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Raiders radio on the move

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 at 9:33 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders continue to be nomads in terms of a radio home after opting to go with a syndicator which will handle the rights to their games.

“The Raider Organization is delighted to announce an exciting new relationship with Compass Media Networks, pursuant to which Raider games will be broadcast in the Bay Area on KFRC 1550-AM and KITS Live 105-FM, as well as a broad affiliate network in California and beyond,” Raiders chief executive Amy Trask said. “We thank KSFO (560-AM) for its support of the Raiders for the past six years and wish it well.”

KSFO marketing director Anthony Licciardi made it clear the network had wanted to continue with Raiders broadcasts and weren’t dumping the club _ KTCT (now KNBR 1050) did in its last radio deal.

“We tried to keep the Raiders, we wanted to keep the Raiders,” Licciardi said. “Ultimately, they went with a syndicator, and the syndicator found them the best offer.”

Hard to believe the Raiders new setup could be any worse than it was on KSFO. Other than game day, there was virtually no Raiders content. Most NFL teams have radio deals which put their coaches on the air _ often to answer questions from the public _ and have regular features and interviews with players.

Much of the Raiders’ problems are their own. They’re so over-the-top in terms of controlling the message _ preferring an infomercial to critical or objective analysis _ it makes for bad programming other than the games themselves.

Here’s hoping syndication will make things better _ although it’s worth noting it was a radio rights issue (when Bob Speck Productions gave way to Nederlander Sports Marketing in 1993) that led to legendary voice Bill King leaving the Raiders when the club was in Los Angeles.

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  • RaiderRockstar

    BoJacks: Donovan has never said in public that he didn’t want to play for Oakland.

    he would be stupid to do that, especially since there is a good chance he could be traded here eventually.

    then some of the coaches, players & fans would probably hate him for it.

    He knows that it’s a business. He’s a smart guy. If he gets dealt here he’ll play to the best of his ability and probably won’t say one negative word about this team. If he doesn’t agree to a long-term deal, then Al Davis will tag him next year. I’m sure he’d rather pay $20 million for a Pro Bowl/Playoff calibur QB than $10 million for a 1st round bust! who wouldn’t?

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    And a liar. Death panels? She is pure trash. No integrity whatsoever.

  • edward teach

    Well, it’s a nice tactic, Rockstar, but even though I’m a billion times less intelligent than Sarah Palin I’m not falling for it.

    Never said that there weren’t both Republicans and Democrats in each place, nor did I ever say that people in Houston or Dallas were stupid.

    What I said was that the Pope would get a better reaction from his slapping of Nacy Pelosi in places like Dallas and Houston because she is considerably less popular in those places than she is in NY. I used Dallas and Houston as examples because they have large stadiums, and I used Sarah Palin as a substitute for Pelosi in NY because her poularity there is about the same as Pelosi’s is in Texas.

    NOW do you get it? It is a joke, you know… just like the one you posted.

  • 30 year raider

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    March 31st, 2010 at 7:16 am
    so because the majority of Dallas or Houston vote republican you assume people in those cities aren’t very smart?

    what does party choice have to do with intellect?

    you know there are also quite a few dems in Dallas & Houston too, right?

    as stated above, not very smart. carry on

    #######################################

    i live in dallas… dallas county is democrat beat the rep in the last pres. election

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Cya.

  • http://blstb.msn.com/i/55/90A2853B6CFBCC2AFC987BB18B832.jpg vegas raider

    Who knows who is smarter or the better politician (oxymoron??) between the two, but Palin sure can sell a helluva a lot more books than Pelosi could right now.

  • hwnrdr

    Palin, Riaders…holding up two hands in a scale position…Nah!
    We already have Trask!!!

  • hwnrdr

    vegas raider Says:
    March 31st, 2010 at 7:25 am
    Who knows who is smarter or the better politician (oxymoron??) between the two, but Palin sure can sell a helluva a lot more books than Pelosi could right now.

    Plus…Palin is better looking…
    But…

  • RaiderRockstar

    It is a joke, you know… just like the one you posted.

    ***

    ET: nobody laughed at your “joke”. not even you

  • edward teach

    We have SOUND on this blog now?

    Who knew?

