Friday, April 15, 2011
Bay Area to get an all-sports FM station
It looks like KNBR, "The Sports Leader," is going to get some competition.
Entercom Corp. is changing the format of its country 95.7 "The Wolf" (KBWF-FM) to an all-sports format, "Sports Radio 95.7 FM."
The station recently obtained the A's broadcast rights and the company's KFOX already holds rights to the San Jose Sharks. Entercom will move the Sharks from KFOX to the new FM sports station.
As of this hour, the country music is gone on 95.7 FM, replaced by announcements about the new format, classic sports highlights and sports-oriented music, such as Gary Glitter's "Rock and Roll."
AllAccess.com says that with the changes, the entire staff of The Wolf was shown the door. They included program director Mike Krinik, assistant program director and music director Micki Gamez, afternoon drive host Joey V, morning host Eddie King, and parttimers Sue Hall, Ali Wilder and JD.
Posted by San Francisco Peninsula Press Club at 10:57 AM