RSSAuthor Archive for Christopher Gabriel

Christopher serves up sports on 940 ESPN Radio in Fresno with a good deal of pop culture, films, music and the quirky side of life mixed in. Distinguished guests and contributors from across the nation and around the world regularly join the program. He tackles the most complex stories to ones slightly off the radar delivering depth and humor with a thoughtful perspective. When he was in Fargo, the city not the movie, the program was nominated for Best Radio Show in the Red River Valley in 2012, 2013 and 2014 by readers of The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. As a writer, Christopher's work has been been published by the Chicago Sun-Times, Sun-Times Network publications, Reuters, USA Volleyball and Team USA, the Official Website of the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Around the Rim Pre-Draft Roundtable for NBA's HOOP magazine

Around the Rim Pre-Draft Roundtable for NBA’s HOOP magazine

I’ve been a long-time reader of the NBA’s HOOP magazine, going back to my high school days in Philadelphia when the Sixers won games as often as Halley’s Comet made an appearance. Just about everywhere I’ve lived, including New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Fresno and Fargo, North Dakota, my love of the NBA […]

A Story About My Dad

A Story About My Dad

We had moved from Chicago to Peoria. I was a basketball player and being this was Illinois, the game was huge at all levels; from elementary school up to the Chicago Bulls, who came into being in 1966, everyone played basketball. Our elementary school basketball team was good. Exceptionally good. We were the odds-on favorite […]

Agnes Shurr, Pearl Harbor Survivor

Agnes Shurr, Pearl Harbor Survivor

Leading up to the anniversary of Pearl Harbor several years ago, when my radio talk show was located in Fargo, North Dakota, I contacted the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs inquiring about Pearl Harbor survivors from the Peace Garden State. They were kind enough to give me a list of eight names but explained they […]

Mi-Ai Parrish, President/Publisher of the Arizona Republic on Death Threats and Endorsing a Democrat

Mi-Ai Parrish, President/Publisher of the Arizona Republic on Death Threats and Endorsing a Democrat

Mi-Ai Parrish, President and Publisher of the Arizona Republic, joined me just days ahead of the November 8, 2016 presidential election to discuss death threats delivered to her and staff members. The reason for the threats? Her publication, for the first time in more than 125 years, endorsed someone other than a Republican choosing Hillary Clinton. […]

The Trump Era Cometh

The Trump Era Cometh

On November 9th, 2016, I published a column on Facebook regarding Donald Trump’s stunning victory over Hillary Clinton and the nature of supporting the winner of presidential elections no matter who you supported. For a variety of reasons, this has become increasingly difficult for many Americans in recent elections. I’ll repost the column in its […]

Between the CGP: Episode 7

Between the CGP: Episode 7

The hunt for a new radio home continues after several very close calls… one in my native Midwest. So, to work through that, I decided it was time to honor my roots one more time. A purely therapeutic strategy. Work with me here… I came to the conclusion perhaps the best way to approach my […]