DU Hockey To Be Impacted By Radio Agreement

(left) No one ever said it was easy to find a DU hockey game on the radio

From: Rocky Mountain News

The University of Denver's hockey exposure on the Denver radio dial is sure to be impacted by an agreement signed this week by the Colorado Avalanche & Denver Nuggets.
Kroenke Sports Enterprises reached an agreement to designate KCKK-AM (1510) as the new flagship radio station for Avalanche and Nuggets games, ending a long affiliation with KKFN-FM (104.3).

The station - known as Mile High Sports Radio on the air - will also have the option to carry games from Major League Soccer's Colorado Rapids and the National Lacrosse League's Colorado Mammoth.

Mile High Sports Radio AM 1510 already carries University of Denver hockey and men's basketball, Air Force football and men's basketball, and the NBA Development League's Colorado 14ers.
Hopefully the DU Athletic Department will offer its programing for free on the internet next season as they are one of the few programs that charges a monthly subscription fee to its fans.

5 comments:

Twister said...

This is lousy news. Bottom line......DU hockey needs to have a home on the radio.

Some people seem to dislike Stickney, but I always enjoy the radio broadcast with Stickney and Larson and the post game interview with Gwoz, as well as intermission interviews. I hope there is a resolution.

puck swami said...

I would expect that this Kroenke/MHS deal would encourage Kroenke and Mile High Sports to take the high ground and help DU to get out of its contract and into a new radio situation. I don't blame Mile High or Kroenke for getting together, but both of them should do what they can to help the Pios find a better siuation.

If I were DU, I'd buy my own (powerful) radio station. It would be good for school, good for the students and great for the sports teams.

dggoddard said...

Radio is so last century.

Focus on improving the internet coverage, TV deal with Fox College Sports & TV podcasts.

How many people even listen to the radio at home anymore?

puck swami said...

I would say that DU probably avergages a few thousand locals for the readio broadcasts. It's a good 5 seconds ahead of the internet broadcast in terms of live timing, and we locals don't pay for it, either. It's also vital to hear Gwoz in the post-game show in car when driving home from the games at Magness. On top of that, it's also a key visibility and credibility for the program to be associated with local sports radio - it keeps us on the sports agenda.

Anonymous said...

Radio may be a thing of the past but at least it's free------I love the Pios but I'm not going to pay for hockey coverage. That's a complete scam.