Radio Wars

Arbitron ratings released: KNBR continues to dominate

Here are the ratings numbers updated through the May period, which runs from April 26 – May 23 (numbers on demographics or specific shows aren’t available to the general public):

San Francisco

March

April

May

Station

AQH%

Reach

AQH%

Reach

AQH%

Reach

Owner

KNBR-AM 3.1 506,000 6.0 1,027,900 5.8 1,013,000 Cumulus
KGMZ-FM 0.8 180,500 0.9 286,600 1.2 291,800 Entercom
KTCT-AM 0.4 139,600 0.4 168,000 0.8 337,900 Cumulus

 

KNBR 680 was the No. 1 station in San Francisco, barely edging KCBS (which garnered a 5.7). KNBR 680 finished seventh overall in San Jose.

San Jose

March

April

May

Station

AQH%

Reach

AQH%

Reach

AQH%

Reach

Owner

KNBR-AM 2.0 102,500 4.0 196,600 4.3 200,700 Cumulus
KGMZ-FM 0.9 39,700 0.8 50,100 1.1 53,200 Entercom
KTCT-AM 0.4 43,500 0.4 42,300 0.5 71,500 Cumulus

 

*AQH is Average Quarter-Hour Share or the average share during any quarter-hour during the course of the day. Reach is the total number of people that tuned in during the course of the week.

Here’s a graph that shows how each sports station has fared over the past year in San Francisco (when I get to a year’s worth of data on San Jose I will also include the year-over-year changes in that market):

Radio Ratings through May 2013

KNBR 680 continues to sit atop the sports radio rankings and for the second straight month was the highest-rated station in San Francisco. The ratings are down slightly from last month, with a drop of just under 15,000 listeners. The Giants are in the thick of things and barring a meltdown should continue to be in the hunt the rest of the summer, which presumably will keep their ratings relatively high.

KNBR 1050 had its best month since December, with a 0.8 rating and total listeners numbers over 300,00 for the first time since November. It had been a rough couple of months, with The Game looking like the new preferred alternative for people looking for sports talk outside of KNBR 680.

Over on the FM side, 95.7 continued on its upward trend, posting it’s second month with a rating above 1.0 this year. The early summer months last year were difficult for The Game until the A’s second half surge pushed them into the playoffs; we’ll see if an exciting A’s team this season can continue to drive the growth that has taken place so far in 2013.

YOY Changes:

May 2012 – May 2013
Ratings Listeners
KNBR 680 12% 8%
KNBR 1050 38% 37%
KGMZ (the Game) 33% 32%

 

Positive numbers across the board for all three stations this month, so there was an increase in both ratings and the total number of listeners compared to this time last year. According to the records that I have been keeping this is the first time all three stations have had both year over year rating and listener growth at the same time.

KNBR 680 had the lowest growth percentage-wise, but had the largest absolute growth — one of the side effects of having such a huge lead in ratings and listeners. Both KNBR 1050 and The Game saw increases in excess of 30%. For KNBR 1050, this stops the ratings slide that they had experienced since December and has to make Cumulus happy. The Game continues to improve from where they were from the year before; the ratings are not especially impressive, but the trend is positive in that they are continually improving from the previous year.

Summer is around the corner and KNBR 680 is in its normal spot, ruling the local airwaves. It will probably be several months before the ratings are even remotely close, but in the meantime there are still several other things to keep an eye on — such as whether The Game continue to build their audience over the summer and if KNBR 1050 can stay relevant.

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joe
joe

95.7 needs to crank up the wattage to even compete with KNBR and or get another station to cover the south bay.Wonder if they will get a staton when the raiders come onboard.

http://www.radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/pat?call=KGMZ&service=FM&status=L&hours=U radio coverage map.

With the exception of Greg Papa none of the other hosts had a show in a major market.His show when he did a solo mid days on 1050 was actually quite good. Checked sportsbyline website and guess towsend gave up the overnight show he had.

