The Colorado Rockies are broadcast locally in Colorado on the radio and produced by MLB Network and televised on ROCKIES.TV, a streaming service with no blackouts.[1] ROCKIES.TV is also carried by DirecTV, Charter, Comcast, FuboTV, and several other smaller Cable television providers.[2]

Radio

See also: Colorado Rockies Radio Network

The flagship radio station of the Rockies Radio Network is KOA 850 AM. Games are carried on the network in eight states.[3]

Jeff Kingery, who was with the team in the radio booth since its inaugural season in 1993, retired at the end of the 2009 season after 17 years broadcasting Rockies games.[4] Kingery is famous for his home run call, "that ball's going and it ain't coming back!"

Kingery's long-time partner in the booth, Jack Corrigan, assumed primary play-by-play duties after Kingery's retirement. Corrigan's signature home run call is, "It's touch 'em all time!"

Beginning with the 2010 season, Jerry Schemmel partnered with Corrigan, in the color commentator role (and calling middle innings while Corrigan did color).[5] Prior to the 2020 season, Schemmel was dismissed and replaced with Mike Rice.[6] In April 2022 Mike Rice refused to get the COVID-19 vaccine and Jerry Schemmel returned to the Rockies radio booth.[7]

One of the two radio broadcasters will occasionally substitute for one of the television broadcasters if necessary.[8]

List of radio announcers

Television

Drew Goodman, Ryan Spilborghs and Jeff Huson call the Rockies games on television.[8] Goodman's home run call is, "take a good look, you won't see it for long!"

As of 2023, Rockies pregame and postgame shows are handled by Jenny Cavnar, Kelsey Wingert, Marc Stout, Cory Sullivan and Ryan Lavarnway. Wingert, Cavnar and Stout also offer on-camera in-game commentary from the stands. Ryan Spilborghs sometimes calls games in the broadcast booth in the absence of Huson. Both Huson and Spilborghs will also occasionally appear on pregame and postgame shows.

The Rockies cable television affiliate was AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain from 1997 to 2023, when the network shut down. In previous years, over-the-air broadcasts were carried on KWGN-TV from 19932002, and on KTVD (Channel 20; UPN affiliate until 9/5/06, after which it joined MyNetworkTV) from 20032008.

List of television announcers

Play-by-play

Color commentators

Beat writers

The Rockies also have beat writers who cover the team. The Colorado Rockies local beat writer for MLB.com is Thomas Harding.

The Colorado Rockies beat writer for the Rocky Mountain News was Tracy Ringolsby (1992–2008). Troy Renck covered the Rockies beat for The Denver Post from 2002 to 2013. Since 2014, the Rockies beat writers for the Post are Patrick Saunders and Nick Groke, who eventually left for The Athletic ahead of the 2018 season. DNVR Sports is the only other outlet with a daily beat reporter, originally using Drew Creasman before switching to Patrick Lyons following the 2021 season.

See also

References

  1. ^ Haaf, Landon (February 14, 2024). "Here's how you can stream all the Colorado Rockies games in 2024". Denever 7. Retrieved February 15, 2024.
  2. ^ Cordova, Dagoberto (1 April 2024). "Colorado Rockies fans: Here's where you can watch games this season - CBS Colorado". www.cbsnews.com. CBS News. Retrieved 5 April 2024.
  3. ^ Colorado Rockies Radio Affiliates
  4. ^ Retirement Announcement on RockiesRadioNetwork.com Archived 2012-09-08 at archive.today
  5. ^ "Jerry Schemmel hired as Rockies radio voice". 7 January 2010.
  6. ^ "Mike Rice Named New Voice of the Colorado Rockies". Barrett Sports Media. January 24, 2020. Retrieved April 17, 2020.
  7. ^ "Jerry Schemmel returns to Rockies' KOA radio team". The Denver Post. 8 April 2022. Retrieved April 20, 2022.
  8. ^ a b "Colorado Rockies Broadcaster Biographies". Archived from the original on 2011-09-03. Retrieved 2009-07-21.