“The Drive” is an iconic sports-talk radio show in Denver history featuring some of the most entertaining personalities to ever crack a microphone over the years. The current iteration of “The Drive” is hosted by Zach Bye, who brings years of radio experience and unmatched authenticity to the program each day. His partner, Phillip Lindsay, is the embodiment of our city. Phil grew up in Denver, starring at running back for Denver South High School. He went on to break records at the University of Colorado, before becoming a Pro Bowler with the Denver Broncos. Phil’s energy and enthusiasm matched with Zach’s passion and precision creates Denver’s can’t miss show on your drive home, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. weekday afternoons!
The Drive | Hour 1 | 02.27.24
Hour 1 of The Drive sees Zach get fed up immediately about how the court storming narrative has shifted in the last 24 hours. Also, are Sean and Russ going back and forth right now? | Sean Payton admits that the time has come for them to decide on Russell Wilson’s future. Zach and Phil waste no time getting into why this was never meant to end well. | Phil tells a cool story about the one time he got praise from someone he wasn’t expecting praise from. Draymond Green gives Nikola Jokic his flowers from their matchup on Sunday. The guys are glad others continue to see what Denver has always seen. | Val is working his way back to rejoining the Avs on the ice. Zach and Phil discuss where does the schedule most favor Val to return!
The Drive | Hour 2 | 02.27.24
Hour 2 of The Drive dives into the heart of the Sean Payton and George Paton press conference from the NFL Combine. Zach and Phil go through what type of QB Sean is scouting for after his comments today. This leads to a conversation about how much stock someone should put into first impressions. Sean also talks about grinding through the dog days and not running away to the transfer portal when times get hard. Are the rookies ready for what Sean has in store as an old school coach? | The Drive’s “Three Count” lets LeBron James have it after his recent comments about Bronny. | Tim Patrick may be packing his bags, but Phil makes one last case. The Drive heads down the Broncos rabbit hole ft. Melvin Gordon, the Raiders, and George Paton.
The Drive | Hour 3 | 02.27.24
Hour 3 of The Drive runs into Senior Editor at Denversports.com, James Merilatt, and he joins us. James gets into why Russ will never win in this town with people like Zach and Sean watching over him. | Tim Patrick may need to restructure his contract if he wants to remain a Denver Bronco. Phil explains why Tim the person is more important for Denver than cutting him over a contract. | Phil talks about what it was like when he found out he wasn’t invited to the NFL Combine. Who did Phil feel wasn’t supposed to be there? | Colin Cowherd has emphatically put his stamp on why Nikola Jokic is the best player in the NBA. Can the Nuggets start thinking dynasty now that they’ve got the West in the palm of their hands?
The Drive | Hour 4 | 02.27.24
Hour 4 of The Drive gets into Sean Payton’s comments about evaluating QB’s. Zach and Phil discuss how easy or tough things will be during this process. Our Denversports.com Senior Broncos Writer, Andrew Mason, joins The Drive. Mase recaps Sean’s comments about what he’s looking for in his next QB and how confident he is right now about where they’re headed. Has Sean fallen in love with a QB so far? Mase goes through the development and identification of young QB’s under Sean Payton over the years. Mase closes by talking about how involved George Paton will be in the draft process this year. Zach and Phil discuss the possibility of Sean falling in love with JJ McCarthy. | It’s Hot Take Tuesday presented by Papa Murphy’s on The Drive! | Zach makes his case for why Denver will be the #1 seed in the West when it’s all said and done.
The Drive | Hour 1 | 02.26.24
Hour 1 of The Drive addresses the pressing issue in sports right now and that’s court storming. Are the days of court storming potentially numbered? Zach makes a case for why it should stay! | The Denver Nuggets outlast the GS Warriors to sweep them for the first time in the Kerr/Curry Era. Could the Warriors sun be setting on their run? Zach and Phil praise the Nuggets bench, but it leads to a bigger question: Is it Zeke Nnaji time? | The NFL combine is off and rolling. The guys explain why for some it’s a dream and for others it’s a nightmare. | Valerie Nichushkin is back! Zach and Phil are pumped that he could be the juice that Avs need to turn things around. Should the Avs Brass feel propelled to get a 2nd Line Center now?
The Drive | Hour 2 | 02.26.24
Hour 2 of The Drive talks about which guy anyone would want to be, Brandon Marshall or Russell Wilson? Phil details the one time he almost snapped on the Broncos like B-Marsh. Zach and Phil listen to Russell Wilson’s side of the story. Is there a little bit of revisionist history taking place? Russ divides The Drive again as he talks about what he wants his legacy to be down the stretch. Does Russ intentionally say things to fuel his haters? | The Drive’s “Three Count” is shocked that one former Buff went down instead of up. | Sean Payton and George Paton will be speaking at the combine within the coming days. Will Sean Payton answer any questions about Russell Wilson?
Great show. Too many commercials
Not sure what happened but this show is littered with commercials now.
I miss the chemistry of Stoke with Zach and the substance of DMac. The station seems to want a different audience. So bye.
This great from Mason so Brayden be quit