Category:San Francisco 49ers broadcasters
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1. Eric Davis (American football) – Eric Wayne Davis is a former professional American football player who was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the second round of the 1990 NFL Draft. Davis played in 13 NFL seasons from 1990 to 2002 and he played college football at Jacksonville State. In May 2013, he was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and he is the all-time leader in consecutive NFL playoff games with at least one interception. Davis was a player in the 1994 NFC Championship game versus the Dallas Cowboys when he made two key plays early in the game. First, a 44-yard interception return for a touchdown on the third play from scrimmage. These plays helped the 49ers beat the previous 2-time champion Cowboys to advance to Super Bowl XXIX, the 49ers would go on to beat the San Diego Chargers 49–26. In 1995 he went to the Pro Bowl and helped lead the 49ers to the one ranked defense. In 1996, he became an agent and signed with the Carolina Panthers. After playing for one year with the Denver Broncos, in 2002, in the 2000s, Davis worked as a color analyst for the 49ers during the preseason on KPIX-TV, and also analyzed on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. In 2011, he was hired as the color analyst for the 49ers radio broadcasts, joining Ted Robinson in the booth and he was also the co-host of The Drive with Tierney and Davis on 95.7 The Game in San Francisco. In 2012, he became a co host/analyst for the new morning show on NFL Network titled NFL AM. He continued to serve as the 49ers radio analyst through the 2013 season, Davis is married and has four kids. Their names are Kevin, Niko, Daniel and Erica, the latter three are triplets
2. Don Heinrich – Donald Alan Heinrich was an American football player, coach, and announcer. He played professionally as a quarterback in National Football League for the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys, Heinrich played college football at the University of Washington. Born in Chicago, Heinrich was raised in western Washington and graduated from Bremerton High School, west of Seattle, in his senior season, he led the Wildcats to the mythical state title. He played quarterback at Washington in Seattle, leading the nation in passing in 1950 and 1952 and he was inducted into the U. S. Army that November, prior to the Apple Cup in Spokane against Washington State, but was granted a pass to play. The Cougars had won the year in Husky Stadium while Heinrich was sidelined. Heinrich played just one season with hall of fame running back Hugh McElhenny and they were expected to play together for three seasons, but McElhenny missed the 1949 season and Heinrich sat out 1951. Heinrich served in the military for just under two years, so he missed the 1953 NFL season and reported to the Giants in 1954, while in the army, he played for the Fort Ord Warriors, which included running back Ollie Matson. As a professional, he played with the New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys, in his six seasons with the Giants, he saw action in three NFL championship games. With Vince Lombardi as the Giants offensive coordinator, Heinrich split time at quarterback with Charlie Conerly, Heinrich was selected by the Cowboys in the 1960 expansion draft. The Dallas head coach was Tom Landry, the defensive coordinator with the Giants through the 1959 season, Heinrich again shared time at quarterback, with veteran Eddie LeBaron and rookie Don Meredith. In 1961, Heinrich was a coach with the Giants, and returned as a player in 1962 with Oakland in the American Football League. Heinrich held assistant coaching positions in the NFL with the Giants, Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints, in 1983 and 1984, Heinrich was a color analyst for ESPN and ABC broadcasts of the United States Football League. Heinrich worked with Preview Sports Publications, with whom he published the magazines Don Heinrichs College Football, in 1991, he was the analyst for Pac-10 games on Prime Ticket, a cable channel based in Los Angeles. Heinrich was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1987 and he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in June 1991, and died at age 62 at his home in Saratoga, California. com • Pro-Football-Reference • Databasefootball. com
3. KBZZ – KBZZ is a radio station broadcasting a progressive talk format. Licensed to Sparks, Nevada, United States, the serves the Reno area. The station is owned by Americom Las Vegas Limited Partnership. The station went on the air as KROI on November 1,1979, on February 11,1984, the station changed its call sign to KORY, then on March 1,1985 to KPLY, and on March 5,2001 to the current KBZZ. KPLY enjoyed great local regional success while hosted by long time sports announcer Bob D. the Bob D KPLY daily sports program offered extensive information on sports and sports wagering for the average and also the knowledgeable fan. The Jim Rome show was a long running staple on KPLY, prior to that time, the call letters KBZZ were used by a long-standing news and music station in La Junta, Colorado. For many years, the station was the a news hub for southeastern Colorado. On January 14,2013, KBZZ changed their format to sports, local Reno hosts for sports and chat from 9,00 am to 10,00 am weekdays included Panama and Mike Leach. On July 25,2016 KBZZ changed again their format from sports to progressive talk, branded as 96.1 &1270 AM The Buzz
