95.7 FM The Game

95.7 The Game signs Dan Dibley to 1-year extension

Dan Dibley, whose departure from KNBR 680 signaled a symbolic start to the “Radio Wars” between the established AM sports talk station and it’s relatively young FM competition, will remain with 95.7 FM The Game for at least another year. Here’s The Game’s announcement, which I received via email.

San Francisco, CA – 95.7 The GAME (KGMZ-FM), The Bay Area’s New Sound For Sports, today announced that Dan Dibley, co-host ofThe Rise Guys, has signed a 1-year contract extension with the station.  “Dan is a big reason why The Rise Guys are the best sports radio morning show in the Bay Area,” said 95.7 The GAME Program Director Jason Barrett. “His energy, passion, sense of humor, and work ethic define what the Bay Area’s New Sound for Sports is all about.”

The Rise Guys are Whitey Gleason, Mark Kreidler, and Dan Dibley, heard weekdays from 6:00-10:00am.  “Talking sports with the Bay Area’s best sports fans every weekday morning is such a privilege,” said Dibley.  “I said before that the future of sports radio is on FM and I believe it more and more every day.”

Dibley joined 95.7 The GAME from KNBR-AM in May 2011, where he was Executive Producer for the Murph & Mac Show and Sports Update Anchor. He’s worked in Bay Area sports radio for 12 years and also serves as the Television Sideline Reporter for San Jose Earthquakes Soccer and as the television play-by-play voice for Comcast Hometown Network (high school sports and California League Baseball).

Unlike when athletes sign extensions, we’ll never hear about Dibley’s salary. Too bad. It’d be nice to hear about someone in the sports biz whose paychecks don’t dwarf what most of us are making.

When Dibley left KNBR, things started changing at “the sports leader.” Instead of Gary Radnich hosting with the help of Patrick Connor and Dibley  for the first hour, they tried pairing Radnich with Damon Bruce. Then after that blew up in their faces, they moved Bruce back to KNBR 1050 and brought back Larry Krueger as Radnich’s new co-host. KNBR replaced Dibley with Kate Scott, although she doesn’t have as large of an on-air role as Dibley did before he left.

Meanwhile, Dibley went from being a part of “Murph and Mac” and Radnich’s first hour to competing directly against both shows both on air with Kreidler and Gleason and on Twitter in March and back in November. Today on Twitter, Dibley accepted “congratulations” from CSN Senior Insider (and KNBR contributor) Ray Ratto.

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formerKNBRemployee
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Dibs was always a class act. Glad to see he got “paid”.

Stan
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Stan

He takes some odd positions sometimes..I chalk that up to his Radnich years. I pray for Dibs recovery to continue.

GooseLosGatos
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Seems like a very nice guy but I have a hard time getting into his ‘schtick’ as every stance he takes seems manufactored/designed for ‘buzz appeal.’

Seems very bright and he obviously has his own opinions but its hard to find his act stimulating when you suspect everything is contrived. Sorta like watching Steven A. and Bayless.

Of course that doesn’t mean you can’t be successful with that approach. Look at Damon Bruce.

Butcherboy415
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Love dibs, but the game is lame! It is well documented that I side with the leader (hey I grew up on Pete Franklin Ralph Gary Bruce McGowan John shader Dennis odonnell etc), but John Lund is so garbage they prop him up with a guest every day, and greg papa is sooooo good he has to suppress knowledge to not over shadow the out of town out of touch John Lund (who looks like woody Paige’s son btw). Then you get that blowhard wannabe tierney who literally just got off the plane from NY and don’t know jack about… Read more »
formerKNBRemployee
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it may sound like ButcherBoy has marinated his Tri-tip in the KNBR kool-aid (that sounded way more sexual than I imagined) but he is right

Tru
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For whatever KNBR does right, they will always be a joke to those who root for teams besides the Giants and 49ers. How can you claim to represent the Bay Area in any meaningful, honest way and ignore most of the teams. That station is just an utter joke.

