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Moser, Lombardi & Kane Add Altitude Sports TV Simulcast

“The show began streaming on Twitch last year. Their stream is one of the top five sports offerings in the country.”

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Marc Moser, Vic Lombardi, and Brett Kane are taking their act to television. The popular Denver sports radio trio heard on Altitude Sports 92.5 FM will now also be seen on sister TV network Altitude Sports weekday mornings at 7am MT.

“Doing the radio on TV thing has been a dream of mine for years,” said Lombardi. “Now we finally have the firepower to pull it off. Moser’s face got us to the finish line.”

Moser and Lombardi are no strangers to local television viewers. Marc serves as the TV play-by-play voice of the Colorado Avalanche, and has been part of the team’s broadcast crew in various capacities since 1997. Vic on the other hand is a 3-time Emmy winner and anchors studio coverage of the Denver Nuggets. The duo has a combined 50 years of experience covering Denver sports. Brett Kane joined the two Denver broadcasters on radio in 2019.

“Honestly with faces like ours, this can go two ways….total connection and the ability to commiserate, which would be great, or complete avulsion” joked Moser. “It’s going to bring our show to a larger audience and we have our listeners to thank for it. If it weren’t for them already making our show one of the most watched sports shows online period, none of this would have happened.”

Moser’s point about the show’s online success is an important one. The morning team branched out beyond radio last year, adding a live stream of their show on Twitch. Since doing so it’s become one of the top five sports offerings in the country.

The opportunity to expand the program’s local presence on local television also has Kane excited. He added “The simulcast is exciting because if nothing else, it’ll give listeners a true glimpse at the absolute nonsense that this show prides itself in, and an opportunity to laugh along with us.”

Just two years into its move on to the FM dial, Altitude Sports 92.5FM is still in growth mode. Program Director Dave Tepper summed up the television expansion as another step in the right direction for the brand.

“This is another accomplished goal on our journey,” said Tepper. “Special credit is deserved by our Digital Coordinator Alex Rajaniemi who took producing a sports radio simulcast on Twitch TV to a higher level. We appreciate the opportunity that Altitude TV has given us to expand the awareness of this entertaining show and Altitude Sports Radio 92.5.”

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Chris Berman Says NBC Offered To Triple His Salary In 1989 to Leave ESPN

“(NBC) put an offer out there that was times three or four, which — ok — that took a while to get resolved.”

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Chris Berman has always felt like ESPN was home for him.

There have been a couple of instances throughout his more than four-decade career at The Worldwide Leader where Berman was entertaining offers to leave. But Berman told Jimmy Traina on the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast he always knew ESPN was where he needed to be.

One instance came in 1989 when ESPN was still somewhat a single fledgling sports channel. Berman at the time was weighing leaving Bristol for NBC.

“ESPN was a different place,” Berman said. “We were only one channel then, remember.”

“(NBC) put an offer out there that was times three or four,” he added. “Which — ok — that took a while to get resolved.”

Berman said in terms of his career, deciding to remain at ESPN turned out to be the right choice.

“My God it’s the greatest move I never made,” he said. “At the time I was gonna be the number two guy behind Bob Costas doing football.

“Just job-wise, forget money and this – I’m not in it for that anyway,” Berman added. “I started at 16 thousand bucks.”

Chris talked about the coverage the potential move received. He said the decision was about something bigger than money. He loved getting to cover sports every day.

“That was not the point,” he said. “I wasn’t leveraging anything, and again thank God I’ve been here 43 years.”

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ESPN, ESPN2 To Air 5 Hour NBA Trade Deadline Special Thursday

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The NBA trade deadline is this week, and ESPN is going all-in on coverage.

ESPN announced Monday that it will air a five-hour special across ESPN and ESPN2 making sure every deal leading up to the deadline is covered.

The NBA Today Trade Deadline Special will air starting at 1:00 PM on Thursday on ESPN, and the final two hours leading up to the official deadline will air on ESPN 2.

From Los Angeles, Malika Andrews will host. She will be joined by Jalen Rose, Zach Lowe, Chiney Ogwumike, Kendrick Perkins, Richard Jefferson, Ramona Shelburne, Brian Windhorst, and Vince Carter.

Adrian Wojnarowski will be breaking news from Bristol alongside Tim Legler and Bobby Marks. Meanwhile, Stephen A. Smith and Michael Wilbon will be weighing in from Scottsdale, Arizona from ESPN’s Super Bowl set.

Several other ESPN NBA reporters will also be contributing coverage throughout the afternoon.

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Tom Brady: I’ll Join FOX in 2024

“Even in the future, I wanna be great at what I do. That takes time strategizing, and learning, and evolving.”

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Many have questioned whether Tom Brady will actually join FOX Sports’ top NFL booth after he retires. Today, we have that answer.

During an appearance on The Herd with Colin Cowherd, Brady confirmed he will indeed join Kevin Burkhardt in the network’s top NFL booth, but not until the 2024 season.

“Decompression is important,” Brady said, noting he’ll join the network’s NFL coverage after a year off from the game. “You’re on this kind of really crazy treadmill/hamster wheel, loving the moment, loving the journey, (but) at the same time there’s a daily fight. I have an appreciation to those who are so committed to showing up every day and putting in their max effort to their life and their career.

“I think — for me — I want to be great at what I do. So last week, talking with the people at FOX Sports and the leadership there allowing me to start my FOX opportunity in the fall of 2024 is something that’s great for me.”

Brady added he needs time to absorb a new career before jumping in head first.

“Take some time to really learn, become great at what I want to do, become great at thinking about the opportunity, and make sure I don’t rush into anything. Even in the future, I wanna be great at what I do. That takes time strategizing, and learning, and evolving, and I have so many people to rely on that can support me in that growth, too.”

The seven-time Super Bowl winning quarterback concluded by saying there are other aspects of his life outside of football that “need some catching up and energy”. He went through a high-profile divorce from supermodel Gisele Bündchen, reportedly stemming from his refusal to retire after the 2021 NFL season.

Brady signed a reported 10-year, $375 million contract with FOX Sports to join the network’s top NFL announcing crew, and serve as a brand ambassador in May of last year.

The addition of Brady to the FOX Sports booth creates a potential log jam in the analyst role. Current FOX Sports top NFL analyst Greg Olsen has received high praise from many both inside and outside the industry for his work with Burkhardt. Olsen hasn’t been shy about his wish to remain in the network’s top booth, saying that while the situation “sucks”, he is a “big boy” and “knows what he signed up for”.

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