KNBR Confirms Addition Of Greg Papa; To Debut New Lineup On July 16
Cumulus Media Sports 680 KNBR San Francisco has confirmed the rumored addition of Greg Papa to the station and will unveil a new on-air schedule on Tuesday, July 16.
Papa, who was named play-by-play voice of the San Francisco 49ers earlier this year, will join current afternoon co-host John Lund in the 10am to 2pm slot. Papa, who had been hosting the 12-3pm show on Entercom’s “95.7 The Game” KGMZ until last week, previously co-hosted afternoons at KGMZ with Lund.
Larry Kreuger, who had been co-hosting 10am-1pm with Gary Radnich, and 1-3pm co-host Rod Brooks will join Tom Tolbert in afternoons from 2-6pm. Mark Willard’s night show will be extended to run from 6-10pm as opposed to 7-10pm.
Golden State Warriors television play-by-play voice Bob Fitzgerald, who had been co-hosting the 1-3pm slot with Brooks, has exited the station.
CUMULUS MEDIA announced today the addition of two new programs to KNBR 680AM’s weekday lineup. Beginning Tuesday, July 16, 2019, Papa & Lund with Greg Papa and John Lund will broadcast Monday through Friday from 10am–2pm PT, marking the return of Greg Papa to the KNBR airwaves via a multi-year agreement. Papa previously hosted his own show on KNBR 1050 from 2001-2003. Papa will host the weekday 10am-2pm time slot alongside John Lund, whom he worked with for five years previously. Upon joining the 49ers earlier this year, Papa became the first Bay Area broadcaster to have a role with five of the region’s major professional teams. He previously served as the voice of the Warriors (TV & radio – 1986-97), Giants (TV & radio – 2004-08), Oakland A’s (TV – 1990-2003) and Oakland Raiders (radio –1997-2017). Papa currently hosts NBC Sports Bay Area’s San Francisco Giants and Golden State Warriors Pre-game Live and Post-game Live shows.
KNBR 680AM is also excited to announce that Tolbert, Krueger & Brooks will debut as a weekday afternoon show from 2pm–6pm PT beginning July 16. The show features Tom Tolbert, Larry Krueger and Rod Brooks, popular on-air personalities that have been part of the station for a combined total of 67 years.
As part of the changes to KNBR 680AM’s weekday programming lineup, The Mark Willard Show has been extended from three hours to four hours, now broadcasting from 6pm-10pm PT, Monday through Friday. Longtime personality Gary Radnich, who joined KNBR in 1992, will be leaving the station concurrent with the launch of the new on-air schedule.
With the changes to the KNBR 680AM lineup, the station also announces the departure of Bob Fitzgerald, who had served as a host for the station since 1990. Fitzgerald will continue to serve as the Warriors’ play-by-play voice on NBC Sports Bay Area and as voice of U.S. Men’s Olympic Basketball during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
KNBR 680AM’s new weekday schedule features:
Time (PT) Show
5am–6am The Leadoff Spot with Adam Copeland
6am–10am Murph & Mac
10am–2pm Papa & Lund
2pm–6pm Tolbert, Krueger & Brooks
6pm–10pm The Mark Willard Show
10pm–12 am KNBR Tonight with Drew Hoffar