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Orange and Blue radio gives way to expanded Broncos coverage on KOA

New programming on Broncos' flagship radio station will include Broncos' weekday nightly show.
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Orange and Blue radio, the all-Broncos’ talk station on 760 AM that debuted in training camp of 2017, won’t make it to its third season.

However, most of the content from Orange and Blue will be moved to KOA radio (850 AM/94.1 FM) including plans for a syndicated, three-host Broncos Country Tonight program that will air from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday, according to sources.

Significant changes with the iHeart radio stations based in Denver had been expected since 9NEWS reported back in February that popular sports talk show host Alfred Williams was leaving The Fan 104.3 FM station for KOA.

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In recent days, the departure of Orange and Blue radio was announced by several of that station’s on-air hosts.

The Broncos, themselves, did not own the Orange and Blue radio station or provide any financial investment other than on-air talent who were also part of the team’s media department.

The team also built a studio that was used by Orange and Blue, although its primary purpose was for Broncos’ website and podcasts.

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In addition, the team funneled access and exclusive content to Orange and Blue, including weekly interviews with general manager John Elway, the head coach and key players.

To help compensate for dropping its all-Broncos station, the parent company iHeartMedia is planning to enhance the team’s coverage on KOA 850 radio, which is celebrating its 50th year as the Broncos’ flagship.

KOA’s new programming lineup will be announced at a later date.

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