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Raiders radio on the move

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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  • hwnrdr

    bcz24 Says:
    March 31st, 2010 at 6:22 am
    Great… Our saviors are guys who would have been exstatic for… 10 years ago.

    Ain’t that a shame…? I hope he is wrong, but he reads all of the internet sport sites…rotoworld, pft, etc, etc…like I said, I hope he is wrong!
    With that said…can anyone verify this? The conversation between my friend and I last night got eerily cut off in the middle of it…LOL

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    Very happy today.Just one more shift tonight then I’m off till Tuesday!

  • RaiderRockstar

    good morning AM crew!

    coffee is on me today. feelin’ good

    hooohaaa!!!

  • RaiderRockstar

    LOL @ Neil.

    yeah, Willis McGahee is terrified :)

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

    Alameda_Lee Says:
    March 31st, 2010 at 1:09 am
    Spending Al’s Money

    http://www.tmz.com/2010/03/31/nfl-qb-jamarcus-russell-oakland-raiders-las-vegas-the-palms/

    ************************************

    Damn, Raiderdavenv “reported” this a few days ago. Guys in here even got a leg-up on TMZ.

    Semi-pro bloggers my azz!!!!

  • hwnrdr

    Thanks for the coffee, Rockstar!
    Has anyone heard from Dirt Lot lately? I hope he’s doing ok!!!

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    If you got the coffee Rockstar,I’ll bring the dark chocolate!

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    Hwnrdr…..

    nope,not a peep.

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    —”Eagles LT Jason Peters graded as the worst at his position in 2009, according to Football Outsiders. It’s a crime that Peters made the Pro Bowl in his first season with the Birds after signing a six-year, $60.657 million contract. He led the team in penalties with 11, allowed seven sacks and gave up four hurries. The Eagles sorely need Peters to improve his pass blocking no matter who is under center”—

    does you guys remember who it was here, that wanted us to get Peters before the eagles did? seems like we were the lucky ones to be bygone on this one, huh??

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    I wish I’d never looked at that photo.More slim-line my @rse.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Could be exciting for a year, but then, we already have enough drama with As the World (of Al) Turns!!!

    ***

    so true Hwnrdr. However, apart from the Wimbley trade we’ve been very quiet so far this offseason …

    Russell weight & a potential trade for McNabb are still just unverified rumors at this point. We could be getting all worked up over nothing. I do think Donovan will eventually be dealt, but I’m not sure what level of interest Al Davis has displayed (if any). nobody knows!

    Cable + Hackett + Tollner + Gradkowski + Frye all returning and the fact that Russell was assigned a babysitter in the offseason doesn’t bode well for him. At this point I think it’s Russell or McNabb – not Russell & McNabb … and let’s not forget that we’re also looking at QB’s in the draft and “reportedly” interested in Sage Rosenfels too

    the writing is on the wall

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    LMN…..

    Afternoon,if I remember right,it was sec116 over on RF365.

  • RaiderRockstar

    haven’t seen or heard anything from Dirt Lot in a while. probably at least a week …

    hope he’s doing ok!

  • hwnrdr

    Haha…
    According to TMZ at 5am, Donovan is refusing to come here (according to a source “close to” McNabb), but woul dbe willing to go across the Bay!

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    That’s alright Hwnrdr….I don’t want him in Oakland either.

  • RaiderRockstar

    many semi-pro bloggers in here wanted Al Davis to break the bank for restricted free agent MLB DeMeco Ryans …

    Yesterday: DeMeco Ryans signed a 6 year $48 million extension, including $21.75 million guaranteed.

    Oakland would have also owed the Texans 1st & 3rd rounders for him!

    would it have been worth it ???

    no flippin way imo. re-sign Kirk Morrison & draft Dan Williams with a 1st rounder & Micah Johnson with a 5th rounder

    run defense solved!

  • RaiderRockstar

    -Jamarcus looks fat to me..

    -I hardly ever visit the comments section of this blog after noon…

    ***

    408 speaks wisdom!

    haha

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Faph57A7Kg0 r8eray

    Good Morning Nation!

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    Morning.

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    Al would never pay that kind of money to a ‘backer Rockstar.

  • 30 year raider

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    March 31st, 2010 at 6:48 am
    many semi-pro bloggers in here wanted Al Davis to break the bank for restricted free agent MLB DeMeco Ryans …

    Yesterday: DeMeco Ryans signed a 6 year $48 million extension, including $21.75 million guaranteed.

    Oakland would have also owed the Texans 1st & 3rd rounders for him!

    would it have been worth it ???

    no flippin way imo. re-sign Kirk Morrison & draft Dan Williams with a 1st rounder & Micah Johnson with a 5th rounder

    run defense solved!

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

    ive been sayimg that for weeks… if mcnabb is signed then the defense must be addresed FIRST THRU THE DRAFT… EITHER MCCLAIN RD1 THEN A CAM THOMAS OR a arthur jones type DT in rd3… we cannot draft rookie oline and expect them to be the main huys upfront for a guy like donovan mcnnabb… the oline must be addressed thru the free agecy ie.. bobbi williams, kevin mawae, guys who can step in play immed…

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Faph57A7Kg0 r8eray

    That FAT FUKC is still a LARD AZZ!!!!
    OR
    That LARD AZZ is still a FAT FUKC!!!