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not that i’m defending KNBR in any way… but they don’t claim to represent the whole bay area sports landscape- just the giants and niners, as they are the flagship of both teams. what’s sad is that 95.7 is the A’s flagship- but they talk more about the orange and black, probably because it moves the needle more than a team whose team batting average is at the mendoza line… I’m sure if the A’s were more compelling (and that’s not a knock at A’s fans) both KNBR and 95.7 would talk about the A’s at length. Win and people… Read more »
Stan
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A new slogan from 95.7…they claim to be the “Giants information station”..can’t blame them when Beane advertized he is building a mediocre team…forever.
Damn Billy Beane for his wreckage of the once great Swingin A’s…

Tru
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KNBR never talked about the A’s during the runs from 2000-2006. If they did it was very sporadic. They also never really got into talking Raiders during their run in 2002, until the very end. If you call yourself the “Bay Area’s Sports Leader,” you can expect to be held to some sort of standard. I know the A’s fan base is beaten down at this point, but the Raiders are probably the most popular NFL team in California. They have a obvious agenda and almost purely exist on propaganda. The Game isn’t much better, but you know that if… Read more »
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I agree FKNBRE, I used to listen to 95.7 exclusively but lately I have started to go back to KNBR, It just seems that the Game has no direction, most of the A’s coverage has become nothing more than a campaign for the Stinkin Ownership’s desire to move the Team to San Jose. When they finally get someone like Larry Baer on for an interview they come across like Robots asking questions…I think they suffer from a major Inferiority complex. If they don’t start changing things soon they will be gone.

Paperback Writer
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BB – your best comment, ever, on or off the air!

Otis Byrd III
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Great post Butcherboy!… Yeah, I totally agree with you about Tierney. He is kind of fake. Like I said in one of my posts in the last radio wars article from here, you have to wonder if Tierney really is excited about that night’s Giants and/or A’s game. It feels like it’s forced. Almost everything about him screams NYC. His accent at times, to his take on the Bay Area teams, and the way he does his show with Eric Davis. I know he’s still trying to get used to the Bay Area, and the Bay Area is different from… Read more »
Stan
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C’mon BB..why change reality just for D.Bruce?
Lame is Brooks and Fitz,Lame thy name is Radnich and Krueger and Pauly..who has made a damn good living by only interjecting a few “That’s right Murph” for his input.
Tom T?..its laughable to hear him talk Baseball,Hockey…tiddly winks. He knows B-ball but after that,he’s a likeable sports bar drunk spouting off.

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BB I agree with most of what you said but come on, KNBR is so commercial. It’s not the KNBR you grew up with. Did you not forget the way Ralph was tossed like peice of trash by the Cumulus brass? I’ll agree with you on your assesments on The Game hosts but lets be fair, KNBR has its fair share of TERRIBLE hosts. You can’t tell me Fitz and Brooks arent pound for pound thee worst duo on Bay Area radio today!

Butcherboy415
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I am stealing that line!

FL
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Kate Scott was mentioned in the article so this seems like as good a time as any to ask: is anyone else bothered by her on-air mumbling? She’ll start off saying something at a normal voice level. Then someone else will start talking and she’ll try to interrupt them but her voice will be much lower, like she’s muttering under her breath or something. She does it a lot too. It’s very annoying to hear.

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She’s a sonic anesthetic. Her monotone wouldn’t be such a problem if she had better sports knowledge and insights. As far as that goes, she’s on par with Byrnes. I’m fine with diversity hires if they can stand on their merits. I dislike Rod Brooks for his boiling anger, but he’s up-to-date and generally insightful. I think Kate Scott is getting a pass b/c she fills a niche the station deems important (at least to maintain some kind of local cred if not to reach out to a new audience segment). That shouldn’t cut it for very long, but sadly… Read more »
Stan
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The last few days..Radnich just talked right over her..I couldn’t make out what she said.
If a old woman who teaches Piano gets drowned out by Radnich,why would he be courteous to Kate?
And I KNOW she got him upset saying nobody wants to hear about LeBron over and over. She’s trying to put her touch on the show..and he’s the type to lord over her who is the boss.
Like Montemayor said,Radnich is a tyrant to work with. And Monty got that from Dibs no doubt.

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It’s more than a little strange and insulting to refer to both Rod Brooks and Kate Scott as “diversity hires.”

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Only strange to someone hopelessly naive and/or self-loathing. KNBR is fairly white-washed and male dominated, as are most sports media organizations. In all likelihood, both Brooks (black male) and Scott (LGBT female) were hired principally to address that issue, and if not principally, their orientations/group affiliations were a significant factor in their hiring. In Brooks’ case, the hire served what’s rightly or wrongly considered a social imperative and, at the same time, was one that stands on its merits b/c he’s good at his job (temperment issues notwithstanding). OTOH, Scott’s hire seems to advance the social agenda and nothing else.… Read more »
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Just one other little thing about Kate: I noticed in her Twitter bio that she describes herself as a “sports anchor” on KNBR. I thought “anchors” were the main presenters or hosts on a show? Not someone who contributes a little or does the traffic.

