104.3 Denver

104.3 The Fan Denver Expands Local Programming Lineup

Bonneville Sports “104.3 The Fan” KKFN Longmont/Denver is expanding its weekday local programming output. The changes will include 10am-12pm host Sandy Clough moving to nights from 9-11pm. With Clough’s move to nights, Mike Pritchard and Cecil Lammey’s 9-10am show will expand to three hours from 9am-12pm. The rest of the station’s lineup including Mark Schlereth and Mike Evans from 6-9am, Brandon Stokley and Zach Bye from 12-3pm, and Alfred Williams and Darren McKee from 3-6pm (and “reloaded” from 6-9pm) will remain as is. Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan announces today the extension of its local lineup by two additional hours. “Broncos Country and the Denver sports community has shown us there’s a clear demand from 104.3 The Fan for more local sports t...[Read More]

Zach Bye Joins Brandon Stokley At KKFN Middays

Bonneville Sports “104.3 The Fan” KKFN Longmont/Denver CO has announced the addition of Zach Bye as 12-3pm co-host with former NFL Wide Receiver Brandon Stokley. Bye joins KKFN from Albany NY where he co-hosted “Big Board Sports” with Rodger Wyland on “104.5 The Team” WTMM. He also worked at iHeartMedia’s “Fox Sports 980” WOFX and has spent the past seven years as the play-by-play voice for University of Albany sports. Stokley & Zach will air from 12-3pm daily. Former co-host Sandy Clough will continue to host his solo 10am-12pm show on KKFN. Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan (KKFN-FM) announced today the addition of Zach Bye, who will co-host “Stokley and Zach,” weekdays from 12 to 3 p.m., beginning Friday, March 31, 2017. “This is a dre...[Read More]

KKFN Gives Tyler Polumbus & Cecil Lammey A Daily Show

Bonneville Sports “104.3 The Fan” KKFN Longmont/Denver has added a daily one hour show hosted by former Denver Broncos lineman Tyler Polumbus and station Brocons Insider Cecil Lammey from 9-10am. Polumbus and Lammey replace the final hour of Mike Evans and Mark Schlereth’s morning show. The duo will continue their existing duties at the station including weekend and fill-in hosting duties on KKFN. In the spirit of NFL free agency beginning in less than two weeks, Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan (KKFN-FM) announced today the signing of two talented free-agent personalities to join the team. Former Denver Broncos offensive lineman Tyler Polumbus and current Fan Broncos Insider Cecil Lammey, will host, weekdays from 9-10a, beginning immediately. ??“We’ve made it a challenge inter...[Read More]

Sandy Clough Returns To KKFN Denver

After being off the air for the past three months, Sandy Clough will make his return to Bonneville Sports “104.3 The Fan” KKFN Longmotn/Denver in a new 10am-12pm timeslot. Prior to his disappearance Clough had been co-hosting 12-3pm with former NFL Wide Receiver Brandon Stokley. That role had been taken over by Charles ‘CJ’ Johnson who will remain there. Disappearing from the station’s lineup will be “Football Insider” with Cecil Lammey although he will remain with the station as its Denver Broncos beat reporter. Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan (KKFN-FM) announced today that thirty-seven year radio veteran Sandy Clough will host a self-titled show, weekdays from 10a-12p, beginning Monday, July 25, 2016. “As one of the most recognizable voices in Denver ...[Read More]

KKFN Denver Adds Brandon Stokely To Middays

Bonneville Sports “104.3 The Fan” KKFN Denver has hired former NFL wide receiver Brandon Stokely to join incumbent Sandy Clough for their 12pm-3pm show. Stokely, who played fifteen years in the NFL from 1999-2014 with the Baltimore Ravens, Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos, replaces Scott Hastings who exited last December. “Sandy and Stokley” will debut on Monday, February 29. Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan (KKFN-FM) announced today the signing of free agent Brandon Stokley who will be joining Sandy Clough to host “Sandy and Stokley”, weekdays from 12-3pm on Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan, beginning Monday, February 29th, 2016. “I’m really excited about this opportunity,” Stokley said. “Working in radio has always been an interest and now I get to work with the best, at the Fan.” “...[Read More]

Mark Schlereth Joins KKFN Morning Show

Bonneville Sports “104.3 The Fan” KKFN Denver has announced former Denver Bronco and ESPN analyst Mark Schlereth will become co-host of the station’s morning show with Mike Evans starting Monday, January 25. Schlereth co-hosted the evening show on ESPN Radio with Jorge Sedano until his exit last March. The 12 year NFL pro still contribute’s to the network’s television coverage of the NFL and previously was part of the KKFN afternoon show. Schlereth fills the spot vacated by former Program Director Nate Lundy upon his exit last August. Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan (KKFN-FM) Program Director Armen Williams announced today that Mark Schlereth will be joining Mike Evans to host “Schlereth and Evans”, weekdays from 6am-9am on Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan, beginning Mon...[Read More]

