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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Orioles Radio Voice Joe Angel Is Retiring

In the 1970s Angel broadcast for the San Francisco Giants (1977–78), as well as Stanford University football and University of San Francisco basketball. Stints with the Minnesota Twins (1984–86), Baltimore Orioles (1988–90, 1992) and New York Yankees (1991) followed. In 1993, he left the Orioles to become the Florida Marlins’ first radio voice, and was behind the microphone for the Marlins’ first world championship in 1997.

Bote Man Posted: February 12, 2019 at 06:01 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: marlins, orioles, radio

Friday, November 30, 2018

Baseball Postseason Delivers Big Hits For Flagship Radio Stations

Baseball and radio are so closely tied together and year after year we see when a team makes a deep run into the postseason, fans flock to the play-by-play of their local announcers,” Nielsen Audio VP of Audience Insights Jon Miller told Inside Radio. “It’s also quite interesting to compare between the markets with huge audience shares in the playoffs (Cleveland, Milwaukee, Chicago, Boston and New York) and those where the in-game broadcasts didn’t move the needle nearly as much (Los Angeles and Houston). Fan interest was undoubtedly high for all of these teams in recent years, but other outside factors must have contributed to the disparity in share.”

If you can decode the industryspeak jargon about (6+) shares in this article, you’re a better man than I.

Bote Man Posted: November 30, 2018 at 06:50 PM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: baseball on the radio, radio

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

SportsRadioPD: Barrett: Divorce Was Inevitable For The A’s and 95.7 The Game

The problems with selling Green and Gold in a sea of Orange. Or: why the A’s were never going to get A-grade radio coverage in the Bay Area, and never accepted it.

There was also a public perception that the team wouldn’t spend money to retain key players, the stadium they played in was a mess, and ownership made it worse by continuing to tell the public they wanted no part of being in Oakland. The vibe all the way around was negative. Meanwhile, the teams across the street seemed to have everything going their way.

Reality was that the audience and advertisers had an insatiable demand for Giants, 49ers, and Warriors content, and if we hoped to compete, we needed to be talking about what mattered most to the majority. That didn’t mean the A’s and Raiders weren’t part of our content plans too, they were, but if they expected to be covered the way KNBR had the Giants, well we weren’t going to do that.

 

Greg Franklin Posted: October 31, 2018 at 02:52 PM | 15 comment(s)
  Beats: athletics, broadcasting, giants, media, radio

 

 

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