Denver talk show host Peter Boyles lands job at KNUS

DENVER - Denver talk show host Pete Boyles has landed at News/Talk KNUS.

Boyles parted ways with KHOW a month ago after working there for two decades. The Denver Post reported that Boyles' had been involved in a confrontation with his producer.

He will take over the 6 to 9 a.m. slot of veteran Denver radio host Steve Kelley who will be moved to another time slot yet to be determined, the station said in a news release.  The station airs mostly syndicated programming.

"I believe we can change the face of Denver radio as well as the political future of Colorado," said Boyles. "That's how much I believe in this show and what we can do." Boyles added: "I'm delighted to join the Salem (Communications) team in Denver and help take KNUS to the next level. We're going to do some great radio and I can't be more excited."

He will start at his new job on July 1.

Boyles who started in Denver as a traffic reporter, and later became a morning disc jockey on KLAK before becoming a talk show host on KWBZ, later moving to KOA. He moved to KHOW in 1993.

"There is no doubt Peter Boyles is a Denver talk radio institution," said Salem VP/Director of Spoken Word Format Phil Boyce who was a former Denver radio news director. "When the opportunity came for us to grab Peter's show we wasted little time in making it happen. Denver radio needs this guy, who truly does a remarkable show."

Salem Communications will soon own 99 radio stations in 38 markets, including 61 stations in 22 of the top 25 radio markets.