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Voice Of Rockies Part of iHeart Layoffs

“Without Schemmel, Jack Corrigan is currently the lone voice in the Rockies radio booth, but there is an expectation of adding a second announcer.”

Brandon Contes

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Longtime Denver sportscaster and voice of the Colorado Rockies, Jerry Schemmel is out as the team’s radio announcer. According to Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post, Schemmel was included in iHeartMedia’s massive list of layoffs that were felt in markets throughout the country this week. 

The Rockies flagship radio station is iHeartMedia’s KOA 850 AM and 94.1 FM. Schemmel was an employee of iHeartMedia, not the Rockies, but members of Denver’s baseball team were disappointed to hear the broadcaster would no longer be calling their games this season.

“Jerry is a pro,” Rockies manager Bud Black told The Post. “His passion for his profession showed up every day. I personally will miss our daily interactions. And everyone around the ballpark, I’m sure, will feel the same.”

All-Star shortstop Trevor Story also weighed in on the news, saying “Jerry was one of my favorite people to see every day. I’m going to miss him greatly.”

Schemmel joined the Rockies radio booth in 2010, but he’s been a recognizable voice in Colorado for decades longer, having served as the voice of the Denver Nuggets from 1992-2010.

Without Schemmel, Jack Corrigan is currently the lone voice in the Rockies radio booth, but there is an expectation of adding a second announcer. Corrigan has called Rockies games since 2002, having previously spent 18 years as an announcer for the Cleveland Indians.

The 2020 season is quickly approaching. With Rockies’ pitchers and catchers set to report to spring training on Feb. 11, the radio station will need to move fast to find a replacement for Schemmel.

Beyond sportscasting, Schemmel was amazingly one of 184 people to survive a 1989 plane crash. Unfortunately, United Airlines Flight 232 still took more than 100 lives after crashing in Sioux City, Iowa. Schemmel was a hero on that tragic day, going back into the burning airplane to rescue an 11-month old girl trapped in an overhead bin.

Every year since 2007, Schemmel rides his bicycle 112 miles to Colorado Springs and back, one mile for each life lost, to honor the victims of the crash. 

Brandon Contes is a freelance writer for BSM. He can be found on Twitter @BrandonContes. To reach him by email click here

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FOX Sports Radio Broadcasting Live From Arizona & Las Vegas For Super Bowl Week

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Sports radio will descend upon Glendale, Arizona and the greater Phoenix area next week for Super Bowl LVII, and FOX Sports Radio will be out in full force.

FOX Sports Radio announced Thursday that Dan Patrick, Colin Cowherd, LaVar Arrington, Brady Quinn, Jonas Knox, Doug Gottlieb, Steve Covino, Rich Davis, Chris Broussard and Rob Parker will all be live from either radio row, State Farm Stadium or Scottsdale Stadium starting Monday.

Dan Patrick and his crew will be at Scottsdale Stadium, which is the spring training home of the San Francisco Giants and the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League. Colin Cowherd will broadcast two shows from State Farm Stadium, site of this year’s Super Bowl, on Thursday and Friday.

The rest of the FSR names mentioned above will all be doing their respective shows from radio row at the Phoenix Convention Center.

FOX Sports Radio also announced Jason Smith and Mike Harmon will broadcast from the Wynn Las Vegas resort on Thursday and Friday. They will have a strong focus on all things betting with regards to the Super Bowl.

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Alpha Media Ends San Antonio Sports Star Simulcast, 1250 AM Goes All ESPN Radio

“Alpha launched Sports Star on 94.1 back in June of last year, giving San Antonio its first FM sports talk station.”

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San Antonio now has a frequency where people can find local sports talk and the full ESPN Radio lineup.

RadioInsight reported owner Alpha Media has tweaked what was on 1250 AM, launching it as ESPN 1250. The station will be San Antonio’s 24/7/365 home for ESPN Radio. That will include NBA, NFL and MLB play-by-play on top of talk.

San Antonio’s Sports Star had been simulcasting on 1250, but Alpha will carry on with live and local programming on the stronger FM frequency. Alpha launched Sports Star on 94.1 back in June of last year, giving San Antonio its first FM sports talk station.

Sports Star is the home of the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers in San Antonio.

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ESPN Radio 94.1 Sells Station Naming Rights To Priority Automotive Group

“The programming on the station does not change.”

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Max Media has found an interesting new revenue stream in Virginia Beach. ESPN Radio 94.1 has sold its naming rights. The station has rebranded as Priority Auto Sports Radio 94.1 ESPN.

“This is an important partnership for us,” said Priority Automotive COO Matt Elmer. “At Priority Automotive we think sports ties everyone together, so this is a great opportunity for us to be a voice in the community and partner with the number one voice for sports in Hampton Roads, ESPN 94.1.”

The programming on the station does not change. Listeners in the 757 will still hear the nationally syndicated ESPN Radio lineup except for in afternoon drive when The Tim Donnelly Show is on the air.

“The partnership between ESPN 94.1 and Priority Automotive is a natural evolution for both companies,” President and Market Manager Keith Barton added. “From the many youth organizations to college teams, Priority Automotive Has been dedicated to sports in Hampton Roads for decades. Max Media is incredibly proud to be partnered with such a class organization.”

Priority Automotive owns 17 car dealerships across Virginia.

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