Tony
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Dibs is ok but I have a question: Why is the Program Director issuing a press release for a guy who is essentially the “third wheel” on a morning drive show? Is this big news?

Stan
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It’s a statement Tony, that THEGAME will still be here next year. And beware KNBR.

T
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I think the bigger question is what warrants a press release. So if John Lund has an egg salad for lunch, does that warrant a press release?

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Do you listen to the show? I listen every morning driving to work and Dibs is by far my favorite part. He is hilarious! When he’s gone and someone else is filling in, the show really loses its edge.

Sunset Boy
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Chris Townsend is, by far, the best thing on the Game. Nice mixture of substance and style. Greg Papa is great, too, when he fills in on the Wheelhouse. John Lund, however, is just odd. He has some kind of strange self loathing streak, where he does nothing but talk about his physical shortcomings. Its awkward, uncomfortable radio. Please, Lund, keep it in check. The morning shows on both KNBR and 95.7 are typical, run of the mill, juvenile crap, though 95.7’s rise guys have a bit more credibility when they turn off the sound board and just talk sports.… Read more »
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Sunset Boy

Can’t go up or down on the thumb, since I agree with about half of what you wrote. – BUT what you did write, whether I agree or not -is top notch commentary. great post.

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Great post!….. I agree with you on Townsend. It’s kind of too bad that he’s so involved with the A’s because he has great knowledge of all of the Bay Area teams, and his show is a pretty balanced show. I like his “double shot” questions. It’s reminds you a lot of Damon Bruce’s Tuesday Trifecta questions that he has. I agree with you on Lund as well. The guy just isn’t really that good. Also, can they please give him a permanent co-host? Yeah, maybe it is good to have different co-hosts but, how can a host have good… Read more »
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Nice post, Otis, though I can’t agree with a lot of it LOL

Your points on Murph are ironic – as usually, KNBR hosts are lambasted for being “homers”, or ‘suck ups’, but when they are critical, they’re “complainers?”

Otis Byrd III
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I wasn’t saying that they are complainers. I was just agreeing with Sunset Boy on his point about Murph, and I was saying how he complains about the smallest things now, such as Harbaugh’s interviews, or Guber owning the Dodgers, while still being one of the Warriors owners.

I actually don’t mind Brian Murphy that much, even though him and Paulie Mac are homers. Brian Murphy actually does a good job hosting that show by himself…. Sorry that my last post about Murph sounded a little contradictory.

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I might be one of the only few that doesn’t hate Lund’s show. I think he does a good job but his co-host make the show. I’ve gotten used to the Papa and Urban rotation, but i really liked it when the had Steinmetz, Brodie, and Roxy in the mix.

What makes me sad about the station though is that they don’t utilize Rick Tittle more often. He’s been great on the weekends and deserves more air time.

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Actually I second that Genkidama.. I enjoy the content format of John Lund’s show. I think it is very well done. For the most part, you DO get a much heavier dose of sports content from the Wheelhouse than from any other show out there.

John Sports
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genkidama,

I agree with you on Rick Tittle, he’s the best in the Bay Area. I think the reason they won’t give him more time is Rick doesn’t tow the company line when it comes to the A’s ownership desire to move to San Jose.

Sunset Boy
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Yeah, I guess Lund isn’t that bad, at times he can be fairly interesting with some decent opinions. He needs the right co-host to play off of, does well with Papa as his fodder, Urban can be good with him, as well. Its just his weird “I’m horribly ugly and hate myself” thing that makes me cringe, at times. But, he’s been consistently employed in an industry with incredibly high turnover, so I guess it works for him on some level.

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Sunset boy? Sacred heart? st ignatius? The grove? Just curious as I rocked lower sunset during my youth at st Gabriel, but great take keep it coming…Seen a few lately and i llook forward to your posts

Otis Byrd III
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I’m not from the Sunset, but I graduated from Sacred Heart!…. Are you also an SH (Sacred Heart) graduate?

Sunset Boy
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No, just a third generation local kid that spent a good deal of my youth causing trouble on ocean beach on friday nights, or in the sunset, in general, and I’ll keep it at that. But I have a lot of pals from SI, for sure. Keep up the great calls on KNBR, Butcher boy!

