95.7 FM The Game

Former 95.7 PD Jason Barrett publishes “secret” demo ratings on his blog

Jason Barrett The Pimp 95.7 FM The Game

Remember how I used to publish the local sports talk radio ratings? I stopped because they were always the same. KNBR would cruise from a 4.0 or so during the baseball offseason to anywhere from 5.5 to 9.0 from April to October. Meanwhile, 95.7 The Game’s overall rating (all times of day, all ages, both genders) would hover between 1.0 and 1.9.

Longtime readers know the story from way back, when Jason Barrett, 95.7 The Game’s former Program Director, invited me out for lunch. The lunch was more of a two-hour lecture about the ratings process, how sports talk stations only care about one demographic for advertising purposes: men age 25-54. However, those ratings aren’t seen by non-radio folks.

Is there any way you can send those demo numbers to me, Jason?

No way, they’re secret. We aren’t allowed to give those out. Nielsen will lock us up and throw away the key. But you should stop posting the ratings that make us look bad. Seriously, I’m dyin’ here. 

(Disclaimer: This conversation probably went a little differently at Zero Zero after we shared our Margherita pizza. But that’s pretty close to how it went down.)

It’s not clear what Barrett is doing these days, other than blogging. And he posted something fairly interesting yesterday: radio ratings from around the country. And not just any ratings, but the 25-54 male demo numbers that supposedly aren’t available to the general public (hat-tip goes to @beandoggerel for pointing this out).

Barrett went through the December ratings for nine different metro regions, but we’ll focus on San Francisco.

Overall 6+ Mon-Sun (ratings available to the public)
KNBR 680: 3.9
95.7 The Game: 1.9

Overall (Men 25-54)
KNBR 680: 4.8
95.7 The Game: 3.8

Morning (Men 25-54)
Murph & Mac: 6.1
Chad, Joe & Lo: 3.9

Mid-Morning (Men 25-54)
Gary & Larry: 3.5
Haberman & Middlekauff: 3.0

Noon-to-3 (Men 25-54)
Fitz & Brooks: 3.1
Papa & Lund: 4.2

Afternoon Drive (Men 25-54)
Mr. T & Ratto: 5.3
Damon Bruce: 3.0

Barrett didn’t include ratings figures for the evening shows.

If the numbers he posted are correct, 95.7 The Game is doing pretty well from 10 am until 3 pm, while KNBR has a significant edge during heavy commute hours. However, KNBR might not worry at all about any of these numbers, seeing as the Giants were big players in free agency and their ratings should spike across the board in April.

Several in the industry are wondering when 95.7’s current PD, Don Kollins, is going to make a move. Perhaps he’s hesitant to kill the station’s momentum if he’s seeing his current lineup making inroads, or he’s waiting until 2016 to make changes. I probably won’t post anything else on the “Radio Wars” unless something newsworthy occurs … or Barrett continues to post the ratings we weren’t allowed to see until now.

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woodmakesitgood
woodmakesitgood

Its interesting that Murph and Mac have the highest rated show even though they are unlistenable.

And Bruce has the lowest rated show...he is annoying, but no more so than Murph and Mac.

John Crook
John Crook

If we could have even less Fitz and Brooks, that would be even better. The P-Con move makes sense. I like when he's had to do the shows on his own and he's more in the 95.7 listener ballpark than Murph and Mac, meaning he's a little edgier.

SeanRincon
SeanRincon

I think Papa and Lund compliment each other well. The only thing that can get annoying is all the sexual innuendos..one or two fine..but it's a bit over the top..

diskus
diskus

I'm no expert but those seem like very encouraging numbers for the game considering how long they've been in the market and how established 680 is

diskus
diskus

I'm no expert but those seem like very encouraging numbers for the game considering how long they've been in the market and how established 680 is

Tom J
Tom J

Instead of commercials The Game should charge LoNeal a buck for every time he begins a sentence with "When you look at".... revenue problem solved. I'm on record for Joe for a gambling info segment but other 2 guys not so much.

woodmakesitgood
woodmakesitgood

@Tom J At the end of the day, when you look at tics like that, it is what it is.

