Entercom and Golden State Warriors Announce Multiyear Contract Extension
95.7 The Game in San Francisco to Continue as Radio Home for Warriors Basketball
PHILADELPHIA, PA – August 27, 2019 – Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and the unrivaled leader in sports radio, and the six-time NBA champion Golden State Warriors have announced a multiyear broadcast extension. As part of the agreement, 95.7 The Game (KGMZ-FM), will continue to serve as the flagship station for Warriors basketball.
“The Warriors are the premiere franchise in this market and have emerged as one of the elite sports brands worldwide,” said Greg Nemitz, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom San Francisco. “As the team embarks on a new era at Chase Center, we’re proud and excited to continue bringing our listeners exclusive, unparalleled coverage of the team both on and off the court.”
“We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our relationship with 95.7 The Game over the last three seasons and look forward to the continued growth and evolution of our partnership as we open the doors to Chase Center,” said Rick Welts, President and Chief Operating Officer, Golden State Warriors. “Most importantly, our fans will continue to benefit from the comprehensive and dedicated coverage of our team 365 days a year and, hopefully, through many exciting playoff runs on The Game.”
95.7 The Game has served as the radio home of the Warriors since 2016. As part of the agreement, the station will continue providing play-by-play coverage of the team and exclusive Warriors programming, including one hour of coverage prior to each of the existing 30-minute pregame and postgame programs. Play-by-play announcer Tim Roye will return for his 25th season calling Warriors basketball – joined by Jim Barnett – and will remain a regular contributor on 95.7 The Game weekday programming during the season and on select offseason dates. 95.7 The Game reporter John Dickinson will continue as the station’s dedicated Warriors reporter, covering both home and road games as well as practices throughout the season.
In addition to game broadcasts, the agreement also includes enhanced in-season daily Warriors programming on 95.7 The Game, which will feature both Warriors and NBA-themed shows, “Warriors Wednesdays” and offseason content centered around the draft, free agency and Summer League. The station will also continue select in-season call-in shows.
The Golden State Warriors have made five-consecutive NBA Finals appearances from 2015-2019, winning three NBA Championships during that time. They are one of only two teams in NBA history to share that extraordinary accomplishment. Next season, the team will play all home games at Chase Center, their new multi-purpose arena in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission Bay district. For more information on the upcoming Golden State Warriors 2019-20 season, presented by Kaiser Permanente, visit warriors.com.
Listeners can tune in 95.7 The Game (KGMZ-FM) in the Bay Area on air, as well as nationwide on the RADIO.COM app and website. Fans can also connect with the station on social media via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
95.7 The Game is a RADIO.COM station. RADIO.COM, the fastest growing digital audio app in the United States and the current leader in local sports coverage, currently has over 300 stations and more than 10,000 podcasts, with more added continuously on its rapidly growing platform. RADIO.COM is a part of Entercom.
About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a leading American media and entertainment company reaching and engaging over 170 million people each month through its premier collection of highly rated, award winning radio stations, digital platforms and live events. As one of the country’s two largest radio broadcasters, Entercom offers integrated marketing solutions and delivers the power of local connection on a national scale with coverage of close to 90% of persons 12+ in the top 50 markets. Entercom is the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content and the nation’s unrivaled leader in news and sports radio. Learn more about Philadelphia-based Entercom at www.audacyinc.wpengine.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).