Oakland Athletics
Baseball On The Radio

Al Helfer, Monte Moore and Hal Ashby (Oakland A's 1968)

The Original Oakland A's Broadcast Team (1968-1969):
Al Helfer, Monte Moore and NBC Sports Producer Hal Ashby

A complete listing of Oakland A's flagship stations and broadcasters follows:

YEAR(S)

FLAGSHIP STATION

ANNOUNCERS

1968-1969

KNBR (680 AM)

Monte Moore, Al Helfer

1970

KNBR (680 AM)

Monte Moore, Harry Caray
1971

KEEN (1370 AM)

Monte Moore, Bob Elson, Red Rush
1972 KEEN (1370 AM) Monte Moore, Jim Woods, Jim Piersall
1973 KEEN (1370 AM) Monte Moore, Jim Woods
1974 KEEN (1370 AM) Monte Moore, Jon Miller, Bill Rigney
1975 KEEN (1370 AM) Monte Moore, Bob Waller
1976-1977

KNBR (680 AM)

Monte Moore, Bob Waller
1978 KALX (90.7 FM)*
KNEW (910 AM)
Larry Baer, Bob Kozberg (KALX);
Bud Foster, Jim Peterson, Curt Flood (KNEW)
1979 KKIS (990 AM) Red Rush, Hal Ramey
1980 KDIA (1310 AM) Red Rush, Dom Valentino, Ted Robinson
1981-1985 KSFO (560 AM) Bill King, Lon Simmons, Wayne Hagin

 

1981-92: KSFO

1993: KNEW

1994-98: KFRC

1999-2001: KABL

2002-2005: KFRC

2006: KYCY

2007-08: KFRC/KYCY

* — Cal students Baer and Kozberg volunteered their school's 10-watt campus station to serve as the A's flagship when team owner Charles O. Finley was unable to secure a contract with a commercial outlet. By May, Finley reached an agreement with Oakland's KNEW, ending KALX's improbable run as the most unusual flagship station in modern baseball history. Baer later played a significant role in the operation of another Major League Baseball team located in San Francisco.

SOURCES: Len Shapiro, Bay Area Radio Museum archives.

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1968

Oakland A's Edited broadcast

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1969

Oakland A's Audio PresentationEdited broadcast

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1970

 

1972

Oakland A's

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1975

 

 

1978

Oakland A's Edited broadcast

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1982

Oakland A's Edited broadcast

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Audio Presentation — Exhibit includes text and audio. Audio Presentation — Audio presentation only.
— Fair to poor audio quality.
Edited broadcast — Edited or partial broadcast.
DA — Courtesy of Danny Angotti (Atomic Productions).

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