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 >>
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 >>
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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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
A city's plans rain on local TV powerhouses.
Brian Maass, Channel 4
Brave New World
Larry Gelbart is one of TV's last great writers. So why can't he stay tuned?
The government killed TV, and Hollywood's begging it to revive the corpse
From the week of February 7, 2002
When Fox-TV canceled American High, the network hit a new low.
A COLORADO NONPROFIT FUNNELED GINGRICH'S GOPAC FUNDS.
BOYCOTTS? NO, THESE LOCAL REFORMERS OF GODLESS TV TRY A GENTLER APPROACH.