the long-running Caplis & Silverman show on KHOW. Shortly thereafter, we started hearing rumors about a new pairing -- one that would team a conservative KOA personality with a progressive from AM 760. Turns out the buzz was true. Meet your new KHOW afternoon-drive team: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    Black Joe Lewis: "I always just figured I'd play the type of music I enjoy listening to."

    Black Joe Lewis (due tomorrow at the Westword Music Showcase on the mainstage) isn't one to make fancy comparisons to the musical legacies of blues giants and soul progenitors. Lewis and his band, formerly known as the Honeybears, have earned comparisons to everyone from Howlin' Wolf to Muddy Waters ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    AM 760 show Weekend Wisdom centers on progressive Hispanic voices

    When AM 760 dropped popular progressive host Mario Solis-Marich late last year, fans freaked. The loss, propelled by budget cuts, incited protests against the station and its host company, Clear Channel, fueled by fear that Denver's Hispanic community had lost one of its voices in the media. And whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Mario Solis-Marich's AM 760 exit prompts Colorado Latino Forum protest

    Mario Solis-Marich.​The replacement of AM 760 host Mario Solis-Marich by syndicated host Norman Goldman earlier this month didn't sit well with the Colorado Latino Forum. The organization has asked for Solis-Marich's reinstatement -- a demand the Denver branch of Clear Channel, the station's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    David Sirota's AM 760 ratings grow thanks to unlikely talk-radio demographic: women

    David Sirota.​Do the ladies love David Sirota? Apparently so. The AM 760 morning-show host's ratings have doubled in most categories over the past year -- but his audience among women, not traditionally a group that prizes commercial talk radio, has increased by leaps and bounds -- more than t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Mike Rosen's use of racial slurs during KOA show appropriate, says Clear Channel exec

    Mike Rosen.​Update below: An item on the message board reveals that last week, veteran KOA radio host Mike Rosen used a variety of racial slurs on the air -- and claimed that his new boss, Greg Foster, head of AM programming for Clear Channel's Denver cluster of stations, gave ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Jammin' Oldies-The Truth 101.5 flip even came as surprise to local general manager, he says

    Jammin' fave Prince.​We recently told you about the sudden flip of The Truth, at 101.5, to Jammin' Oldies only moments before talk-show host Mike Zinna's program last Friday. Jeff Norman, president and general manager of the outlet, says he was almost as blindsided. He knew something would li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche broadcasts moving to Cruisin' Oldies AM 950

    Elvis is alive, well, and up for trade talks for Carmelo Anthony​As we reported last week (via, Mile High Sports radio will be airing Colorado Avalance and Denver Nugget radio broadcasts on AM 950 this season. The game broadcasts will take priority over the station's regular C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    AM-760 lives on despite Air America's death

    David Sirota is now the face -- and the voice -- of AM-760.​Air America, the liberal radio network, has seemed gravebound plenty of times over the past few years -- and now even the folks there admit the project is dead. But AM-760, a Clear Channel Denver outlet originally seen as Colorado's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    CU coach Dan Hawkins: Dead man talking... and talking... and talking...

    CU Buffs coach Dan Hawkins' news conference yesterday, excerpted in the Boulder Daily Camera clip above and viewable in its entirety below, began with an opening statement that lasted more than twenty minutes, and it seemed longer. Hawkins is a smart guy, and he's got to know that he's not long for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Why the Truth may be bad radio but a good business decision

    The Truth logo.​The Truth, at 101.5 FM, has launched its new website following yesterday's switch from its inspired interim format, The Pole. As a result, we now know the station's full slate: Mancow (6 a.m.-10 a.m.), Neal Boortz (10 a.m.-1 p.m.), Jerry Doyle (1 p.m.-4 p.m.), Michael Savage (4 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    Mile High Sports Radio's Tyler Maun leaves Denver to call the Pelicans

    In an attempt to counter, or at least partially compensate for, all the bad radio news in these parts -- incidents at the heart of blogs such as "The Bloodletting Starts at Clear Channel Denver," "Shakeup at KOOL 105, The Mix and The Wolf" and "Jack-FM Lays Off Majority of Staff" -- here's a rare po ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 15, 2009

    Presidential Sweet!