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Tom J
Tom J

Lots to chew on:  AJ you're spot on with the Barrett criticism.  I get that The Game has NBA coverage through their ESPN agreement.  But what stops them from either putting that or the A's game on sister station 102.1?  You spend money and don't use the resource.  They took the NCAA mens basketball tourney away from KNBR, yet don't broadcast a first Thursday game until 6:30 and have the majority of their shows from a sports bar where you can hear fans cheering excitable plays and yet no cutaway coverage, few updates from the hosts (outside of how much they're going to drink at said bar, while I'm sweating my you-know-what off trying to get through my workday trying to catch an update). Can you say irresponsible boondoggle?  He needs to go as do the juvenile producers that goad/encourage the segment-palooza, screaming hosts and infantile behavior. I'm just hoping when Entercom comes to their senses and offs "The Pimp" (nice nickname BTW), they try sportstalk radio the majority of the commenters want instead of turning it into a country station again.

AJ_Strong
AJ_Strong

95.7 sent out a tweet earlier that is a perfect microcosm of one of their biggest problems...

".@realOCsports & @MSteinmetzCSN will relive Lew Wolff's comments @ 11:00, want to hear from fans @ 11:15, @susanslusser @ 11:30 #Athletics"

Every damn minute of air time has been scheduled. I can only imagine that there's a white board on the studio wall that has this along with when the hosts are allowed to use the bathroom.

And again with the repetitive content. Poor OC and Steiny are forced by Barrett to replay all the Lew Wolff BS and make all the same comments that Bucher and Towny did yesterday.

paperback writer
paperback writer

Notes on SF Sports Radio:

The Game: Where it's Groundhog Day - EVERYDAY! Same empty boasting over how, new, hip and stereo they sound - over 2 years of this - sounds like an endless loop of a toothpaste commercial. An empty echo chamber of blather.

1050: probably the biggest market in the country where some of the CBS Sports radio class D stuff gets played. (except Tierney, the blowhard is on the blowtorch 680 in the wee hours)

DBruce : Funniest thing about his show - most stations key their ad costs based on drive time listeners both the traditional AM and PM drives when they have the biggest captured audience - in their cars - but 1050 chooses to put their only original program in the middle of the day AND to compete against themselves on 680!!!! who Does That???? 1050, does that ! Its a mea copa for having Fitz ruin 680 and any chance Rod Brooks has of doing well.

This just in - a friend who lives across the country said he heard DBruce on CBS Saturday , said he's on KNBR in SF and said he was pretty good for the CBS crew, but sounded egotistical but friend said that "Is probably because he's the big star on the big station there, right?". --- I had to break the news to him that DBruce is the only player on KNBR's Triple A Team! LOL

680: When the teams they carry are doing well, some very good radio, when not, it's a matter of taste. Sometimes they have too much "talent" on air, competing for talk space which gets confusing and cluttered. I'd really like to see them put their back-up, side kicks on the air on 1050 to both develop them for the big time later and to replace the drivel on 1050 from CBS. I think the Rome show can stay - but doubling down on Tolbert there is repetitious, the CBS shows are dreadful.

Let's hear PCon, Kate, Kolski, Ramey, Monty, bring in other up and comers and develop some programs which would keep the 680 crew sharper and less complacent. Experiment, innovate, mix it up. Forget the standard block programs mix and match talent, time slots, make it unpredictable, different themes, etc. would tune in just to see what's happening each day - which I never do now because we know the programming prevents ANYTHING from going on.

Slam
Slam

95.7 The Game Top 10:

1. Greg Papa - Warriors should get him back, drank the Raider kool aid

2. The Dibber - phenomenal sports knowledge, learned from THE KING

3-10: oh please this station blows

Slam
Slam

KNBR 1050 Top 10:

1. Damon Bruce - cant work with another guy, a "one man wolf pack" but he's pretty fantastic

2. Those gambling tout guys on Sunday morning

3-10: absolutely no one

Slam
Slam

KNBR Top 10:

1. Tolbert - the Warriors will lock him up. Humor, gambling, and he "laced 'em up"

2. Radnich - starting to slip, but he's the Rolling Stones of Bay Area sports media. The KING

3. Patrick Conner - crude, funny, sports fanatic, not a Giants homer. A REAL sports fan

4. Ray Woodson - more upscale, intelligent, funny, great complimentary player

5. Brian Murphy - his Giants and UCLA homerism gets old, but he's really good

7. Kruegar - deserves a medal for tip-toeing carefully around Gary's ego

8. Paulie Mac - love his passion of rock music and mafia movies

9. Ratto - he tries too hard to sell his high IQ, but he's funny I guess

10.Rod Brooks - he would probably be better if he wasn't stuck with Mr Arrogant asshole

