A 9 News photog, Brian Willie was following basketballer Nick Van Exel to the locker room after another loss by the Denver Nuggets when he caught then-coach Dan Issel hurling his now-famous insult at a fan. Which is why Issel is a former coach.
Tom Green got jobbed in 2001, leaving Channel 7 to join Fox Sports Net, only to have the position melt away before he could take it. So it's nice to see Green, one of Denver's sharpest personalities, back in front of the camera, where he belongs. Channel 2's morning show remains a bit of a mess, but if anyone can clean it up, Green can.
Tom Green got jobbed in 2001, leaving Channel 7 to join Fox Sports Net, only to have the position melt away before he could take it. So it's nice to see Green, one of Denver's sharpest personalities, back in front of the camera, where he belongs. Channel 2's morning show remains a bit of a mess, but if anyone can clean it up, Green can.


Susie Wargin gets around. In addition to hosting a regular show on KBPI, she provides updates and random banter during The Sports Zoo on KOA and handles assorted sports-reporting duties for the station. And now she's the high school sports reporter for Channel 9 and is doing a more than competent job there. Where does she find the time?
Susie Wargin gets around. In addition to hosting a regular show on KBPI, she provides updates and random banter during The Sports Zoo on KOA and handles assorted sports-reporting duties for the station. And now she's the high school sports reporter for Channel 9 and is doing a more than competent job there. Where does she find the time?
Investigative reporter Maass, who's had quite a run of scoops lately, frequently leaves his jacket unfastened during in-studio standups and live reports -- the better to give himself the appearance of having just rushed in with a breaking-news story. As a result, viewers regularly get a full-length gander at his ties, most of which are enormous; he favors neckwear that's unfashionably thick at the bottom, and ties them so that they hang past his beltline, like an especially stylish bib. Now that it's spring, let's hope that he unbuttons on the air more often. No, not those buttons...
Investigative reporter Maass, who's had quite a run of scoops lately, frequently leaves his jacket unfastened during in-studio standups and live reports -- the better to give himself the appearance of having just rushed in with a breaking-news story. As a result, viewers regularly get a full-length gander at his ties, most of which are enormous; he favors neckwear that's unfashionably thick at the bottom, and ties them so that they hang past his beltline, like an especially stylish bib. Now that it's spring, let's hope that he unbuttons on the air more often. No, not those buttons...


With the swearing in of a Republican administration last year, Mike Rosen seemed likely to lose most of his subject matter. But since then, he's been his old, persnickety self, castigating those who don't fit his definition of conservatism, no matter what political party they belong to. Nobody cuts off a caller to deliver a lecture like Big Mike.
With the swearing in of a Republican administration last year, Mike Rosen seemed likely to lose most of his subject matter. But since then, he's been his old, persnickety self, castigating those who don't fit his definition of conservatism, no matter what political party they belong to. Nobody cuts off a caller to deliver a lecture like Big Mike.


Mike Haynes, the voice of the Colorado Avalanche, doesn't have a standard sports-talk gig, but before each game he hosts Between the Pipes, a preview show in which he takes calls, answers e-mails and otherwise demonstrates his enthusiasm and expertise. The show is as entertaining as it is informative; both hockey experts and novices usually learn something new every time Haynes takes to the air. And that's what good talk radio is supposed to be all about.

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