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KNBR to Add FM Simulcast on KFOG-FM

“The new FM simulcast on KFOG-FM will go into effect on Friday September 6th.”

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KNBR is adding a presence on the FM dial. Cumulus Media has announced today that alternative rock station 104.5/KFOG-FM will begin offering a simulcast of KNBR-AM starting Friday September 6th. The move will give local sports fans another place to turn to for KNBR’s high-profile personalities and in-depth coverage of the Bay Area’s favorite teams.

By moving on to the FM dial, KNBR is now set up for the present and future while being accessible on both the AM and FM band. The move also means increased signal and a broader broadcast range for the station’s content.

“We are excited to bring KNBR, The Sports Leader and official home of the Giants and 49ers, to a wider audience of sports listeners in the Bay Area,” said Doug Harvill, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus San Francisco. “It’s never easy to say goodbye to a station, and we want to thank the staff, listeners, and advertisers who together made KFOG the legendary and beloved station that so many of us in San Francisco had the opportunity to enjoy.”

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New Orleans Pelicans Returning to 99.5 WRNO

“A partnership with the New Orleans Pelicans is a natural fit across our eight brands,” said iHeartMedia New Orleans Area President Tori Kahl.

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After three seasons on ESPN New Orleans, the New Orleans Pelicans are returning their radio broadcasts to News/Talk 99.5 WRNO.

WRNO, an iHeartMedia station, carried the Pelicans from 2015-2019.

“We’re looking forward to an exciting season with the New Orleans Pelicans. From live play-by-play on 99.5 WRNO to our shared passion for the city, a partnership with the New Orleans Pelicans is a natural fit across our eight brands,” said iHeartMedia New Orleans Area President Tori Kahl.

The new deal also features a weekly radio show with featuring exclusive interviews with Pelicans players, coaches, and front office executives. The show is scheduled to air every Thursday at 7:00 PM, unless there are scheduling conflicts with Pelicans games.

The radio crew remains intact as Todd Graffagnini will continue as play-by-play announcer. He’ll be joined by John DeShazier as color analyst and Erin Summers continues as sideline reporter. Gus Kattengell will serve as pre-game, halftime, and post-game host.

“We are excited to be the audio partner of the New Orleans Pelicans, this aligns with our continued commitment to deliver sports content to our listeners across the country, timely and conveniently,” said iHeartMedia Sports President Kevin LeGrett. “Sports fans are passionate about their teams, and our stations in New Orleans will keep listeners informed with can’t miss content throughout the season.”

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Colin Cowherd: Baker Mayfield Could Be Huge Star in the Booth

“I think Baker Mayfield, tomorrow, as a college football analyst, I think he’d be in the No. 2 booth within two years.”

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FOX Sports Radio host Colin Cowherd has never been high on quarterback Baker Mayfield even going back to the moment he planted the Oklahoma flag at midfield at Ohio State. But Cowherd does believe Mayfield has a bright future in the broadcast booth.

On his show on Tuesday, Cowherd said when Mayfield’s career as an NFL quarterback is over, he could transition to calling college football games and be wildly successful.

“If I owned a network, I’d put Baker on as a college football announcer tomorrow,” he said. Now he’s not (Joel) Klatt or (Kirk) Herbstreit, but I would put him on a college game. He’s got huge credibility collegiately, he’s totally outspoken.”

Cowherd added that it would just make sense for a guy like Mayfield to make the transition to TV.

“He’s like you know in baseball, a lot of catchers become broadcasters, in the NFL a lot of quarterbacks become broadcasters,” he said. “I think Baker Mayfield, tomorrow, as a college football analyst, I think he’d be in the No. 2 booth within two years.”

Cowherd finished by mentioning that Mayfield’s love for Oklahoma and college football in general would set him up to do well.

“He loves Oklahoma football, he has unbelievable passion for it,” he said. “There’s nothing wrong with that. He doesn’t need the money. He could be a huge star as a broadcaster.”

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Sports Media Reacts to Calls of Aaron Judge Hitting 62nd Home Run

Sports media offered plenty of reaction to both calls by two beloved and legendary play-by-play men.

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After all the agitating cut-ins on college football games the last two weeks, Aaron Judge finally hit his 62nd home run of the season on Tuesday to set the new American League single-season record.

The game against the Texas Rangers was not broadcast on national TV, so Michael Kay got to call the historic moment on YES Network. Meanwhile John Sterling was behind the microphone on the radio for WFAN.

Sports media offered plenty of reaction to both calls by two beloved and legendary play-by-play men.

The Yankees would go on to lose the game to the Rangers 3-2. New York finishes the regular season on Wednesday afternoon before they begin a postseason run as AL East champions.

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