Golden Bears on the Air

The following information is intended to help Cal fans follow the Golden Bears on a variety of broadcast platforms, from television to radio to the internet.

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Network Affiliates

The IMG College/Cal Football Radio Network blankets most of the state of California with affiliates from San Diego to Sacramento and beyond, leaving very few areas of the state out of range of network. The lineup of networks includes ...

Network Lineup
*KFPT 790 AM Fresno
KGO 810 AM San Francisco
+KLAA 830 AM Los Angeles
KRAK 910 AM Los Angeles
KAHI 950 AM Sacramento
KESP 970 AM Modesto
^KFIG 1430 AM Fresno
XEPE 1700 AM San Diego
^Primary; *Secondary; +May be pre-empted by Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim baseball or Notre Dame football - check broadcast schedule

Flagship Station
The 2012 season marked the 39th for KGO 810 as the flagship station, having carried Golden Bear football since 1974. Each KGO broadcast begins 60 minutes before kickoff (live from Maxwell Family Field north of Memorial Stadium for home games). Then after all the action, the 60-minute postgame show hosted by Lee Grosscup and Kate Scott from the Paragon Restaurant & Bar inside the Claremont Hotel Club & Spa in Berkeley includes reaction from the Bears' locker room followed by a breakdown of the game live.

Calling the Action
Joe Starkey, the legendary voice of the Golden Bears, broadcast his 38th season of Cal football in 2012. A recipient of the 2010 Chris Schenkel Award from the National Football Foundation for his distinguished career, Starkey is perhaps best known for his legendary call of "The Play." The famous five-lateral kickoff return for a touchdown against Stanford in 1982 is part of college football lore with Starkey's emotional "the band is on the field" part of gridiron vernacular. Starkey has held an array of NFL and NHL positions during his career, including a 20-year stint with the San Francisco 49ers he fulfilled in conjunction with his Cal duties from 1979-2008.

Starkey is joined in the booth by former Cal quarterback Mike Pawlawski, who returned to the booth in 2012. He previously served one season as the team's analyst in 2004 after two campaigns on the sidelines. Pawlawski has also been a television football analyst since 2000, working for entities such as Comcast SportsNet, FOX and NBC. As Cal's starting quarterback in 1990 and '91, he led the Bears to back-to-back bowl victories and was the Pac-10's Co-Offensive Player of the Year as a senior.

In his eighth season on the broadcast team in 2012 is sideline reporter Todd McKim, who also serves as host of the weekly Cal Coaches' Corner radio show and an analyst for Cal men's basketball radio broadcasts. Before joining Cal, McKim was a long-time media member as a television anchor and sports director in Eugene, and was the 2000 Oregon broadcaster of the year.

Sirius XM Radio
Fans can tune in to Cal football games on Sirius XM Radio, a corporate partner of the Pac-12 Conference. Visit for detailed broadcast information.

All-Access Radio
The radio broadcast feed of all Cal games can be heard on the Internet through the All-Access channel at for a small monthly fee.

Men's Basketball

Network Affiliates

The IMG College/Cal Basketball Radio Network serves much of Northern California. The lineup of networks include:

Network Lineup
KKSF 910 AM San Francisco
KTKZ 1380 AM Sacramento
KESP 970 AM Modesto
KRXA 540 AM Monterey

Calling the Action
Roxy Bernstein is in his 16th season as the voice of the Bears. A Cal graduate, Bernstein began broadcasting Cal games during the 1996-97 season and took over the position on a fulltime basis the following year. In addition to his work with the Golden Bears, Bernstein calls televised games for both ESPN and the Pac-12 Network. He is a former radio play-by-play announcer for the Florida Marlins baseball team and has also broadcast others games in the NFL, NHL and Major League Baseball.

Todd McKim joins Bernstein on the air as an analyst for the seventh straight season. He has spent the past nine years as the radio sideline reporter for Bear football games and also hosts the weekly Cal Coaches Corner radio program, as well as Cal Sports Report Online. A longtime member of the Oregon media and a television anchor and sports director in Eugene before moving to the Bay Area, McKim serves as the director of broadcast services for Cal Sports Properties.

