610 The Sports Animal
500 4th Street NW
Albuquerque , NM 87102
Text the word: 610SPORTS To: 72727
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Hours of OperationMonday-Friday 8:30am-5:30pm
An American radio station in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is owned by Cumulus Media and has a sports talk format called "The Sports Animal". The station was the home of Don Imus until April 12, 2007 and is the home of Jim Rome mid-days. Its studios are located in Downtown Albuquerque and utilizes a daytime and nighttime transmitter within yards of each other; both are located in the southwest quadrant of the city between the Rio Grande and the Sunport.
David Jubb and Brandon Vogt are the sole hosts of the afternoon-drive talk show the "Sports Bar" since August 2013 after their co-host, Erik Gee, resigned unexpectedly. The trio had been a group since 2008. Jubb ascended to primary host of the Sports Bar after being hired initially as a midday board operator in April 2008. Vogt, meanwhile, was hired as producer of afternoon drive in March 2008 before becoming a host as well. The "Opening Drive" with Jeff Siembieda, J.J. Buck and Michael Carlyle is the station's morning drive show. Buck and Carlyle come from radio backgrounds as well, with Carlyle now be assistant Program Director of both 610-AM and the 50,000 watt signaled KKOB-AM. Siembieda has a long history of anchoring local television and is now the Executive Director of The New Mexico Bowl. The station has a long history of servicing local sports play by play and information. After a long affiliation with ESPN Radio, 610 picked up Fox Sports Radio for a time but has since gone to CBS Sports Radio.