No, this isn't a human Etch A Sketch. It's Justin Lamb, who was recently arrested for allegedly dragging a police officer from a car -- and not, apparently, for the "FUCK COPS" tattoo on the back of his head. For obvious reasons, Lamb's mug shot was one of May's most memorable -- and there are plen ... More >>
Earlier this month, in reporting about the firing of Gloria Neal and the impending death of the progressive AM-760 format at Clear Channel-owned KKZN-AM, we speculated about possible new approaches, noting along the way that business-centric radio "hasn't been markedly successful in this market for ... More >>
The Denver Department of Excise and Licenses recently posted a list of fourteen stores in town that are now fully licensed to sell recreational marijuana on January 1. It's a story that has been dominating the news in Westword and in other media outlets around town and around the country, but commen ... More >>
Update: As we noted a short time ago, former Arapahoe County sheriff Pat Sullivan has pleaded guilty to drug possession and soliciting a prostitute -- a felony and a misdemeanor, respectively. Three other charges were dropped. Now, we've got sentencing details from the Colorado Attorney General, and ... More >>
Pat Sullivan.In recent days, embattled KHOW radio host Tom Martino has taken much of the credit for breaking the Pat Sullivan sex-for-meth story thanks to interviews with meth-user sources conducted by his producer, Jonathan Elinoff. Turns out, though, that local cops didn't need the Troubles ... More >>
Sullivan's mug.Disconnects are common in the Pat Sullivan story -- first due to the contrast between his former image as a nationally recognized Arapahoe County sheriff and allegations that he traded meth for sex, and now as a result of his first court appearance, in which the little old man ... More >>
Tough to miss the irony: After his arrest for allegedly trying to trade meth for sex with a male acquaintance, Pat Sullivan was incarcerated in the Patrick J. Sullivan Jr. Detention Facility, the jail named for him after a distinguished law enforcement career capped by eighteen years as Arapahoe Cou ... More >>
David Sirota.Last October, a public debate involving KOA's Mike Rosen and AM 760's David Sirota went national after Rosen called for hijackers to crash a plane into the so-called Ground Zero mosque; he insisted that he was being satirical. But Sirota says Rosen didn't let loose with any simil ... More >>
In February 2009, E.W. Scripps shut down the Rocky Mountain News, seemingly ending its major participation in the Colorado media market. Now, however, Scripps is back thanks to the purchase of KMGH-Channel 7 and three Azteca America stations in the state, which went on the block in June. Scripps CEO ... More >>
The Moving Planet Party and Green Fair will be held at the State Capitol this Saturday, September 24, 2011, and will showcase the best ideas in moving beyond fossil fuels...
Dave Logan.Only a few months ago, many University of Colorado fans were touting Dave Logan as the CU Buffs' next head coach. But it was not to be: CU's hiring of Jon Embree made it clear that Logan is unlikely to ever jump from coaching Mullen High School to his Division I dream job. So he's ... More >>
Bubble hash.Butane, used as a solvent in making hash, is among the more controversial substances for medical marijuana users. Experts like Westword medical marijuana reviewer William Breathes, believe butane extracts are safe when done properly. But Wanda James, co-owner of the cannabis edibl ... 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 >>
I'm at Northwestern for a writing conference that the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies hosts at the Medill J-school, which is also home to the Academy for Alternative Journalism, a summer program for budding journalists that AAN sponsors. Jared Jacang Maher, a Westword staff writer, i ... More >>
Natalie Tysdal. As noted in a blog published earlier today, Martino TV, the pay-for-play show hosted by Tom Martino, debuted this morning on both Channel 31 and Channel 2 -- and another new program, Everyday, bows this afternoon at 4 p.m., with Natalie Tysdal and Fox 31 anchor Libby Weaver as co-ho ... More >>
Photo by Aaron ThackerayTrent Nails it. Will you be game tonight? Today in Backbeat Online: • Last Night: Jane's Addiction and Nine Inch Nails at Fiddler's Green. • An extended conversation with Tim Pourbaix. Today in Cafe Society: • Eight is enough at chef's table dinner at Strings. • Bu ... More >>
An excerpt from a "Martino TV" PowerPoint. A blog yesterday shared sales documents associated with Martino TV, an upcoming program starring self-proclaimed "Troubleshooter" Tom Martino. The show charges businesses to receive the de facto endorsement of its star, who appears in regular consumer-advo ... More >>
Tom Martino. College-journalism professors teaching ethics could build entire classes around the career of Tom Martino. The co-owner of a rundown homeless hangout dubbed "Hotel Martino" in a recent Westword feature article, Martino acts as a de facto journalist on Channel 31, taking on sleazy busi ... More >>
Spend a minute with Mike Watt, man. I think his eyes are at cross purposes... Today in Backbeat Online: • Q&A with Mike Watt. • Tori Amos tour hits Denver in July. • Last Night: Ghost Buffalo at 3 Kings Tavern. • Last Night: Mogwai at the Bluebird. • Moving Pictures: the Atlantic, Epilog ... More >>
Dennis Leonard, in a file photo from last October. Yesterday's blog "Channel 2 General Manager Dennis Leonard on rebranding his station The Deuce: 'It's the shit, dude!' " featured an excerpt from a conversation with the aforementioned Leonard, who also oversees Channel 31 as part of merger that to ... More >>
Has the Don Imus controversy permanently altered the radio universe? Clear Channel yakkers huddled to talk about it.
An addiction to gambling killed the television career of Scott McDonald, seen here, who resigned as managing editor of news for Channel 31 back in 2001. But all that time spent playing games of chance paid off in an unexpected way. As divulged in this article from today's Denver Post, McDonald won $ ... More >>
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Cops thought they'd busted the largest child-porn ring in Colorado history. But that's not how the case developed.
No parking zone
Mainstream news offers little to the under-thirty crowd.
Speaking his mind has put talk-show host Reggie Rivers on thin ice -- and that's fine by him.
War is fueling the star power of Colorado's -- and possibly the nation's -- ballsiest military analyst.
The Handyman Olympics showcase ways to be flush with success in home repairs.
The FCC's fining of a Colorado radio station is giving broadcasters headaches from coast to coast.
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Radio, TV and alternative media try to use the JOA to their advantage.
Channel 31 staffs up for its evening news show.