4. KFIG – KFIG is an AM radio station broadcasting at 940 kHz. The station is licensed to Fresno, California and is owned by John Ostlund, KFIG airs a sports radio format. It carries syndicated programming from ESPN Radio, as well as local sports shows in the afternoon. KFIG is the Fresno-area station for both San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics baseball games, when the teams are playing at the same time, Athletics games are instead carried on another local sports station, AM790 KFPT, which is also an ESPN network affiliate. KFIG and KFPT have similar arrangements when they carry both San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders football games, KFIG operates with 50,000 watts around the clock, the highest power permitted for American AM radio stations. But because AM940 is a channel frequency, KFIG uses a directional antenna to avoid interfering with Class A station XEQ in Mexico City. KFIG also must protect a Class A Montreal station on 940 kHz, kFIGs studios and offices are on Fulton Street in Fresno and its transmitter is off Avenue 384 in Monson, California. The call letters KFIG have been used by various Fresno-area radio stations over the years, KFRE was first licensed on August 18,1937 on 1190 kHz. It moved to 890 kHz in 1939 then to 920 kHz in 1941 as a result of the North American Regional Broadcasting Agreement and it moved to the current 940 kHz frequency in 1942. KYNO from 1957 and throughout the 1960s and 1970s, was a Top-40 station, KYNO was the testing ground for the Boss Radio format that would be adopted at major market stations such as KHJ, Los Angeles, KFRC, San Francisco and CKLW, Windsor-Detroit. Program director Bill Drake and disc jockeys such as K. O and this radio war is now known as the Battle Of Fresno. Back in 1975, Richard Cano got his chance to DJ there at the end of the Boss Radio days. Eventually, KYNO stopped playing music and for a time was a station that carried the Fresno Grizzlies of the Pacific Coast League. From 1999 until August 30,2008, KYNO was a Spanish language Christian music and preaching station, KYNO changed frequencies from 1300 AM to 940 AM on April 1,2010 and then changed frequencies from 940 AM to 1430 AM on October 6,2012. In 2008, the station was purchased by John Ostlund, owner of FM station KJWL, laura, Don Imus and Larry King Live. On October 6,2012, KYNO dropped the talk format to become a full-time ESPN Radio Network affiliate under new call letters
5. KGO (AM) – KGO is a commercial AM radio station licensed to San Francisco, California. It is one of two Talk radio stations in the San Francisco Bay Area owned by Cumulus Media, while KSFO airs mostly nationally syndicated talk hosts, KGO runs mostly local hosts on weekdays. KGO operates with 50,000 watts, the highest power permitted AM radio stations by the Federal Communications Commission, but it uses a directional antenna to protect the other Class A station on 810 kHz, WGY in Schenectady, New York. Most nights, using a radio, KGO can be heard throughout the Western United States east to the Rocky Mountains, and in Northern Mexico, Western Canada. KGO operated as the West Coast flagship radio station of the American Broadcasting Company until the group was purchased by Citadel Broadcasting in 2007. The station became part of Cumulus Media, following its 2011 merger with Citadel, KGO has its studios in the SoMa portion of San Franciscos Financial District. Before Cumulus took over the station, it was based in the building as its former television partner KGO-TV Channel 7 at the ABC Broadcast Center. Its transmitter site is based in Newark near the Dumbarton Bridge, two of KGOs three towers partially collapsed during the Loma Prieta earthquake on October 17,1989. KGO was first known as the Sunset Station, at time it operated with a then-impressive 1000 watts. The stations music, which was performed by other local orchestras and vocalists. Due to GEs involvement in RCA and RCAs launch of the NBC radio network, see the KNBR entry for a fuller discussion of NBCs San Francisco radio operations. In order to obtain a clear channel in Schenectady, New York, for what would become the present-day WGY, WGY would assume the maximum permissible power, and KGO would be lowered in power to 7.5 kW. That was then lower than the minimum power for a clear channel station. Therefore, GE effectively removed from the West one of its eight clear channels and added another clear channel to the East, thereby giving the East nine cleared channels, the other regions in the Band Plan all retained their allotted eight cleared channels. In 1941, stations on 790 kHz, including WGY and KGO, were moved to 810 kHz to comply with the North American Regional Broadcasting Agreement also known as NARBA. On December 1,1947, KGO was directionalized and its power was increased to 50 kW, an article in Broadcasting magazine noted that the increase retired the nations oldest regularly operating transmitter—a 7, 500-watter. in use since Jan. When the Federal Communications Commission forced NBC to sell one of its two networks, KGOs license switched from Radio Corporation of America to the Blue Network, Inc. effective January 23,1942. The NBC Blue Network simply dropped NBC from its name to become the Blue Network, KGO would become a founding station of the nascent ABC Radio Network as a result