Snyd
Snyd

AJ_Strong My Lorenzo favorite is "Mad-BOMB" instead of "Madbum" for Madison Bumgarner. I thought he was just joking until I heard him describe a leg injury as a "bomb leg" instead of bum leg. Add in Chad and Joe's scratchy raspy cigarette whiskey voices. How in the world did ONE of these guys get a radio job let alone all three?

sjsteve
sjsteve

Worst yet Rod Brooks explain how he maintains his job and only thing of note was sideline reporter for niners and did not finish season. As for Fitzgerald at least his resume he does olympics pxp football pretty good too Ratings might improve deleting Brrooks at least they would cut budget someting business loves to do. I would prefer Fitz over Robinson pxp football.

Otis Byrd III
Otis Byrd III

sjsteve Yes, back in the early 2000's I think, Greg Papa hosted a show on what was then the Ticket 1050. I agree, it was a good show, even though he talked about the A's and the Raiders a lot of the time because he was calling games for both teams back then. I agree that show is better without Lund. They should either have Greg Papa host that show by himself or maybe add Dibley to the mix or possibly Zachariah and the Guru or Townsend.

sjsteve
sjsteve

Would be a much better show without Lund. His show was good on 1050 awhile back believe 12-3pm.

sjsteve
sjsteve

95.7 still shows ESPN on website. Not really that much of a loss as no sports talk just repeat of sports news at night except for morning show and Pxp of most major sports games. We never get a chance to hear say Cowherd,Eisen etc instead stuck with Amy Lawrence ,Ferrel etc.

Would be nice if ESPN buys a station and runs full coverage like in other cities.

Doubt they will go back to KNBR since both CBS/NBC Sports are all owned by Cumulus.

sjsteve
sjsteve

95.7 still shows ESPN on website. Not really that much of a loss as no sports talk just repeat of sports news at night except for morning show and Pxp of most major sports games. We never get a chance to hear say Cowherd,Eisen etc instead stuck with Amy Lawrence ,Ferrel etc. Would be nice if ESPN buys a station and runs full coverage like in other cities. Doubt they will go back to KNBR since both CBS/NBC Sports are all owned by Cumulus.

AJ_Strong
AJ_Strong

KNBR is still destroying 95.7 during the money shows that really matter (morning/afternoon commute). As stated several times over, this is all subjective. Everyone has their favorite topics and/or guys they enjoy listening to while we also love to bitch about how much someone sucks. As a frequent Ted Ramey listener, I wish we could see those numbers too. I'm sure if it's added to 680 noon-3, KNBR overall beats 95.7.


I do wonder what Don Kollins is waiting on before he pulls the plug on that morning debacle. It's so odd to see 6 months go by without a BASG article telling you what 95.7 changed this time around. I rarely listen to either morning offering from KNBR/95.7, although I have a new respect for Murphy after the York presser, but wow those morning numbers are horrific for 95.7. I can't say I'm shocked though. Of the rare times I've tried to make it through a morning segment, Joe is on stats overload while Chad is so bland he makes Troy Clardy sound like Jim Rome. I'd rather Joe be my bookie than my morning radio host. However, listening to Lorenzo Neal become the Oswald Bates of sports radio with his endless malapropisms and mispronunciations, my favorite of which is "Pitchburr" instead of "Pittsburgh", can be good for a laugh at times.


The big question is why can Barrett suddenly reveal the sacred numbers that he used to guard as if they were nuclear launch codes?

Snyd
Snyd

@AJ_Strong My Lorenzo favorite is "Mad-BOMB" instead of "Madbum" for Madison Bumgarner. I thought he was just joking until I heard him describe a leg injury as a "bomb leg" instead of bum leg. Add in Chad and Joe's scratchy raspy cigarette whiskey voices. How in the world did ONE of these guys get a radio job let alone all three?

