Television Broadcasting and Production

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Joe Coors for Congress spends big on Denver TV ads -- especially during The Big Bang Theory

    Editor's note: This election cycle, Westword is exploring the public records of television stations for information on how candidates are spending money on ads in Denver. Joe Coors, your average local candidate for Congress who is not a beer, appears to be trying to secure support from an unusual ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    "Penis Tattoo Causes Permanent Erection" our fave headline of 2012 so far: Thanks, 7News!

    In today's get-pageviews-or-die web world, even network TV affiliates, among the last bastions of family-friendly media, understand that grabby topics are the best way to get clicks. Which explains why the top national headline in 7News's "Staying Healthy" section currently reads: "Penis Tattoo Cau ... More >>

  • Music

    September 8, 2011

    Explosions in the Sky

    Tuesday, September 13, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    May 12, 2011


    24 the Mixtape

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Corner Office corners the market on hip restaurant art

    The writing's on the wall at the Corner Office.​The rubber-band installation in the back room of the Corner Office, 1401 Curtis Street, snapped a while ago, but its been replaced with a far cooler piece of art: a mural created by renowned graffiti artists David Villorente and Robert Cartwrigh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Dennis Leonard swears he wasn't pushed but jumped from his general manager gig at Channel 31 and the Deuce

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Closing Rocky Mountain News hasn't solved problems at Scripps

    Finances drove the decision by E.W. Scripps executives to shutter their largest newspaper, the Rocky Mountain News, in late February. However, it's clear from data released this morning that removing the tabloid from its books didn't suddenly make everything better. According to a Wall Street Journa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2009

    Kenny Be's Worst-Case Scenario: Making the switch to digital TV, part 2

    Attention all late adapters and chronic procrastinators! Three Denver television stations -- channels 7, 9, and 20 -- will go digital only on April 16, 2009. Getting a new digital converter box for your TV and setting it up is the easy part. The tough part is getting your rabbit ears antenna to make ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    Kenny Be's Worst-Case Scenario: Making the switch to digital TV, part 1

    Attention all late adapters and chronic procrastinators! Three Denver television stations -- channels 7, 9 and 20 -- will go digital-only on April 16, 2009. It's time find the digital converter box that you bought last February and install it post-haste. Don't wait: You don't want to miss a minute o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Public TV stations grapple with digital switchover

    The Message column "DTV or No TV" discusses a likely complication in the move from analog television signals to the digital kind, which is scheduled to take place on February 17. Specifically, some viewers west of the main digital tower on Lookout Mountain who have been receiving free analog signals ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    Rocky Mountain PBS hires new CEO

    Rocky Mountain PBS said Tuesday it has hired Doug Price as its new president and chief executive officer. He replaces James Morgese, who explained to Westword's Michael Roberts in August why he was leaving the public television service after fifteen years. A former top executive with First Bank of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    E.W. Scripps CEO Rich Boehne on his company's commitment to newspapers

    As is the case with all articles, plenty of interesting stuff gathered for Westword's December 11 feature about the dire circumstances facing the Rocky Mountain News and sidebars focusing on Rocky writers who the Denver Post should try to hire and the joint-operating agreement between the Rocky and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2008

    Long-range Obama forecast: flip a coin

    State of confusion. In it's continuing effort to fill pages with nonsensical items about the Democratic National Convention, the Rocky Mountain News published "Obama Speech Forecast Still a Little Foggy," in which National Weather Service forecaster Mike Baker confirmed that Barack Obama's August ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2007

    Rupert Murdoch's Foxy Move

    On June 13, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., which owns Fox, announced its intention to sell nine of its owned-and-operated television stations, including KDVR/Channel 31 in Denver. A June 14 Denver Post piece on this development correctly points out that such moves are not exactly rare these days; the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2007
  • Calendar

    January 25, 2007
  • Blogs

    October 12, 2006

    More Messages: Truth Testing

    This week's Message column deals with the process by which political ads reach the airwaves at local TV stations. But at two Denver outlets, the sort of fact checking that's done by folks on the business side is supplemented by further scrutiny from journalists in the editorial department. As such, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2006

    More Messages: A Novella Approach

    It's official. On July 13, a press release sent out under the auspices of Channel 9 president and general manager Mark Cornetta confirmed that the station's new acquisition, Channel 20, will become an affiliate of My Network TV, a fledgling Fox service, as of September 5. The release offers little a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2006

    More Messages: Climbing the Poll

    What if your organization spent a lot of coin to conduct a poll whose conclusions you loved -- and no one noticed? That's what appears to have happened to the Lake Cedar Group, the consortium of area television stations eager to build a new broadcasting tower on Lookout Mountain. On May 31, Lake Ce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2006

    More Messages: 7 Hell

    May is "sweeps" month, when ratings help determine advertising rates for TV stations -- and according to a knowledgeable insider, Channel 7's newscast numbers, particularly at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m., aren't pretty. Granted, disaster can be averted if the rate of viewership increases over the next two we ... More >>

  • News

    April 13, 2006

    Golden Showers

    A city's plans rain on local TV powerhouses.

  • People & Places

    March 25, 2004

    Best TV Investigative Reporter

    Brian Maass, Channel 4

  • News

    June 12, 2003

    The Message

    Brave New World

  • Dining

    February 27, 2003
  • Culture

    July 18, 2002

    After M*A*S*H

    Larry Gelbart is one of TV's last great writers. So why can't he stay tuned?

  • Culture

    February 14, 2002

    Net Loss

    The government killed TV, and Hollywood's begging it to revive the corpse

  • News

    February 7, 2002

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of February 7, 2002

  • Culture

    September 7, 2000

    School's Out

    When Fox-TV canceled American High, the network hit a new low.

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  • News

    August 17, 1994