6. KIFM – KXSN is a commercial adult contemporary music radio station located in San Diego, California, broadcasting on 98.1 FM and is branded as Sunny 98.1. Owned by Entercom, the studios are located in San Diegos Mission Valley neighborhood. 98.1 FM has been airing variations of the adult contemporary format since it signed on in 1960, first as KJLM, then KDIG and KIFM. In the mid-1980s, after airing a successful smooth jazz evening program called Lights Out San Diego, during smooth jazzs popularity, KIFM was one of the top rated stations in San Diego and was the 2005 winner of the Marconi Award. As the smooth jazz format began to age, KIFM shifted to adult contemporary in the Summer of 2011. KIFM began calling itself 98.1 Smooth FM, by the fall of that year, the station shifted to Rhythmic Adult Contemporary, by playing recent and older R&B and classic soul tracks. The original smooth jazz format moved to KIFMs HD2 subchannel, on August 19,2013, at 10 AM,98.1 flipped to soft AC as Easy 98.1. The rebranding came after trailing San Diegos longtime AC leader, KYXY, the final song on Smooth was I Love You Always Forever by Donna Lewis, while the first song on Easy was Easy by The Commodores. Since the flip, the ratings have improved dramatically, reaching #1 in several Arbitron ratings periods. At the same time, KYXY, like many stations that were originally Soft AC, has moved to a more Hot AC sound to attract younger listeners, the merger was approved by the FCC on July 14,2015, and the sale was consummated on July 17. On April 21,2016, at 5 p. m. after playing Sundown by Gordon Lightfoot, KIFM rebranded as Sunny 98.1, and relaunched its adult contemporary format, the first song on Sunny was Walking on Sunshine by Katrina & the Waves. On April 28,2016, KIFM changed call letters to KXSN to match the Sunny moniker, Sunny 98.1 official website Sunny 98.1 on Facebook Query the FCCs FM station database for KXSN Radio-Locator information on KXSN Query Nielsen Audios FM station database for KXSN
7. KION (AM) – KION is a radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format. Licensed to Salinas, California, United States, the serves the Monterey-Salinas-Santa Cruz area. The station is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. and features programming from Fox News Radio, ABC Radio. Its studios are in Salinas, and the transmitter is just northeast of the city, the station was assigned the call letters KHTX on December 28,1991. On January 10,1992, the changed its call sign to KRQC. In January 1995, the station reverted to KHTX, on May 1,1997, the station became KDON, and on October 12,1998, KTXX. In August 2002, the became the current KION, however, on October 19,2004. On December 31,2006, the station reverted to the current KION, KION is the home of Armstrong & Getty, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, America Now and Coast to Coast AM. Weekend programming has various programming and time brokered paid programs including Bill Cunningham, Kim Komando, KION is the local over-the-air home of the San Francisco 49ers, San Jose State Spartans, Cal State Monterey Bay Otters, San Jose Sharks and the Santa Cruz Warriors
8. KMPH-TV – KMPH-TV, virtual channel 26, is a Fox-affiliated television station serving Fresno, California, United States that is licensed to Visalia. The station is owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, as part of a duopoly with CW affiliate KFRE-TV, the two stations share studio facilities located on East McKinley Avenue in eastern Fresno, KMPH maintains transmitter facilities located on Big Baldy Mountain in northwestern Tulare County. KMPH-TVs focus is on the San Joaquin Valley and Central California, kMPH-TVs signal is receivable as far way as the Bakersfield area, however, local Fox affiliate and sister station KBFX-CD is the only Fox station carried by cable providers in the Bakersfield market. KMPHs airwaves extend northward to Mariposa and Merced, and the southern Sierra Nevada, KMPH has been received over-air sometimes in eastern Kern County and San Luis Obispo. The stations original studios were located on Mooney Boulevard in Visalia. 5%, KMPH carried Operation Prime Time programming at least in 1978. Throughout the early to mid-1980s, KMPH was one of the top independent stations in the country, the station could be received up to 100 miles from Visalia. KMPH formerly operated a translator in Merced, California on channel 17, Pappas signed an affiliation deal with Fox for KMPH to become a charter affiliate of the network in 1986. KMPH became a Fox affiliate when the network launched on October 5 of that year, the station relocated its operations from its original studio in Visalia to its current facility on McKinley Avenue in Fresno in the early 1990s. On May 10,2008, thirteen Pappas stations, including KFRE, as a result of the bankruptcy, Pappas Telecasting Companies was given until February 15,2009 to sell these stations to other owners. On January 16,2009, Pappas announced that most of the