Otis Byrd III
Otis Byrd III

@aj_strong Wow AJ, that was spot on! I totally agree with what you said..... Even though Dibley has more of a role on the Rise Guys than he did when he was on the Murph and Mac show and Gary's show back in his KNBR days, you're right in that he does try to be funny when it's not needed. With that being said, Dibley is a nut, but he's hilarious at the same time though. Like I said before, I don't think he takes himself that seriously. Murph and Mac are ok, but yeah, they are too homerish for me, and I'm a Giants fan. It's interesting how a lot of Giants fans feel that they're homers, yet they are so popular on KNBR. I agree they are tossers as far as asking soft toss questions go. I don't think I've remember one interview they did where hard hitting questions were being asked. The closest thing might've been a couple of years ago when Beltran was with the Giants, and Kuip got mad at them for somewhat blaming Beltran for the Giants having struggles after the Giants acquired him at the trade deadline in 2011, and asking him questions regarding that.

I agree with you about Gary and Larry. Even the biggest supporters of Gary have to admit that most of that shows stupidity has to do with Gary. I'm sorry. Gary just doesn't have the sports passion anymore and maybe he is mailing it in/BS'ing it each show, as some have said. Gary just sounds so out of touch sometimes, especially when he makes fun of Twitter and bloggers. Krueger is good and he is smarter than he leads on when he is with Gary, but Krueger and Kate Scott really help carry that show as I've said in the past. It's obvious Gary needs to retire. I'm sorry. He's the weak link, but I think we all know that Gary's not going anywhere. In a weird way, without him that show probably wouldn't be much or be the same because of Gary's influence on that show, even though it would be a better show. Maybe if Krueger was moved to another timeslot, and he had his own show, then that would be different... As far as OC and Steinmetz go, even though I don't really listen to that show, that show just isn't that good. Whenever you hear clips of their show for the promos of their show on The Game, it sounds awful. It's hard to believe that they put this show up against Gary and Larry (and Kate Scott).

As far as the Noon-3 timeslot goes, yeah, I normally listen to Damon as well. Still the best show on KNBR, as far as I'm concerned. Yeah, Damon is a little too into himself at times especially now, his jabs at Gary might be a little much at times for some people, and his show isn't for everybody, but as I've said before, the guy brings it every show. Damon's show kicks butt! It's too bad his detractors don't give him more of a chance, and it's too bad some people still hold against him that he's not from here and didn't grow up rooting for the Bay Area teams. But yeah, Damon brings it every show and doesn't mail it in, even if he doesn't feel well or is hungover that day. LOL.... I can't listen to Lund and Greg Papa. I agree with you on Greg Papa. He's like a different person on radio than he is on TV. Maybe he just doesn't take the radio show seriously. Fitz and Brooks just aren't as good as they used to be, but as I mentioned before, a lot of that might be because they have competition now from Noon-3. I used to like the Fitz and Brooks show, but ever since Damon originally moved to 1050 back in 2010 to go up against Fitz and Brooks, I just haven't really been able to listen to Fitz and Brooks anymore. I think they both get along good, but Fitz makes fun of Rod a lot for whatever reason, even if he is just joking.

Bucher and Townsend are ok, and is probably the only real listenable show on The Game, but I agree that there is forced laughter on that show. Townsend laughs at everything, just to make Bucher sound funny when Bucher isn't all that funny. Even Townsend and Gianna sometimes make Bucher sound like a "stiff shirt". Bucher is great talking basketball and he's not bad talking baseball and football as well, but I agree it does take him a long time to put sentences together. Even though this pairing has worked for now, I agree that Townsend is better by himself..... I agree that Tolbert isn't that bad, and I agree with everyone else that the tandem with him and Ratto hasn't been too bad. Tolbert isn't bad with Byrnes, but Byrnes isn't all that good. Thank goodness Byrnes doesn't host Sportsphone anymore!

As far as the nights go, Woodson hasn't been too bad hosting Sportsphone since he took over for Byrnes last year. Sportsphone hasn't really been the same since Damon left Sportsphone to originally go to 1050, but Woodson is passable to host Sportsphone. Haberman is ok, but eh. He's kind of boring really. I agree that he replays the interviews from the previous shows a little too much. He spends like the last 30 to an hour of his show doing that. They've put Josh Rosenberg (whoever that is)/The Guru and Zakariah on some nights and they're ok. They actually do have kind of a solid show. Sometimes they have forced segments too though. I wonder if they have them on to create a more exciting show for the evenings, when Haberman has the night off after hosting A's postgame.

