Bears on Television Cal Sports Report The Cal Sports Report, Cal's weekly television program devoted to covering the Golden Bears, airs Wednesdays from 5-6 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet California. The show includes features and highlights on football, volleyball and a host of other sports in the fall. The winter program concentrates on men's and women's basketball, and will showcase many of Cal's Olympic teams, as well. Todd McKim and Francesca Weems serve as hosts.
Check local listings each week for exact times (live events may occasionally preempt the initial airing), and the program may re-air at other times.
Live Telecasts Cal football has been a popular choice for live television under head coach Jeff Tedford. Since he assumed the reins of the program in 2002, the Bears have appeared on TV more than 90 times.
Five Cal games were picked up for telecast before the start of the year, with other selections made either 12 or six days prior to kickoff. The contests scheduled to be broadcast before the season got underway are:
Day, Date - Opponent - Time (TV) Saturday, Sept. 3 - vs. Fresno State - 4 p.m. (CSN California) Saturday, Sept. 10 - at Colorado - 12:30 p.m. (CSN California) Thursday, Oct. 6 - at Oregon - 6 p.m. (ESPN) Oct. 13 - vs. USC - 6 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Nov. 25 - at Arizona State - 7:15 p.m. (ESPN)
Additional broadcasts will be announced on CalBears.com when they are determined.
Broadcast Channels Check local listings for the exact channel in your area. Broadcast channels for games on Comcast SportsNet can be found in the following links:
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 2011 season includes:
KGO 810 AM San Francisco
KFIG^ 1430 AM Fresno
KFPT* 790 AM Fresno
KESP 970 AM Modesto
KGIL 1260 AM Los Angeles
KTKZ 1380 AM Sacramento
KPRZ 1210 AM San Diego
In The Booth Joe Starkey, the legendary voice of the Bears, will return for his 37th season with California in the fall of 2011. 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.
Starkey is joined in the booth by former Cal quarterback Troy Taylor, now in his seventh year on the Cal Football/IMG College Radio Network. Taylor, a California letterman and quarterback from 1986-89, still holds school records for career passing yards (8,126) and total offense (8,236), completing 58 percent of his passes with 51 career touchdown tosses. Taylor was a member of the Cal coaching staff from 1996-99 while working with the Bears' receivers, tight ends and quarterbacks.
On the sidelines for his seventh 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 Sports Report television show and 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 outside AT&T Park.
After the game, Cal's Postgame at the Paragon - held at the Claremont Hotel Club and Spa in Berkeley - returns with hosts Kate Scott 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 38th 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, as well as select video broadcasts off the in-house video board production, 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 KNEW Radio (910 AM) will air live from the Paragon at the Claremont Hotel Club and Spa 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.