stations, including KFRE, would be purchased by New World TV Group, on April 2,2009, Pappas laid off 22 employees involved with the KMPH/KFRE duopoly. New World TV Group formed a new holding company known as the Titan TV Broadcast Group, Titan announced the sale of KFRE-TV, KMPH-TV and most of the companys other stations to the Sinclair Broadcast Group on June 3,2013. The FCC approved the sale on September 19, and the sale was finalized on October 3,2013. With the completion of the sale, KMPH was reunited with Bakersfield Fox affiliate, KBFX-CD, the stations digital channel is multiplexed, On October 2009, KMPH began carrying the movie-oriented digital multicast network This TV on digital subchannel 26.2. On October 31,2015, Comet began airing on 26, the stations digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 28. Through the use of PSIP, digital television display the stations virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 26. Syndicated programs broadcast by KMPH-TV include The Wendy Williams Show, The Peoples Court, Steve Harvey, The Simpsons and it is one of the fewest stations to carry both of Steve Harveys shows. In 1978, KMPH launched its first news department and began producing a primetime newscast. On October 6,2003, the station debuted a weekday morning newscast, titled Great Day, that same date
9. KNBR – KNBR is an AM radio station licensed to San Francisco, broadcasting on a clear channel at 680 kHz from transmitting facilities near Belmont, California. KNBRs non-directional 50, 000-watt class-A signal can be heard much of the western United States. For several decades, KNBR enjoyed a history as the flagship station of NBCs West Coast radio operations. A second station also uses the KNBR brand, KTCT is licensed to San Mateo, California, with a transmitter located near Hayward, California. It carried a sports format known as The Ticket. The Sports Leader is the branding used by both stations. The KNBR re-branding took place in 2003, both stations studios are located at 750 Battery Street in San Franciscos Financial District. Between the two stations, games of the San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers, Stanford Cardinal, KTCT is available in the HD format on 1050 kHz. KNBR began broadcasting on April 17,1922 as KPO, a 100-watt station owned by the Hale Brothers department store, in 1925, the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper bought half-interest in the operation. Originally located in the department store at Market and 5th, its horizontal wire antenna on the roof was so efficient, in 1927, KPO became an affiliate of the new NBC radio network. In 1933, KPO was sold to NBCs parent company, the Radio Corporation of America, from there, NBC operated its West Coast network, feeding dozens of stations and operating a news bureau to serve NBC. As NBCs flagship station on the West Coast, it had an orchestra, five studios. During the rise of Hollywood, NBCs radio operation was moved to Los Angeles, in 1941, just before World War II, NBC constructed Radio City at 420 Taylor Street, considered one of the best radio facilities built during radios golden age. However, with the network control having been moved to Los Angeles, during World War II, KPOs news bureau was the major source of NBC of news about the war in the Pacific, and operated shortwave radio stations serving the world. It was at the KPO shortwave facility that the message was received that Japanese emperor Hirohito had surrendered, on November 12,1947, the Federal Communications Commission approved NBCs application to change the call sign from KPO to KNBC, to strengthen its identity as an NBC station. This change lasted until 1962, when the network moved the call sign to its station in Los Angeles. In November 1949, NBC television affiliate KRON-TV went on the air, only before the TV stations first airdate did NBC fight for the construction permit for the TV station until it lost the bid to the de Young family, then the owners of the San Francisco Chronicle. KNBR evolved into a Middle of the music format mixing in Adult Standards with Soft Rock cuts by the early 1960s
10. KPIX-TV – KPIX-TV, channel 5, is a CBS owned-and-operated television station located in San Francisco, California, United States. The station is owned by the CBS Television Stations subsidiary of CBS Corporation, the stations studios are located just north of San Franciscos Financial District, and its transmitter is located on Sutro Tower. In addition to KBCW, KPIX shares its studios with its CBS Radio partners, KCBS, KFRC-FM, KITS, KLLC, KMVQ-FM and KZDG, although they use a different address number for Battery Street. KPIX-TV signed on the air on December 22,1948 as the first television station in northern California and it was originally owned by Associated Broadcasters, owners of KSFO. Initially, channel 5s signal was transmitted from a tower on top of the Mark Hopkins Hotel on Nob Hill and it later moved to a shared transmitter tower with KGO-TV at the Sutro Mansion, and then to the Sutro Tower in 1973. KPIXs first studio was in the attic of the Mark Hopkins Hotel, the station immediately joined CBS due to a deal KSFOs owners had worked out with the television network one year earlier. KSFO was CBS radios Bay Area affiliate from 1937 to 1941, after lengthy