Tom J
Tom J

Instead of commercials The Game should charge LoNeal a buck for every time he begins a sentence with "When you look at".... revenue problem solved. I'm on record for Joe for a gambling info segment but other 2 guys not so much.

AJ_Strong
AJ_Strong

KNBR is still destroying 95.7 during the money shows that really matter (morning/afternoon commute). As stated several times over, this is all subjective. Everyone has their favorite topics and/or guys they enjoy listening to while we also love to bitch about how much someone sucks. As a frequent Ted Ramey listener, I wish we could see those numbers too. I'm sure if it's added to 680 noon-3, KNBR overall beats 95.7. I do wonder what Don Kollins is waiting on before he pulls the plug on that morning debacle. It's so odd to see 6 months go by without a BASG article telling you what 95.7 changed this time around. I rarely listen to either morning offering from KNBR/95.7, although I have a new respect for Murphy after the York presser, but wow those morning numbers are horrific for 95.7. I can't say I'm shocked though. Of the rare times I've tried to make it through a morning segment, Joe is on stats overload while Chad is so bland he makes Troy Clardy sound like Jim Rome. I'd rather Joe be my bookie than my morning radio host. However, listening to Lorenzo Neal become the Oswald Bates of sports radio with his endless malapropisms and mispronunciations, my favorite of which is "Pitchburr" instead of "Pittsburgh", can be good for a laugh at times. The big question is why can Barrett suddenly reveal the sacred numbers that he used to guard as if they were nuclear launch codes?

Otis Byrd III
Otis Byrd III

SFF49JYP4L JacobWang Oh wow, I didn't know about this, even though I just heard a commercial on 95.7 regarding programming for FS1 (Fox Sports 1) and they cut it off to get to get to the second hour of "The Three Amigos". LOL. Hopefully BASG makes an article regarding 95.7 dropping/possibly dropping ESPN for FOX. KNBR should just drop CBS Sports Radio. CBS Sports Radio is ok, but it's not all that good. Tiki and Tierney are ok, and they had a host last night that filled in for Ferrell who was alright, but overall, CBS Sports Radio is just ok. Plus, they don't air live games. Also, if KNBR drops CBS Sports Radio, we won't have to hear Ferrell's raspy voice late at night for whoever tunes in to that show after Sportsphone. ESPN radio even though at times isn't much better than CBS Sports Radio, but they're more well known, and it might be in ESPN's best interest to have KNBR back as their Bay Area affiliate.

Tom J
Tom J

It is official. Probably Mike and Mike in mornings on 1050'instead of Tiki and Tierney (neither show very good). If I were The Game, I'd get rid of that morning show, keep Fortenbaugh (good gambling knowledge without being a paid service like those stupid "KNBR segments" that look to suck people's wallets like those "flip houses" promos) and put HaberKauff and Fortenbaugh together early am and play Cowherds Fox radio show 9-noon.

SFF49JYP4L
SFF49JYP4L

JacobWang Yup. Question is does KNBR drop CBS, or does ESPN buy its own 3rd station in the market?

JacobWang
JacobWang

Has 95.7 dropped ESPN in favor of FOX?

Tom J
Tom J

It is official. Probably Mike and Mike in mornings on 1050'instead of Tiki and Tierney (neither show very good). If I were The Game, I'd get rid of that morning show, keep Fortenbaugh (good gambling knowledge without being a paid service like those stupid "KNBR segments" that look to suck people's wallets like those "flip houses" promos) and put HaberKauff and Fortenbaugh together early am and play Cowherds Fox radio show 9-noon.

SFF49JYP4L
SFF49JYP4L

@JacobWang Yup. Question is does KNBR drop CBS, or does ESPN buy its own 3rd station in the market?

Otis Byrd III
Otis Byrd III

@SFF49JYP4L @JacobWang Oh wow, I didn't know about this, even though I just heard a commercial on 95.7 regarding programming for FS1 (Fox Sports 1) and they cut it off to get to get to the second hour of "The Three Amigos". LOL. Hopefully BASG makes an article regarding 95.7 dropping/possibly dropping ESPN for FOX.


