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Hoffar and Frandsen Take Over Nights on KNBR

Jason Barrett

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After developing an entertaining morning show together on KNBR 1050, Drew Hoffar and Kevin Frandsen have demonstrated they’re ready for a larger platform. That chance is about to come their way thanks to Cumulus Media who have named the two Bay Area natives as hosts of KNBR 680 AM’s new evening show, KNBR Tonight.

The new program featuring Hoffar and Frandsen debuts Monday, August 14th. KNBR Tonight will air weeknights from 7p-10p PT or immediately following weekday San Francisco Giants postgame programming. KNBR says the program will also be available nationally on the KNBR app and via live video stream at KNBR.com.

Frandsen, a San Jose native and graduate of San Jose State University, was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in 2004. He played for San Francisco from 2006-2009, before joining the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2010), Philadelphia Phillies (2012-2013) and Washington Nationals (2014), before ending his 10-year MLB career with the hometown Giants in 2015.

Hoffar, grew up in San Leandro and has over 12 years of hosting experience. In addition to hosting mornings on KNBR 1050, he spent time as an anchor and host at crosstown rival 95.7 The Game, and worked in Sacramento at Sports Radio 1140 KHTK.

Jeremiah Crowe, Program Director of KNBR 680AM and KNBR 1050AM, said: “Drew and Kevin are primed to make a huge impact in their new roles within KNBR Tonight. Their work ethic is unmatched and both are committed to the smallest of details that will generate a great listener experience. They are Bay Area natives whose personalities are relatable to the common fan, yet they each possess a vast knowledge of the overall sports landscape. I’m equally excited to see what they will provide us digitally and I applaud Cumulus San Francisco for putting them in a position to shine. Bay Area sports fans will find unmatched opinion, insight and humor each evening when they tune in from 7:00-10:00pm.”

Frandsen said: “In my time as a major leaguer, I prided myself on performing in several roles as a utility player. Since arriving at KNBR. I’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the format’s most established personalities across a variety of timeslots. This evening post on KNBR Tonight is a chance to advance my relationship with one of the best young talents in radio, connect with the best sports fans in the country and move the KNBR brand forward into the digital age. Drew and I are looking forward to starting on August 14th and KNBR 680 fans can expect a local-born show with established chemistry out of the gates.”

Hoffar said: “As a lifelong KNBR 680 listener and San Leandro native, I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to reach so many die-hard Bay Area sports fans on a nightly basis. Hosting evenings on KNBR carries a responsibility to serve fans the quality content they deserve as the daily news cycle hits a close. On KNBR Tonight, Kevin & I will provide a unique perspective on the games and will look to entertain/inform listeners every time we open the mics. I can’t wait to get started on August 14th!”

Hoffar and Frandsen’s move into evenings fills the vacant evening slot which previously had been occupied by Ray Woodson. The sports radio veteran was let go recently after two decades with the station.

 

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670 The Score Hosts Congratulate Mike Mulligan on Award From Loyola Chicago

“They’re giving me an award for correctly picking the Super Bowl on September 8th,” Mulligan joked.

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670 The Score morning host Mike Mulligan is being awarded the Father Finnegan Memorial Award from Loyola University Chicago this weekend, and some of his colleagues congratulated him on the air Friday morning.

The award is given “in recognition of outstanding humanitarianism and service to youth through athletics”. Mulligan — a 1984 graduate of Loyola University Chicago — will receive the award Saturday during the Loyola Athletics Hall of Fame ceremony during a game against George Mason.

“Tremendous award,” co-host David Haugh said. “Proud moment for the show. Proud moment for you family.”

“They’re giving me an award for correctly picking the Super Bowl on September 8th,” Mulligan joked.

“That is fantastic,” Laurence Holmes said, while his co-host, Dan Bernstein, continued to say “wow”. “Congratulations. You shouldn’t be embarrassed. You should be proud.”

“I’m being celebrated for being old,” Mully joked.

“That’s not what that award says,” countered Holmes. “It says something completely different.”

The Mully & Haugh host eventually admitted he was appreciative of the award bestowed upon him by his alma mater.

“It’s a good thing. I’m very moved by it. Sister Jean will be there,” Mully said. “She has a book coming out with — I think — Seth Davis.”

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Colin Cowherd: Tony Romo Regressing Because He Loves Golf

“I’ve always felt like Tony Romo is one of those guys — and we all have somebody in our social circle like this — he got the golf bug. He’s had it for 15 years.

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The performance of CBS Sports NFL analyst Tony Romo has been a hot-button topic in sports media circles, especially after a widely-regarded lackluster performance during the AFC Championship Game. Colin Cowherd believes he knows why Romo has regressed.

During an episode of The Colin Cowherd Podcast, the sports radio host claimed golf is the reason behind Romo’s regression.

“Romo wants to be on the Tour. He literally wants to be on the Tour,” Cowherd said. “And what’s the first thing Aaron Rodgers does in the off-season? He goes and golfs, he loves it. Both, by the way, great golfers, especially Romo. But I’ve always felt like Tony Romo is one of those guys — and we all have somebody in our social circle like this — he got the golf bug. He’s had it for 15 years.

“Tony wants to be on the PGA Tour — but he likes the paycheck from CBS.”

Cowherd also added he hasn’t hired potential employees in the past if they told him they loved golf during the interview process, saying he has a theory that as men age they “get addicted to golf”.

“They’re on PGATour.com, they’re putting in the backyard, they’re thinking about it at work, they’re scheduling a trip to Scotland and they lose sight of their other job,” Cowherd said.

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ESPN Radio Adds Lakers Games As LeBron James Nears Scoring Record

“As of Friday, February 3, LeBron James is 63 points away from Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,387 career points.”

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The NBA’s all-time scoring record has stood for a long time. Kareem Abdul-Jabar, the current record holder, retired in 1989. LeBron James is on the verge of overtaking him though, and ESPN Radio wants to make sure it is part of history when it happens.

ESPN Radio has added two upcoming Lakers games to its schedule. The network will carry the national feeds of games on February 7 and 9. The first game is against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The second is against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Both games will be played in Los Angeles with a 9:30 PM Eastern tip. Marc Kestecher and Vince Carter will be on the call for both games.

As of Friday, February 3, LeBron James is 63 points away from Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,387 career points.

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