Local extreme skiers take to the airwaves | AspenTimes.com

Local extreme skiers take to the airwaves

Aspen Times Staff Report

Local skiers Tyler Williams and Chris Davenport, winners of last year’s 24 Hours of Aspen, will be hosting a new radio show on KSPN starting Friday.

The show with the two well-known extreme skiers will run from 9-11 p.m.

The show, called “Friday Night Freeride,” will run for 13 weeks and will feature the two ski legends trying their hands at disc jockeying, spinning a mix of old and new music, with everything from Sublime to Widespread Panic to Led Zeppelin.

The show will also feature giveaways, contests, news and sports, and special guests such as Olympic snowboarder Chris Klug and U.S. Ski Team member Katie Monahan.

The idea for the show was born last fall when Williams and Davenport went into the KSPN studio to do an on-air interview prior to the 24 Hours race. They ended up spending a good hour in the broadcast booth, playing music and having fun.

“We had such a good time,” said Williams. “Chris and I talked all winter about it and decided to do a show.”

The two have already been approached by a slew of local businesses looking to sponsor the show, and spirits are high as the debut approaches, he said.

“It’s gonna be fun,” said Williams.

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