"Complaining is a pretty common pastime, especially in the social media world. You’ll encounter scant criticism of Altitude, however. The network does such a fine job that even snarky lurkers have little bad to say about it. That’s surprising considering the flogging that Root Sports Rocky Mountain, the network that carries the Rockies games seems to take."
Talkers Magazine, the self-proclaimed "Bible of Talk Radio and the New Talk Media" has named it's "Top 100 Sports Talkers of 2012" and two of the afternoon shows at Sports Radio 104.3 the Fan were listed among America's top Sports Talk Radio Programs.
The Drive with Big Al and Dmac was listed at #53 in the Annual contest, and Drew Goodman and Scott Hastings were included at #64.
Whether or not you agree with the selections (I personally consider Sandy Clough to be Denver's best), the honors serve as evidence that we are living in one the nation's best markets for Sports Radio.
The Fan alone is stacked with talent, offering excellent quality talk morning, noon and night. But it's only one of three great stations here. Mile High Sports supplies such choices as Peter Burns, Renaud Notaro and Brandon Spano, all popular; and 102.3 ESPN, despite it's large inventory of syndicated shows, has local personalities like Nate Kreckman who are incredibly entertaining.
It's easy to take for granted the fact that we have three great stations in Denver. Very few markets can say the same. Congratulations to Big Al, Dmac, Scott and Drew and to 104.3 the Fan for bringing home the brass.
Nuggets color announcer Scott Hastings always complains they don't flop enough. The NBA's new anti-flopping policy should allow Denver to catch up and better compete since the league's best floppers will be fined.