Damon Benning To Co-Host Mornings At 1620 The Zone/Omaha
October 1, 2012 at 10:19 AM (PT)
NRG MEDIA Sports KOZN-A (1620 THE ZONE)/OMAHA has added former NEBRASKA running back and 1996 ORANGE BOWL MVP DAMON BENNING as Sports Dir.GARY SHARP's co-host on "SHARP AND BENNING IN THE MORNING,'" 7-10a (CT) weekdays, starting TUESDAY (10/2). BENNING has been serving as an analyst for the BIG TEN NETWORK, NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION, and COX COMMUNICATIONS and as a frequent guest on THE ZONE.
Market Manager ANDY RUBACK said, “For years we have had BENNING on the station as he has been a vital part of broadcast team and our extensive HUSKER coverage. Now, we will be able to take advantage of his expertise full-time, all year-long ... DAMON is an experienced broadcaster and the timing couldn’t be better as the HUSKER season is in full swing. There’s no question DAMON was a tremendous talent on the field, but he is an unparalleled sports broadcast talent off the field as he has proven to us time and time again."
“I want to be part of something on the cutting-edge and on the rise,” said BENNING. “The aggressive leadership at 1620 THE ZONE is committed to bringing the best to the market and I definitely want to be major contributor to this station’s continual impact in the sports industry.”
“DAMON will be a tremendous benefit to the station as the listeners admire him and value his expert opinion. Expanding his role across all of our sports platforms will truly be exciting for all of us at the station and most importantly, our loyal listeners,” said SHARP.