KNBR should just drop CBS Sports Radio. CBS Sports Radio is ok, but it's not all that good. Tiki and Tierney are ok, and they had a host last night that filled in for Ferrell who was alright, but overall, CBS Sports Radio is just ok. Plus, they don't air live games. Also, if KNBR drops CBS Sports Radio, we won't have to hear Ferrell's raspy voice late at night for whoever tunes in to that show after Sportsphone.


ESPN radio even though at times isn't much better than CBS Sports Radio, but they're more well known, and it might be in ESPN's best interest to have KNBR back as their Bay Area affiliate.

JacobWang
JacobWang

Has 95.7 dropped ESPN in favor of FOX?

SFF49JYP4L
SFF49JYP4L

Otis Byrd III SFF49JYP4L A sports talk radio host with strong opinions? Well, that's just unheard of. They respect him according to him? According to me, lots of hot chicks have told me they think I look like a total stud.

Slam
Slam

I'm loyal to KNBR ... I listen to Murph and Mac in the morning but man it's usually unlistenable. Then I go over to Greeny and Golic on satellite radio (ESPN) and they're worse. Then I listen to Howard Stern.


I've said it here often, but I'm a Radnich guy, eventhough all the criticisms of him are correct. I just think he's funny and I'm in his demographic. And PCon and Kate are good complimentary players. I'll bet you when Gary retires, Dibley comes back.

Or Rod Brooks fills in here.


I don't listen to radio when Rod and Bob are on. Fitz is great doing Warriors, but he's an arrogant pompous ass in the sports talk format.


I really like Tolbert, and I can barely tolerate Ratto, but Tolbert is the king.


I love Marty Lurie and I think Ray Woodson is a solid bench player and I like PCon.


Damon Bruce is great on Twitter, but I don't listen to anyone on 95.7


I'm all KNBR.

Slam
Slam

I'm loyal to KNBR ... I listen to Murph and Mac in the morning but man it's usually unlistenable. Then I go over to Greeny and Golic on satellite radio (ESPN) and they're worse. Then I listen to Howard Stern. I've said it here often, but I'm a Radnich guy, eventhough all the criticisms of him are correct. I just think he's funny and I'm in his demographic. And Kruegar and Kate are good complimentary players. I'll bet you when Gary retires, Dibley comes back. Or Rod Brooks fills in here. I don't listen to radio when Rod and Bob are on. Fitz is great doing Warriors, but he's an arrogant pompous ass in the sports talk format. I really like Tolbert, and I can barely tolerate Ratto, but Tolbert is the king. I love Marty Lurie and I think Ray Woodson is a solid bench player and I like PCon. Damon Bruce is great on Twitter, but I don't listen to anyone on 95.7 I'm all KNBR.

Otis Byrd III
Otis Byrd III

SFF49JYP4L You have a point regarding Damon not having a shot to get a full-time spot on 680 because of his women in sports rant. It was just weird how he all of a sudden he left 1050 without anybody knowing until BASG posted it on here. Maybe Lee Hammer told him that they wouldn't move him up to 680 or that his women in sports comments were possibly doing damage to their station by having him there, but maybe Damon had to market it as he left KNBR in good standing. I'm sure he probably did, but that whole thing was weird. Never would've thought Damon would go to 95.7 with the way he criticized 95.7 back in his KNBR days. With that being said, my counter argument to this would be, what about Larry Krueger? We all remember his comments regarding "Caribbean hitters" back when he was hosting Sportsphone 10 years ago, but you can make a case Lee Hammer took a chance bringing Krueger back 6 yrs later. I like Larry Krueger and it's been nice to have him back on KNBR even though I'd rather he have his own show, but you can make a case there was a chance taken on bringing Krueger back, even though it wouldn't surprise me if Gary had something to do with Krueger coming back to KNBR. For a long time, it almost looked like Krueger was never going to come back to KNBR, until they brought him back to in some ways audition for a spot before he replaced Damon as Gary's co-host. As far as Dibley goes, I'm not totally sure, even though yes, he did burn his bridges on KNBR, especially when 95.7 was starting out as a sports station and they were trying market themselves like they were so much better than KNBR at the time. It was a nice surprise that 95.7 brought him back. Maybe he did take whatever role they gave him.

