Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Warriors Historical Game at Oracle NOT on KNBR 680; Giants and Larry Baer Priority One; Game on 1050 and KGO

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  TONIGHT (Wednesday) figures to be quite an historical evening if you're a professional basketball fanatic (and even if you're not); as the Warriors go for 73 wins and a place in NBA lore as the team with the MOST victories in the regular season, besting the '95-96 Chicago Bulls (72-10).

And guess what? The Warriors historic game will NOT be broadcast on its flagship station, KNBR 680...tonight's game has been switched to KNBR's little sister of the poor, 1050 AM and that vast, sports powerhouse, KGO..

WHY is this the case? Because the Giants control everything at Knibber and even if they're playing a relatively obscure April game in Denver, they are priority 1--sort of bizarre, if you ask me. Yeah, I know it's a contractual thing but you would think Larry Baer might defer to history and allow the Warriors 680 AM, but never mind.

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  1. Bullshit. I'm so over the marketing company from SF that plays baseball.

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  2. Baer is the greedy puppet-master.....rather disgusting really.

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  3. Radnich going to make a game - HaHaHaHaHa

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  4. Joe Lacob and the Warriors have no power at KNBR.

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  5. Did you expect a miracle from that Cumulus nimbecile, they've been in the clouds from the get-go, and there's not even a storm brewing.

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  6. Boo hoo. You have two viable choices for the Warriors game. Switch stations and listen to the game. It's not that hard.

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    1. That's not the point. If ever there was a national sports story for this new year, it's the Golden State Warriors. Reigning NBA champs with the league MVP who is obliterating the previous two three-point records he set leading his team to a season record win season and a possible second championship vs. watching an aging pitcher, Jake Peavy, predictably getting pummeled in Colorado, the worst place to see (or listen to) a baseball game. KNBR got what it deserved because most people had turned it off or tuned out by the 4th inning. Way to go, Lee Hammer. I'd like to show him the Comcast ratings for last night and shove 'em in his face. I bet they were off the charts.

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    2. But who is listening to this historic game on the radio? Everyone is watching on TV, either at home or at a bar.

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  7. Next thing you know, they'll kill KISS FM!!!

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    1. They just did. It's now 98.1 The Breeze. Adult pop, no more r&b.

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    2. It's like a non-stop Time-Life CD commercial.

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  8. What's more important, 1 of 162 or what the Warriors were trying to do in the final game? Greed, greed, greed.

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  9. The Giants pay the bills there (and I believe KNBR still owns part of the team).
    Instead of being on 680 it was on two other stations, one with a larger reach than KNBR.
    A contract is a contract.

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  10. 'Larger reach' than KNBR? If you mean KGO, they're both 50,000 watts(unless Cumulus changed that, too), so the 'reach' is the same.

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    1. Dr. Bill (KGO) was getting callers from Alaska as well as other godforsaken areas some evenings.
      KNBR can reach Reno sometimes.

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  11. Not all 50,000 watt signals are created equal, Brian. KNBR gets a little further east than KGO does, but KGO's a bit stronger north/south. Part of it is ground conductivity---KGO's towers are pretty much standing in water.

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  12. C'mon, if KNBR is willing to put on Marty Lurie and his shut-ins for six hours surrounding a three hour spring training game, how surprising can this be?

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    1. You have a point there.

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  13. Could have been worse.
    The people who run the Arena could have hosted the Ice Follies and bumped the game to the Cow Palace like they did during the first championship.

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  14. The Giants game was almost over by the time the Warriors game started so the games hardly overlapped. The majority of the Warriors game was broadcast on 680 after the Giants game was finished.

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