  • RaiderRockstar

    i live in dallas… dallas county is democrat beat the rep in the last pres. election

    ***

    thanks for the info 30YR.

    let’s hear ET’s response. he’ll probably bail ASAP like BSJ did …

  • edward teach

    Nobody’s bailing, Rockstar.

    I explained my choice of Dallas in post #203.

  • RaiderRockstar

    the oline must be addressed thru the free agecy ie.. bobbi williams, kevin mawae, guys who can step in play immed…

    ***

    30YR: what would you think about this mock draft?

    1st (NT) Dan Williams
    2nd (OT) Campbell or Brown
    3rd (C)Tennant
    4th (G) Carter, Petrus or Lauvao
    5th (MLB) Micah Johnson
    5th (FB) John Conner
    7th who cares?
    7th who cares?

    if we trade a 2nd rounder for McNabb …

    1st (NT) Dan Williams
    3rd (C) Matthew Tennant
    4th (T) Calloway or Fox
    5th (MLB) Micah Johnson
    5th (FB) John Conner

    and get a few guards in free agency.

    Bobbie Williams, Randy Thomas, Shawn Andrews, Ben Hamilton are available. Or we could always re-sign Langston Walker?

  • RaiderRockstar

    new post!

  • memo

    I can’t perform docking on any of you gentlemen because I am circumcised

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  • snnyjcbs

    All has to do with winning clown. When they were winning there was plenty of content. Just like when they were winning they had 2 to 3 Monday Night Games a year. Get back to winning and not only does it shut guys like you up, the coverage is expanded.

  • 30 year raider

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    March 31st, 2010 at 7:36 am
    the oline must be addressed thru the free agecy ie.. bobbi williams, kevin mawae, guys who can step in play immed…

    ***

    30YR: what would you think about this mock draft?

    1st (NT) Dan Williams
    2nd (OT) Campbell or Brown
    3rd (C)Tennant
    4th (G) Carter, Petrus or Lauvao
    5th (MLB) Micah Johnson
    5th (FB) John Conner
    7th who cares?
    7th who cares?

    if we trade a 2nd rounder for McNabb …

    1st (NT) Dan Williams
    3rd (C) Matthew Tennant
    4th (T) Calloway or Fox
    5th (MLB) Micah Johnson
    5th (FB) John Conner

    and get a few guards in free agency.

    Bobbie Williams, Randy Thomas, Shawn Andrews, Ben Hamilton are available. Or we could always re-sign Langston Walker?

    ########################################

    sorry about that got called in for a case…

    ya hell ya that looks like something the coaching staff must convince al what we have to do…jason fox once he fully recovers MIGHT BE THE STEAL OF THE DRAFT…solid ot at THE U…i like tennant but would i like jeff byers alot more out of SC..

  • 30 year raider

    bobbie williams and kev mawae would be top priority if i were GM

  • RaiderSam

    Thank you 30 year Raider. That KK-Real Madden-Seymour Bush nonsense was getting on my GODDAMN LAST NERVE…Jesus.

    lets get back on track.

    Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland – has size, agility, arm length, excellent upper body strength…and a brain disorder diagnosed from high school (which scouts didnt know about) – PERFECT! (sigh) , either this guy, or Bulaga….

    Koa Misi, DE/OLB, Utah – explosive first 2 steps, plays hard, good pursuit guy…would be learning the OLB position….i m thinking he’s the fall back if Thomas Howard is dealt.

    if we do the trade, then acquire a 2nd round pick, swap that for OT Jared Gaither (familiar with Hue Jackson from Ravens year)

    Linval Joseph, DT, E.Carolina – has natural strength, good size at 6-6, 325, solid character , a lot of upside..the cupboard is bare (since Gerard Warren was dealt)

    Vlad Ducasse, OT, UMass – great pick up if we were to acquire by trade – put him right in at tackle or RG

    Phillip Dillard, ILB, Nebraska – a little short, pursues hard, moves well laterally, would need a big DT to protect him from guards…good in coverage so thats a plus

    A.J. Jefferson, CB, Fresno St. – good returner with NFL speed..should help secondary at some point..allowing Johnathan Holland to go back to gunner on special teams. – Jefferson’s return ability is another plus. Another dude that is explosive is Utah’s R.J. Stanford.

    Kion Wilson, OLB, S.Florida – good closing burst, tough and competitive, good character..hig motor, see and go reactor…the type you root for…gives you everything he has.