Television Beginning in 2012-13, the Golden Bears will appear on live television more than ever before. This year marks the start of new Pac-12 media rights agreements with ESPN and FOX, as well as the launch of the Pac-12 Networks that will broadcast approximately 850 conference events each year.
Every football and men's basketball game will appear on live TV, and every other Cal sport will have a television presence throughout the year.
To find out whether you receive the Pac-12 Networks on your cable or satellite system, please click here. The conference office has also produced a Pac-12 Networks Q&A to answer a wide variety of questions.
Prior to the start of the 2012 football season, five television selections had been made:
Additional broadcast selections will be announced either six or 12 days in advance of each game.
For up-to-date information on all live telecasts, please check the schedule for each specific Golden Bear sport under the Schedules tab above.
Cal Football/IMG College Radio Network Network Affiliates The Cal Football/IMG College Radio Network blankets most of the state of California with affiliates from San Diego to Sacramento, leaving very few corners of the state out of range of network. The lineup of networks for the 2012 season includes:
KGO 810 AM San Francisco
KFPT 790 AM Fresno
KFIG 1430 AM Fresno
KLAA 830 AM Los Angeles*
KRAK 910 AM Los Angeles
KESP 970 AM Modesto
KAHI 950 AM Sacramento
XEPE 1700 AM San Diego
*check am830klaa.com for complete Cal broadcast schedule. Selections made after kickoff times are determined.
In The Booth Joe Starkey, the legendary voice of the Bears, will return for his 38th season with California in the fall of 2012. He 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. In December 2010, Starkey received the Chris Schenkel Award from the National Football Foundation for his long and distinguished service to Cal and college football.
Starkey has had an array of NFL and NHL assignments during his career, including a 20-year stint from 1979-2008 with the San Francisco 49ers he fulfilled in conjunction with his Cal duties.
Cal Hall of Fame quarterback and veteran broadcaster Mike Pawlawski joins Starkey in the booth. He served one season as Cal's radio analyst in 2004 after spending the two previous campaigns as a sideline reporter. He has also been a national, West Coast and Pac-10/12 college football and Arena Football League television color analyst since 2000, working for entities such as Comcast SportsNet, FOX and NBC. As a player, he was the 1991 Pac-10 Co-Offensive Player of the Year after leading the Bears to a 10-2 record, a victory in the Citrus Bowl and a final No. 7 national ranking.
On the sidelines for his eighth season is Todd McKim. A long-time member of the Oregon media and a television anchor and sports director in Eugene, McKim was the 2000 Oregon broadcaster of the year, becoming the first person outside of the Portland metro area to win the award. He also serves as host of the Cal Coaches Corner weekly radio program, as well as the analyst on Cal men's basketball radio broadcasts.
Before And After Broadcasts begin 60 minutes before kickoff with an expanded hour-long pregame show that includes interviews with head coach Jeff Tedford, Cal players and special guests. During home football Saturdays, the first 30 minutes will be broadcast live from Maxwell Family Field outside Memorial Stadium.
After the game, Cal's Postgame at the Paragon - held at the Claremont Hotel Club and Spa in Berkeley - returns with hosts Eddy Kleinhans and Lee Grosscup.
Flagship Station The University of California and San Francisco's KGO Radio (810 AM) continue to enjoy the longest running broadcast relationship in the Bay Area. Entering its 39th year as the home of California Golden Bears football, KGO, the 50,000-watt radio station, serves as the flagship of the California Radio Network. KGO has been carrying California football since the 1974 season.
Listen on the Internet Radio broadcasts of Cal football and men's and women's basketball games are available on the Internet through the All Access service on CalBears.com. For more information, click on the All Access link under the Multimedia tab above. Or for details on how to sign up to receive premium content, including live radio broadcasts of Cal football and men's basketball, click here to set up your personal account.
XM/Sirius Satellite Radio California fans can also track the Bears through XM/Sirius satellite radio. Look for Pac-12 games on XM channels 225-239 or Sirius channels 211-220 each week. Go to siriusxm.com for exact locations.
Cal Coaches Corner Radio Program The Cal Coaches Corner on NewsTalk (910 AM) airs live each Monday from 6-7 p.m., with Todd McKim serving as host. During the fall, segments will include appearances by head coach Jeff Tedford and selected Golden Bears players on a weekly basis, as well as regular interviews with assistant football coaches, head coaches and student-athletes from many of Cal's other sports, Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour, Cal alumni and more. Beginning in December, the focus will shift to Mike Montgomery and Lindsay Gottlieb's basketball programs.
Fans have the opportunity to participate in the show by submitting questions to the guests, including coaches Tedford, Montgomery and Gottlieb. Questions can be asked through CalBears.com/fanquestion.