Barrett Sports Media: A Conversation with Christopher Gabriel

I’ve been reading Barrett Sports Media for as long as I can remember. Receiving an opportunity to be featured in a long-form interview was exciting, to say the least. My sincere thanks to writer and sports talk host Tyler McComas and, of course, Jason Barrett for making this happen. A Conversation with Christopher Gabriel

Mitch Albom on The Timekeeper, Characters and Narratives (audio)

Mitch Albom is one of those rare people in the 21st Century who you truly can say is a renaissance man. Sportswriter, author, screenwriter, songwriter, radio talk show host, pianist… the man does it all. But more than what he does as a professional, it’s the endless array of things he does to help people […]

Counterterrorism Expert Dr. Jarret Brachman (audio)

Recently I was following several stories that centered upon al Qaeda. In each case, I saw references to someone named Dr. Jarret Brachman. I made a few phone calls about this Dr. Brachman, asking some questions about him to acquaintances who are dialed into the areas of Homeland Security and counterterrorism. Turns out, to borrow from former […]

How to Carry On: Lisa Fenn and Dartanyon Crockett (audio)

In 2009 ESPN aired a feature of what seemed would be the story of a couple of young men, Dartanyon Crockett and Leroy Sutton, attending high school on the wrong side of town in Cleveland. Both were talented wrestlers with unique, and seemingly insurmountable, obstacles in their way. A story of individulas attaining a level of excellence in […]

Going Up North, to The Cabin, at The Lake (audio)

When I moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota more than a decade ago, there were cultural things I needed to learn about the region that would, allegedly, help me to assimilate. Specifically, things like knowing popular food items, participating in outdoor activities, and… learning MV, or Minnesota Vernacular. When I moved to Fargo, North Dakota, it was much the […]

Clint Hill: Before, During and After November 22, 1963 (audio)

Clint Hill is a native of Larimore, ND, born in 1932. 17 days after his birth he was dropped off at the North Dakota Children’s Home. Growing up in Washburn, ND, he later attended and graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. Shortly thereafter he enlisted in the Army and was selected for Army Intelligence School. […]

Stage to Studio: The Christopher Gabriel Program Trailer

Stage to Studio: The Christopher Gabriel Program Trailer

The story of The Christopher Gabriel Program is one that started in Minneapolis, Minnesota, moved to Fargo, North Dakota and currently resides in Fresno, California. From a one-hour sports and news program on Saturdays to its current three-hour weekday offering at 940 ESPN Fresno, the program’s primary focus is sports but happily veers off course […]

The CGP: Coming to 940 ESPN Radio in Fresno

The CGP: Coming to 940 ESPN Radio in Fresno

The Christopher Gabriel Program (“The CGP” for longtime listeners) has landed. I have accepted an offer to be the afternoon drive host on 940 ESPN here in Fresno. At the time of this writing, we’ve not yet decided if the CGP will be 3-6 pm or 4-7 pm, both times Pacific. We’re a 50,000-watt monster […]

LISTEN: Going Coast to Coast with the Talented and Versatile Bob Costas

LISTEN: Going Coast to Coast with the Talented and Versatile Bob Costas

One of my favorite broadcasters, sports or otherwise, is Bob Costas. Few people are as skilled and versatile as Costas. Either as a play-by-play announcer or studio host he’s covered football, baseball, basketball, hockey, golf, boxing, thoroughbred racing and, of course, his remarkable work through the years as NBC’s primetime host for Summer and Winter […]

The Next Job Road Trip

The Next Job Road Trip

Welcome to today… Hi, I’m Christopher Gabriel, a talk show host seeking a new radio station to call home. I’m not reinventing talk radio but I’m not remotely cookie-cutter. My work is about discourse, not discord. It’s about traversing news, politics, sports, pop culture, entertainment and those quirky things all of us can relate to […]

LISTEN: Terrorism Expert Dr. Anthony Lemieux, Film Critic Nick Schager on 830 WCCO

LISTEN: Terrorism Expert Dr. Anthony Lemieux, Film Critic Nick Schager on 830 WCCO

Whenever I have the opportunity to speak with noted terrorism expert and researcher Dr. Anthony Lemieux (Director of Global Studies Institute at Georgia State University) and film critic Nick Schager (Variety, The Daily Beast, Yahoo Movies), I jump at it. Both are at the top of their respective fields and it’s always a great treat […]