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April 10, 201521

680 or 1050: Lengthy Warriors playoff run could put KNBR in tough spot

KNBR 680’s teams make a hell of a trio. As the flagship station of the San Francisco Giants, “The Sports Leader” has aired three World Series-clinching games in the last five years.

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April 08, 201524

Damon Bruce on new A’s post-victory song: “I don’t think black people like it”

The song playing over the PA system took several fans and players by surprise after the Oakland A’s won 8-0 on Opening Night at the Coliseum. Instead of “Celebration” by

April 06, 20156

Lon Simmons had one outstanding trait that’s a requirement around here

Lon Simmons passed away over the weekend at the age of 91, which means he lived a long and full life, but the news was still jarring in a way. While

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April 06, 20158

A personal memory of Lon Simmons

I was all set to write a column today about Opening Night and whether the A’s could break the hex of losing their first game seemingly every year, but I

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April 02, 201540

95.7 The Game replaces “The Towny & Zakariah Show” with A’s baseball

Unless it was an April Fool’s joke that was explained after I got out of the car last night, “The Towny & Zakariah Show” (95.7 The Game’s evening show featuring

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March 30, 201512

Dennis O’Donnell interviews a combative Jay Mariotti, who was either sweaty or wore too much hair gel

Dennis O’Donnell took some time out from breaking news last night to interview Jay Mariotti. The intro montage included a rundown of Mariotti’s career with a heavy focus on the domestic

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March 27, 201513

Examiner hires Jay Mariotti: let the boasting and self-victimization begin!

The San Francisco Examiner has been around for over 150 years. Throughout my childhood it was an afternoon paper that had an odd relationship with the San Francisco Chronicle. I assumed

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March 26, 20157

Mick Foley to Tom Tolbert after mistakenly going on KNBR instead of 95.7: “You have better ratings”

Today’s lineup: @billbarnwell 3:30, @SteinmetzNBA 4:30, @realmickfoley 5:00. Plus my own 40-for-40. 40 things in sports that made me. — Damon Bruce (@DamonBruce) March 25, 2015 As you can see

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March 17, 201523

49ers radio analyst Tim Ryan: “Patrick Willis retired. Chris Borland quit.”

It was inevitable after San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Chris Borland announced his retirement late yesterday that not everyone would be on the same page. The NFL is a multi-billion

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March 04, 201585

Greg Papa compliments Rosalyn Gold-Onwude, Bob Fitzgerald doesn’t seem all that impressed

There was an amusing and slightly awkward situation on CSN Bay Area’s broadcast after the Warriors beat the Bucks at Oracle Arena. Immediately after the Warriors won 102-93, sideline reporter

Radio Wars
February 27, 201515

95.7 The Game extends partnership with Oakland A’s through 2018 (plus Feb ratings)

I’m over a week late with the ratings, which upset a lot of you. Some of the nasty emails and tweets I received … do you kiss your mothers with those

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February 25, 201521

Greg Papa already practicing touchdown calls for Amari Cooper

While Oakland Raiders fans debate who they want the team to select with the number four pick in the draft, the team’s play-by-play announcer, Greg Papa, apparently has his sights set

February 22, 201526

Draymond Green calls Matt Steinmetz a “clown”

It’s always fun when we get to pull out the popcorn for the purposes of watching athletes and media figures in the Bay Area trading jabs with one another. 95.7

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February 19, 201514

BASGcast (Ep. 127): Dan Dibley on his return to 95.7 The Game

Dan Dibley is back on 95.7 The Game, and he joins Bay Area Duck Guy and Bay Area Sports Guy to talk about the biz, 49ers and Warriors. Topics include:

February 17, 201527

Dan Dibley returns to 95.7 The Game

While many are still focused on Barry Zito rejoining the Oakland A’s (who signed Zito to a minor league deal), I find the following return to be a tad more interesting … or entertaining,

February 09, 201577

95.7 The Game program director Jason Barrett announces he’s leaving in June

95.7 The Game (KGMZ) will have a new program director this summer. Jason Barrett announced he’ll be moving back to New York when his contract ends in June, ending a

Oakland A's Reddick Crisp clinch AL West
February 09, 20157

A’s FanFest impressions and interviews: Josh Reddick on Chili Davis, Country Breakfast on WS, reasons for optimism

Yesterday over 15,000 folks braved lousy weather and showed up to the Oakland Coliseum complex for A’s FanFest, an event meant to sell tickets and acclimate fans to new players,

Steve Young KNBR
January 29, 201513

If Steve Young is right about “perception,” 49ers are in trouble (a few current players are reportedly “disgusted,” too)

Steve Young, the Hall of Fame quarterback who’s known as “bro” to loyal listeners of KNBR, joined Tom Tolbert and Ray Ratto yesterday for an all-too-rare media appearance in which Young

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January 28, 201543

Jason Cole on 49ers’ coaching search: “Word around the league … SF is not the place to go to make money”

Want to know how a defensive backs coach chose Dan Snyder’s team over Jed York’s? Or why the 49ers can’t find an offensive coordinator? How does a wide receivers coach for the

January 27, 20157

Manute Bol bobblehead night: Warriors fans of a certain age look back

The Warriors play the Chicago Bulls tonight at Oracle and it’s Manute Bol bobblehead night. I don’t usually get too hyped for bobblehead giveaways, but I’m very excited for Manute Bol

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