SAN FRANCISCO, CA – 95.7 The GAME (KGMZ-FM), The Bay Area’s New Sound for Sports, has added NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice as a contributor for the 2013 NFL season. Rice will join "Bucher and Towny" every Thursday at 5:05pm where he’ll provide his expert commentary on the 2013 NFL season which includes the 49ers, Raiders as well as the entire state of the NFL each week.
“Jerry Rice is the greatest football player of all-time and when he speaks, Bay Area sports fans take notice. To have his valuable insights and thought provoking opinions on our radio station on a weekly basis is a huge treat for all Bay Area football fans” said Program Director Jason Barrett.
The Hall of Fame wide receiver and three-time Super Bowl champion is widely regarded as the greatest player of all time. During his 15-year career with the San Francisco 49ers, Rice won three Super Bowls (Super Bowl XXIII (’88), Super Bowl XXIV (’89) and SB XXIX (’94)) and one Super Bowl MVP. He enjoyed three seasons with the Oakland Raiders, including a Super Bowl appearance and one season with the Seattle Seahawks before retiring in 2005. Rice was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in January 2010, his first year of eligibility.
Rice adds considerable clout to the already hefty 95.7 lineup of commentators which includes Raiders Head Coach Dennis Allen, 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke, NFL Hall of Famer Rod Woodson, 4-time Super Bowl Champion Bill Romanowski, former NFL MVP Rich Gannon and former Raiders Lincoln Kennedy and Matt Millen. More additions to the lineup are expected to be announced by the end of week to complete The Game’s NFL coverage.
95.7 The GAME is the largest radio market FM Sports Station in California and flagship radio station for the Oakland Raiders and 2012 AL West Champion Oakland Athletics.
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