Best Removal of Facial Hair From a TV Personality

Tom Martino
Channel 31

For years, self-proclaimed "troubleshooter" Tom Martino has had trouble directly under his nose: a thick mustache that made it seem as if he had something to hide (like, perhaps, a secret fondness for Geraldo Rivera?). By relegating this accoutrement to his bathroom trash can, he instantly cleaned up his image. On the face of things, anyway.

Best Removal of Facial Hair From a TV Personality

Tom Martino
Channel 31

For years, self-proclaimed "troubleshooter" Tom Martino has had trouble directly under his nose: a thick mustache that made it seem as if he had something to hide (like, perhaps, a secret fondness for Geraldo Rivera?). By relegating this accoutrement to his bathroom trash can, he instantly cleaned up his image. On the face of things, anyway.


Chronologically, the baby-faced Alex Stone, who's in his early twenties, may be the youngest full-time radio reporter in the city. But he's also the most versatile, with a proven ability to anchor broadcasts, deliver newscasts or work in the field -- and he handles breaking news, background pieces and light fodder with equal skill. Considering his talent, and his recent graduation from the University of Colorado, he may not remain in Denver for long. So enjoy his work while you can.
Chronologically, the baby-faced Alex Stone, who's in his early twenties, may be the youngest full-time radio reporter in the city. But he's also the most versatile, with a proven ability to anchor broadcasts, deliver newscasts or work in the field -- and he handles breaking news, background pieces and light fodder with equal skill. Considering his talent, and his recent graduation from the University of Colorado, he may not remain in Denver for long. So enjoy his work while you can.


For a few glorious weeks last year, Skyjack Radio, a thoroughly illegal radio station, knocked the Denver hip-hop community on its collective ass with uncut rap delivered with sheer exuberance and plenty of profanities. When representatives of the FCC caught wind of the signal, they promptly shut it down, but not before it reminded listeners of how fun and exciting the radio medium can be when it's under the control of music lovers instead of corporate suits more interested in profits than beats.
For a few glorious weeks last year, Skyjack Radio, a thoroughly illegal radio station, knocked the Denver hip-hop community on its collective ass with uncut rap delivered with sheer exuberance and plenty of profanities. When representatives of the FCC caught wind of the signal, they promptly shut it down, but not before it reminded listeners of how fun and exciting the radio medium can be when it's under the control of music lovers instead of corporate suits more interested in profits than beats.


Although conservative commentators have long held that news programming on television has a liberal slant, the media as a whole is generally more interested in maintaining the status quo than in fighting the powers that be. Not so Free Speech TV, a channel out of Boulder that's viewable by subscribers to the DISH Network system. This grassroots operation is unabashedly progressive -- a haven for those who want television that states its opinions clearly instead of pretending that it doesn't have any.


Although conservative commentators have long held that news programming on television has a liberal slant, the media as a whole is generally more interested in maintaining the status quo than in fighting the powers that be. Not so Free Speech TV, a channel out of Boulder that's viewable by subscribers to the DISH Network system. This grassroots operation is unabashedly progressive -- a haven for those who want television that states its opinions clearly instead of pretending that it doesn't have any.
The fall 2002 campaign season was among the noisiest, and dirtiest, on record. So it came as a blessed relief when Bighorn Ballot produced a spot in which a peaceful nature scene was supplemented at its conclusion with a graphic reading "This moment of political silence brought to you by Bighorn Ballot, sponsor of Issues 28 and 29." Since both of those measures were rejected by voters, though, don't expect the experiment to be repeated again by anyone other than the folks at Rocky's Autos, who've used a similar concept the past two holiday seasons. But the tranquility was nice while it lasted.
The fall 2002 campaign season was among the noisiest, and dirtiest, on record. So it came as a blessed relief when Bighorn Ballot produced a spot in which a peaceful nature scene was supplemented at its conclusion with a graphic reading "This moment of political silence brought to you by Bighorn Ballot, sponsor of Issues 28 and 29." Since both of those measures were rejected by voters, though, don't expect the experiment to be repeated again by anyone other than the folks at Rocky's Autos, who've used a similar concept the past two holiday seasons. But the tranquility was nice while it lasted.

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