Forced divorce for the Sports Guys on 104.3/The Fan

Best of Denver winner Sandy Clough has a reputation as the last angry man of local sports-talk radio -- a thirty-year veteran of the market who figuratively shouts from his yard at all the kids playing in the vicinity. In truth, he's no ol' yeller. But because he uses his formidable intellect to relentlessly hammer his points home, plenty of listeners walk away from his program feeling as if they've been perforated -- which explains why he's been moved around the The Fan's schedule so often over the years. And he's been relocated again. In a shuffle going into effect this week, Clough and Mike Evans, teamed under The Sports Guys heading, have been split up, with Evans joining forces with Scott Hastings from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Alfred Williams, Hastings' old partner, sharing the studio with Darren "D-Mac" McKee.

The strategy makes sense especially when it comes to Hastings and Williams. Since both of them have the same loopy personality, their shows often seemed like an incomprehensible private joke. They need to be paired with straight men, and Evans and McKee fit the bill. Unfortunately, though, the mix-up relegates Clough to the 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. slot, when far fewer people tune in. On the positive side, though, he'll be interrupted less often, giving him the chance to pontificate to his heart's content. Filibuster or bust.

Check out all the schedule changes below:


DENVER, CO - Lincoln Financial Media Company of Colorado is proud to announce its' new weekday lineup on FM Sportsradio 104.3 The FAN! Beginning Monday, September 28th fans will be able to enjoy day-long sports entertainment, insight and analysis from an exciting new mix of Denver's favorite sports personalities!

"I'm thrilled with the addition of the three new shows we've added to our lineup," says FM Sportsradio 104.3 The FAN Station Manager, Steve Price. "It gives us the most well-rounded, fun, and informative sports team on Denver's #1 sports station. Plus, being free of any pro sports play-by-play obligations allows The FAN to speak freely - We're not bought and paid for."

Oren Lomena will kick off the morning at 5am with The FAN's SportsCenter Express...Denver's first look at local and national sports stories. Oren will then keep listeners updated with live, local sports coverage during Mike & Mike in the Morning

Mike & Mike in the Morning will continue to be heard weekdays from 6-10am, featuring co-hosts Mike Greenberg and former NFL player Mike Golic. Mike & Mike in the Morning combines an entertaining blend of interviews, breaking sports news and opinion. The Jim Rome Show will remain in its' 10am-1pm time slot on FM Sportsradio 104.3 The FAN. Jim Rome is the leading sports opinion-maker of his generation, and known for his aggressive, informed, rapid-fire dialogue.

FM Sportsradio 104.3 The FAN is excited to announce a new show weekdays from 1-4pm featuring Mike Evans with Scott Hastings. Mike and Scott will give listeners the perfect balance between the professional athlete and the fan. Former Denver Nugget and Detroit Piston, Scott Hastings has a unique take on sports, while Mike Evans always takes the side of the fan. There is no other show like it.

Also new to The FAN lineup is Alfred and D-Mac from 4-7pm. Former Denver Bronco and CU Buff, Alfred Williams and Denver radio veteran "D-Mac" Darren McKee will give fans the best look into the world of sports with a few laughs along the way.

Nights have been expanded with 30-year Denver sportstalk pro Sandy Clough hosting "Clough Talk," each weeknight from 7-10pm. Sports fans will be able to talk to Sandy or argue with him well into the night...even after the local teams have finished playing.

FM Sportsradio 104.3 The FAN's new lineup gives you a unique perspective from not only those that played the game, but those that represent the fans. Tune in to Denver's only 100,000 watt, full-coverage sports station on Monday, September 28th for all the excitement!

Lincoln Financial Media Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lincoln National Corporation, owns and operates radio stations in Atlanta (WQXI-AM, WSTR-FM), Denver, CO (KEPN-AM, KRWZ-AM, KKFN-FM, KQKS-FM, KYGO-FM), Miami, FL (WAXY-AM, WLYF-FM, WMXJ-FM) and San Diego, CA (KBZT-FM, KIFM-FM, KSON-AM/FM, KSOQ-FM).

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