San Francisco Giants and KNBR today announced a multi-year extension to keep Giants games on the Sports Leader through 2025.
For more than 4 decades, the Giants/KNBR partnership has featured nearly 7,000 regular season broadcasts and some of the most monumental events in Giants history, including the 1989 World Series, the opening of Oracle Park in 2000, the 2002 World Series, Barry Bonds’ pursuit of the all‐time home run record and 2010, 2012, and 2014 World Series Championships.
“We are excited that KNBR will continue to deliver Giants baseball on the radio to Giants fans everywhere,” said Giants President and CEO Larry Baer. “Led by best broadcast team in all of Major League Baseball in Jon Miller, Duane Kuiper, Mike Krukow and Dave Flemming, we are thrilled that our partnership will continue to deliver top-caliber play‐by‐play broadcasts, the pre‐game “Kruk & Kuip Show,” the “Post Game Wrap” and the off-season’s “Hot Stove League” for many years to come.”
“We’re elated that Giants baseball and KNBR will continue to be the Bay Area’s favorite summer soundtrack for years to come,” said Doug Harvill, Vice President/Market Manager for Cumulus Radio. “Between KNBR’s powerful AM/FM signals and our streaming platforms, we look forward to providing fans with multiple options to enjoy every Giants game.”
About the San Francisco Giants
One of the oldest teams in Major League Baseball, the 138-year old franchise moved to San Francisco from New York in 1958. After playing a total of 42 years in Seals Stadium and Candlestick Park, the team moved to the privately constructed, downtown ballpark on the corner of 3rd and King. 2021 marks the Giant’s 22nd season at Oracle Park. The organization is widely recognized for its innovative business practices and baseball excellence having been named in the past decade the Sports Organization of the Year by Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal and Organization of the Year by Baseball America. Oracle Park is also the only ballpark in the country to have earned Silver, Gold and Platinum LEED certification for an existing building.
Since opening its gates, Oracle Park has become internationally-renowned as a premier venue in the world of both sports and entertainment. On the diamond, more than 61 million spectators have witnessed a number of magical moments, including three World Series Championships (2010, 2012 & 2014), the raising of four National League Pennants and seven playoff appearances. On July 10, 2007, San Francisco was the center of the baseball universe when it hosted the 78th Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The ballpark has played host to some of music’s biggest acts, including Lady Gaga, Beyoncé & Jay Z, Ed Sheeran, the Rolling Stones, the Eagles, Bruce Springsteen, and the E-Street Band, Green Day and Billy Joel. It also was the site of the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens.
Off the field, the Giants have one of the premier community outreach programs in professional sports. Through its community outreach programs and award-winning Junior Giants Program, the Giants and the Giants Community Fund work with corporate and non-profit partners to raise awareness, educate and generate interest in a variety of issues important to both their fans and community including education/literacy, violence prevention, health, and youth recreation and fitness.
KNBR 104.5FM/680AM The Sports Leader is the San Francisco Bay Area’s leading Sports Talk radio station, providing sports fans with exciting and comprehensive sports coverage of the Bay Area’s favorite teams. KNBR broadcasts through a powerful 50,000-watt signal licensed to San Francisco, CA, and can be heard throughout much of the western U.S. and as far west as the Hawaiian Islands. The heritage Sports Talk station has been the official radio broadcast home of the San Francisco Giants since 1979. KNBR is also the radio home of the San Francisco 49ers, Stanford Cardinal, San Francisco Earthquakes & Oakland Panthers. KNBR programming can be heard at 104.5FM and 680AM, as well as on HD2 channel KTCT/1050 and on https://www.knbr.com/. KNBR is owned and operated by CUMULUS MEDIA (NASDAQ:CMLS), a leading audio-first media and entertainment company delivering premium content to over a quarter billion people every month and offering high-quality local programming through 416 owned-and-operated stations across 86 U.S. markets. For more information, visit https://www.knbr.com/.