KKFN/KEPN Denver Get New PD And ESPN Affiliation

With the announced sale of “ESPN Denver” 105.5 KJAC Timnath CO, the network will move its in-market affiliation to Bonneville’s “104.3 The Fan” KKFN Longmont and 1600 KEPN Lakewood. The ESPN programming will be heard in full on 1600 KEPN, which as you can tell by the call letters is a return to the network’s prior affiliate in the market where it was heard from 2007-2009. “1600 The Zone” as it is currently known right now airs a mix of of programming from Yahoo!, CBS, Fox and NBC Sports Radio networks including Yahoo’s Steve Czaban, Fox’s Dan Patrick and Steve Gorman, and CBS’s Jim Rome. The ESPN programming will also replace Fox and NBC Sports programming in overnights and weekends on KKFN. The Denver stations will join Bon...[Read More]

Entercom Settles DOJ Investigation; Swaps For 100.3 The Sound Los Angeles

Entercom and Bonneville have announced they will begin operating their newly acquired stations on Friday, July 17 with Entercom closing on its acquisition of Lincoln Financial Media. Entercom Communications Corp. (“Entercom” or the “Company”) (NYSE: ETM) announced today that it has closed its acquisition of Lincoln Financial Media Corporation (“LFM”) and will begin operating the LFM stations on Friday, July 17. Entercom also announces that effective the same date it will commence operations of KSWD-FM Los Angeles under a time brokerage agreement (“TBA”) with Bonneville International Corporation (“Bonneville”). At the same time, Bonneville will commence operations of Entercom’s Denver stations KOSI-FM, KYGO-FM, KKFN-FM and KEPN-AM under a TBA with Entercom. This follows the Company’s announ...[Read More]

The Calm Before The Storm?

2015 has been a slow year in the radio industry, particularly in the larger markets. Station sales are down; format changes are down. Signs are appearing that is about to change once Entercom’s acquisition of Lincoln Financial Media finally closes. With FCC approval already given and a resolution with the Department of Justice likely around the corner, I’ve heard from multiple sources that Entercom believes it will close on the Lincoln acquisition by the end of next week if not sooner. Are there other deals lined up waiting for the resolution in Denver? We know a buyer will need to be found for Sports “104.3 The Fan” KKFN and any other station the DOJ requires Entercom to divest. Would someone like say an Alpha Media enter the market with the divestitures and then a...[Read More]

Entercom Acquires Lincoln Financial Media

The Entercom/Lincoln Financial Media deal has been filed with the FCC. To comply with market cap limits in Denver, Sports “104.3 The Fan” KKFN Longmont will be placed in the Pikes Peak Trust run by Elliot Evers for divestiture to a third party. The remainder of the Lincoln Financial Media stations will begin to be operated by Entercom via Time Brokerage Agreement on January 15 or two days after DOJ approval of the deal, whichever is the latter of the two. During the TBA and until the actual sales close, Entercom agrees to not change any formats on the to-be-acquired stations. The $105 million purchase price will consist of a $77 million cash payment to Lincoln Financial, with the remainder consisting of Entercom stock grants to Lincoln. Original Report 12/8: Entercom Communicat...[Read More]

Examining The Entercom Lincoln Financial Deal

This morning Entercom shocked the industry with their acquisition of Lincoln Financial Media for $105 million. Entercom acquired fifteen stations and a translator for less money than Steel City Media paid for Wilks four station in Kansas City earlier this year, a smaller market than any of the Lincoln stations. To show how much station prices have dropped, the price is nearly equal to the amount Greater Media paid for Lincoln’s three stations in Charlotte, NC in 2008. Denver This deal is all about establishing Entercom’s dominance in Denver. Entercom has yet to reveal which station will be divested to satisfy the ownership cap limits. Using the November 2014 Nielsen Audio PPM Ratings, Entercom’s four stations combined for a 14.1 share and Lincoln’s six combined for ...[Read More]

Denver Sports Shuffle Lineups

Update 1/1: The affiliation move took place as planned today. With the change 102.3 KDSP drops its “Ticket” moniker for “102.3 ESPN“. Original Report 12/6: Back in March, Front Range Sports Network announced it would acquire the Denver market ESPN affiliation for “102.3 The Ticket” KDSP from Lincoln Financial Media’s “104.3 The Fan” KKFN and “ESPN 1600” KEPN in 2012. We know know the changes will take effect on Monday, January 2 and the lineups each station will take on that day. [twocol_one]Current 102.3 The Ticket Lineup 7-9am Vic Lombardi & Gary Miller 9am-12pm Cecil Lammey 12pm-3pm Les Shapiro & JoJo Turnbaugh 3pm-7pm Nate Kreckman & Charles Johnson[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]New 102.3 The Ticket Lineup 5-...[Read More]

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