I agree with you on Marty Lurie. Marty is perfect on weekends before and after Giants games. What a find for KNBR!

But yeah, hopefully Jason Barrett reads your post! It really was spot on!.... It seems like The Game is ok with being plowed by KNBR in the ratings.

3rdNKING
3rdNKING

knbr dominates nothing

the Giants and Niners run the bay...

...Radnich had on an ex bay area annoucer guy and he noted he had moved to florida to get away from us "crazies" and our marijuana movement..can't remember his name cause it doesn't matter

what does matter is Marijuana is on the ballot now in florida and about to be legalized

now what scrub, don't ever ride on my crew

FREEDOM FOR ALL!  420 4 LIFE!

Beaver
Beaver

Not to throw shade, but listening to Rod Brooks is like watching Jarret Jack dribble.  You don't know where he is going or if he is ever going to stop.  The cat needs a 24 second clock.

Tom J
Tom J

Things on sports radio that will get the station changed by me: gimmicky segments, Bill Martin to not talk about weather (have him on during winter) , incessant Tebow talk, Andrea the Astrologer, Al from San Francisco( yeah it's all about championships, we get it) Salty Balty, a Paulie Mac tune, Kate Scott interjecting nonsense , Ang (Damon's caller) asking for free stuff). John Lund snickering, text tussles and Eric Byrnes trying to get a cogent sentence out.

Slam
Slam

Maybe, to piggyback off the Giants success, they change their name to "95.7 The Gamer Babe"

AJ_Strong
AJ_Strong

As for the demo numbers, which the Game always claims to be doing well in, here ya go:

24-54: KNBR #1

18-34: KNBR #4

18-49: KNBR #4

AJ_Strong
AJ_Strong

Interesting that 1050 jumped .4 and had a higher cume than the Game. Can we assume that Warriors playoffs had something to do with that?

paperback writer
paperback writer

....and the sun rose in the East, the cars keep going faster all the time, the beat goes on and on an.................

akamikedavid
akamikedavid

I wonder if 95.7 being the raiders station will help at all.  KNBR 680 seems to get a big boost from being branded toward a particular set of teams (49ers, Giants) so would 95.7 get the same kind of boost for rep-ing the East Bay teams?

Otis Byrd III
Otis Byrd III

@joe Yeah, Greg Papa was great back in his Ticket 1050 days. Even though he talked more about the A's and the Raiders back then, since he used to call both A's and Raiders games at that time, it was a solid show. I think he was on Ticket 1050 from Noon-3, back when Rick Barry was on from Noon-3 on KNBR 680. 

But yeah, it's weird how Greg Papa is so bad on the radio now on The Game, when he was good on the radio back in his Ticket 1050 days. I don't know if it's because he might be rusty and if this is the first time he's hosted a radio show full-time since his Ticket 1050 days, but Greg Papa is better than what he displays when he's on The Game.

Pulgas de Brent Burns
Pulgas de Brent Burns

@aj_strong They really really really wanna just be PTI from 6am to 7pm and then reset it all until 10. At first it worked okay cause it was nice to hear some structure and all that compared to KNBR, but it gets old fast. I pretty much only listen in the car or when they have an interview of interest at this point, the rest is such tired schlock. 

Slam
Slam

you make an interesting point about "just mix it up", the radio playbook must say listeners expect/want the exact same thing every day, but I agree with you, throw a bunch of crap against the wall and see what sticks ... Tolbert and Radnich, Fitz and Ratto, Murph and Kruegar .... I would totally make a point to listen to that .... but the corporate stiffs dont want to or cant be flexible ... maybe the ratings are too important to determine how much to charge for ads, .... it's an interesting point

LebronApologist
LebronApologist

Possibly the most accurate post I have ever read on this message board. Tell Al to go back to the Christmas tree lot and and wait for Damon. There is NOTHING worse than when those two interact. Great post. And do people feel the need to say Kate Scott is great just because they feel more progressive by doing so. She's terrible. NO!

TSL
TSL

Agree with Tom J

Why is Bill Martin on the radio? Since when did this guy become a minor celebrity?

