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Baseball is back. A listing of where to find your favorite teams on radio. (GV Wire Composite/Paul Marshall)
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Fresno remains a radio hub for three Major League Baseball teams.

The season starts tomorrow for MLB, and hundreds of games will be heard locally.

The Giants remain on ESPN Radio 1430 (KFIG-AM). The A’s can be heard on ESPN Radio 790 (KFPT-AM). The Dodgers will be on Fox Sports AM 1340 (KCBL-AM).

Hall of Famer Jon Miller returns for his 27th year as the Giants’ lead radio announcer, joined by Dave Flemming, Duane Kuiper, and Mike Krukow.

Ken Korach returns for his 28th year in the A’s booth, joined by Vince Cotroneo, and rookie Johnny Doskow.

Charlie Steiner, Rick Monday, and Tim Neverett handle Dodgers radio duties.

Local ESPN Radio’s program director, Jose Gonzalez, said he hopes to air ESPN Radio’s national feed of Sunday Night Baseball games. The station plans to air local high school baseball games, too.

With that many teams, it is inevitable that not all games will air, and teams may shuffle signals. The local ESPN stations also air the Lakers, 49ers, and Raiders.

And, most Fresno State baseball games air on Fox Sports 1340 and PowerTalk 96.7 (KALZ-FM).

New Broadcaster for Fresno Grizzlies

Stephen Rice, the Fresno Grizzlies media relations director, will add play-by-play to his duties this season. The season starts April 6, with an April 11 home opener.

Stephen Rice is the new voice of the Fresno Grizzlies. (Fresno Grizzlies)

Rice takes over for Doug Greenwald, who was let go in a cost-cutting move. Greenwald had been the voice for the Grizzlies the last 20 years.

A Colorado native, Rice is the son of former professional pitching coach Pat Rice — who once tutored Fresno Grizzlies pitchers. The younger Rice was a fill-in announcer in recent seasons.

Select Grizzlies games will be heard on ESPN Radio (1430, 790, or both). Neither the team nor the station has announced a schedule. All games will be heard online, accessible through the team’s website.

Greenwald will broadcast games this season for the Winnipeg Goldeyes, of the MLB Partner League American Association. As Bruce Jenkins with the San Francisco Chronicle wrote, Greenwald applied for the vacant Sacramento River Cats broadcaster job.

The River Cats, the Giants’ Triple-A affiliate, chose Zack Bayrouty — formerly with the Reno Aces (Arizona Diamondbacks’ Triple-A affiliate). The Oakland A’s hired Doskow, the former River Cats announcer, as part of their broadcast team. Doskow did play-by-play for Grizzlies games from 1998 to 2000.

(Disclosure: I work as a Grizzlies official scorekeeper, paid by the team.)

Curiosity drives David Taub. The award-winning journalist might be shy, but feels mighty with a recorder in his hand. He doesn't see it his job to "hold public officials accountable," but does see it to provide readers (and voters) the information needed to make intelligent choices. Taub has been honored with several writing awards from the California News Publishers Association. He's just happy to have his stories read. Joining GV Wire in 2016, Taub covers politics, government and elections, mainly in the Fresno/Clovis area. He also writes columns about local eateries (Appetite for Fresno), pro wrestling (Off the Bottom Rope), and media (Media Man). Prior to joining the online news source, Taub worked as a radio producer for KMJ and PowerTalk 96.7 in Fresno. He also worked as an assignment editor for KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, California, and KSEE-TV in Fresno. He has also worked behind the scenes for several sports broadcasts, including the NCAA basketball tournament, and the Super Bowl. When not spending time with his family, Taub loves to officially score Fresno Grizzlies games. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Taub is a die-hard Giants and 49ers fan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in communications and political science. Go Blue! You can contact David at 559-492-4037 or at Send an Email

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