Otis Byrd III
Otis Byrd III

SFF49JYP4L haha. Ok, you got me. Yes, I am a fan of Damon's. I've been a fan of Damon since his Sportsphone days and I like most of his fans, have followed him ever since, from Sportsphone to 1050 first time to his small but infamous stint with Gary. back to 1050, and now to 95.7. If he leaves for another market at some point, it will be hard to find a way to listen to his show, but it's been nice to have him in this market for 10 yrs so far, even if not everyone likes him. When Damon came to 95.7, it got me to like 95.7 a little better and make the switch to listening to 95.7 more than KNBR, but objectively speaking, 95.7 has become a better station in general once Damon got there. I wouldn't say Damon is a boon of credibility, but the guy has strong opinions and even though he had run-ins in the past with the Giants and 49ers FO (Larry Baer, possibly Jed York), they still respected his show according to him. Damon did a pretty nice interview with Larry Baer a few weeks ago. Krukow was on his show recently. So 2 highly respected people in Giants circles went on his show despite how his relationship with the Giants FO was back in his KNBR days. As far as him adding anything, he might not have helped the ratings too much so far in the 3-7 PM weekday afternoon hours, but 95.7 as a station is starting to make strides as a whole though according to the numbers Rich Liberman posts up on his blog.

SFF49JYP4L
SFF49JYP4L

Otis Byrd III SFF49JYP4L They didn't have any credibility before Damon got there? Greg Papa? Mark Kreidler? Ric Bucher? A lot of made guys went through there well before Damon got there. How is a guy who never played sports and was on a b-side station for his entire career as a host suddenly the boon of credibility? I assume you just mean you like him, therefore by extension you liked the station better, because there's not much to suggest he's added anything when you look at how bad Tolbert is beating him. The women in sports thing no doubt had to do with it as that pretty much sealed that he'd never get another shot at a fulltime gig on 680. No way Lee Hammer would have chanced that after he pulled that stunt on 1050. Dibley is back because that's all he's got. He burned his bridges at KNBR and then when 95.7 fired him all he could do was take whatever table scraps they were willing to give him.

SFF49JYP4L
SFF49JYP4L

Otis Byrd III SFF49JYP4L Otis Byrd IIISFF49JYP4L  5-10 years is soon when you're talking about a mainstay in an industry where a mainstay can go for 30+ years in the same spot. If a show as bad as the "I used to be an NFL scout for two minutes" hour can come that close in the numbers, Gary might be getting nudged out the door sooner than he'd plan. No way they'd give that spot to Damon. He's a loose cannon and no one knows that better than them. He was confined to 1050 because he couldn't find a way to play nice with Gary a few years back. When you have a small timer with an ego that big, you can't do much with that, especially if you're the incumbent with ratings, you don't take those kind of chances. The reason 95.7 did it is they had nowhere to go but up. When Gary retires, bet on the overall lineup staying the same unless someone is really in a ratings hole like maybe F&B. No reason to change the two drivetime shows when they're handily beating the competition.

