Update: We just spoke with Greg Stone as he was taking his son to hockey practice. Understandably, he's still in shock. Keep reading to see what he has to say.
Man, you about need a syllabus to keep track of all the changes in Denver radio lately, from Comedy 103.1 to Pot 107 -- er, make that Jack 107, rather. And while this constant change is as much a part of radio as ratings, the latest development represents a huge blow to the local music scene:
Uncle Nasty (far right) and the men of Horse.
If you haven't heard yet, longtime local music champion Uncle Nasty (aka Greg Stone) has been let go from 106.7 KBPI, after a long and storied tenure. According to Stone, his departure was driven by corporate cutbacks, as part of what's now seemingly become an annual ritual at Clear Channel, a series of fourth quarter layoffs sardonically referred to by some internally as "National Firing Day."
- The seasoned men of Horse are making the best music of their life
- WTF is going on at 103.1 FM, and what the hell happened to our oldies?
- Pot 107.1, Denver's Dope Hits, gets extinguished to make room for the return of Jack FM
- Pot 107.1, first marijuana-themed (terrestrial) radio station