Tyler Polumbus is joining Altitude Sports Radio for a new show with existing midday hosts Scott Hastings and Josh Dover for “P.H.D.“.
“We are so very excited to add Tyler to our new midday P.H.D. show” said KSE Radio’s SVP & GM Dave Fleck. “He’s more than just a former player, he’s a respected member of the community who’s excelled both on the field and in the broadcast booth. Having Tyler as part of Altitude Sports Radio, allows us to reconfigure our daily lineup, while adding a great voice to the station.”
P.H.D. will air weekdays from 12:00-3:00 PM, beginning Monday, October 24th.
During a recent interview with Barrett Sports Media, Polumbus said his love for the area would keep him in the Denver market.
“This has been a dream. I’m a hometown kid, I grew up here, played at The University of Colorado and for the Broncos, along with a few other teams. I’ve gotten to spend the last five or six years in this market. I don’t have any intentions of leaving. I plan on being a name that’s in this market for a long time. Just continuing to pursue whatever options might be there.”
Polumbus is well-known to the Denver audience. A Denver-area native, he played football collegiately for Colorado before embarking on an eight-year NFL career playing for the Denver Broncos, among others. He was a member of the Broncos during its victory in Super Bowl 50. He then served as the radio sideline reporter for Colorado football broadcasts. Polumbus exited from Denver’s 104.3 The Fan in September after a three-year run with the station.
The addition of Polumbus will slightly alter Altitude Sports Radio’s lineup. The station’s morning show — Moser, Lombardi, & Kane — will remain unchanged, airing from 7:00-10:00 AM. Chris Dempsey will now host Dempsey & Company from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM each day. He’ll be joined by Matt McChesney on Mondays and Fridays and Alex Rajaniemi on Tuesday through Thursday. The station’s afternoon show of Nate Kreckman and Andy Lindahl will see their show shortened from four hours to three, now airing from 3:00-6:00 PM.
Doug Gottlieb: Nobody Cares About World Cup Once USA’s Eliminated
“I’m sure people in the soccer world are still talking about the World Cup. But zero people I know in real life are talking about the World Cup today.”
The United States has been eliminated from the 2022 World Cup, and FOX Sports Radio host Doug Gottlieb believes that will return the sport back to its usual place inside the sports media landscape.
“I’m sure people in the soccer world are still talking about the World Cup,” Gottlieb said on his In The Bonus podcast Monday. “But zero people I know in real life are talking about the World Cup today.
“You can tell me how big soccer is in the world — and I’m not gonna dispute it — and you can tell me we’re doing better in the world than we’ve ever done — and I’m not gonna dispute it, it’s fine — but the fact is that as soon as that match was over we went from a couple of hours of soccer guy, or writer guy who’s really a soccer guy at heart, talking about should we change coaches, tactics, players, or whatever, and then it’s over. I don’t know who won and I don’t care.”
Gottlieb later added that soccer has been “the sport of the future” for his entire life, but added that college basketball is going on right now, and it isn’t on the national sports radar, either.
Jon Marks Working Without At Contract at WIP
WIP is currently in the midst of changes to its lineup due to the upcoming departure of legendary morning host Angelo Cataldi.
94WIP afternoon host Jon Marks has revealed he is working without a contract.
A report from CrossingBroad.com claims Marks mentioned the development on the air two weeks ago, and Marks confirmed the news when the outlet asked him for comment.
He did not, however, wish to say much more about the situation. WIP is currently in the midst of changes to its lineup due to the upcoming departure of legendary morning host Angelo Cataldi.
In late October, the station announced the current midday show of Joe DeCamara and Jon Ritchie would replace Cataldi in the mornings. Longtime morning co-host Al Morganti will remain with the station but will no longer be heard in mornings once DeCamara and Ritchie take over. Anchor Rhea Hughes will stay in the morning timeslot.
The station has yet to name a new midday show to replace DeCamara and Ritchie. Marks is currently teamed with former NFL linebacker Ike Reese from 2:00-6:00 PM. The two were paired together in 2017.
Boomer Esiason Wonders If Joe Buck Was Criticized Before Energetic Monday Night Football Open
“Maybe he was doing that emphatically because somebody criticized him as flat or something.”
Monday Night Football got off to an energetic start last night, with the usually reserved Joe Buck showcasing an exuberant attitude while discussing the weather and the fact that the calendar has already flipped to December. WFAN morning host Boomer Esiason wondered if there was an ulterior motive to Buck’s raucous start.
In addition to the energy exuded by the Monday Night Football announcer, Buck nearly howeld in excitement as the network showcased Tom Brady’s usual scream of “Let’s F—ing Go!”, by shouting “Yeah! Let’s go! I can’t say one of those words!”
The excitement was noticed by Boomer & Gio update anchor Jerry Recco who played the audio for the show, with Boomer Esiason wondering if Buck was proving a point to someone.
“Maybe somebody told him he was too downcast the previous broadcast,” Esiason wondered. “Maybe he was doing that emphatically because somebody criticized him as flat or something.”