KNBR 1050 is launching a brand new morning show in San Francisco. The radio station has announced the addition of Bay Area natives Kevin Frandsen, Drew Hoffar and Rudy Ortiz to host, “The Audible” starting on Monday, August 8th. The program will air weekdays from 6am-9am and explore issues throughout the Bay Area sports and pop culture landscapes.
“KNBR 1050 AM’s revamped lineup focuses on an underserved base of sports fans here in the Bay Area. Frandsen, Hoffar and Ortiz are a trio of refreshing and energetic voices aimed at serving a passionate young Bay Area fan base. The three hosts come from very different backgrounds and their unique personalities are a perfect blend of what the new KNBR 1050AM will represent going forward,” said Jeremiah Crowe, Program Director of KNBR 1050AM who also serves as Assistant Program Director of KNBR 680AM. “Bay Area sports fans will find unmatched opinion, insight and humor each morning when they tune in from 6am-9am.”
A San Jose native and graduate of San Jose State University, Frandsen was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in 2004. He went on to play for the Giants from 2006-2009, before joining the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2010), Philadelphia Phillies (2012-2013) & Washington Nationals (2014) before ending his 10-year MLB career with the hometown Giants in 2015. Frandsen has filled in regularly on KNBR 680 and served as a contributor to CSN Bay Area television broadcasts.
Frandsen said: “I’m looking forward to this opportunity that combines my love for Bay Area sports talk and ability to draw from my Major League Baseball playing experience. I cannot wait to get behind the microphone. August 8th can’t come soon enough!”
Hoffar grew up in San Leandro and has over 10 years of hosting experience as co-host of the popular Don Geronimo Show, as well as anchor and host experience at KGMZ in San Francisco and KHTK in Sacramento.
Hoffar added: “This is an incredible opportunity and I can’t wait to get back on the air in the Bay Area. I was raised on KNBR and look forward to adding to its legacy as ‘The Sports Leader!’”
Ortiz is also a native of San Leandro and has served as co-host of The Three Amigos on KGMZ in San Francisco since 2012 in addition to touring the country as a well-known Stand-Up Comedian.
Ortiz says: “As a Bay Area native, joining the KNBR team is truly an honor. I am looking forward to being a part of the Cumulus SF family and I’m beyond excited to represent “The Sports Leader” every weekday 6am-9am.”
“The Audible” will be broadcast live weekdays from 6am-9am on KNBR 1050, and available on the KNBR app and via live video stream at KNBR.com.
KNBR 1050’s Weekday Schedule features:
Time (PT) Show
6 – 9 am The Audible
9 am – 12 pm The Jim Rome Show **
12 – 3 pm The Ted Ramey Show
3 – 7 pm Tolbert & Lund
7 – 8 pm Jorge & Izzy *
8 – 11 pm The Freddie Coleman Show *
11 pm – 3 am SportsCenter All Night with Jay Reynolds *
3 – 6 am Mike & Mike *
**CBS Sports Radio