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Employment History

  • Play-By-Play Announcer
    Colorado Buffaloes Radio Network
  • Radio Announcer
    CU Buffs
  • Journalism Adjunct Instructor
    CU Buffs
  • Announcer and Instructor of Sports Broadcasting
    CU Buffs
  • Sports Director
    KOA Radio
  • Pioneer In Ski Coverage On Radio and Television
    KOA Radio
  • Play-By-Play Announcer
    KOA Radio
  • Color Analyst
    University of Colorado
  • Adjunct Instructor of Journalism ( Sports Broadcasting ) At the School of Journalism and Mass Communications
    University of Colorado
  • Analyst
    Folsom Field
  • Member of the Radio Team

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Louisiana State University
  • bachelor's degree , journalism
    University of Missouri
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NSSA, 30 Aug 2013 [cached]
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. Other awards include Colorado Sportscaster of the Year (1988, 1990, 1991, 2001, 2002), Colorado Broadcaster of the Year (1995).
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."
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.
August | 2013 | NSSA, 1 Aug 2013 [cached]
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 [...]
Colorado Football Network - - Official Athletics Web site of the University of Colorado, 30 May 2012 [cached]
LARRY ZIMMER, Color Analyst
Larry Zimmer has a lengthy and impressive broadcast history. In addition to serving as play-by-play announcer for the Colorado Buffaloes Radio Network for the past 34 years, Zimmer has provided play-by-play and color commentary for the Denver Broncos, Colorado State football, the Western Athletic Conference and NCAA basketball tournaments, to name a few. He also has broadcast four Super Bowls, worked with the CBS Radio team covering the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y., and anchored coverage of numerous World Cup Ski events, professional ski races and major golf tournaments. Zimmer is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including "Who's Who in America" for eight years - including 2003 - and Colorado Broadcaster of the Year in 1995.

Longtime CU radio announcer Larry ..., 3 Sept 2009 [cached]
Longtime CU radio announcer Larry Zimmer will be honored during Sunday`s game.
Zimmer is the 2009 recipient of the Chris Schenkel Award from the National Football Foundation. The award honors excellence in the field by a broadcaster with a long relationship with a single institution.
CU People – September 2009 | Coloradan magazine, 1 Sept 2009 [cached]
Journalist Dusty Saunders (Jour'53) wrote about CU journalism adjunct instructor Larry Zimmer in the "TV & Radio" column in The Denver Post.
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