Category:San Francisco 49ers broadcasters
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The following 29 pages are in this category, out of 29 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 29 pages are in this category, out of 29 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
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. 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
4. 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
5. KIFM – KIFM is a radio station in West Sacramento, California, that has been affiliated with ESPN Radio since February 2007. It has separate transmitter sites for daytime and night operations, owned by Entercom, its studios are located in North Highlands, with a Sacramento address. Previously, KIFM was known as KCTC, which has had a history in the Sacramento market as both an FM and AM station. KCTCs most successful years were in the 70s, broadcasting a variant of the Beautiful Music format which they called the California Sound with its vocals in each 15-minute set. The format continued until 1989, when KCTC became KYMX, a soft rock/adult contemporary station, in turn, the KCTC call letters moved to AM1320, where for years it was an adult standards station as part of the Music Of Your Life network. Competition for KCRA on the Sacramento AM dial in the mid-1950s included KROY1240, KGMS1380, KXOA1470, and KFBK1530, which was owned by McClatchy Enterprises, also owner of the Sacramento Bee. From 1955 to 1978, KCRA was co-owned with TV Channel 3 KCRA-TV, before its sale to Entercom, KCTC was owned by Tribune Broadcasting of Chicago, owners of WGN and the Chicago Tribune, from 1978 to 1996. For a time under the Tribune ownership,1320 AM was known as KGNR Newsradio 132, in 1989, KCTC moved from its former FM position to its current home at 1320 AM. On 1 November 2005, KCTC changed formats, dropping the Music Of Your Life format to become an Air America affiliate after crosstown rival KSAC-1240 AM dropped its Air America affiliation. However, KCTCs website announced on 15 February 2007, that AM1320 would no longer carry Air America programs, the site announced that as of Monday,26 February 2007 KCTC would become ESPN1320, carrying the complete sports programming of the ESPN radio network. This move would make KCTC Sacramentos first full-time sports radio station, since February 25,2007,1320 AM has aired ESPN Radio programming. On 28 April 2016, KCTC changed its callsign to KIFM, former call letters that were used on 98.1 FM in San Diego, as part of a warehousing move by owner Entercom
6. 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
7. 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