Mark Udall welcomed the news today that the residents of southwest Colorado will not have any Denver Broncos football games pre-empted during the 2013 regular season because they fall within the Albuquerque TV market. This win came after Udall requested that KASA, the Albuquerque Fox affiliate, keep the Denver Broncos from being bumped off the air by the Dallas Cowboys.
"Colorado is the greatest state in the nation and home to the best team in the National Football League. And I am proud to announce that residents of southwest Colorado will not have to forgo any regular season Broncos games this year on account of TV market boundaries," Udall said. "Today's announcement is possible because the Albuquerque affiliates recognize that the Broncos make for great TV. This is a victory for our friends in Durango, Cortez, and throughout the Four Corners region, but we still have work to do. I plan to keep working to find a permanent solution that ensures all Coloradans can watch the Broncos continue to dominate the competition year after year."
Udall has long worked to ensure that Four Corners residents can watch Broncos games instead of the Dallas Cowboys. Two years ago, Udall collaborated with KRQE, the Albuquerque CBS affiliate, to ensure that Four Corners residents would not have to forgo Broncos games.