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49ers announce longterm extension with Greg Papa

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“TOUCHDOWN SAN FRANCISCO!” will be ringing out of your speakers into the Trey Lance era.

KNBR radio host Greg Papa will continue to be the voice of your San Francisco 49ers through the 2028 season, 49ers Director of Broadcast Partnerships Bob Sargent announced on KNBR Tuesday morning.

“I am here to announce a new longterm extension with Mr. Greg Papa to be the voice of the 49ers through the 2028 season,” Sargent said.

“What Papa and his partner Tim Ryan have brought to our fanbase is electric and passionate broadcast. Pop is the best. Tony Salvatore hired this man to do NFL 20-some-odd years ago, and it was a brilliant decision. I got a chance to hear this man first hand for a long time and now to have them as our own is really special.

“We’re going to keep the party going, Pop!”

In addition to the extension, Papa will continue to host the weekday 10am-2pm time slot at KNBR 104.5 / 680 alongside John Lund, whom he’s worked with at The Leader since 2019.

Upon joining the 49ers in 2019, Papa became the first Bay Area broadcaster to have a role with five of the region’s major professional teams. He previously served as the voice of the Warriors (TV & radio – 1986-97), Giants (TV & radio – 2004-08), Oakland A’s (TV – 1990-2003) and Oakland Raiders (radio – 1997-2017).

Papa is a 35-year veteran of Bay Area sports broadcasting, three-time California Sportscaster of the Year Award award winner and recent inductee into the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame. After graduating from Syracuse University, Papa was a member of the Indiana Pacers radio and television broadcasting teams from 1984-1986.


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