Tom Tolbert and Adam Copeland will host a new drive-time show, “Tolbert & Copes” on KNBR from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Monday-Friday on KNBR 104.5 / 680.
Copeland, 32, had previously hosted “The Leadoff Spot” from 5 a.m. – 6 a.m. on Monday through Friday while also serving as one of the producers for the “Murph & Mac” morning show for the last four years. Copeland started as an intern at KNBR in 2009.
KNBR producer Markus Boucher will takeover as interim host of “The Leadoff Spot”. Former Tolbert co-hosts Larry Krueger and Rod Brooks are no longer with KNBR and the station thanks both for their years of excellent work.
Murph & Mac discussed the big change with Copes at the beginning of Monday’s show. Listen below:
“Having the opportunity to host “The Leadoff Spot” and hang with Murph and Mac for the past four years has been a dream come true since I was 16 years old,” Copeland said, “and I’m forever indebted to all the loyal listeners, callers, and guests who made the show as fun and engaging as it was. It’s been the honor of my life. I look forward to bringing that same energy and enthusiasm to afternoon drive with the legendary Tom Tolbert. I know I have big shoes to fill, and I hope to make my fellow Bay Area sports fans proud. Onward and upward.”
Tom Tolbert joined KNBR in 1996 after a seven-year NBA career that included a three-year stop with the Golden State Warriors (1989-1992). Tommy gained popularity with Ralph Barbieri on the “Razor and Mr.T” show until 2012. Tolbert then hosted with longtime Bay Area columnist Ray Ratto, before teaming up with John Lund. Tolbert was also a television announcer for the NBA on ESPN from 2002-2006 winning an Emmy for his work.
Adam Copeland grew up in the East Bay in San Leandro as a Giants, 49ers and Warriors fan. He attended Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward where he played basketball and lettered for four years in baseball. Following high school he attended Chabot College where he called football and basketball games for the radio station KCRH. After Chabot, Adam majored in broadcast journalism at San Francisco State University. Copeland was named to the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America’s “Top 30 Sportscasters Under 30” list in 2018.