Federal Communications Commission hearings, KSFO won the 740 frequency, but later decided to stay at 560 and concentrate its efforts on building a television station. It traded the 740 frequency to CBS in return for getting the CBS television affiliation for the Bay Area, KQW remained at 740 and CBS changed its call sign to KCBS. The station also carried programming from DuMont until that network folded in 1956, when KPIXs first competitor, KGO-TV, signed on in May 1949, KPIX produced programs to welcome it into the Bay Area. The studio on Van Ness Avenue was the first building in San Francisco specifically built for television, Westinghouse Electric Corporation bought KPIX in 1954 and ran it as part of the companys Group W broadcasting unit. During Westinghouses ownership, KPIX was the only television station on the West Coast. In early 1996, Westinghouse merged with CBS, making KPIX a CBS-owned station, prior to this, KPIX had been CBSs longest-tenured affiliate. KPIX was also one of two longtime CBS affiliates owned by Group W that became a CBS O&O, the other being KDKA-TV, since May 2003, KPIX-TV and WJZ-TV are the only former Group W TV stations that still utilize the classic Group W font. KPIXs distinctive 5 logo dates back from the stations days under Westinghouse ownership, when Westinghouse merged with CBS, most of the former Group W stations eventually retired the font. KPIX, along with its Baltimore sister station WJZ-TV would become the only two CBS-owned television stations to continue using this logo font. KPIX was the only CBS-owned station on the West Coast not to follow the CBS Mandate for years after the merger, simply referencing itself as KPIX-TV Channel 5. Between 1993 and 1996, it was branded simply as KPIX5, even dropping the Eyewitness News title for its newscasts and branding them as KPIX5 News at the same time, before reverting. In 2005, KPIX fell in line with the mandate and rebranded as CBS5, on February 3,2013, KPIX dropped the CBS5 branding and reverted to being branded as KPIX5
11. KSAN (FM) – KSAN is a commercial radio station licensed to San Mateo, California, with its transmitter located on San Bruno Mountain. It is owned and operated by Cumulus Media and broadcasts to the San Francisco Bay Area, KSAN airs a mainstream rock music format. The stations studios are located in San Franciscos SoMa district, on April 1,1963, KUFY signed on with a beautiful music format that targeted San Jose and the South Bay area. The call letters would change to KVEZ in 1968, in the 1970s, an Urban/R&B station operated on 107.7 and was known as KSOL. Originally broadcast on 1450 AM, KSOL moved to the FM position in the early 70s, sly Stone played a part in influencing the station to the point where it was a successful radio station in the region. Eventually, the decision was made to end KSOL107.7, the DJs were notified beforehand and held a goodbye show to send off KSOL on February 10,1992. The final song on KSOL was Miss You Much by Janet Jackson, after a very brief stunt of country music, KSOL segued into a 72-hour loop of Wild Thing by Tone Lōc. On February 13,1992, at 3 p. m.107.7 FM flipped to Rhythmic Contemporary, the first song on WiLD was D. M. S. R by Prince. For the first year and a half, the station retained the old KSOL call letters, allen Shaws Crescent Communications bought the station in December 1993 and changed KSOLs call letters to KYLD the following year. They also purchased 99.1 in San Jose from Viacom, program Director Rick Thomas and Music Director Michael Martin were the original team that set a plan in motion that was the beginning of the end for the then dominant KMEL. They came with a strategy of playing old school and up tempo freestyle/dance songs like those heard on heritage San Jose radio station HOT97.7. Of course, KMEL finally settled in on the urban contemporary format at the time. At 12,01 a. m. on July 2,1997, on March 13,2000, at 3 p. m. after playing Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John, the station relaunched as The Bone, playing classic rock with a harder edge. To initiate this change, the station played AC/DC A to Z, since the demise of rival station KSJO in 2004, the station has adopted a mainstream rock format. The weekday on-air staff at The Bone consists of Lamont & Tonelli, Steven Seaweed, since 2015, the Bones playlist has grown increasingly repetitive. In early 2016, Steven Seaweeds fan favorite All Request Hot Lunch was cancelled by the program director, in August, Lejf Jaeger left the Bone to pursue other interests. He had been part time weekends only for ten years, with his departure, Local Licks was also removed from the programming. Some listeners feel the station has grown too corporate and that there is any local feel left
