As expected, Vic Lombardi and 104.3 The Fan in Denver are parting ways. The popular multi-media star completed his final show for the radio station earlier today and will now focus on his television work for the time being. Sources say that KSE Media Ventures (Stan Kroenke’s group) have interest in making him a part of a future lineup on 950AM.
Lombardi was a member of The Fan’s morning show for the past three years and he’d been taking part in the program from his home while Mike Evans led the show in-studio. That arrangement didn’t work for new operator Bonneville International, and Lombardi either wouldn’t or couldn’t commit to being in-studio. As a result, the two sides weren’t able to come to terms on continuing the relationship.
Despite the breakup, Lombardi spoke highly of his time at The Fan when asked by a listener on Twitter earlier today.
While the loss of one of Denver’s most popular personalities could be a blow to The Fan, they’ve wasted no time in adding a strong replacement. As first reported by BSN Denver, Mark Schlereth will join the radio station and fill Lombardi’s vacancy opposite Mike Evans and Joel Dreesen. “Stink” as he’s affectionately known, is expected to join the show on a full time basis starting in late January.
Schlereth remains involved with ESPN and hosts a weekly podcast “The Stinkin’ Truth” for Podcast One. This is his second full-time stint with The Fan. He became a member of the station’s afternoon show in 2010 but had to leave when the rights to the ESPN Radio affiliation were lost to 105.5FM.