Denver's KKFN, KEPN Shuffle Lineups
December 6, 2011 at 10:51 AM (PT)
LINCOLN FINANCIAL MEDIA Sports KKFN (SPORTS RADIO 104.3 THE FAN)/DENVER is shuffling its lineup with the loss of ESPN RADIO to crosstown FRONT RANGE SPORTS NETWORK Sports KDSP (102.3 THE TICKET)/DENVER, replacing ESPN RADIO's MIKE AND MIKE IN THE MORNING 6-10a (MT) with a local show hosted by FOX SPORTS football color commentator JOEL KLATT and station veteran MIKE EVANS and adding a show with COLORADO ROCKIES radio voice DREW GOODMAN and station veteran and former NBA player SCOTT HASTINGS for noon-3p (MT), starting JANUARY 2nd.
The move splits up EVANS and HASTINGS, who have been co-hosting 1-4p. In addition, PD NATE LUNDY will take over 10a-noon (MT), replacing PREMIERE NETWORKS' JIM ROME, who moves to sister KEPN-A in that station's lineup shakeup.
"DENVER is one of AMERICA's great sports cities and we heard our listeners loud and clear," said KKFN GM BOB CALL. "DENVER deserves a 100,000-watt FM blowtorch with local sports personalities catering to the fans of our local teams. DENVER sports fans won't have to wait until the afternoon to talk DENVER sports."
"DREW has been a part of THE FAN for quite a while and I'm thrilled to have him join us as a full-time host," said LUNDY. "DREW's roots in DENVER sports run deep and bringing him on board with SCOTT, one of our marquee hosts, is going to be a fantastic show."
"I have been a fan of JOEL's work for some time," added LUNDY. "Combining his sports knowledge with his local ties to the community make him a great asset to our new lineup."
AM Changes, Too
In addition, the move of ESPN across town is causing a lineup shuffle at KKFN's sister KEPN-A, which drops its ESPN branding and becomes "DENVER'S SPORTS RADIO 1600 THE ZONE" on JANUARY 1st. The lineup includes FOX SPORTS RADIO/DIRECTV's DAN PATRICK adding an hour in mornings, ROME added from the FM side, and FOX SPORTS RADIO and YAHOO! SPORTS RADIO programming.
"We are thrilled to bring some of the best national sports talk radio to a single destination on the dial," said LUNDY. "The one-two punch of DAN PATRICK and JIM ROME, with the biggest names in sports as guests, will be great for DENVER sports fans."