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KOA

Background Information

Affiliations

Member
Nationals

Advisory Board Member
Colorado Ski Museum & Hall of Fame

Member, Selection Committees
Colorado Sports Hall of Fame

Member
BPC Hall of Fame

Member, Scholarship Committee
Colorado Chapter

Member, Scholarship Committee
Army

Member
Order of St. Barbara

Member of the Radio Team
CBS

Member, Scholarship Committee
the United States Army Artillery

Member, Scholarship Committee
Colorado State

Education



Columbia Military Academy



Louisiana State University



University of Missouri School of Journalism

bachelor's degree
journalism
University of Missouri

journalism degree

LSU

journalism degree

University of Missouri

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QUICKLYCBS College Sports let ...

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QUICKLYCBS College Sports let KOA's Larry Zimmer voice the prerecorded opening for the broadcast of the game (Zimmer did his 480th CU football game tonight) ... Colorado sold 31,796 tickets (7,145 student) for the game, CSU sold 31,601 and the Broncos 2,856; keep in mind 30% of CU's season ticket holders opted not to take their tickets for the game and received an equal value in number for a Pac-12 game (and yet most of the difference was made up by single game sales) ... Colorado is now 7-2 in non-conference games under Mike MacIntyre (2-1 vs.


CU football: Larry Zimmer will ...

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CU football: Larry Zimmer will return to booth for final season

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GREELEY - - Legendary KOA Radio announcer Larry Zimmer said Thursday he will return to the broadcast booth this fall for University of Colorado home football games for his 50th and final season calling college football.
It will be Zimmer's 42nd season calling Buffs games. He also called Colorado State games for three seasons and Michigan games for five. He has spent 45 years at KOA.
Zimmer made the announcement during a media roundtable with CU athletic director Rick George following the athletic department's annual golf outing at Greeley Country Club.
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"The stars have all sort of aligned this year," Zimmer said. "I sort of had it in the back of my mind anyway, but this will be my last year."
Zimmer continues to rehabilitate from a fall that put him in the hospital Oct. 4. Complications after the fall kept him hospitalized and in a long-term care facility until February and nearly cost him his life. Zimmer said he simply lacks the strength to make road trips, at least early in the season. He is leaving open the possibility of traveling later in the season and said he will do a bowl game if the Buffs can make it back to the postseason this year.
Zimmer said he was determined to return to the booth and go out on his terms rather than having last season's home game against Oregon State become his final time calling the Buffs. He said one of the things that fueled his recovery was laying there alone in his hospital bed at night knowing so many people were thinking good thoughts for him.
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"One of the reasons was the great support I had from CU, KOA, friends and from the fans," Zimmer said. "Brigitte (Zimmer) would bring me stacks of cards and letters in the hospital from people saying, 'We can't wait to hear you back in the booth.' "
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Zimmer credited his wife of 41 years for helping him get through what turned into an extended fight for his life. He also said CU coach Mike MacIntyre and his wife, Trisha, were like having a son and daughter there to help. The MacIntyre's made regular visits to Zimmer and once brought him a picture of the football team signed with messages from every player.
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"I've joked many times that the only hall of fame Larry is not in is the FFA, future farmers of America. So it has been fun.
"He has served as friend and mentor and filled in a lot of holes in my historical knowledge that I didn't know when I first got here."
Zimmer said calling the 1990 national title victory by the CU football team was an obvious highlight for him. He also is well-known for his call of the Miracle in Michigan when the Buffs beat the Wolverines in football on a Hail Mary pass from Kordell Stewart to Michael Westbrook. He said there are far too many great memories to single out just one as his absolute favorite.
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College footballCU football: Larry Zimmer will return to booth for final season
Longtime announcer has been at KOA for 45 years GREELEY - - Legendary KOA Radio announcer Larry Zimmer said Thursday he will return to the broadcast booth this fall for University of Colorado home football games for his 50th and final season calling college football. Full Story
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College footballCU football: Larry Zimmer will return to booth for final season
Longtime announcer has been at KOA for 45 years GREELEY - - Legendary KOA Radio announcer Larry Zimmer said Thursday he will return to the broadcast booth this fall for University of Colorado home football games for his 50th and final season calling college football. Full Story


CU football: Larry Zimmer will ...

