Meet the Voice of the Rockies

JACK CORRIGAN celebrates his 35th season broadcasting Major League Baseball and his 18th campaign with KOA NewsRadio and the Rockies Radio Network. 

With more than 2,700 Rockies broadcasts under his belt, Jack Corrigan is excited about his 18th season in Denver and his 35th in Major League Baseball. Corrigan came to Colorado after 17 years in the Cleveland Indians television booth.In addition to his work in baseball, Corrigan has been involved with play-by-play and color commentary for the Cleveland Cavaliers telecasts in the NBA and spent more than fifteen years as the lead announcer for college football and basketball games for the Atlantic Coast Conference, Ivy League, Mid-American Conference and Patriot League among others.

A native Clevelander, Jack is a graduate of St. Ignatius High School and Cornell University, where he played football for four seasons while earning a B.A. in History. He received a master’s degree in Communications from Kent State University, and his thesis—on NFL Films—is in the archives at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. He is involved with his own video company that has produced more than 75 projects for sports entities and other commercial and non-profit organizations.

In the summer of 2005, Jack published his first novel, Warning Track, a book about an aging baseball player dealing with the lure and repercussions of supplement use. His second novel is titled Night of Destiny: 24 December 1944.It is a fictionalized account of an incident in World War II that involved his late father, Judge John V. Corrigan.Hit and Run, a sequel to Warning Track, is awaiting publication while being considered as a movie or television series.

Jack and his wife, Lisa, have been married 43 years and they have two children.Megan, a graduate of Mercyhurst University, and her husband, John, live in Colorado with their sons, James and Daniel. Michael, a Loyola Marymount University graduate, and his husband, Eric, work in Chicago where he is in charge of publicity and branding for The Tie Bar Company. Jack, a 2-time prostate cancer survivor, is active with the Prostate Cancer Foundation and other local groups in increasing awareness and raising funds for research. He is on the Board of Directors for Boys Hope/Girls Hope, a privately funded, non-profit, organization that helps at-risk children. Jack has served as a volunteer assistant football coach at Regis Jesuit High School in Denver for more than 10 years after filling a similar position in Cleveland at Saint Ignatius High School for 20 seasons.

MIKE RICE

A versatile broadcaster with a friendly and engaging style, Mike Rice joins the Rockies Radio Network team for his first full-time season calling the games alongside Jack Corrigan.

Mike has been with the Rockies flagship station KOA NewsRadio in Denver since 2002 and also serves as the station’s sports director.

He has covered the Rockies since arriving at KOA. The last number of seasons, he has been the primary fill-in play-by-play announcer and for many years hosted Rockies Dugout (now Rockies All-Access), every Saturday, He returns as the host of that show for the 2020 season.

In addition to his work covering the Rockies, Mike has been the studio host of the Denver Broncos Radio Network, one of the largest radio networks in the NFL. For eight years, he called the University of Colorado women’s basketball games and filled in on men’s broadcasts.

Prior to coming to KOA, Mike worked at KFKA Radio in Greeley, calling play-by-play for University of Northern Colorado football, basketball, baseball, volleyball and more. He covered sports, news and a little bit of everything else. He called the Bears’ back-to-back Division II football championships in 1996 and 1997.

Mike is a native of San Rafael, California in the Bay Area and earned a degree in English at the University of California, Berkeley.

A trusted voice in Colorado journalism for nearly three decades, Mike enjoys travelling and photography and always has his camera at the ready.

Mike resides in the Denver area with his wife, Anne, and two sons, EJ and Will.

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