KNBR morning team floated to the top with San Francisco Giants playoff and World Series run
- 40,000 are expected at San Francisco Giants fan fest on Feb. 5 with Giants radio KNBR broadcasting live from the event.
- the Giants' playoff and World Series run.
Giants fever resulted in new listeners to the morning show, which is a genial blend of knowledgeable sports talk (the pair regularly call on former athletes such as Ronnie Lott and Trent Dilfer) and a stable of local and national sportswriters) to lighthearted banter about just about anything....
- Murphy, 43, and McCaffrey, 42, are unlikely morning radio hosts, one being a former sportswriter; the other a rock fan with an affinity for the Grateful Dead.
Murphy, a Bay Area native and a UCLA grad, is the former scribe, writing about football, baseball and golf for the San Francisco Examiner and The Chronicle beginning in 1994. Shortly after he made a series of guest appearances on KNBR, he got a call from former station GM Tony Salvadore in the fall of 2004, inviting him to sub for the traveling Tom Tolbert on his afternoon show with Ralph Barbieri.
- One stint led to another, and he wound up joining morning show anchor Tim Liotta. ...
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