Otis Byrd III
Otis Byrd III

SFF49JYP4L With that being said, Damon has been good on 95.7, and I think he's the highest paid weekday host on 95.7. I didn't know there was THAT much of a gap between him and Tom in the ratings though, but I think whomever is up against Tom on 95.7 in the 3-7 PM weekday afternoon hrs will probably take somewhat of a beating ratings wise because Tom is well known from his days co-hosting with Ralph and he's been on the 3-7 PM weekday afternoon hrs for I think almost 20 yrs now. To me, Damon's show is better than Tom's show, but most people are more familiar with Tom's show so they naturally might pick Tom's show over Damon's show in the 3-7 PM weekday afternoon hrs.  Even though Damon is struggling ratings wise to Tom's show, I doubt 95.7 lets him go. Damon to me, is a big reason why 95.7 has gotten better and has had a bit of a resurgence as far as their weekday lineup is concerned. He's helped give them credibility as a sports talk radio station, that they didn't really have before he got there. According to Damon, he left KNBR on good terms, so I guess there were no hard feelings between him and KNBR when he left KNBR for 95.7. It looks like his women in sports rant had nothing to do with him leaving KNBR, even though it almost looks like it did when he weirdly all of a sudden left KNBR, even if he had intentions of eventually leaving KNBR anyway. Dibley is on 95.7 part-time now, since he has I think 3 or 4 other jobs. He pretty much fills in at 95.7 when needed. I'm not sure if he was open to coming back to 95.7 before they brought him back, but it was good they brought him back, even though it's in a fill-in capacity at this point.

Otis Byrd III
Otis Byrd III

SFF49JYP4L Hmmm, that's true regarding Rod, Larry, and Kate, even though they probably would be a good fit for 95.7. As far as Gary goes, he's probably not retiring anytime soon I don't think. Yes, he's in his mid-60's but he has a younger family and I think his wife is in her late 30's, early-mid 40's? It wouldn't surprise me if Gary works at both KNBR and KRON for at least another 5-10 yrs.  If Gary does retire at some point from KNBR at least, that probably could be when KNBR shakes up their weekday lineup, even though if Larry stays, he probably will be first in line to take the 9-Noon spot since he's worked with Gary for over 4 yrs now, which is probably more likely to happen than any KNBR weekday lineup shake up. If Gary's spot is open to anyone and if KNBR has plans to change their whole weekday lineup entirely if/when Gary retires, then I could see Damon coming back to KNBR and possibly taking over Gary's spot and maybe co-hosting with Larry, unless Damon hosts the show solo, and Larry moves to the afternoon hours.  It sounds like Damon doesn't want to come back to KNBR, whenever he talks about KNBR. In a way I don't blame him. He wasn't respected on KNBR and they kept him on 1050 for almost 4 yrs until he left KNBR. Like you alluded to, they weren't going to promote/upgrade him. However, if Gary's spot becomes open if/when Gary retires, I'm sure Damon would look into coming back to KNBR to take Gary's 9-Noon spot if given the opportunity. That would give him a bigger and newer audience, even though I think his show is better suited for the afternoon hours.

DavidHarte
DavidHarte

How Bob Fitzgerald keeps any job in the media is one of life's small mysteries.  He is simply bad.  And laughably smug, given just how bad he consistently is.  Now we see he's getting smoked in  the 'key' demographic rating as well.


Can you explain his longevity?  Ted Robinson is easier to explain--he says what he's told.  Fitzgerald long ago became a regional joke.  Auburn IQ, etc.

sjsteve
sjsteve

Worst yet Rod Brooks explain how he maintains his job and only thing of note was sideline reporter for niners and did not finish season.

As for Fitzgerald at least his resume he does olympics pxp football pretty good too Ratings might improve deleting Brrooks at least they would cut budget someting business loves to do.

I would prefer Fitz over Robinson pxp football.

DavidHarte
DavidHarte

How Bob Fitzgerald keeps any job in the media is one of life's small mysteries.  He is simply bad.  And laughably smug, given just how bad he consistently is.  Now we see he's getting smoked in  the 'key' demographic rating as well. Can you explain his longevity?  Ted Robinson is easier to explain--he says what he's told.  Fitzgerald long ago became a regional joke.  Auburn IQ, etc.

TSL
TSL

Good to see Greg Pappa's ratings are beating KNBR's 680 contribution at 12:00-3:00.

Pappa has 10 times the sports knowledge and maturity than the circus at 680.

sjsteve
sjsteve

Would be a much better show without Lund. His show was good on 1050 awhile back believe 12-3pm.

Otis Byrd III
Otis Byrd III

@sjsteve Yes, back in the early 2000's I think, Greg Papa hosted a show on what was then the Ticket 1050. I agree, it was a good show, even though he talked about the A's and the Raiders a lot of the time because he was calling games for both teams back then.