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I honestly and sincerely do miss the programming that they had on 860 am prior to it being bought out by ‘someone’ who then got bought out by ESPN Deportes. I especially pine for those days when 860 is coming in loud and clear in Stockton. I thought the programming structure and content was perfect AND sincerely wished/wish that The Game would have adopted some of those concepts. It was a shame that i found 860 about a month before their format change AND it was by pure accident. (no advertising to speak of) This post is about Dan Dibley’s… Read more »
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2nd the notion on Steve Czaban…great sports opinions, doesn’t toe the corporate sports line thats often parroted (actual negative,cogent thoughts about “the National Football League”-who knew?) And enough non-sports stuff thats interesting and doesn’t insult the audience (not everything filters back to “Rocky” analogies KNBR) and funny, yet not childish. It would benefit Rise Guys definitely to listen in on their commute as well (they sometimes bring up” Mike and Mike”; I guess they meed fake arguement or stupid bet or lame bit material!)

Sunset Boy
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Love Steve Czaban! Would have never discovered him if it wasn’t for my insomnia!

Otis Byrd III
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Oh yeah, I wanted to ask you guys, how do you guys feel about 95.7’s new motto, “95.7 The Game, The Bay Area’s new sound for sports”? Even though their new motto is kind of blah, I think it’s WAY better than their old motto which was of course, “95.7 The Game, The Bay Area’s only FM sports station”.

Even though it was a good decision for them to change their motto, I wonder why did they do it. But yeah, how do you guys feel about 95.7’s new motto?

Jon
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I dont think their ‘new’ anymore. Try again 95.7

Otis Byrd III
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About Dibley, that’s good for him, even though I thought he was signed on for longer than a year, when he came to 95.7 last year…. I still miss Dibley on KNBR though. If was still there with Gary, and now with Krueger and Kate Scott there, that would’ve been an interesting 3 hr. show with Gary, Krueger, Dibley, and Kate Scott. LOL. I’m sure they all probably wouldn’t be on at one time though. Gary, Krueger, and Dibley would’ve been entertaining radio though. LOL at Dibley’s and Ratto’s small/tame Twitter war. Ratto should get a grip and lighten up.… Read more »
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When is 95.7 going to announce the extensions of Kruk and Kuip. Seems they play their play-by-play and analysis soundbites more often as to confuse the listener that they are part of their “team” as well. I understand you want some “sounds of the game”, but this appears to be a little overboard and disingenuous no? You guys can keep Dibley if you promise to dump Lund and his way-too-self-conscience and gossipy stylings.

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I happen to love the Lund Papa/Urban matchup and find it so much more entertaining than the ‘Blowhard’ Radnich.

Also how do you KNBR fanboys listen to that station with the number of ads they have. I listened to Sportsphone the other night and they had 1 phone call then 10 mins of ads/promos and then another call and another round of ads.

AJ
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I agree that Radnich is awful… definitely the worst on KNBR.

With regards to all the commercials, the Game is dreaming of the day the can sell that much ad time.

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1. I love everything about Dibley except when he rips Gary. Childish. Gary put you on the map. Show some respect for your elders

2. I’m a Radnich guy, stubbornly sticking with him, even though he seems to have lost his fastball.

3. Kate Scott is horrible.

4. 95.7 is trying too hard, the laughter is forced, a lot of the time it’s just not very good.

5. The best thing about 95.7 is their Raiders coverage, which is non-existent at KNBR.

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Gary rips everybody else – people at KNBR. KRON, other media members.

I kinda like it when people give it back to him.

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I truly cannot get into either station anymore. I agree with BB…..the game struggles for me. None of their shows really grab me and offer well produced, enlightening perspectives. I have given up on Radnich and Kreuger (this means I dont listen to them….not that I listen and I am whining…I flat out dont listen to them anymore). And dont get me started with the Walrus…his ‘wit’ he dispenses on knbr is garbage. Damon Bruce is the only one I actively listen to anymore. I just wish he had a partner, but I think at this point in his career… Read more »
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DBruce, is the biggest fabricator/fraud on KNBR. His technique – find topics that will generate anger and outrage amongst his 22-38 year old male who are looking for an outlet. It is a well known and tried and true marketing strategy in the business. It’s strait out of Radio 101 Chapter 7. He will take any side of an issue as long as it creates buzz which is my main problem with Bruce – you can’t believe anything he says which is hard to find stimulating because in the end its all BS because DBruce is essentially a very good… Read more »
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I’m with you, Goose. Also annoying how he always says, “I really do” to qualify a point. Like, “I love Al in San Francisco. I really do.” You get about 6 of those an hour on his show.

