Mike Rice has been hired to call Colorado Rockies baseball on KOA-M and FM in Denver. He replaces Jerry Schemmel, who lost his job in the recent round of iHeart cuts. Schemmel had been calling Rockies games for a decade.
Rice has been covering Colorado sports teams since 1991, including play-by-play for the University of Colorado and the University of Northern Colorado.
Since 2002, Rice has been with KOA serving in a number of sports roles, including studio host for the Denver Broncos, fill-in play-by-play announcer for the Colorado Rockies and anchoring morning sportscasts. Rice also serves as Sports Director of KOA and will retain that position.
Rice joins Jack Corrigan, who is entering his 18th season as a play-by-play announcer for the Rockies. In addition to play-by-play duties, Rice will host “Rockies All Access,” which airs every Saturday on KOA.