KOA Completes Schedule Revamp With Long Awaited Addition Of Alfred Williams
iHeartMedia News/Talk/Sports 850 KOA Denver/94.1 K231AA Boulder/94.1 K231BQ Golden CO has completed its schedule revamp with the addition of a new afternoon show hosted by Alfred ‘Big Al’ Williams and JoJo Turnbeaugh.
Williams, who exited Bonneville Sports “104.3 The Fan” KKFN Longmont in February, had been sitting out a six month non-compete. The former Denver Broncos linebacker will host the same 3-7pm slot he held at KKFN and will be paired with iHeartMedia’s Denver Region Senior Vice President of Programming for what will be a Sports talk show in afternoons.
The pair will take the afternoon slot that had been held by “Logan & Lewis with Dave Logan, Rick Lewis and Kathy Lee”. It was announced earlier this week that show would move into the 9am-12pm slot on KOA. The rest of the lineup changes will see Mandy Connell slide from 1-4pm up to 12-3pm, while “Colorado’s Morning News” drops the 9am hour. The Rush Limbaugh Show, which had been simulcasting on KOA and newly launched Conservative Talk “Freedom 93.7” 760 KDFD/93.7 K229BS for the past six weeks moves exclusively to that station.
With the lineup changes and further emphasis on Sports Talk, KOA also changes its positioning from “NewsRadio” to “The Voice of Colorado”.
iHeartMedia Denver announced today a new weekday program lineup for KOA 850 AM & 94.1 FM, The Voice of Colorado, effective Tuesday, September 3. The new lineup will feature 18 hours of daily live and local programming including the addition of the new afternoon show, “Big Al & JoJo” which will broadcast each weekday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
“Big Al & JoJo” will star legendary former football player, Alfred “Big Al” Williams, and co- host JoJo Turnbeaugh, a media veteran with over three-decades of on-air experience. The new show will focus on the Denver Broncos, University of Colorado Buffaloes and Colorado Rockies as well as feature top sports stories and headlines.
Big Al was a standout linebacker for the University of Colorado and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2010. He later went on to play in the NFL and retired with the Denver Broncos after his team received Super Bowl victories in 1997 and 1998. Most recently, Williams served as a top-rated radio sports talk personality in Denver for KKFN-FM.
“There’s no bigger voice and no bigger laugh in afternoon radio than Alfred Williams,” said Tim Hager, President of iHeartMedia Denver. “We are honored to welcome Big Al and his legions of fans to KOA 850 AM & 94.1 FM. Big Al joins an expanded live and local lineup that truly embodies KOA’s new slogan, ‘The Voice of Colorado.’”
New Weekday Program Lineup:
Colorado’s Morning News with April Zesbaugh & Marty Lenz 5 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Logan & Lewis with Dave Logan, Rick Lewis & Kathy Lee 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Mandy Connell 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Big Al & JoJo 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Broncos Country Tonight with Ryan Edwards & Benjamin Allbright 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Additionally, late-night and overnight programming will include “Coast-to-Coast AM with George Noory” as well as “This Morning with Gordon Deal.” As previously announced, “The Rush Limbaugh Show” has moved to Freedom 93.7 & AM 760, where it anchors a conservative talk radio line-up, including personalities such as Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Buck Sexton and Dave Ramsey as well as hourly updates from FOX News.
KOA 850 AM & 94.1 FM is the flagship station of the Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies and the University of Colorado Football and Basketball and is in its 95th year of serving Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West region. In addition to 18 hours-a-day of live, local programming, KOA features local news and traffic updates every hour of every day. KOA 850 AM & 94.1 FM is available everywhere listeners are, on the devices they use most, via the iHeartRadio app.