BUFFS BROADCAST TEAM
MARK JOHNSON, Play-by-Play
Mark Johnson joined Newsradio 850 KOA in 2004. Previously, Johnson spent two years as the "Voice of the Orange" for Syracuse Football and Men’s Basketball. Before his time in Syracuse, Johnson was the play-by-play announcer for four years at Illinois State University and earned three Silver Dome Awards for best play-by-play broadcast in the state of Illinois. He also worked for two years as an announcer for the University of North Dakota. Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from North Dakota in 1992. He and his wife, Susan, have two sons, Nicolas and Jacob, and a daughter, Halle.
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.