“The Audible” will air from 6-9am starting August 8 and will be hosted by Kevin Frandsen, Drew Hoffar and Rudy Ortiz. Frandsen is a San Jose native who retired from Major League Baseball after the 2015 season following a ten year pitching career. Hoffar most recently served as co-host of the Don Geronimo Show at both KHTK Sacramento and in its subscription podcast form. Ortiz is the latest talent to jump from Entercom Sports “95.7 The Game” KGMZ San Francisco where he was a co-host of the weekend “3 Amigos” program. He is also a touring stand-up comedian.
The Audible will replace CBS Sports Radio’s Tiki & Tierney in the 6-9am timeslot. KTCT will also be replacing its CBS programming in evenings with content from ESPN Radio including Mike & Mike live from 3-6am. The new “KNBR 1050” schedule is:
6-9am – The Audible
9am-12pm – Jim Rome (CBS Sports Radio)
12-3pm – Ted Ramey
3-7pm – Tolbert & Lund (Simulcast from 680 KNBR)
7-8pm – Jorge & Jen (ESPN)
8-11pm – Freddie Coleman (ESPN)
11pm-3am – SportsCenter All Night (ESPN)
3-6am – Mike & Mike (ESPN)
Cumulus Media announces that it has signed Bay Area natives Kevin Frandsen, Drew Hoffar and Rudy Ortiz to host KNBR 1050 AM’s new Morning Drive Show, “The Audible”. The show debuts Monday, August 8, 2016, and will air weekdays from 6am-9am PST. The show will be broadcast from downtown San Francisco and will explore issues throughout the Bay Area sports and pop culture landscapes.
“KNBR 1050 AM’s revamped lineup focuses on an underserved base of sports fans here in the Bay Area. Frandsen, Hoffar and Ortiz are a trio of refreshing and energetic voices aimed at serving a passionate young Bay Area fan base. The three hosts come from very different backgrounds and their unique personalities are a perfect blend of what the new KNBR 1050AM will represent going forward,” said Jeremiah Crowe, Program Director of KNBR 1050AM who also serves as Assistant Program Director of KNBR 680AM. “Bay Area sports fans will find unmatched opinion, insight and humor each morning when they tune in from 6a-9a.”
A San Jose native and graduate of San Jose State University, Frandsen was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in 2004. He went on to play for the Giants from 2006-2009, before joining the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2010), Philadelphia Phillies (2012-2013) & Washington Nationals (2014) before ending his 10-year MLB career with the hometown Giants in 2015. Frandsen has filled in regularly on KNBR 680 and served as a contributor to CSN Bay Area television broadcasts.
Frandsen said: “I’m looking forward to this opportunity that combines my love for Bay Area sports talk and ability to draw from my Major League Baseball playing experience. I cannot wait to get behind the microphone and August 8th can’t come soon enough!”
Hoffar grew up in San Leandro and has over 10 years of hosting experience as co-host of the popular Don Geronimo Show podcast, as well as anchor and host experience at KGMZ in San Francisco and KHTK in Sacramento.
Hoffar said: “This is an incredible opportunity and I can’t wait to get back on the air in the Bay Area. I was raised on KNBR and look forward to adding to its legacy as ‘The Sports Leader!’”
Ortiz is also a native of San Leandro and served as co-host of The Three Amigos on KGMZ in San Francisco since 2012 in addition to touring the country as a well-known Stand-Up Comedian.
Ortiz said: “As a Bay Area native, joining a brand within the KNBR family is truly an honor. I am looking forward to being a part of the Cumulus SF family and I’m beyond excited to represent “The Sports Leader” every weekday 6a-9a.”
“The Audible” will be broadcast live from San Francisco weekdays from 6a-9a on KNBR 1050. The program will also be available nationally on the KNBR app and via live video stream at KNBR.com.