By now you know about the Warriors new radio home, "The Game" (95.7 FM)--Some quick Bullet Points and Info that some of you don't know and need clarification.
STATUS of PBP Announcers ...station info...chit chat.
*Tom Tolbert will continue to host his talk show on KNBR; KNBR will never allow Tolbert to broadcast Warriors on The Game even though it has inferior signal.
If Tolbert wants to maintain his analyst gig on Warriors radio, then there's some potential interesting scenarios --not at all pleasant to Knibber.
*Bullshit Dept: The Warriors DO NOT PAY for Bob Fitzgerald's "Fitz and Brooks" show on KNBR from 1-3. That's an old wives tale that somehow has made the rounds here, it's 100% false.
KNBR pays Fitz on his talk show and the Warriors pay him as their TV broadcaster.
*Don't be fooled by those who say "KNBR suffered a big blow" by losing the Warriors--yes and no.
Look, as big as the Warriors have become and as popular as their brand is now, Pro Basketball on the radio here is not as huge as has been made out to be, certainly not as profitable nor as successful as has also been made out...Let's face it, KNBR is still, #1, a SF Giants station, all Giants all the time. The 49ers come second but the 49ers knew the Giants were the top banana all along; are they (the Niners) thrilled about second banana? No, but they like KNBR's 50K watts and signal --a reason why the Niners committed a long-term deal with KNBR/Cumulus. Almost 10 years to be exact.
The Warriors are another story. They wanted to be Top Dog and were clearly frustrated over being relegated to KNBR's Little Sister of the Poor, (KNBR 1050) on numerous occasions not only regular-season games but even playoff games too.
This is big deal but not really a BIG deal as big deals go.