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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Mike Rosen.Update below: An item on the DenverRadio.net 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 >>
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 >>
Elvis is alive, well, and up for trade talks for Carmelo AnthonyAs we reported last week (via DenverRadio.net), 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Eat, drink and be merry on inauguration day
Two talk-radio personalities dish the dirt on Denver sports.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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!
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 >>
Has the Don Imus controversy permanently altered the radio universe? Clear Channel yakkers huddled to talk about it.
With troubles at Air America and sluggish ratings, AM 760 struggles to convince liberals that they have a place on talk radio.
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 >>
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 >>
JonBenét brings out the media's worst -- again.
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 >>
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