- — Entercom (@Entercom)Tue, Mar 11 2014 21:35:35
- RadioInk.com spread the word just before midday Tuesday:
- [...] "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." [...]
- Two of the three Rise Guys, Dan Dibley and Mark Kreidler, tweeted later Tuesday; the third, Whitey Gleason, waited a day to weigh in:
- — Dan Dibley (@dandibley)Tue, Mar 11 2014 20:11:13
- — Mark Kreidler (@MarkKreidler)Wed, Mar 12 2014 02:26:46
- — Whitey Gleason (@whiteygleason)Wed, Mar 12 2014 17:22:55
- Meanwhile, Bruce shared word of the new gig and retweeted others' tweets of support:
- — Damon Bruce (@DamonBruce)Wed, Mar 12 2014 03:56:39
- — Damon Bruce (@DamonBruce)Wed, Mar 12 2014 15:10:56
- Reaction from Rise Guys fans about the station's move ranged from mild displeasure to dial-turning diatribes:
- — Bay Area Sports Guy (@BASportsGuy)Tue, Mar 11 2014 17:45:35Damon Bruce jumping over to 95.7 The Game, 3-7 pm. Bucher and Townsend moving to mornings. No more Rise Guys.
- — Ryan Leong (@RyanLeong)Tue, Mar 11 2014 17:57:25Major changes at @957thegame. The Rise Guys are out at the end of March. Chris Townsend and Ric Bucher 6-10 am. Damon Bruce 3-7 pm.
- — Ruthless Sports Guy (@Ruthless_Sports)Tue, Mar 11 2014 18:39:30The Rise Guys was the only good show on 95.7 The Game. These guys have no idea what they’re doing
- — Chris Sherwood (@Chris_Sherwood)Tue, Mar 11 2014 18:52:57Damon Bruce moving to 95.7 is a big loss for everyone. The Game for hiring him, KNBR for not firing him, and us for ever listening to him.
Rise Guys out, @DamonBruce in at @957thegame
As the former KNBR sportscaster prepares to switch between San Francisco Bay Area radio stations, a popular sports-talk trio's microphones went silent Wednesday
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