He comes across as very nasty and petty. Go home Martin.

Otis Byrd III
Otis Byrd III

@aj_strong Oh yeah, I'm sure most of the Warriors playoff games being on 1050 this year, for sure helped out 1050.

Speaking of playoff games, what station does the NBA Finals go to when The Game is airing A's games at the same time? I tried going to the Sharks station (98.5 FM), and it wasn't there. I went to Live 105 (105.3 FM), and it wasn't there. I was wondering about that. 

It's kind of too bad for The Game that they don't have a station like KNBR 1050 to dump other games and other programming to when an A's game is being aired on The Game, like KNBR 680 has when a 49er game, Warrior game, or other programming (the Mr. T show) conflicts with a Giants game on KNBR 680.

Otis Byrd III
Otis Byrd III

@akamikedavid I'm sorry man, but probably not. Once again, not to sound like a pompous San Francisco guy but, even though the Raiders and the A's have a rich and winning history here in the Bay Area just like the 49ers and Giants do, both of those teams just aren't as popular at this point in time like the 49ers and the Giants are. Plus, KNBR is the "flame thrower" and being on KNBR for sure has probably helped out both of these teams over the years (yes, the 49ers were on KGO for years and that helped them out), especially with the recent success of both the Giants and the 49ers.

Also, as has been talked about on here before, The Game not having a strong signal to some parts of the Bay Area and Northern California hurts their cause.

Slam
Slam

95.7 will definitely get more bail bonds and condom advertisers

paperback writer
paperback writer

Well, my mix up point was for 1050 and my proposal to,give lots of air time and new programming there.

Of course it would be great to mix it at 680, but for obvious reasons it won't happen - but at 1050 - there's nothing to lose and a lot to gain.

As for mixing at 680. - how about a once a year change up - on about - uh April 1? LOL

Tom J
Tom J

@aj_strong @Tom J  aj; you mean the host and not the listener?  One more: flagship stations that don't talk about their team enough (ie SJSharks and A's-little or no postgame).

AJ_Strong
AJ_Strong

@Otis Byrd III Isn't one of the funniest things with 95.7? They blow the cash to get the rights to air games, promote the hell out of their big get, and then don't air them when there's a conflict with the A's. I don't think were dealing with guys that broke the ceiling on their SAT scores :)

AJ_Strong
AJ_Strong

"Maybe a telling sign is that we're not seeing all those stupid posts about employee contract extensions like we did this time last year."

Think Barrett and Co. don't read the posts and comments? Barrett just tweeted that Dibley got an extension... LOL

AJ_Strong
AJ_Strong

@Tom J I mean the hosts. I check in from time to time to see if anything has changed (it hasn't other than another new station motto). 

I don't notice the morning guys yelling. When Whitey and Kriedler are having a good discussion, they have had some very good radio. Then, the station's version of Kate Scott, Dibley, has to inject himself into the conversation with some bad attempt at unneeded comedy relief and ruin what was otherwise a compelling conversation. Either that or they pull the plug on a good topic because they have to get to something asinine like Fact or Fantasy on time. Then again, Murph and Mac are complete tossers so that makes the rise guys look a little better by comparison.

I've never heard OC/Steinmetz really yell often, but that's probably because it takes half a segment for Steinmetz to get his point out. During that time, I can only imagine OC is listening to hooked on phonics trying to figure out how to pronounce words like Veniza properly. I wouldn't mind Steinmetz so much if the guy just got to the point more often and did just a bit of research rather than trying to go by memory. They both just sound so uninformed, I can't take either seriously. On the other side, you have Gary, Larry, and Kate who I have tried out lately and have found myself laughing hysterically at the sheer stupidity. I can only imagine if the View ever started talking about sports, it would sound exactly like Gary and Larry where it's nothing but idiots talking over each other and you can't hear anything. I generally use that time to check out the Howard Stern replay.

Once we get to noon though, the caffeinated beverages must kick in. Lund's middle school humor and senseless takes are the gold standard for examples of the lowest common denominator of talk radio. And when you think it can't get worse, a pro like Greg Papa invokes his Radnich-on-steroids persona and starts talking over him and screaming pop culture references from what is clearly somewhere other than the studio Lund is located in which explains why there is zero chemistry. Don't get me wrong... Fitz and Brooks have the same chemistry as oil and water, but at least they give each other some space aren't spending half the show screaming. Either way, I'm generally listening to Bruce at this time, but I still fail to understand how Papa can be such a pro on TV and such an amateur on radio.

