Last week, we noted the impending departure of entertainment reporter Kirk Montgomery from 9News. Now, another veteran station staffer is headed out the door: sportscaster Susie Wargin, who's been a staple on the station's top-rated morning show for a decade. Wargin's leaving the outlet, and the br ... More >>
102.3 The Ticket, launched in July 2010, was an ambitious attempt to create a homegrown sports-talk station from the ground up during one of the toughest times for radio in the history of the medium. And despite bold moves, like recruiting CBS4's Vic Lombardi and Gary Miller to serve as morning host ... More >>
Video below.Today's Boulder Daily Camera features an article in which University of Colorado ethnic studies professor Darryl Maeda calls a Fox Sports report about CU and Utah joining the Pac-12 conference "demeaning" to Asians. But the newspaper didn't really need to seek out an expert to mak ... More >>
Tom Manoogian.Things are changing fast for Denver's latest sports-talk radio station. Last week, both co-owner Dealin' Doug Moreland and morning host/Channel 4 anchor Vic Lombardi told us the new station would debut today at 102.3 FM, which had been simulcasting Jack-FM along with 105.5 FM. N ... More >>
Vic Lombardi.At first, it seems strange that Channel 4 sportscasters Vic Lombardi and Gary Miller would shift their sports-talk program from an established brand, ESPN Radio/1600 AM, to an unknown quantity, the Dealin' Doug Moreland co-owned KDSP-FM/102.3, which debuts on Monday. But to Lomba ... More >>
Adam Schefter's investing close to home.Back in February, we noted that "Dealin' Doug" Moreland had purchased Denver's two Jack FM stations, with the outlets' websites coming down the next month. We told you to expect format changes, and now we've got a clue as to what the approach might be: ... More >>
A lot of things have been said about former Cleveland QB Brady Quinn since he was traded to the Broncos -- some positive, others not so much. But who would have guessed that an NFL Network commentator would refer to him by the C-word superimposed boldly across the top of the video player above. As ... More >>
What writer wouldn't want to cover the Olympics? The glitz, the glamor and the high-profile nature of the gig are just about irresistible, regardless of your feelings about winter sports. I mean, I'd jump at the opportunity, and I couldn't care less about skiing, skating and curling. Well, cu ... More >>
Fox Sports' Tim Ryan and Jay Cutler have a thing goin' on.Sorry, Kyle Orton. Even if the Broncos go undefeated this season, you probably still won't get any respect from NFL media wise guys. Latest example: Fox Sports' Tim Ryan, who was asked in a "5 Questions" piece if the Bears made the rig ... More >>
The latest blogosphere blather suggests that recently fired Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan could be headed to Kansas City to take over the struggling Chiefs franchise. Not happening, insists 9News sports anchor Drew Soicher. He's so sure this rumor isn't worth the breath it takes to pass it that ... More >>
Tim Neverett, a former studio host for FSN Rocky Mountain and a Westword Best of Denver winner from 2005, was recently named the play-by-play announcer for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He joins Greg Brown and three other broadcasters there. Neverett, 42, who filled in as a play-by-play announcer for the ... More >>
This 2006 Message column "HDNet Gains" profiled HDNet, billionaire Mark Cuban's high-definition television network. At the time, Cuban and his Denver-based partner, Philip Garvin, were thrilled about adding longtime CBS anchor Dan Rather to HDNet's family. But Garvin remained frustrated that the pro ... More >>
Brandon Marshall and one possible glove. After scoring the touchdown that gave the Broncos their margin of victory against the Cleveland Browns last night, wide receiver Brandon Marshall reached into his belt, but teammate Brandon Stokley stopped him before he could whip something out. No, not tha ... More >>
Ken Salazar thinks the fine people in Colorado Springs really need to see this. Thirteen US Senators this week found time to co-sign a letter urging the NFL to show its Thursday-night games on broadcast television, raising questions about why more people don't punch more U.S. Senators in the face ... More >>
The process of researching virtually every article produces far more material than can possibly fit into the finished piece -- and a lot of the leftovers are every bit as interesting as the stuff that makes the final cut. That was certainly the case for the May 8 Message column, which dealt with cut ... More >>
Most close games in sports are reported as one of two mutually exclusive options: Either this team won it or that team lost it. It was surprising, then, that ESPNâ€™s Tuesday afternoon coverage of the greatest baseball game ever played in the mountain time-zone turned into a treatise on instant repl ... More >>
The folks behind Mile High Sports magazine have announced that they'll begin broadcasting a radio version of their print product at 1510 on the AM dial -- the current home of KCKK, a classic country purveyor known as "15 Kicks" -- beginning on July 30. But plenty has to go right for that to happen. ... More >>
With troubles at Air America and sluggish ratings, AM 760 struggles to convince liberals that they have a place on talk radio.
The second item of the December 21 Message column concerned ESPN Radio's shift from KLZ/560 AM to the former KCKK, at 1600 AM, as well as the break-up of Tim Neverett and Jim Armstrong, hosts of 560's stellar a.m. gabfest The Press Box. At the time, Armstrong, a Denver Post columnist, had already co ... More >>
Although Sunday's preseason pairing between the Denver Broncos and the Houston Texans aired locally on Channel 31, coverage was actually provided by the NFL Network, a venture owned and operated by the National Football League. This fiduciary relationship may explain why the broadcast team of Spero ... More >>
In the June 22 Message column, Channel 9 sportscaster Drew Soicher revealed that he collects insulting e-mails directed at him -- but due to space constraints dictated by the printed page, only a couple of excerpts were included as examples. What follow are some additional, and equally hysterical, e ... More >>
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Vic Lombardi, Channel 4
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