I agree that show is better without Lund. They should either have Greg Papa host that show by himself or maybe add Dibley to the mix or possibly Zachariah and the Guru or Townsend.

SeanRincon
SeanRincon

I think Papa and Lund compliment each other well. The only thing that can get annoying is all the sexual innuendos..one or two fine..but it's a bit over the top..

TSL
TSL

Good to see Greg Pappa's ratings are beating KNBR's 680 contribution at 12:00-3:00. Pappa has 10 times the sports knowledge and maturity than the circus at 680.

TSL
TSL

Jehovahwitnessprotection Agree. Ted Ramey does an excellent job at 12:00 - 3:00pm. He has grown into the position quiet well.  Speaks candidly with no trace of Bay Area bias. Unlike some other on-air host who serve as carnival barkers for the local teams.

SFF49JYP4L
SFF49JYP4L

Why would they want to move to the second place station? It's understandable why Damon did, he was on 1050 exile and wasn't gonna get upgraded anytime soon, especially after his sexist rant. Dibley was an update guy and he's barely hung on at 95.7. KNBR will pay more and you figure Gary is retiring soon and that'll make a slot for someone to get paid, and probably not anyone who defects to 95.7. Damon signed a two year deal, you gotta wonder how much longer they put up with Tolbert kicking his teeth in.

beandoggerel
beandoggerel

Tom J I'm actually curious how much being able to pimp his DFS referral code is worth to Larry. Pretty sweet to be able to blast that out over 50K watts. If he was able to do that with an online poker referral code during the boom, it would have been worth thousands of dollars per year.

Tom J
Tom J

The worse is the morning show has little sports content and so many commercials (especially with Brian Murphy "and my friends at....). He gets double paid for little sports content and pitching stuff! #ItsAnOutrage.

Otis Byrd III
Otis Byrd III

John Sports I agree. I think Rod probably would be a good fit on 95.7. Pair him up with Greg Papa and that would be a decent afternoon show. Even though Papa and Lund have a good thing going right now, I think Greg Papa worked with Rod back when they were both on what was the Ticket 1050 back in the day, so it would probably be a smooth transition if they ever paired up again. Yeah, Kate would probably be a good fit for 95.7 as well. She could also do updates, and maybe be more of a part of the shows on 95.7 due to her work on KNBR and CSN/NBC Bay Area. She could also be a part of the mix with Gianna and Anna Kukadikis (sp?) and possibly be a part of their weekly podcast. It really will be interesting to see if Don Kollins will bring over more people from KNBR who would be a good fit for 95.7. I remember 95.7 was interested in Krueger I think 2 or 3 years ago. It would be cool if they considered bringing him in again and maybe pair him up with Townsend at night, or have him on with Haberkoff, but Krueger does have a good thing going on KNBR right now and it would be a big blow to Gary's show if Krueger left.

SFTony
SFTony

I'm curious what the ratings were for the Rise Guys. That was the best show that either station has been able to make. It had impressions, fun games, Dibley, constant listener participation from the text line, and a legitimate Hall of Fame voting journalist contributing quality commentary on every sport.

Dibs always complained that it was overproduced, and it might have been, but the garbage it was replaced with shows how bad an underproduced show can be. Flight 957 comes in somewhere in between. I could do without Lo's struggles with English, but the three guys speak with a lot of conviction for being new to the market.

KNBR's clock killing commercial breaks make the station unlistenable, no matter how good or bad the hosts are.

Tom J
Tom J

The worst is the morning show has little sports content and so many commercials (especially with Brian Murphy "and my friends at....). He gets double paid for little sports content and pitching stuff! #ItsAnOutrage.

beandoggerel
beandoggerel

@Tom J I'm actually curious how much being able to pimp his DFS referral code is worth to Larry. Pretty sweet to be able to blast that out over 50K watts. If he was able to do that with an online poker referral code during the boom, it would have been worth thousands of dollars per year.

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