12. KSL-TV – KSL-TV, virtual channel 5, is an NBC-affiliated television station located in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. KSL-TV is a television property wholly owned by Bonneville International, the broadcasting arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The station has a network of broadcast translators that extend its over-the-air coverage throughout Utah, as well as portions of Arizona, Idaho, Nevada. It is a station to KSL radio. The station first signed on the air on June 1,1949 and it was owned by the Deseret News, who also owned KSL radio. It originally operated as a CBS affiliate, owing to its radio stations longtime affiliation with the CBS Radio Network. In addition to its primary CBS affiliation, the station also shared ABC programming with NBC affiliate KDYL-TV, the two stations continued to share ABC programming until KUTV signed on in September 1954 as the markets full-time ABC affiliate. The station also broadcast some programming from the DuMont Television Network, and during the late 1950s, a few months after its sign-on, KSL moved its operations to studio facilities at the Broadcast House on Social Hall Avenue. In 1952, a 370 feet transmission tower was constructed on Farnsworth Peak to improve the signal coverage along the Wasatch Front. It also began building a translator network that eventually stretched across five states. KSL-AM-FM-TV operated as a division of the Deseret News until 1964, soon afterward, channel 5 began broadcasting its programming in color. In 1984, the station moved its Broadcast House facilities to the Triad Center, initially, NBC sought to reaffiliate with KTVX, but after that station renewed its affiliation agreement with ABC, NBC then secured an affiliation deal with KSL-TV. On January 14,1999, a shooter entered the stations Broadcast House facility, anne Sleater, an employee of another company that was housed in the building, AT&T Wireless Services, was shot during the incident and later died from her injuries. De-Kieu Duy, a 24-year-old female, was arrested in connection with the shooting, Duy was later found mentally incompetent to stand trial and is currently housed in the Utah State Hospital. During the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, KSL-TV was very influential in bringing coverage, the station heavily lobbied to NBC that the ceremonies be broadcast live. The stations digital channel is multiplexed, On January 1,2009, on January 1,2014, KSL replaced Live Well Network with Cozi TV on digital subchannel 5.2. KSL-TV shut down its signal, over VHF channel 5, on June 12,2009. The stations digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 38, KSL-TV is one of the few remaining television stations in the United States that still signs off at night, doing so at 3,30 a. m. on Sundays
13. KUIK – KUIK is a radio station broadcasting a talk format, and licensed to Hillsboro, Oregon. It is currently owned by Dolphin Radio LLC and it changed ownership percentages several times until purchased by Don McCoun, who moved the studios and offices to the same location as the original transmitter site. Later, the moved to its current facility in the Hillsboro Airport terminal. Don McCoun purchased the station in 1978, and operated it until selling it in 2005 to Spencer Rubin, McCoun stayed on as a show host, and resumed ownership of KUIK in 2012. The station carries nationally syndicated talk-show hosts Laura Ingraham and Dennis Prager, in addition to locally originated news, KUIK also airs local high-school sports, San Francisco 49ers football, San Francisco Giants baseball and NASCAR racing events. KUIK serves Washington County, which includes the cities and communities of Hillsboro, Beaverton, Aloha, Tigard, Tualatin, Sherwood, Wilsonville, Forest Grove, KUIK carries University of Oregon Ducks baseball and womens basketball as a member of the Oregon Sports Network. KUIK Website Query the FCCs AM station database for KUIK Radio-Locator Information on KUIK Query Nielsen Audios AM station database for KUIK
14. KXTV – KXTV, virtual channel and VHF digital channel 10, is an ABC-affiliated television station located in Sacramento, California, United States. The station is owned by Tegna, Inc, KXTV maintains studio facilities located on Broadway, just south of Business Loop 80 at the south edge of downtown Sacramento, and its transmitter facility is located in Walnut Grove. The station first signed on the air on March 19,1955 as KBET, the station originally operated an affiliate of CBS. The stations original facilities were located on 7th Avenue in South Sacramento. In 1959, Sacramento Telecasters sold the station to Corinthian Broadcasting, in 1968, The station moved to its present location at 400 Broadway in downtown Sacramento. Corinthian became part of Dun & Bradstreet in 1971, the A. H. Belo Corporation bought all of Dun & Bradstreets television stations in February 1984. As a CBS affiliate, the station preempted some lower-rated daytime, KXTV also preempted the networks Sunday morning cartoons from the 1960s until the early 1980s. In 1991, KXTV dropped The Price Is Right, due to its syndicated programming lineup. KXTV also aired The Young and the Restless at 3 p. m. instead of the programs recommended 11 a. m. timeslot beginning in 1994, on March 6,1995, KXTV switched its affiliation to ABC, in a swap with KOVR, which joined CBS. With the move, KXTV became the station in Sacramento to affiliate with ABC, KCCC-TV was the markets original affiliate from 1953 until it shut down in 1957. The station continued to network programming as an ABC affiliate, it preempted the half-hour soaps airing in the 12,30 p. m. timeslot. During the stations first six months as an ABC affiliate, KXTV preempted an hour of ABC Saturday morning cartoons, it began airing the block in its entirety in the fall of 1995. KXTV