(KGO/San Francisco) Over the last 80 years, KGO has been here for Bay area listeners covering and discussing all the news that has impacted our world and local communities. We thank you for your loyalty and for trusting KGO to be your source for information. We also want to sincerely thank all the talented men and women that worked so hard over the years to produce award-winning programming on KGO.
On Monday, 810am begins a new era. We hope you will tune in.
“THE SPREAD 810 AM” The Bay’s Best Bet on Sports”. The lineup is:
6a-9a Bet QL Daily
9a-12p The Jim Rome Show
12p-4p You Better You Bet
4p-8p Bet MGM Tonight
8p-12m CBS Sports Radio”
5 thoughts on “The End of KGO Radio: Sports Betting”
I listened to full-service KGO from our house in north Seattle at least seventy years ago. It boomed in like a local after sunset.
Some KGO history:
I remember being able to get KGO usually picking them up about 8-8:30 pm from Tacoma. Thought it was strange to be able to receive a SF station. Memories.
KGO and KNBR, and KKHI up at the far end of the dial.
In 1965, KNBR 68 boomed in between about 4:30 and 6:00 P.M. Mike Phillips was doing afternoons after leaving KJR.
My parents friends, the Adams’ moved from San Francisco to Seattle in 1949. Bill loved radio and in the evening from their Ravenna Park home (which later I purchased), Bill listened to Ira Blue. I was hooked at about 13 or so and with my trusty Arvin 5 tube radio, in the mid 60’s I would tune into KGO and KNBR from Lynnwood. Before the days of wall worts, LED city lights with tons of noise, AM DX’ ing at night was a great past time.
I went to grad school at Stanford and on occasion would visit KGO studios and the transmitter site.
Bill Wattenberg, another scientist that I admired had a wonderful evening program. All of that is gone. Change is inevitable, but not welcomed.
Anyone remember Irving Clark on KING (AM)? Mutual 2-5080 Clark on KING!