It is crazy how people fall for his act too. I honestly don’t think he has a huge following/audience but the ones he does have, live and die by his word. Kind of pathetic.

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Rich, when I do tune into Bruce (he is better than the horrible Fitzgerald and Brooks) it’s hilarious when some of those dim-witted callers conrgraulate him on his ‘tell it like it is approach.’ His über charisma along with his marketing skills are his saving grace. Most of his sports analysis is poorly thought out, superficial and lacking in strategic thinking but that is by design. When I have listened I often end up thinking ‘that makes absolutely no sense but now a lot of outraged 22 to 38 year old men are going to start calling in and venting… Read more »
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haha….. I’m not saying that what you are saying is wrong, and as someone who is a fan of his show, I’ll admit that some of the things that you are saying are right. Damon does overexaggerate things sometimes. I remember after the Giants took 2 out of 3 in a weekend series (I forgot who it was against) a month or so ago, he goes on this epic rant about the Giants that Monday, basically about their hitting, which then went into him talking about the Giants FO, kind of like it always does in a sense, but he’s… Read more »
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Otis,

Not sure why you would think I would find Damon a ‘good’ host based on my posts.

If you think guys like Skip Bayless and Stephen A are good then by that calculation DBruce is good to.

Personally, I find him to have no credibility as sports journalist.

In twenty minutes of listening to Tolbert yesterday I learned more than 20 hours of listening of DBruce who will ‘say anything’ to move the needle regardless if it’s accurate or not.

Why listen to someone talk about a subject your passionate about if it all bullshit…..

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Sorry, Ottis. Your exactly one of the ignorant (no offense) followers of Damon I was talking about.
Did you ever think maybe he didn’t leave KNBR because he can’t get a job anywhere else? He’s really not that good. Just because he says he ‘wants’ to stay and ‘chooses’ to stay, doesn’t mean its the truth.

Otis Byrd III
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Eh, I’m not sure if us followers of Damon are ignorant. I agreed with you guys on some of his shortcomings, but I still do enjoy his show. Even Marty Lurie and Damon’s producer had good things to say about Damon’s show. Of course, they aren’t going to say something bad about Damon who is their colleague, but Damon is a talent. As far as your question goes, yeah, he probably couldn’t get a job elsewhere (95.7, or a sports radio station outside of the Bay Area), but as I was saying, with him filling in for Jim Rome and… Read more »
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Even though I said I don’t agree with everything Damon says, I do agree with a lot of what he says though, however. I don’t live and die by his word though.

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Hey BASG, do you know the radio contract situations with the Warriors, 49ers and Raiders? Because I would like to see ‘The Game’ give knbr a run long term and I agree that they should increase their clientele for them to compete. Hopefully they can sign Warriors and either the 49ers/Raiders to be their radio broadcast home soon. Also in terms of changing their radio dial, I agree that they should switch to 102.9 to increase their reach and/or have an AM affiliate like what KCBS does (740AM/106.9FM). Hopefully ‘The Game’ can stay in the bay area market long term… Read more »
The Sports Leader
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Good news for Dan. He has earned this extension.
Better to be a trailblazer than to think what might have been.

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KNBR Commercials > The Game talking about the A’s

I’d rather listen to someone trying to sell me shit than sit through A’s talk.

To borrow one from Gary: NO ONE CARES!

Stan
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Nothing creates comments like sports media talk..I knew that. I had a little SF Gate blog..would mostly write about the locals sports shows,do my little reviews.. And why I said here..there should always be a niche to comment on the doings of sports hosts and their stations.
Now if their was a Stan tab…

Stan
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kidding..

The Sports Leader
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Give credit where credit is due.
Monday and Tuesday afternoon Damon Bruce discussed candidly and honestly the Sandoval scandal in Santa Cruz.
Yet not one soul at KNBR would touch that point.
KNBR tried to spin their discussion in a round-about manner.
Absolutely weak on the part of
Gary Radnich and Larry Krueger.
Guys are you that fearful of lossing your jobs?
Nothing like the freedom to express yourself on the Radio.

