Spokane TV and radio sports icon Dennis Patchin between haircuts during the COVID-19 pandemic
After 36 years in TV and radio in Spokane, Pacific Northwest sports icon Dennis Patchin is able to put is feet up, let his hair grow and discuss what’s ahead. Patchin is one of the many broadcasters who were displaced because of the COVID-19 pandemic and took some time to catch up with Dave. One of the few broadcasters to be allowed on the air after being told he was let go, Patchin describes what that final show was like on 700 ESPN and the gratitude for such a long run at one station. He relives some of most cherished assignments that include Washington State’s first trip to the Rose Bowl in 67 years, the rise of Gonzaga basketball and how he justifies being one of the few business who has not seen The Last Dance. How and when does he see sports returning? Is there a talk radio comeback in his future and when will he cut that hair?