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#1 Kulstad

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:22 PM

Just received this in my email. I almost wish I had heard what Boomer said that pi$ed people off:

During the morning show on Wednesday, November 7th, on Sportsnet 960 The FAN, our morning show host, Dean "Boomer" Molberg made an offside comment about the Saskatchewan Roughriders. It was a misguided attempt at humour. Our station, our company and of course myself as the program director do not condone this comment. It was uncalled for and embarrassing for our entire staff here at the station. I would like to offer my sincere apology to go along with Dean's on air apology that was aired today.

Kelly Kirch - Program Director
kelly.kirch@rci.rogers.com


Please see below for letter of apology from Dean “Boomer” Molberg:


I’m writing this letter of apology in regards to the unacceptable comments towards the Saskatchewan Roughriders I made during our morning show on Sportsnet 960 The FAN on Wednesday, November 7th.

It was an attempt at being funny, which in the end was neither funny nor appropriate. Not even close. It was clearly not thought out, for if it was I’d have never said it. There is no excuse for it, and I’m not in any way looking to defend my actions. This was in no way, shape or form a ratings ploy or an attempt to garner attention to myself or the radio station. I made a mistake.

I would like to firstly apologize to the Saskatchewan Roughriders Football Club, staff, players and family and fans. My comments are no doubt troubling to you all, and as someone who has a young family myself, I hope you can understand the regret I have for saying them. I made a huge error in judgment and very sincerely wish no harm to any of you. We are all appreciative of the rivalry that exists between these two clubs, and I unfortunately made a terrible choice in an attempt to add fuel to it.

I wish to apologize to Lyle Bauer, John Hufnagel and everyone involved with the Calgary Stampeders Football Club. The Stampeders are a first rate organization, and I’m sorry that my foolish comments are something that you have to deal with at any time, let alone this close to the biggest game of your season. I’d like to specifically apologize to Stamps offensive lineman Edwin Harrison. My comments would be especially troubling to you given the loss of your grandfather. To all at the Stampeders office, I hope you can understand the remorse that I feel for involving you in this.

I also need to issue an apology to the Canadian Football League and its members. The League has done amazing work during this historic season to celebrate its rich history en route to the 100th Grey Cup. I have watched the CFL since my childhood and have wonderful memories of watching games with my family. I’m deeply sorry that because of my comments, even a small amount of attention will come away from the playoff games and be focused elsewhere.

I apologize to Rogers Communications, Sportsnet 960 – The Fan, Kelly Kirch, and all members of our staff. We work incredibly hard to bring a product to the air that we can be proud of. On Wednesday, I said something that instead, brought embarrassment to us all. I made a foolish decision and now the entire family and staff are subject to this awkward situation. To our listeners, I hope you don’t take this isolated set of circumstances and make a conclusion about me or our station.

This may seem like a hollow gesture to some, but I can assure you it is extremely heartfelt. I am deeply rattled by what has happened. This was not premeditated or meant in a serious manner what so ever. It was a throw away comment at the end of a segment, that I very much regret.

Dean Molberg



Any questions, comments or concerns can be sent directly to Kelly Kirch - Program Director of Sportsnet 960 The FAN at kelly.kirch@rci.rogers.com



#2 ifiwaschucknorris

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:44 PM

I heard it live. He was talking about how he was hoping the Riders plane would go down and 3-4 of the players would die. His cohost tried to talk him down a little but he had the bit in his teeth and he was given' er. He didn't sound very apologetic when he was saying it and right before break his cohost said "oh yeah...we're in trouble". It sounded like he said it by accident before he turned off the mic.

While the morning show is fantastic and their irreverence and blatant homerism is hilarious and a great listen, wishing for a rivals plane to go down is something even we on this board don't usually vocalize.

Now if he had wished for them to all be hungover after a night partying in a real city and then play like crap the next day that might have been better.

#3 DL44

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:50 PM

interesting... can't wait hear what he said...

Edit... didn't see post #2... thanks..

Seems like just a bad joke gone horribly wrong. Safe to assume it was likely just a flash of poor judgement and poor taste playing off the recent Engraved on a Nation episode...

Or is this guy a douche all the time?

#4 Kulstad

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:24 PM

interesting... can't wait hear what he said...

Edit... didn't see post #2... thanks..

Seems like just a bad joke gone horribly wrong. Safe to assume it was likely just a flash of poor judgement and poor taste playing off the recent Engraved on a Nation episode...

Or is this guy a douche all the time?


Boomer's usually a pretty decent guy (on the air, anyway. Don't know the man in real life), so I'm willing to chalk it up to "joke gone horribly wrong".

#5 another_one_bites_the_dust

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:16 PM

Pretty classless on Boomers' part but it'll bring more motivation to DESTROY the Stamps come Sunday!

The Rider's have won the last four meetings against the Stamps in the playoffs!


LET'S GO GREEN!!!!!!

#6 calgarywhite

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:39 PM

Stopped listening to both the morning show and drive home show on the Fan 960 some time ago. Molberg's comments dont surprise me, his attempts at humour are just that, attempts. The show has really gone to the dogs, Molberg, Walker and Warriner are just like three schoolkids squabbling in the schoolyard with Molberg playing the part of the school bully. The only saving grace for the show is when guests (with at least a little sports knowledge) are interviewed.

#7 The_People1

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:49 PM

I never realized how little i cared about the CFL until the NHL locked out a few months ago and I still don't care about the CFL.

#8 DirtyDeeds

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:46 PM

Boomer was suspended. http://www.calgaryhe...0037/story.html

Smart wouldn't be the first thing I would say about this mess. The Fan 960's Program director Kelly Kirch is a devout Riders fan.