Christopher Gabriel

Christopher is a multimedia artist who wears the hats of sports talk host, published writer, voiceover talent and classically trained actor.

In 2005, after acting on the professional stage in the United States and Great Britain for more than 20 years, he sought out talk radio as a new creative outlet. He got his start on The Pat Kessler Show in Minneapolis screening calls, providing coffee and making Bananas Foster for Pat as incentives to get on the air. It worked. Eventually. Happily, he’s never looked back.

CG’s work, hosting The Christopher Gabriel Program on 940 ESPN Fresno, is highlighted by big opinions, insightful commentary, outstanding guests and a splash of satire. Olympic medalists, professional and college coaches and athletes, major media figures, Pulitzer Prize winning authors, Oscar, Grammy, Emmy and Tony winners, U.N. Ambassadors and more have all been a part, and continue to be mainstays, of the CGP. He might also veer off course to discuss weekend movie openings, some music and food, stories slightly off the radar, the occasional Premier League match or the World Bog Snorkeling Championships.

CG hosts Game Day Live for Fresno State Football at Bulldog Stadium, a smaller version of ESPN’s College GameDay. It’s a fast-paced, two-hour pregame show featuring an array of guests and special features in front of 2000 people.

The CGP has broadcast live from numerous major sporting events including FCS championship games, the NCAA’s Frozen Four and most recently the Clemson-Alabama national championship game in Santa Clara, CA.

Christopher’s work as a writer has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Sun-Times Media Group publications, USA Volleyball, Team USA (the Official Website of the U.S. Olympic Committee) and he was a weekly columnist for the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead.

CG’s been heard in over 1000 voice overs locally, regionally and nationally and has emceed more than 100 events working with numerous non-profit organizations. He’s proudest of his work with the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center in Fargo, North Dakota. They awarded him their Helping to Heal the Hurt of Personal Violence Award in January of 2015.

The Christopher Gabriel Program began in Fargo, North Dakota on 970 WDAY in 2009. In 2012, 2013 and 2014 the CGP was nominated for Best Radio Show in the region by The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. In 2013 the High Plains Reader named Christopher Best Local Celebrity and he was runner-up for the award in 2014.

Whether in the studio or at the stadium, Christopher’s work engages and entertains audiences daily through discourse, not discord.

Barrett Sports Media recently published a feature on Christopher:

A Conversation with Christopher Gabriel by Tyler McComas