aired All My Children at 3 p. m. in its years with ABC. KXTV has carried the entire ABC schedule since the network gave back the weekday 12,30 p. m. timeslot back to its affiliates in 2003, in 1999, Belo traded KXTV to the Gannett Company in exchange for fellow ABC affiliate KVUE in Austin, Texas. This marked a re-entry into the Sacramento market for Gannett, who briefly owned KOVR during the late 1950s, until the company merged with CBS Television Distribution in 2007, KXTV had first choice on the local rights to all programs distributed by King World. The station currently holds the local rights to King World-turned-CBS properties Inside Edition, Jeopardy. Until 2002, the station held the local rights to The Oprah Winfrey Show. In 2009, the Kings broadcasts moved exclusively to Comcast SportsNet California, around the first week of October 2012, Gannett entered a dispute against Dish Network regarding compensation fees and Dishs AutoHop commercial-skip feature on its Hopper digital video recorders
15. Hugh McElhenny – He was noted for his explosive, elusive running style and was frequently called The King. McElhenny first rose to stardom as a standout player for Compton Junior College in 1948. With the 49ers, he was selected for five five Pro Bowls and he finished his career after short stints with the Giants and Lions. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1970, after graduating, he attended Compton Junior College, where he was a standout on Comptons undefeated football team in 1948 that won the Junior Rose Bowl. That year, he had a 105-yard kickoff return touchdown in a game played at the University of Mexico. Already being considered one of the best players in football, McElhenny drew high praise, Heisman Trophy winner Tom Harmon remarked he had never seen such a combination of speed, one of his Compton teammates was 1952 Olympic gold medalist Sim Iness. After a year at Compton, McElhenny attended the University of Washington in Seattle after turning down offers from the California Institute of Technology and he starred as a fullback for the Washington Huskies football team, forming a prolific offensive duo with quarterback Don Heinrich in 1950. He rushed for over 1,000 yards that season, and was the last Huskies player to eclipse that mark until 1977, in a game against rival Washington State, he set school records with 296 rushing yards and five touchdowns. The 296 yards remains a record as of 2016. One of McElhennys celebrated plays at Husky Stadium was an uncommon 100-yard punt return against USC in 1951, the following week, he successfully kicked nine out of nine extra points in a 63–6 blowout over Oregon. He was a first-team All-Pacific Coast Conference selection in both 1950 and 1951, and was selected for the Associated Press 1951 All-America team as a fullback, following his senior season he played in a regional college all-star game. McElhenny led the team in rushing in each of his three seasons and set sixteen school records, including season and career rushing yards. McElhenny was a pick of the San Francisco 49ers in the 1952 NFL Draft, ninth overall. His first play as a professional was a 40-yard touchdown run which had drawn in the dirt because he had not yet learned the teams playbook. He recorded the seasons longest run from scrimmage, the longest punt return, and he was unanimously recognized as the seasons top rookie. McElhenny was also an asset in the game, becoming a favorite target of quarterback Y. A. His versatility drew praise from opposing coaches, including George Halas of the Chicago Bears, former Bears quarterback Johnny Lujack lauded McElhenny as the best running back I have seen in a long, long time. Also noted was his vision, he had an ability of seeing and reacting to tacklers in his peripheral vision
16. Jon Miller – Jon Wesley Miller is an American sportscaster, known primarily for his broadcasts of Major League Baseball. Since 1997 he has employed as a play-by-play announcer for the San Francisco Giants. He was also an announcer for ESPN from 1990 to 2010. Frick Award from the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010, Jon Miller was born on Hamilton Air Force Base and grew up in Hayward, California, listening to Giants announcers Russ Hodges and Lon Simmons on the radio. He attended his first baseball game in 1962, a 19–8 Giants victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Candlestick Park, as a teenager, Miller played Strat-O-Matic and recorded his own play-by-play into a tape recorder, adding his own crowd noise, vendors, and commercials. After graduating from Hayward High School in 1969, Miller commuted across the bay to take broadcasting classes at the College of San Mateo and he began his broadcasting career at the colleges FM radio station and UHF/PBS TV station, which reached much of the Bay Area. His first baseball broadcasts were from CSM games, at age 20, Miller joined KFTY-TV in Santa Rosa to work as their sports director. During this period, he would sit in the box at Candlestick Park. Miller submitted one of these tapes to broadcaster Monte Moore, who helped Miller get his first baseball play-by play job in 1974, Miller was dismissed by the Athletics following the 1974 season. For a brief period in the 1970s, Miller broadcast for the California Golden Seals