Oakland Athletics Logo (1970)

Oakland Athletics
Baseball On The Radio

A's Radio Team (1968 Photo)

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

1985-1992

KSFO (560 AM)

 

1993

KNEW (910 AM)

 

1994-1998

KFRC (610 AM)

 

1999-2001

KABL (960 AM)

 

2002-2005

KFRC (610 AM)

 

2006

KYCY (1550 AM)

 

2007-2008

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.

On The Air Sign (Image)

Oakland Athletics Baseball on the Radio

1974  Bill King Oakland A’s
1975 Monte Moore Oakland A’s
1988

Bill King Oakland A’s

1989

Oakland A’s

2005

Oakland A’s – Angels

2006

Oakland A’s – SF Giants

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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