    Eat, drink and be merry on inauguration day

  • Calendar

    November 13, 2008

    Sports Authority

    Two talk-radio personalities dish the dirt on Denver sports.

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2008
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    July 8, 2008
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    June 24, 2008

    Focus on the Family's James Dobson Strikes Out Against the Fairness Doctrine

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2008
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    April 23, 2008

    Q&A With Daily Show Creator Lizz Winstead

    Lizz Winstead, the subject of the following Q&A, is headlining five shows over two nights at the Comedy Works (click here for details), but she’s hardly the average standup comic. She co-created The Daily Show, one of the most influential comedy programs of the past decade-plus, serving as the pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2007

    Airing Mile High on Denver Sports Radio

    The folks behind Mile High Sports magazine have announced that they'll begin broadcasting a radio version of their print product at 1510 on the AM dial -- the current home of KCKK, a classic country purveyor known as "15 Kicks" -- beginning on July 30. But plenty has to go right for that to happen. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2007
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    June 22, 2007

    Peter Boyles Street Art?

    Since we’ve been hitting the graffiti tip so hard this week, I thought it important to point out that not all illegal street art is done by and for young folks – why it can include the middle-aged talk radio audience!

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2007

    John Temple Melts Down

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2007
  • News

    April 26, 2007

    Sound Check

    Has the Don Imus controversy permanently altered the radio universe? Clear Channel yakkers huddled to talk about it.

  • News

    March 22, 2007


    With troubles at Air America and sluggish ratings, AM 760 struggles to convince liberals that they have a place on talk radio.

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2007

    More Messages: Leaving the Air

    Air America isn't thriving, but it isn't dead, either. As noted in this New York Times article, Air America representatives announced yesterday that Stephen Green of SL Green Realty Corporation has purchased the proudly progressive radio network, which filed for bankruptcy in October. Green, whose b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2006

    More Messages: The Berg Legacy

    On November 13, Chad Conrad Castagana, 39, was arrested on charges related to threatening letters sent to a slew of notables, including Senator Charles Schumer, Speaker of the House to be Nancy Pelosi, gazillionaire Sumner Redstone, MSNBC personality Keith Olbermann and yukster David Letterman. Acco ... More >>

  • News

    August 24, 2006

    She's Back

    JonBenét brings out the media's worst -- again.

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2006

    More Messages: Right Might

    For at least a decade, talk radio in Denver -- and pretty much everywhere else -- has been conservative through and through. That equation changed slightly a little less than two years ago, when Clear Channel, a broadcasting conglomerate whose founder, L. Lowry Mays, is a longtime friend of a certa ... More >>

  • News

    February 17, 2005

    The Message

    Road Show

  • News

    September 2, 2004

    The Message

    Left's Turn

  • News

    May 27, 2004

    Dial Another Day

    Twenty-four hours inside Denver radio: A survivor's story.

  • Calendar

    March 25, 2004

    Best Rock-and-Roll Debacle

    Riff's Rock In' Freak Fest

  • News

    July 18, 2002

    Dialing for Differences

    Three new stations attempt to woo audiences turned off by Denver radio.

  • People & Places

    April 4, 2002

    Best Sports-Talk Host

    Mike Haynes
    The Fan

  • News

    October 5, 2000

    KBPI Wrecks the Rockies

    The station says it's sorry about all the messes it's made. But it keeps making more.

  • Best of Denver

    June 29, 2000

    Best radio talk-show host

    Rick Barber, KOA-AM/850

  • News

    March 9, 2000

    Clearing the Channels

    Denver's radio shakeup may leave some big names without a home.

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