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DenverSportsRadio.com is done

DenverSportsRadio.com, an ambitious attempt to create an online sports-talk-radio station that launched in April, has gone the way of all too many online projects -- into the trash bin of Internet history. A knowledgeable source says owner Dave Kaiser sent out an e-mail during the wee hours of Thursday morning requesting that his staff, including such well-known sorts as Denver Post columnist Mark Kiszla and radio vet Chad Andrus, come in for a meeting. At that get-together, Kaiser announced he was discontinuing operations and would be unable to meet payroll.

This same source says audiences for the project were building, with a monthly listenership in September of around 20,000, as compared to 3,800 in June, with high-school football broadcasts proving particularly popular. Nonetheless, new content is no longer being produced. As of this writing, old broadcasts are being streamed, with one I heard talking about the Rockies as if they had yet to clinch a wild-card berth...

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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