of the National Hockey League, Jon Millers first network exposure came in 1976, when he was selected by CBS-TV to broadcast the NASL Championship Game. From 1974–1976, Miller did play-by-play for the Washington Diplomats of the NASL and he also announced the Soccer Game of the Week for nationally syndicated TVS from 1977–1978. Miller was hired by the Texas Rangers shortly before the 1978 season to replace the ill Dick Risenhoover after the Rangers were unable to lure Fred White from Kansas City, after two seasons with Texas, he was hired by the Boston Red Sox. The lure of doing baseball in Boston was too much to pass up, in 1983, he was hired by Baltimores WFBR Radio, which at the time served as the flagship station for the Baltimore Orioles. Miller returned to the Bay Area and joined his hometown Giants, whose colors are also orange. Since 1997, Miller has been the primary voice of the San Francisco Giants, calling games on KNBR radio as well as KTVU. In February 2007, he signed an extension to remain the voice of the Giants through at least the 2012 season. On July 16,2010, the Giants organization, including fellow broadcaster Dave Flemming, before the game started, Miller threw out the ceremonial first pitch. On September 4,2010, Miller called his first game for CSN Bay Area as a substitute for Dave Flemming and he did a similar call on the radio during Game 3 of the 2004 World Series, when Jeff Suppan made a baserunning mistake
17. Gary Plummer (American football) – Gary Plummer is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League and the United States Football League. He was signed by the San Diego Chargers as an agent in 1986 after playing three years in the USFL. He played college football at California, Plummer won a Super Bowl ring with the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XXIX. Plummer played his first two years of college football at Ohlone College and then transferred to the University of California. After going undrafted in the 1983 NFL Draft Plummer joined the Oakland Invaders of the United States Football League and he played three years for the team. He played in the 1985 USFL Championship Game, after USFL folded after 1985, Plummer was signed up by the San Diego Chargers. Plummer became a starter during his first season with the Chargers and he finished his career with the Chargers with 792 tackles,3.5 sacks, and five interceptions. Before the 1994 season Plummer signed with the San Francisco 49ers and he played his final four seasons of his career with the 49ers and was a member of the 49ers Super Bowl XXIX victory over the San Diego Chargers. After the 1997 season Plummer retired with 1,029 tackles,4.5 sacks, from 1998 until April 2011 Plummer was a color analyst for KNBR 49ers game broadcasts
18. Lon Simmons – Lonnie Alexander Lon Simmons was an American baseball and football broadcaster, and was broadcasting part-time for the San Francisco Giants at the time of his death. He was born in Vancouver, Washington, Simmons was a star pitcher at Burbank High School and Glendale College before enlisting in the U. S. Coast Guard. After World War II, he signed with the Philadelphia Phillies and his radio career began in Elko, Nevada, calling Elko High School football and basketball games on KELK. He first announced baseball for a league in Marysville, California. After spending three years broadcasting Fresno State sports on KMJ, Simmons came to San Francisco in 1957 as the director at KSFO. In 1958, Simmons took over as announcer on 49ers radio broadcasts. Years later, he worked with KSFO disc-jockey Gene Nelson and then with former NFL player and KPIX-TV Sports Director Wayne Walker. Also in 1958, he became the announcer for the newly-relocated San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball, teaming with lead announcer Russ Hodges. To complement Hodges Bye Bye Baby. home run call, Simmons created his own, when Hodges retired after the 1970 season, Simmons was promoted to lead announcer and teamed with Bill Thompson. This pairing lasted through the 1973 season, al Michales and Art Eckman became the Giants radio announcers on KSFO in 1974. The transcript of his call, including his mid-sentence transition as the moment occurred, reads as, Mira, straight back to pass. Completes it to Kilmer up at the 30-yard line, Kilmer driving for the first down, Marshall is running the wrong way. And hes running it into the end zone the wrong way and his teammates were running along the far side of the field, Russ, trying to tell him go back. Simmons returned to the Giants in 1976 as second announcer behind Michales, then was the lead again in 1977 and 1978. When KSFO lost the Giants radio rights to rival KNBR in 1979, Simmons and Angel were replaced by Lindsey Nelson, three years later in 1981, KSFO acquired the Oakland Athletics radio rights. Simmons then became an As announcer, along with longtime Oakland Raiders and San Francisco/Golden State Warriors voice Bill King, Simmons remained part of the As radio team through the 1995 season. From 1996 to 2002, he called Giants games part-time on KNBR, with the 49ers, he remained as play-by-play announcer through the 1980 season. In 1981, KSFO lost the 49ers radio rights to KCBS, Simmons also served as the Warriors TV announcer on KTVU during the 1973-1974 NBA season