The Golden State Warriors and KNBR announced on Wednesday that they have agreed to a contract extension until 2016 to keep the W's broadcasts on the AM dial, despite the rapid rise of FM competitors 95.7 The Game.
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Here is a snippet from the official press release:
The Golden State Warriors have signed a multi-year contract extension with their flagship radio station, KNBR 680, the team announced today. The 2012-13 NBA campaign will mark the Warriors' 29th consecutive season on "The Sports Leader" and the 37th year on KNBR overall. As part of the contract, KNBR 680 will serve as the flagship station for all Warriors radio broadcasts through the 2015-16 NBA season.
The Warriors began their affiliation with KNBR during the 1976-77 season and, with the exception of the 1983-84 campaign, have been carried by the Bay Area station since that time.
All regular season games will be broadcasted either on KNBR 680 or KNBR 1050 AM.
Bay Area Sports Guy speculated that with the hiring of Ric Bucher as the next host of 'The Drive' on 95.7 The Game that they may make a push to grab broadcast rights for Golden State. Obviously that is not the case. Still, the contract is only until 2016, around the time when the Warriors are hoping to move to San Francisco, leaving them open to the FM option later down the line.
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