I haven't listened to Bucher and Towny in a long time because it's just painful. I just don't get all the forced laughter and constant screaming from Towny. I mean it's every little thing. And it makes no sense since he was a regular listen for me when he was doing evenings. Bucher is just wretched. Listening to him try to put two sentences together is like Helen Keller trying to find her home using Apple Maps. I listened to the Baer interview yesterday and the Wolff interview today just to see if anything would be said about territory rights. I haven't heard an interview that uncomfortable since Jay Leno interviewed Hugh Grant. Absolutely awful. 20 minutes of "no comment". Wolff even explained to them that he had already told the producer what he couldn't comment on. You ask Selig those questions, not they guys he banned from talking about it. 

When he's being serious, Towny can be quite good, but as soon as he falls into that giggly, screaming shtick, I'm out. Meanwhile, I can throw on Tolbert and know I'm going to hear some nice mellow sports talk without it being screamed at me with forced laughter and hackneyed bits. I also love that Tolbert will stay on a topic if it's getting a lot of feedback, even through a commercial. Someone needs to explain that idea to Barrett thoroughly. Of course, when Byrnes is with Tolbert, I'm out. Byrnes makes bellboy look like Rome.

For the most part, I don't listen during the evenings. Generally sports are on so I'm involved with that. However, there are times I will check in if I'm on my way home from softball or something. When Marty Laurie is doing his thing, I dig it. He doesn't scream, he has no bits, and when he doesn't know something, he doesn't act like he does. And while not every caller is mensa member, Laurie gives them time to get their point out and has some give and take with the good calls.  I tried Haberman a couple times and all it sounded like was a clip show with him spending the vast majority of his time replaying the same garbage you heard earlier in the day. Why even bother? And when he actually got calls, they barely get out what they had to say before being cut off. I'm sure that only because most would have a better take on the topic than Guy would.

However, this all falls on Barrett. He has the authority to tell the hosts to knock off the grab ass, dump the 27 bits a day, end the empty debates and fake laughing, and just bring serious sports talk. 

And enough with the repetition. Just last week, on my way into work, the morning guys are going on about MLB replay. I head out for lunch and Lund and Papa are saying that exact same garbage while Damon Bruce is going through a great A's discussion. Barrett needs to tell his hosts it's ok to cover a topic for longer than the 8 minutes between commercials. I can remember several times where one of the shows got onto a hot topic and were rolling for a segment. They even asked for callers. I had a great story for the topic and called in just as they were going to commercial. The call screener thought my story was awesome and said he wanted to put me on but they were already onto something else... even though they had asked for callers less than 3 minutes earlier. The call screener then asked me to call back in an hour because they were going to go back to it. You ask for callers... they call... and you ask them to call back. Programming brilliance, I tell ya!

Hey Jason... I know you or one of your little intern minions is reading this while you're dying to be the audio equivalent of ESPN, but does every little thing have to be so damn structured, regimented, and scripted? Then again, what should we expect from a guy who allowed his hosts to have a debate about how funny the word 'anus' is during the Boston tragedy? Fitz and Brooks gave the tragedy the required attention while Damon Bruce threw all of his planned programming out the window just to discuss it. Meanwhile, Papa and Lund are talking about the word anus like they're 6th graders. You don't really wonder why no one takes this station seriously, do you? 

As for Bay Area sports fans in general, we can only hope Entercomm is looking for Barrett's successor. I know if I did my job this badly for 2 years, I would get canned PDQ. Maybe a telling sign is that we're not seeing all those stupid posts about employee contract extensions like we did this time last year.

Kudos, JB... you've taken great potential and made it the laughing stock of sports talk on the west coast. Congrats! I mean, really... does anyone on this board think they couldn't do a better job programming this station?


Otis Byrd III
Otis Byrd III

@aj_strong LOL. For real though. It's odd that important games like the NBA Finals aren't being aired on the radio, because of the A's games. It's almost like, everyone pretty much has to tune in to ABC to catch the NBA Finals games.

It's almost kind of funny how no one on The Game mentions this. Yeah, that would make them look bad, but at least explain why the NBA Finals games won't be aired on the radio.