A’s name FMer as new flagship station

The A’s, which were heard this season on a couple of low-wattage AM stations, are switching to FM. The team has announced that CBS Radio’s Free FM (KIFR) 106.9 will broadcast all 162 regular season games and 15 training games for the next two seasons. Last season the team was heard on CBS Radio’s KYCY-AM 1550 and Salem Communication’s KNTS-AM 1220. While it’s unusual for an FM station to air baseball games, it’s not unprecedented. The Atlanta Braves and Washington

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Bruce Macgowan cut by KNBR

Veteran KNBR sports talker Bruce Macgowan has been let go by the station’s new management in what’s described as a cost-cutting move. “I thought the new owners would wait a little while before making cuts,” Macgowan told the Chron. Susquehanna Broadcasting sold KNBR, KFOG and KSAN to Cumulus Media last fall. Also shown the door were sports sales manager Bob Sargent and business operations director Valerie Blackburn.

7 Bay Area radio stations changing hands

You might have heard the public service announcements running on KGO-AM 810 or KSFO 560, where production manager Michael Amatori reads a list of shareholders who are buying the radio stations? Seven Bay Area radio stations are changing hands in two separate transactions. As reported on this web page Feb. 6, Disney is spinning off its ABC radio stations across the country, including KGO-AM and KSFO, into a new company, 52% of which will be owned by Disney shareholders and

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