John Madden Returns To KCBS
Longtime NFL coach and analyst John Madden is resuming his twice-weekly football analysis and commentaries on CBS News 740 KCBS/106.9 KFRC San Francisco.
Madden had been heard on KCBS from 1997 until health issues led to his exit in November 2015. His commentaries will be heard live on KCBS/KFRC at 9:15am on Mondays and Fridays and be shared as a podcast on Radio.com. The 81 year old Madden continues to be known nationally mainly for the video game that shares his name, but has mostly been out of the public spotlight since leaving NBC’s Sunday Night Football in 2008.
Today, KCBS RADIO announced that the legendary Coach and Pro Football Hall of Famer John Madden has returned to ALL NEWS KCBS 106.9FM | 740AM Mondays and Fridays live at 9:15 AM, PT. His first day back on air was today, Friday, September 8. Each report features Madden’s signature style football analysis and candid sports commentary. The live segments air with several repeats throughout the day and are also available on kcbs.com and Radio.com. John Madden previously hosted live morning drive sports reports on KCBS RADIO from August 1997 through July 2016.
“With the start of football season, I thought it was the right time to come back to radio. I am excited to be back with KCBS,” commented Madden.
“John Madden is like family to KCBS. His passion for football, stories new and old, and ability to discuss the games’ behind-the-scenes and on-field strategy is second to none,” said Doug Harvill, Senior Vice President & Market Manager, CBS RADIO San Francisco. “He also has a keen sense of humor and is well known for his ‘Maddenism’ quotes that keep our listeners both informed and entertained. We are thrilled that he is back in action and bringing his unique sports banter back to ALL NEWS KCBS.”
Madden excelled during his tenure as head coach of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders. He steered the Raiders to an overall record of 108-32-7, leading the team to seven AFC Western Division titles and a victory over the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl XI. His winning percentage (.750) is the best of any head coach in NFL history. John Madden has been honored by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with 16 Outstanding Sports Personality/Analyst Emmy Awards and in recognition of his coaching career, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006. His popularity expanded with the EA Sports Madden NFL video game franchise launched in 1988. Madden also worked as a color analyst for all four major television networks including CBS, FOX, ABC, and NBC.