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Altitude Sports 950 Denver Sets Launch Lineup

950 Altitude Sports Radio KKSE Denver Vic Lombardi Nate KreckmanKroenke Sports & Entertainment has announced its on-air lineup for its launch of “Altitude Sports 950” KKSE Denver on Friday, April 8 to coincide with the home opener for the Colorado Rockies.

The lineup will consist of Josh Dover hosting “The Morning Scoreboard” from 6-7am. Former Denver Nugget Scott Hastings, who had been co-hosting middays at “104.3 The Fan” KKFN until December, will join the KKSE morning show along with former Root Sports and KCNC-TV sportcaster Tom Helmer and Altitude TV reporter Lauren Gardner for mornings from 7-10am. Rich Eisen’s syndicated program will follow from 10am-1pm. Former KKFN morning host/KCNC-TV sportscaster and current Altitude TV studio anchor Vic Lombardi and fellow TV anchor Kyle Keefe will air from 1-4pm. Nate Kreckman, formerly of the now defunct “ESPN 105.5” and former Denver Bronco Tom Nalen will fill the 4-7pm slot. KKSE will serve as flagship station of Kroenke’s NBA Denver Nuggets, NHL Colorado Avalanche, MLS Colorado Rapids and National Lacrosse League Colorado Mammoth.

James Merilatt, owner of “Mile High Sports” which operates 1340 KDCO Denver via LMA with a lineup of brokered hosts, will serve as PD of KKSE while stepping down from day-to-day management of KDCO.

Original Report 3/15: Kroenke Sports & Entertainment has closed on its $3.8 million purchase of 950 KRWZ Denver from Entercom and has flipped the station to a temporary simulcast of Country “92.5 The Wolf” KWOF.

The next step for the station will apparently come on April 11 as the station completes its shift to “Altitude Sports 950” KKSE as the flagship for Kroenke’s Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche and Colorado Rapids. The date was leaked by Fox Sports Radio’s Rich Eisen on Twitter announcing his show will be carried by the station.

Eisen’s program is the only Fox Sports Radio program not carried by iHeartMedia’s “Denver Sports 760” KDSP as the station instead clears Colin Cowherd on a two hour delay. It is also expected that former KCNC-TV anchor/”104.3 The Fan” KKFN-FM midday co-host Vic Lombardi will have a role on the station in addition to his duties as studio host for Denver Nuggets broadcasts for their Altitude TV.

Kroenke Sports & Entertainment also owns KWOF, AC “Mix 100.3” KIMN and Classic Hits “Kool 105.1” KXKL in the Denver market.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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