www.coloradodaily.com [cached]

CU football: Larry Zimmer will return to booth for final season

...
GREELEY - - Legendary KOA Radio announcer Larry Zimmer said Thursday he will return to the broadcast booth this fall for University of Colorado home football games for his 50th and final season calling college football.
It will be Zimmer's 42nd season calling Buffs games. He also called Colorado State games for three seasons and Michigan games for five. He has spent 45 years at KOA.
Zimmer made the announcement during a media roundtable with CU athletic director Rick George following the athletic department's annual golf outing at Greeley Country Club.
...
"The stars have all sort of aligned this year," Zimmer said. "I sort of had it in the back of my mind anyway, but this will be my last year."
Zimmer continues to rehabilitate from a fall that put him in the hospital Oct. 4. Complications after the fall kept him hospitalized and in a long-term care facility until February and nearly cost him his life. Zimmer said he simply lacks the strength to make road trips, at least early in the season. He is leaving open the possibility of traveling later in the season and said he will do a bowl game if the Buffs can make it back to the postseason this year.
Zimmer said he was determined to return to the booth and go out on his terms rather than having last season's home game against Oregon State become his final time calling the Buffs. He said one of the things that fueled his recovery was laying there alone in his hospital bed at night knowing so many people were thinking good thoughts for him.
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"One of the reasons was the great support I had from CU, KOA, friends and from the fans," Zimmer said. "Brigitte (Zimmer) would bring me stacks of cards and letters in the hospital from people saying, 'We can't wait to hear you back in the booth.' "
...
Zimmer credited his wife of 41 years for helping him get through what turned into an extended fight for his life. He also said CU coach Mike MacIntyre and his wife, Trisha, were like having a son and daughter there to help. The MacIntyre's made regular visits to Zimmer and once brought him a picture of the football team signed with messages from every player.
...
"I've joked many times that the only hall of fame Larry is not in is the FFA, future farmers of America. So it has been fun.
"He has served as friend and mentor and filled in a lot of holes in my historical knowledge that I didn't know when I first got here."
Zimmer said calling the 1990 national title victory by the CU football team was an obvious highlight for him. He also is well-known for his call of the Miracle in Michigan when the Buffs beat the Wolverines in football on a Hail Mary pass from Kordell Stewart to Michael Westbrook. He said there are far too many great memories to single out just one as his absolute favorite.
...
College footballCU football: Larry Zimmer will return to booth for final season
Longtime announcer has been at KOA for 45 years GREELEY - - Legendary KOA Radio announcer Larry Zimmer said Thursday he will return to the broadcast booth this fall for University of Colorado home football games for his 50th and final season calling college football. Full Story
...
College footballCU football: Larry Zimmer will return to booth for final season
Longtime announcer has been at KOA for 45 years GREELEY - - Legendary KOA Radio announcer Larry Zimmer said Thursday he will return to the broadcast booth this fall for University of Colorado home football games for his 50th and final season calling college football. Full Story


NSSA

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Larry Zimmer interviews Norwegian skiier Otto Tschudi during a Champions Pro Tour race in 1980

