Huzzah! I got myself a steady radio gig – working with Renaud Notaro, filling in for Dr. Travis Heath each Thursday from 6-7 pm. Please tune in, won’t you?
Mile High Sports Radio is on your AM dial at 1510 and at FM 93.7. You may also stream the show online HERE.
Tonight I hope to discuss athletes as celebrities with Renaud, maybe a little Rapids, too. Who knows.
I am grateful to Mr. Notaro for the opportunity he is giving me to connect with readers and Fancast listeners via terrestrial radio.
Last week we learned that Vic Lombardi’s co-anchor and sports life partner at channel 4, Gary Miller, was departing to become the play-by-play announcer and coach’s show host for CSU football and men’s basketball.
We also learned that Miller will work the 3-6 slot at 105.5 ESPN radio, property of Front Range Sports, owned and operated by Tom “Lou from Littleton” Manoogian, Doug “Dealin’ Doug” Moreland and several other prominent investors.
Gary Miller, we reported, is leaving CBS 4.
This week we learned that Vic Lombardi, who is searching for a new on-air TV love interest, will also be taking on a radio gig. He will be the new morning host, 6-9 AM with Mike Evans on 104.3 the Fan. His new show will air opposite the Press Box with Kiz and Burns on Mile High Sports (which is now syndicated) and National morning programming on ESPN 105.5. All this according to Program Director, Nate Lundy who will also be a contributor the the new morning show.
Lombardi brings a formidable presence to morning drive. He’s a North Denver kid who has natural voice talent and plenty of things to say. Sadly, he won’t be working with Gary Miler.
Fans of the “Vic and Gary show” on the old 87.7 “the Ticket” (now ESPN 105.5) have been clamoring for the return of the duo to radio for quite some time. Now Vic and Gary are working for competing outlets. If Vic and Gary are to broadcast together again the contracts they each just signed will have to expire first.
Lombardi will be replacing Joel Klatt who valiantly arrived to work each summer morning at the Fan despite having covered the Rockies for Root Sports the night before. Klatt has, as reported first by South Stands Denver, accepted a position with Fox Sports 1 covering College Football.
The "Vic era" at the Fan begins July 1.
"Nalen’s tone is easy. He’s naturally funny and his voice smiles through the radio. He seems to enjoy being in the studio. I detect that Shapiro is enjoying himself more on air, too, as a result of working with Nalen, even if the ex-pro does make him uncomfortable sometimes with his boyish sense of humor."
John Reidy and I were scheduled to substitute- host the Press Box with Kisz and Burns on Monday morning, along with radio veteran Renaud Notaro (7-9 AM Mile High Sports AM1510 FM93.7).
That's no longer the case.
To host a Morning Drive radio program was a big opportunity for us. People work around radio for years without catching a gig like that. Alas, it wasn't meant to be.
Due to a "conflict", we will be listening, instead. And we hope you will too.
The "conflict" in this instance was that Mark Kizsla, who's very name is in the title of the show, and who's reputation it must uphold, is concerned that we can't be trusted to honor basic standards. His fears arose from an article I wrote for this site on Friday, titled: "Mark Kiszla Kiszzes all over the Rockies" in which I compared him to ejaculate and made fun of his name.
My peice was crude, and probably immature. I can see that now. Believe me, I had no idea that this would happen. I clearly would not have written it if I had.
I regret sacrificing the opportunity - not just for myself, but for John - for a couple yucks at Mark's expense.
I have apologized to Mr. Kiszla for what I wrote. He deserves more respect. But, the damage done, I have restored the article to my site after having removed it this morning. I can't hide from it.
Mark, if you're out there, I really am sorry. I should have given as much thought to my tact as I did to the topic. I think the piece, which was otherwise good, was written in such a way that the message got lost. That message? That sometimes you can take the poking too far. Ironic, isn't it?
Renaud Notaro, who is normally on in the evenings, will handle the show without us while Peter Burns travels home from Louisiana and Lindsay Jones and Mark Kiszla traipse back from Cincy. Renaud, who's known for having the best voice in Denver radio, will do the Press Box proud, so check it out.
It's available streaming HERE.
We will be back for a rollicking South Stands Denver Fancast on Tuesday night. And maybe, just maybe, we will have learned something.
Joel Klatt takes his fair share of grief - in the Twitterverse and here at this site. But, when it comes down to understanding the NFL and Peyton Friggin' Manning, Denver's got a winner in Klatt.
Our very own Colin Daniels is heading into the studios of Mile High Sports tomorrow morning to join Mark Kiszla and Peter Burns on the Press Box, the newly updated Morning show which usually includes Denver Post Broncos beat writer, Lindsay Jones who will busy preparing for Broncos / Seahawks.
You can listen at FM 93.7 and at AM 1510 or you can STREAM IT HERE
One of Denver's all-time great Sports yappers is appearing all this week on 104.3 the Fan.
Marc Moser is filling in for Mike Evans all this week, partnered with Joel Klatt mornings from 6-10.
Moser is super talented - which is why he's no longer a fixture on daily Sports Radio.
He has been the radio play-by-play voice of the Colorado Avalanche since 2007.
Prior to becoming the man in the booth for the Avalanche he produced their radio broadcasts, worked as an in-studio host on Altitude TV and manned the phone lines for the radio program "Avalanche Talk". His relationship with the team dates back practically to the time they first moved from Quebec.
Moser has also called auto racing, Canadian Football and High School Sports both in California and in Colorado.
We remember him best for his work at the Fan. Like most talk jocks, Moser was partnered with various dudes over the years. We liked him best with Sandy Clough, although it always fun to listen to him giving Mitch Hyder shit for riding a scooter.
As good as Moser is at hockey play-by-play (which is really hard to do), it's great to hear him back behind the mic, chatting it up at the Fan with Joel Klatt.