The San Francisco Business Times reports that the Oakland A’s are thinking about buying their flagship radio station, 50,000-watt KTRB AM 860, which is currently in receivership and operated by Comerica Bank. The station flipped from conservative talk to sports in May 2009 when it landed the A’s English-language radio rights.

Ken Pries, who oversees broadcast deals for the team, says the A’s are “just at the beginning stages” of a possibly deal. Buying the station would give the A’s control over their baseball broadcasts which have been on three stations in the past five years.

Bay Area Media News


  1. The power of the press belongs to those who own one. While I'm actually somewhat pleased by the idea of anyone other then Clear Channel and its ilk owning a radio station in the Bay Area, I'm very concerned about the continued expansion of corporate ownership of the means of communication. Rest assured, if the A's buy this station it will promptly turn into a propaganda vehicle for the As and their sports and real estate interests. Expect lots of glowing reports about the value of moving the franchise to Santa Clara county.

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