Otis Byrd III
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That’s one of the great things about Damon. He’s not afraid to discuss issues that the other KNBR hosts won’t talk about. What other host is going to talk about San Jose State football, let alone have their head football coach on? What other host will have a segment where video games are discussed? You also learn some new things on his show. Like I said, Damon is prepared for his show,and the guy does his HW. This isn’t a job to him, and it’s good that he really enjoys doing his show. Damon talked about the Pablo situation carefully,… Read more »
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Yes, very true about Bruce touching subjects the other host don’t. But I think it’s because of the fact that he is on 1050, he’s not monitored that much so he has a little more freedom to discuss controversial topics. I’m sure if he were to go to 680 he wouldn’t be able to talk about things the way he does now. Bruce really likes to use that as cache though, which is really annoying. It’s like he wants to scream from a mountain top. “I talk about stuff no one else does. I’m the best radio host in the… Read more »
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He’ll talk about anything because that moves the needle.

You are confusing integrity with opportunism.

Jason
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Everyone at KNBR must be on pins and needles with General Bungeroth roaming the halls babbling about “beach heads” and “turf”. Not an environment conducive to quality broadcasting.

B.A. Rich
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This is crazy, 63 comments so far. Bay Area sports media needs its own forum.

Ryan Leong
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Nice comments by Ray Ratto, sheesh. Twitter wars certainly are entertaining, no doubt about that…

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I absolutely love the passion for sports radio shown here. It’s the fuel that has ignited this two-station era in Bay Area sports talk. Some great comments here, though I think my friend BB went too far in his scathing critique of The GAME. I appreciate everyone continuing to give us a chance. We are less than a year into this and going against a 25-yr. monopoly so the tide may turn more slowly. Bottom line, we’re doing things differently over at The GAME, i.e. covering both teams and not toting the company line. We discuss the hot topics of… Read more »
Stan
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Hey Dibbs..a tip for your PD..”The Coco Crisp Show”…eh? He’s funny.

And plastics…

AJ
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Hey Dibs… different and better aren’t synonymous. The morning show is generally good, but can get a little too morning zoo on some days. Ease off the shtick. Lund is pretty terrible. Between the awful impressions with audio ambien, Urban, and the ridiculous shouting of Papa, the show is nothing but clown shoes. Only Brazil, Bernstein, or Reiss make that show listenable. In fact, when Reiss was on, it proved he should have that show, not Lund. Tierney is simply unlistenable. The last time I tried to listen back when the Sharks were still playing, the guy was the worst… Read more »
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love the rise guys – they have an awesome chemistry and generally hilarious and entertaining (don’t change a thing).. the show makes me look forward to daily drive to work. i disagree with previous poster .. I find lund and towney average and repetitive, i think BT does a great job and is a lot smarter than he’s given credit for, and the drive is usually a relatively stimulating show.

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Stan

When Radnich talks to a black guy like Andre Ward..it cracks me up. He goes into his urban talk..”Hows your woman?..and her man”..”So I saw Mizz Jackson”..says Raddy..Like he speaks a fluent second language.
Funny.

Jeff
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Jeff

Ha that is why I still love listening to Raddy. Although he is not as strong as he once was if there was one bay area radio broadcaster to pick to do an interview it would be him. Really knows how to get a lot out of a guest and isn’t afraid to call out their BS too.

tommyj
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tommyj

More Steinmetz in the early morning 0n 95.7. It was nice hearing someone with an opinion (“Let me tell you something”…love it), but Dibley and his ginger-tinged nonsense in its place during the “fake argument” bit they torture us with every morning. Only reason I listen: i hate soundboards!

Stan
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Stan

You have to give points to Dibs to actually post here among “the great unwashed”..How much interaction do you get from the others?..and KNBR’s only feedback is have Fitz troll blogs under a fake name.
Raddy would NEVER post on a blog. He’s much too much better then the common man as he drives a used Bentley..and you peon,don’t.

Jim from Napa
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Jim from Napa

The morning show isn’t bad and I like Dibs, but the rest of the programming is pathetic at times. They need better talent.

BenB
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BenB

i don’t get it. I really like BT way more than towney or lund. so what if he’s not homegrown bay area- he’s fresh, smart, and has the most gumption of anyone on the game (i love how he called out A’s ownership a few days ago for not showing any evidence of “wanting to win”). towney has a gift for gab but his whole show never has any substance whatsoever; he repeats the same thing (albeit passionately) for 4 straight hours.

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