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Larry Zimmer's contribution to the Colorado ski industry has been recognized by his election to the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. Induction ceremonies will be on October 18, 2013.
A longtime NSSA member, Zimmer has been an award-winning Colorado sportscaster for five decades. He has been inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame, the Broadcast Professionals of Colorado Hall of Fame and the University of Colorado Athletic Hall of Fame. He also was the recipient of the Chris Schenkel Award presented by the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame. Other awards include Colorado Sportscaster of the Year (1988, 1990, 1991, 2001, 2002), Colorado Broadcaster of the Year (1995).
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Zimmer was a pioneer in ski coverage on radio and television in Colorado working for KOA Radio/TV. He covered the first World Pro Ski Tour races at Winter Park and covered the event every year for more than 30 years. He was the lead commentator for the syndicated television series of Pro Skiing on the IPI Network. He anchored television coverage of the 1990 World Disabled Championships at Winter Park for IPI Network. He co-anchored nationwide radio coverage of the 1989 World Alpine Championships at Vail and covered numerous World Cup events at Copper Mountain, Aspen, Vail and Lake Placid, NY. In 1980, he was a member of the CBS Radio team covering the Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid.  He organized coverage of the first International Special Olympics Winter Games at Steamboat Springs and was given a special award by the founders, Ethel Kennedy and Eunice Shriver. Other events included the American Ski Classic in Vail, NCAA Ski Championships, and U.S. Alpine Championships
Zimmer's work also included a weekly television segment on skiing on KOA-TV. Such subjects as ski theft, a three-part series on the Copper Mountain Ski Patrol, preparations by the first U.S. Disabled Ski Team for the Winter Games in Norway and a sneak preview of the Beaver Creek Ski area, the spring before it opened. He was up front in coverage of the controversy involved in Denver?s being the host city for the 1976 Winter Olympics, which were ultimately given back to the International Olympic Committee when Colorado voters cut off state funding. The games were held in Innsbruck, Austria, and Zimmer did a television documentary showing the venues of what were to be "Denver's Olympic Games."
Robert Knous, Jr., former President and CEO of Colorado Ski Country USA said, "Larry's work is legendary in the history of Colorado winter sorts. He was the 'go-to' person in good snow years, as well as bleak ones.  When the industry needed a voice with credibility among participants, Larry was the man. As the snow sport industry grew and matured, Larry was a constant credible voice."
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Zimmer was honored by Colorado Ski Country USA for "ski racing coverage" and "excellence in ski journalism.  He also won three White Stag Awards from the U.S. Ski Association. He served a two-year term as President of the Rocky Mountain Ski Writers Association.
This football season marks Zimmer's 40th year broadcasting Colorado Buffalo football. He broadcast Denver Bronco football for 26 years. Other assignments included Colorado Buffalo basketball, Colorado State football, University of Michigan football, the Denver Rockets, and regional and national telecasts of Western Athletic Conference and NCAA basketball.
Zimmer is an adjunct instructor at the University of Colorado School of Journalism and with his wife, Brigitte, has an endowed scholarship at the University for sports announcing.
Zimmer is a 1957 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and holds a Bachelor of Journalism Degree. He served in the United States Army Artillery (1958-1960) achieving the rank of 1st lieutenant. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal and was a member of the Order of St. Barbara.


5-Time Colorado Sportscaster of Year Zimmer Inducted Into CO Skiing Hall | NSSA

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Larry Zimmer interviews Norwegian skiier Otto Tschudi during a Champions Pro Tour race in 1980

...
Larry Zimmer's contribution to the Colorado ski industry has been recognized by his election to the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. Induction ceremonies will be on October 18, 2013.
A longtime NSSA member, Zimmer has been an award-winning Colorado sportscaster for five decades. He has been inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame, the Broadcast Professionals of Colorado Hall of Fame and the University of Colorado Athletic Hall of Fame. He also was the recipient of the Chris Schenkel Award presented by the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame.
...
Zimmer was a pioneer in ski coverage on radio and television in Colorado working for KOA Radio/TV. He covered the first World Pro Ski Tour races at Winter Park and covered the event every year for more than 30 years. He was the lead commentator for the syndicated television series of Pro Skiing on the IPI Network. He anchored television coverage of the 1990 World Disabled Championships at Winter Park for IPI Network. He co-anchored nationwide radio coverage of the 1989 World Alpine Championships at Vail and covered numerous World Cup events at Copper Mountain, Aspen, Vail and Lake Placid, NY. In 1980, he was a member of the CBS Radio team covering the Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid.
...
The games were held in Innsbruck, Austria, and Zimmer did a television documentary showing the venues of what were to be "Denver's Olympic Games."
Robert Knous, Jr., former President and CEO of Colorado Ski Country USA said, "Larry's work is legendary in the history of Colorado winter sorts.
...
When the industry needed a voice with credibility among participants, Larry was the man. As the snow sport industry grew and matured, Larry was a constant credible voice."
Zimmer was honored by Colorado Ski Country USA for "ski racing coverage" and "excellence in ski journalism.
...
Zimmer is an adjunct instructor at the University of Colorado School of Journalism and with his wife, Brigitte, has an endowed scholarship at the University for sports announcing.
Zimmer is a 1957 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and holds a Bachelor of Journalism Degree. He served in the United States Army Artillery (1958-1960) achieving the rank of 1st lieutenant. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal and was a member of the Order of St. Barbara.

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