The Rise Guys Out At "The Game" San Francisco
Entercom says KNBR veteran Damon Bruce will take over afternoon drive at The Game, while afternoon anchors Ric Bucher and Chris Townsend will shift to mornings as part of the move. Entercom Market Manager Steve DiNardo says, "This is a great day for 95.7 The Game and Bay Area sports fans. For years, Damon Bruce has been one of the strongest, most opinionated and passionate personalities in Bay Area sports. He understands what it takes to compete and win in this market. Just as exciting is moving Ric Bucher and Chris Townsend to morning drive. In just 14 months, they have developed strong chemistry and a loyal following. We feel like we have the perfect team in the perfect time slot to grow The Game."
Bruce is a San Francisco radio veteran -- a staple with Cumulus' KNBR between 1998 and 2000. He returned to KNBR in 2005 as host of The Damon Bruce Show. Bucher joined 95.7 The Game for afternoons in 2012, having previously served as a Bay Area-based NBA reporter for ESPN's SportsCenter and NBA studio shows, as well as a senior writer covering professional basketball for ESPN The Magazine.
KNBR has not filled Damon's slot as yet, but Cumulus will announce his replacement soon.