“Wednesdays with Woody” promises to offer the two best hours of sports talk in Denver each week – certainly when it comes to historical perspective – assuming Burns continues to draw on Paige’s story telling abilities.”
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Since he first began talking Denver sports at Mile High Sports radio, Texas transplant Peter Burns has partnered with a range of various blabbers. He has worked with Eric Goodman, Lindsay Jones, Benjamin Hochman, Oren Lomena and Mark Kiszla.
Burns’ morning show, the Press Box, which recently bumped from AM drive to the 9-11 slot to take advantage of a lack of local programming on the bigger stations in town, is broadcast not from the studios of Mile High Sports but from a special studio built just for the Press Box show at the Denver Post building downtown. Being in that building gives Burns access to all of the writers in the Post’s sports section.
Today the Press Box debuted “Wednesdays with Woody” featuring longtime Denver Post sports columnist, author and ESPN talking head Woody Paige.
Early indications are that the Paige experiment is going to work well. This morning’s show featured Paige, Burns and former 104.3 the Fan host Brandon Krysztal.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from Paige. He has plenty of sports talk radio experience as well as a history of being on television but, let’s face it, he’s no spring chicken. As it turns out Paige’s style works very well with that of the youngsters Burns and Krisztal each of whom was smart enough to provide prompts and allow Woody Paige to play story teller.
Paige talked of baseball in Colorado and provided unique insight into the loyalty Dick and Charlie Monfort have for their employees. He talked about Coors Field and why it’s a hitter’s park. He provided some historical context to the road the Rockies seem to be on this season.
The trio tackled the NFL draft and John Elway’s approach to it. They also wandered into the Broncos’ three new Ring of Fame inductees, why they are deserving of the honor and, in the case of Rick Upchurch, why it took so long for him to receive it.
“Wednesdays with Woody” promises to offer the two best hours of sports talk in Denver each week – certainly when it comes to historical perspective – assuming Burns continues to draw on Paige’s story telling abilities. The show is in the “embrace debate” genre. It’s a “sit back and listen to this guy reminisce” kind of show. Only a small number of people in our market know Denver sports the way Woody Paige days and there are only a couple of hosts with egos capable of allowing Paige to shine the way Burns and Krisztal did today.
I am going to consider “Wednesdays with Woody” to be appointment listening until further notice. Hopefully the audio will be available as a podcast for folks who cannot listen from 9-11 at Mile High Sports FM94.1.