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Monday, May 18, 2009

SF Giants' voice Mike Krukow is a rare boon for fans

(Mercury.com): "Mike Krukow has his critics in some circles for being a "homer," that indefinable know-it-when-you-hear-it word. But there's a difference between presenting the game for Giants fans — i.e., your audience — and pretending everything is always rosy, and

Krukow is doing the former rather than the latter.

  • Thursday night, (5/14) he had emotion bordering on outrage

It was even better 24 hours later, after he had heard about Jonathan Sanchez's contention that

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"KTRB-AM (860), which began broadcasting A's games this season, switches to an all-sports format today. That's good. What might not be so successful is the lineup involving nationally syndicated shows instead of local programming; those national shows have garnered very little listener interest when KNBR put them on sister station 1050 opposite its own programming on 680.

  • KTRB, which like KNBR is a 50,000-watt station based in San Francisco, starts at 6 a.m. with Todd & Tyler's Radio Empire. At 10 a.m. comes 2 Live Stews, featuring Atlanta-based Doug and Ryan Stewart. Chris Myers and Steve Hartman take the afternoon, followed by Petros Papadakis and Matt "Money" Smith, then Ron Barr and then Chris Townsend."...Mercury News via Radio Daily News

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