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    Default Jerry Schemmel loses job as voice of Rockies on KOA radio

    From: The Denver Post


    Jerry Schemmel loses job as voice of Rockies on KOA radio
    iHeartmedia making massive cuts around the country





    Jerry Schemmel, the longtime sports broadcaster on KOA radio who has called Rockies games for the past 10 seasons, has lost his job.

    Schemmel said Thursday that he was laid off as part iHeartMedia’s massive job cuts around the country that began this week. KOA is part of iHeartMedia, the largest radio conglomerate in the United States.

    “I’m shocked. I never saw this coming,” Schemmel said. “I really didn’t. It came out of left field, for sure. It’s unfortunate that I am part of a business that can be prone to massive corporate layoffs. It’s a hard reality.”

    “There was never a day in my 10 years with the Rockies that I wasn’t excited to go to the ballpark,” he said. “Calling baseball games was my dream job, always has been. To be able to broadcast a team from my own backyard has been amazing. Now I’ll have to find out what challenge comes next.”

    Schemmel has been a prominent part of Colorado’s sports landscape for two decades. He was the radio play-by-play voice for the Denver Nuggets for 18 seasons, as well as the radio voice for Colorado State football and basketball during the 2009-10 season.

    There was no immediate word on Schemmel’s possible replacement at KOA. Jack Corrigan, who teamed with Schemmel, is entering his 18th season covering the Rockies.


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