Friday, April 19, 2019

Denver Radio: KKFN Teams McKee, Nalen for PM Drive

Bonneville Denver announced Thursday it has reached an agreement with Tom Nalen to join Sports Radio KKFN 104.3 The Fan as a full-time on-air talent, starting Monday. He will join Darren “DMac” McKee on “The Drive” weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m.

Nalen is a member of the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame and one of the most honored players in franchise history. A two-time champion from Super Bowl XXXII and Super Bowl XXXIII, he’s been nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. During his celebrated career, Nalen served as team captain and was named to the Pro Bowl five times. Underscoring his longevity and historical importance, only John Elway has started more games than Nalen in a Broncos uniform.

Darren McKee and Tom Nalen
“I’m still pinching myself. I cannot believe Tom Nalen is my new radio partner,” McKee said. “Our friendship goes back to his days playing for the Broncos and continued after he retired. I honestly don’t know if I’ve ever been more excited or happy professionally following this move. To host ‘The Drive’ every day with Tom Nalen is an absolute dream come true.”

In addition to his time in the NFL, Nalen brings significant radio experience to his new role with Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan. Previously, he co-hosted weekday programs in Denver with Kroenke Sports and Entertainment and Front Range Sports Network.

“Similar to Kevin Durant, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em right?” Nalen joked. “I’m thrilled to be joining The Fan, it’s going to be a blast challenging DMac and having fun with him every day.”

“While Tommy’s football credentials are unquestionable, it’s his personality that made him the perfect fit as our new co-host of ‘The Drive’,” said Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan program director Raj Sharan. “His sense of humor mixed with blunt honesty and a heart of gold add up to one of the most loveable figures in Denver sports history. During our audition process, his chemistry with DMac was instant and undeniable, as was the overwhelming feedback we received from our listeners. It was clear and obvious that Tommy was the people’s choice, and I’m thrilled all of Broncos Country will enjoy his insight and charm every weekday on their drive home.”

Nalen graduated from Boston College with a degree in accounting. Following his retirement, he and his wife Denise chose to remain in Denver while raising their three children.

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