Former Golden Bear standout Jon Wheeler and former Cal assistant coach Jay John will also join the broadcast crew for a number of contests in 2012-13.

Before and After
Radio coverage of the Bears begins 30 minutes before tipoff, and after each game, head coach Mike Montgomery will give a recap on the postgame report. Following each home game is "March to March," a 30-minute show hosted by Eddy Kleinhans, Matt Foley and Jon Wheeler that includes interviews with Cal players and assistant coaches, as well as other guests.

Sirius XM Radio
Fans can tune in to Cal football games on Sirius XM Radio, a corporate partner of the Pac-12 Conference. Visit for detailed broadcast information.

All-Access Radio
The radio broadcast feed of all Cal games can be heard on the Internet through the All-Access channel at for a small monthly fee.

Women's Basketball

Calling the Action
All Cal women's basketball games, with Dave Lewis calling the action, are broadcast over the Internet through the All-Access channel at for a small monthly fee.

Lewis, the sports director at Metro Networks in San Francisco, is in her third season with the Golden Bears and has served as an evening sports anchor on KCBS Radio (740 AM) in San Francisco since 1995. Lewis also spent 12 years working as the voice of Santa Clara Broncos men's basketball. In addition, he has done play-by-play and halftime feature work for FSN television broadcasts as well as calling the action for the 2005 West Coast Conference Tournament semifinals and finals on Sirius Satellite Radio.

Internet Streaming
All Cal women's basketball games that are not air live on television are streamed through the All-Access channel at for free.

Cal Coaches' Corner

The Cal Coaches' Corner takes to the air every Monday from the last week of August through March. Hosted by Todd McKim, the one-hour program is broadcast live from Paragon inside the Claremont Hotel Club & Spa in Berkeley from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. on KKSR Radio (910 AM). Fans are invited to watch the program in person.

The first half of the year has a football focus, followed by a concentration on men's and women's basketball starting in December. Guests include head coaches and student-athletes from all 29 Golden Bear athletic teams, as well as regular appearances by Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour, other department administrators and Cal alumni.

Fans can email questions to any of the guests by visiting

Pac-12 Networks

The Pac-12 Networks is a full-time linear network available to cable, satellite and telephone companies, dedicated solely to the Pac-12. It consists of a national network and six regional feeds - Bay Area, Los Angeles, Arizona, Oregon, Washington and Mountain - that will provide 24/7 access to Pac-12 teams and universities. The networks will televise more than 800 live sporting events annually and will showcase 12 Conference Championship events each year.

For more information, visit Other useful links include:


Golden Bear events are televised throughout the year on a variety of networks, including the Pac-12 Networks, FOX, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, FSN (CSN Bay Area) and FX. In most sports, games are selected before the start of each season and are added to the team schedules found on specific sports pages or on the composition scoreboard page on

In some sports, particularly football, television selections are announced 12 (or in some cases, 6) days in advance once choices have been made by the networks. Games times and network decisions will be posted on as soon as they are available. Be sure to also check local listings for the exact broadcast channel and time in your area.

All-Access All-Access offers exclusive live audio broadcasts for football, men's and women's basketball. Monthly subscriptions are $6.95, while the yearly rate it $59.95. Live video for volleyball matches and women's basketball games (non-televised events), as well as regular features such a "This Week in Cal Athletics" and "Cal Sports Report Online," are available for no charge, when available.


Live Stats
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Social Media
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Cal Sports Report Online
Cal analyst Todd McKim previews key upcoming matches, interviews players, coaches and administrators, and gives fans an inside-look at Cal Athletics with the Cal Sports Report Online. Visit each week for the latest episode.

Mobile Gameday App
Stay up-to-date with live stats for Cal football, men's and women's basketball, and volleyball with the Cal Gameday App. In addition to stats, the app features important gameday information, interactive rosters, maps and more. The App is available for iPhones (download here) and will be coming soon for Android.

LAST UPDATED: November 26, 2012