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Reader: Peter Boyles was like the history teacher I never paid attention to

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A week since Peter Boyles was fired by KHOW after an incident involving his longtime producer, fans continue to lament his departure -- even on Comment of the Day posts like this one.

Here's a post by a Boyles loyalist.

strfry-you_in_my_wok writes:

I listened to Pete for the better part of the 8 years I lived in Colorado and continued listening until his departure. He was, in essence, the history teacher I never paid attention to in high school. There was a degree of critical thinking that he expected of his callers and his audience. I connected with his stories of growing up in a working class family in Pittsburgh. The one aspect I most enjoyed is that he always seemed to have more questions than answers, his two most frequent being "What are we watching here?" and "How does this all end?" I really hope his voice emerges again. It's needed now, in this time, more than ever, but I won't hold it against him if he chooses private life and riding over radio. He was no Limbaugh or Hannity or Beck. And that was a good thing.

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augsburgerjohn673
augsburgerjohn673

Good riddance to Birther Boyles and his twisted conspiracy theories with his tunnel vision history.

janherron
janherron

Peter loved America and his fans loved him as well.  It's hard to get truth in media these days and I hope that he is back on the air somewhere real soon.  The "fill ins" cannot hold a candle to Peter. He was clear, concise, well read and knew his topics.  Love him or hate him....he was a man of independent thinking.  I miss him daily.  Colorado radio is not the same and shame on KHOW for not working out the problem - perhaps his producer and him needed to separate. Obviously, not a good match as we were lead to believe.

1hunterado
1hunterado

I'm one of those listeners who go way back, back to the Bob Lee days of Peter Boyles. I'm pretty ticked off at KHOW, I know this could have been worked out.

My biggest fear is Boyles won't be back, I live in Fort Collins, KHOW is weak enough, 710 does not come in, I'm hoping KLZ 560 with their strong signal will see the need and move their shows around a little. Surely they see the opportunity for a #1 show here. Boyles is Denver, more so than any other voice in Colorado, I've tuned out for now. I can listen to records on the radio if I have too. I'd rather be listening to Boyles than records. Let's hope KLZ sees this opportunity and stands up.

vancouver482
vancouver482

So funny those of u who complain and call names...u must have listened to Peter, or u wouldn't know what he talked about...there was a dial u could have turned...evidently, u would rather gripe than exert the energy that would have taken...

KFI in LA...great station starts early, top station in area...then turn to Martino...win win situation, since Peter is gone...still miss the callers and Peter...have to do the best u can, and at least KFI doesn't make u want to go back to bed.

coriverrat1
coriverrat1

Boyles became nothing more than another corporate whore who would say anything, stir any pot, back up any wacko's delusions to keep his ratings up.  Sorry but you will find no pity from me for this guy.

James Hendricks
James Hendricks

Does Boyles wear a tin foil helmet when he rides his douche-cycle?

tucker
tucker

that about sums it up ... mornings aren't the same anymore ...feels a bit like a death in the family ..

Michael- when can we expect a column from the staff delving into the backstory? ... the ironic thing is, Peter is the person who would be digging on this the hardest if this had happened to another Denver media figure .. 

please tell us Ross Kaminsky won't be the replacement !!

lance.watren
lance.watren

@James Hendricks Yes, With your name in black magic marker...

harry.nuttzak
harry.nuttzak

@tucker good points. Was wondering myself if Westword would deleve into the backstory on this one. As a twist on something Peter might have said on the air, "we know more about Obama's college transcripts or more about NSA domestic data gathering than we do about Pete's departure."


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