Oakland A’s Find Their Broadcast Answer For 2019
After exiting Entercom Sports “95.7 The Game” KGMZ San Francisco on not quite the best of terms the Oakland Athletics have announced their games will air in 2019 on Salem Media Conservative Talk “860 The Answer” KTRB San Francisco with Bonneville Sports 1140 KHTK Sacramento serving as co-flagship to help cover the eastern side of the Bay Area as well.
The A’s will also launch a 24/7 streaming channel including in-market broadcasts of their games on TuneIn. The channel will air other team produced programming and podcasts. KTRB will air all 162 regular season games, while KHTK will only pre-empt those that conflict with Sacramento Kings basketball. KTRB previously served as the A’s radio flagship in 2009 and 2010 under its previous Sports format.
Multicultural Broadcasting Spanish News/Talk simulcast 1010 KIQI San Francisco and 990 KATD Pittsburg/Sacramento will continue as the Spanish language flagship for the A’s.
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The Oakland A’s today announced a new radio broadcast agreement with KTRB 860 AM and an expanded partnership with KHTK-AM 1140 in Sacramento. The dual stations, along with 17 additional radio network affiliates, will provide the largest coverage map ever for A’s baseball.
The Club also announced a partnership with TuneIn, the leading global live audio streaming service. In addition to free live streaming of all A’s games in-territory, TuneIn will launch a 24/7 A’s channel. The A’s TuneIn channel will air exclusive team content, including special programming and podcasts.
“Our new partnerships with KTRB 860, KHTK-AM 1140, and TuneIn significantly amplify our coverage and reach, ensuring that every Spring Training and regular season game will be available throughout Northern California. These partnerships will allow us to reach A’s fans from as far north as Butte and Mendocino Counties across the Bay Area and down to Fresno and Monterey, with both terrestrial and free streaming broadcasts,” said A’s COO Chris Giles. “We are also thrilled to launch a 24/7 A’s channel on TuneIn and deliver exclusive content and unprecedented coverage throughout the season.”
Ken Korach will return for his 24th season with the A’s and his 14th as the team’s lead radio announcer, pairing with Vince Cotroneo, who will begin his 14th season with the Club. Ray Fosse will also make special appearances in the booth throughout the season. The team will debut expanded pre and postgame shows – A’s Total Access and A’s Clubhouse – hosted by Chris Townsend.
KIQI (1010 AM, San Francisco) and KATD (990 AM, Pittsburg) will serve as the Spanish-language home of Oakland A’s baseball, broadcasting 72 games. Amaury Pi-González, will return for his 26th season with the A’s and 36th season overall in MLB. González will be joined by Manolo Hernández-Douen, who will begin his 11th season as an A’s analyst.
KTRB 860 AM will air every A’s game, and KHTK-AM will air every game, minus Sacramento Kings game conflicts. The A’s TuneIn channel can be accessed at tunein.com/athletics.com.