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Broncos and 9NEWS announce preseason broadcast team


DENVER — The Denver Broncos and 9NEWS announced today that longtime Denver sports and news anchor Ron Zappolo will once again serve as the play-by-play announcer for all four of the club's preseason contests, which will air on KTVD Channel 20. Former Broncos safety John Lynch (at Sea., 8/15; vs. S.F., 8/29; vs. Ariz., 9/3) and defensive end Alfred Williams (at Hou., 8/22) are set to provide analysis with Zappolo in the booth as KUSA-TV anchor/reporter Rod Mackey joins the crew from the sidelines.

"This is the time of year all of Broncos Country looks forward to," 9NEWS President Mark Cornetta said. "It's truly a pleasure to have the knowledge and experience of Bronco legends John Lynch and Alfred Williams, alongside Ron Zappolo and our own Rod Mackey for these games. These guys are going to put on a great show.  All of us at 9NEWS are excited to work with this team and to broadcast all four pre-season games into homes across Colorado and the region."

Zappolo, who has worked in the Denver market for more than three decades, was reunited last year with KUSA-TV as a weekend sports conversationalist for the station. He previously worked as a sports anchor for 9NEWS and CBS 4 before becoming a news anchor for FOX 31.

Lynch, a Pro Bowler during each of his four years (2004-07) playing for the Broncos, will enter his eighth season as an analyst for FOX NFL broadcasts. He provided analysis for Denver's preseason broadcast during the last two seasons and also has experience working as a commentator for Tampa Bay's preseason games.

Williams, who played for Denver from 1996-99 and was part of the club's back-to-back Super Bowl teams in 1997 and '98, provided commentary for two preseason broadcasts for 9NEWS in 2011 and for one game in 2014.

In addition to his work as an anchor/reporter for KUSA since 2000, Mackey has worked as a preseason sideline reporter with 9NEWS Broncos broadcasts during the last four years.

The 2015 season will mark the fifth consecutive year 9NEWS will serve as the Broncos' official television partner and preseason network. In addition to airing preseason games, KUSA-TV works with the team to provide unique local programming such as Broncos Huddle, Broncos Tonight, Broncos Sideline Stories and Broncos Game Day Live.


ENGLISH RADIO: For the 46th consecutive year, 850 KOA will broadcast all Broncos games as the team's flagship radio station. Dave Logan (play-by-play) will be in his 19th full season calling games for the club while former Broncos wide receiver Ed McCaffrey (color commentary) will take part in his fourth full season providing on-air analysis.

The FM home of the Broncos, 103.5 The Fox, will simulcast games for the third consecutive year along with the more than 60 Broncos Radio Network affiliates located throughout the Rocky Mountain West.

SPANISH RADIO: For the fifth consecutive year, José 92.1 FM (KJMN) and Super Estrella 1090 AM (KMXA) will broadcast every Broncos game. Luis Canela (play-by-play) will call the games with Rafael Medina and Javier Olivas working as the color analysts.

Games also will be simulcast by New Mexico affiliates José 105.9 FM (KRZY) and ESPN Deportes 1450 AM (KRZY). // // //

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