  • 30 year raider

    if its a a dan williams or brian price in rd1 i would be totally fine with that…then go mlb in either rd3 or 4

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Faph57A7Kg0 r8eray

    Dump JaBusto and get McNabb!!

  • RaiderRockstar

    how much more of Russell’s antics can Al put up with?

    ***

    Scottish: he’s only halfway through a 6 year contract

    if his next 3 years are anything like his first 3 years he’ll become the biggest draft bust in NFL history.

    since nobody will trade for JaWalrus I think we should keep him on the roster until the last possible moment. On final cutdown (to 53 players) if he’s still 3rd on the depth chart behind Bruce & Charlie I think he’s outta here. If we trade for a QB or draft one then I’ll assume he’s last on the depth chart and it’s only a matter of time before he gets his walking papers

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

    Good morning Ray!!

    My cousin got me tickets for the Dodgers game today. I was eager to go, but this weather tonight might blow. Quite the ordeal to go sit in the rain and wind to watch the Dodgers-Reds exhibition when you are a Giants fan, lol.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Faph57A7Kg0 r8eray

    Just the sight of him makes me sick!

  • edward teach

    Rockstar…

    I doubt that the Pope would get cheers for that in NY. They actually have educated and informed people there.

    Maybe in Dallas or Houston, but not NY.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Faph57A7Kg0 r8eray

    I need to get tickets to Alicia Keys, wifes birthday today. Got any connects? Call me!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Faph57A7Kg0 r8eray

    oh….Good Morning Vegas!

  • RaiderRockstar

    30YR: Agreed

    Rolando McClain & Cam Thomas would upgrade the run defense by leaps & bounds too …

    I just think it’s a huge gamble for a rookie 4th rounder like Cam Thomas to dominate right away. Big talent gap between Williams & Thomas

    what do you think about Micah Johnson? dude is a thumper

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Faph57A7Kg0 r8eray

    I was at the Hilton yesterday. My boy put $100 on the Giants to win the division. I think it only paid $4-500!

  • RaiderRockstar

    edward teach: ever been to Dallas, Houston or NY ?

    didn’t think so. carry on

  • edward teach

    Now, if he was to have done that to Sarah Palin he might have gotten the result you described, but I don’t think he would be seen in public with her.

  • edward teach

    Yes, yes, and yes.

    So much for that theory.

  • hwnrdr

    Only in NY that there are educated and informed people? Or only in Houston and Dallas that they are not? LOL

  • RaiderRockstar

    would Sarah Palin attempt to pass a socialist health care bill that EVERY democrat, a few repubs and at least half of the general public thinks is crap?

    probably not. carry on

  • edward teach

    Just going by how people vote in those places, hwnrdr.

    I believe it’s a matter of public record.

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    # neilb Says:
    March 31st, 2010 at 6:35 am

    LMN…..

    Afternoon,if I remember right,it was sec116 over on RF365.
    __________________________________________________________

    yeah, but I think it was FlPete who was rooting for us to sign him….at this site…

  • 30 year raider

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    March 31st, 2010 at 7:03 am
    30YR: Agreed

    Rolando McClain & Cam Thomas would upgrade the run defense by leaps & bounds too …

    I just think it’s a huge gamble for a rookie 4th rounder like Cam Thomas to dominate right away. Big talent gap between Williams & Thomas

    what do you think about Micah Johnson? dude is a thumper

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

    i like him looks like his mcl tear is healed up…any guy that plays mlb in the sec and makes the amount of plays that he does is gonna be good… don butler is moving up the charts bigtime… HE HAS BIG PLAY WRIITEN ALL OVER HIM.. we need a mlb that can go from tackle to tackle and make plays…DT & MLB MUST BE ADRESSED THO THRU THE DRAFT FIRST & FOREMOST IF MCNABB IS SIGNED

  • edward teach

    I doubt Sarah Palin has the mental capacity to even consider something that complex, Rockstar.

  • RaiderRockstar

    I doubt Sarah Palin has the mental capacity to even consider something that complex

    ***

    somebody in her position has to be at least a billion times smarter than you and you’re dogging her mental capacity ???

    not very smart. carry on

  • edward teach

    Disagree? I didn’t think so.

    Carry on.

  • BoJacks

    So McNabb would cost at least a 2, and doesn’t want to be here?

    Skip him…not the type of leader the offense needs. Let his ass go to what he considers a contender (Rams? Bills? Niners?) so he can puke on their field during crunch time.

    Go with Grads and see if that gets the team back to 7-9 wins.

  • RaiderRockstar

    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

  • edward teach

    Really? A billion?

    Careful, Rockstar. You’re starting to come apart at the seams a little bit.

  • RaiderRockstar

    disagree with post #191

    back to football!

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    You wanta see a bunch of dumb people go to Newcastle.

  • bcz24

    I am going to check my comments about the media whor3 Palin right at the door…

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

    somebody in her position has to be at least a billion times smarter than you and you’re dogging her mental capacity ???

    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    Cmon. Thats just not true. She is plainly a TARD!