Wednesday, May 4, 2016

S-F Radio: Report..John Lund Exits The Game For KNBR

John Lund
KGMZ 95.7 FM The Game midday host John Lund is leaving to join KNBR 680 AM where he’ll team with Tom Tolbert in afternoon drive. According to Barrett Sports Media, terms of the deal were not disclosed and has not been confirmed.

Lund has been with Entercom's The Game since its inception, teaming with Raiders play by play voice Greg Papa in middays. Together they’ve enjoyed consistent ratings success against KNBR’s midday program “Fitz and Brooks”.

The move helps Cumulus' KNBR in a few ways, according Jason Barrett.

First, it provides Tolbert with a host who’s capable of running point, placing him in a position to be able to react, analyze, and utilize his personality more without having to worry about the usual radio formatics.

Secondly, it disrupts The Game’s most successful program. Sources say that consideration is being given to have Greg Papa host the program solo. Although adding a new partner still remains a possibility. A final decision has yet to been made.

The Game did express interest in retaining Lund, but according to sources, the KNBR offer was much stronger

No comments:

Post a Comment