I think you have to give Altitude some time to grow. Not having the Avalanche has hurt, but the station's ratings have steadily increased since George Karl took over as Nuggets head coach. Granted some of the programming is corny, but the positive is that it gives unknown and deserving athletes in the region more exposure. I like watching the Mammoth, Sky Sox, CHL Eagles, and Metro State hoops. The competition with FSRM will be benificial for the region as they will fight each other picking up more college and high school sports. From what I read, when the channel was launched, is that they will have a nightly sports news program (ala the Rocky Mountain Sports Report) within a year. The channel has gotten off to an inauspicious start, but give it time.
One suggestion I could offer is for them to get rid of that stiff Brandon Cruz. Not only is this guy boring, but the dude cannot dress.