Blinky the Clown was an icon for generations of Colorado kids who grew up watching his Blinky's Fun Club on local television. Blinky -- aka Russell Scott -- passed away on August 27 at the age of 91, and now his friends and family members -- including daughter Linda and son-in-law Steve Ballas, who ... More >>
The Peyton Manning sweepstakes continues to consume the NFL world and Denver fans, many of whom are clinging to hope that the Broncos have a legitimate shot at attracting one of the greatest pro quarterbacks this side of John Elway. The latest rumor: The Kansas City Chiefs are pressing hard for Peyt ... More >>
Action hero?Fans of radio sports talk host Jim Rome got the scoop on the upcoming Die Hard movie Wednesday when Fox Filmed Entertainment CEO Tom Rothman dished about the film's title (A Good Day to Die Hard) as well as the future of hero John McClane, played by Bruce Willis, and his troubled ... More >>
Full-sized comic below. Arvada Engenderall Real Name: Tomye Kelley; Occupation: Gender conflict counseler; Suburb of operation: Arvada; Hair: White; Eyes: Clear Suburban superhero skill: Arvada Engenderall possesses the conventional understanding of "assigned sex" genders, as well as a maste ... More >>
Adam Schefter's investing close to home.Back in February, we noted that "Dealin' Doug" Moreland had purchased Denver's two Jack FM stations, with the outlets' websites coming down the next month. We told you to expect format changes, and now we've got a clue as to what the approach might be: ... More >>
Some of our favorite Westword stories -- including ones connected to our annual Best of Denver issue -- are not the ones we've published. I spilled a few of the juicier ones when I sat down with the Denver Post's Bill Husted for his Bar & Grilled interview earlier this month. Not surprisingl ... More >>
Peter Boyles has been leading the charge when it comes to the Stephanie Villafuerte story.A new twist in coverage of Stephanie Villafuerte's nomination as U.S. Attorney. KHOW radio host Peter Boyles has devoted a great deal of airtime to this tale (I've joined him to speak about the subject ... More >>
Jay Marvin, the morning host for AM 760, Clear Channel Denver's progressive talk outlet, has been out of commission of late, after undergoing gall bladder surgery. He's on the mend and expected to be back at the microphone next Monday. In the meantime, however, his most frequent fill-in, syndicated ... More >>
An editor's note by editorial-page editor Dan Haley, featured in the op-ed section of today's Denver Post print edition, reads: "Good news from the right, and left. KOA radio talk show host and former Rocky Mountain News columnist Mike Rosen will begin writing his column for The Denver Post Friday. ... More >>
Bloggers: Send blog-able blogs to firstname.lastname@example.org. With Salazar's departure, Republicans (including AG John Suthers, pictured) are apparently salivating. Yeah, we think it's gross, too. (Colorado Independent) Guys fighting CU gun ban are not "just a bunch of drunks who are going to shoot e ... More >>
TV and radio personality Tom Martino, aka The Troubleshooter, has built his reputation exposing negligent business owners. But in this week's Westword, Jared Jacang Maher tells the story of "Hotel Martino," an abandoned building owned by a company registered to Martino. Pick up this week's paper to ... More >>
The latest Don Imus controversy, spurred by the rhetorical question "What color is he?," which Imus asked during a show following mention of trouble-prone footballer Adam "Pacman" Jones, was topic one on Peter Boyles' KHOW morning show on June 24. "It's one of those mornings where everyone's going t ... More >>
Letters from the week of 5/15/2008
Denver radio's getting a shakeup, with more alterations on the horizon. But do any of the switches qualify as improvements?
In 1996, Westword published its thirteenth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Yuppie on a Harley (then-senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, who posed for a Banana Republic ad) to the Best New Public Art (Mark di Suvero’s still-controversial “Lao Tzu”) ... More >>
One dark, two docs and a DJ.
This week marks the return to KHOW's airwaves of The Radio Factor, hosted by Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly. However, the evening slot he's been handed says more about the weakness of KHOW's schedule than it does about the strength of O'Reilly's appeal. O'Reilly's disappearance from the outlet ... More >>
A progressive station dumps two progressive shows for being progressive.
Are you a man or a mouse?
Friday, February 11, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Dan Drayer, Colorado Public Radio
For better or worse, KHOW's Scott Redmond has people talking.
Speaking his mind has put talk-show host Reggie Rivers on thin ice -- and that's fine by him.
Jon Caldara has been unmatched at using the media during this election season. He couldn't be prouder.
Urban Wildlife Rescue
Denver produces a new crop of music.
The toughest executive in Denver radio pleads his case.
Denver sports-talk host Thierry Smith has survived by speaking softly in a loud, loud world.
A former aide throws the book at James Dobson.