Following the collapse of their attempted purchase of “Xtra Sports 860” KTRB, the Oakland Athletics have signed a four year contract with Entercom Country “95.7 The Wolf” KBWF San Francisco to serve as its flagship station.
KBWF will air all 162 games along with ancillary programming including an 85 minute pre-game show and hour long post-game “A’s Talk” both hosted by Chris Townsend. Game broadcasts will continue to feature the Athletics incumbent broadcast team of Ken Korach, Vince Cotroneo, and Ray Fosse.
INSTANT INSIGHT: The A’s have fallen into a better situation than their planned purchase of KTRB. With “The Wolf” ratings hovering in the low 1’s, they had to do something. Pairing the A’s with the San Jose Sharks hockey currently heard on Entercom’s 98.5/102.1 KFOX, they could have the makings of two anchors for a sports talk competitor to Cumulus’ 680 KNBR.