After taking it down to the wire last season, the Oakland A’s will not have a broadcast radio partner in the Bay Area in the 2020 season and will rely exclusively on streaming for play by play. “A’s Cast,” the Oakland A’s 24/7 audio streaming station on TuneIn, is now the official audio home of A’s content, including all game-day broadcasts, podcasts and daily sports shows. Every Spring Training and regular season game in 2020 can be heard exclusively on A’s Cast across the Bay Area for free on TuneIn. Additionally, the A’s will offer a commercial-free broadcast during each home stand.
The A’s are the first MLB team to have games locally broadcast entirely on a streaming platform. Games will continue to be called by Ken Korach, who returns for his 25th season and Vince Cotroneo, who enters his 15th season in the A’s broadcast booth. Ray Fosse will also make special appearances in the booth throughout the season. The A’s daily live sports talk show, “A’s Cast Live,” hosted by Chris Townsend, will stream before or after every weekday A’s game.
Just as Spring Training began last season, the A’s inked a broadcast deal with Salem Media talk “860AM The Answer” KTRB San Francisco, which also carried A’s baseball from 2009-2010. At that time the franchise also entered into its partnership with TuneIn and cut a deal with Bonneville sports KHTK Sacramento (1140).
The “A’s Cast” station on TuneIn features 24/7 coverage of the A’s and is free for fans in most of Northern California. A’s fans outside the Bay Area can continue to catch games on the A’s Radio Network, which includes KHTK and 11 other radio affiliates throughout Northern California.
In 2019, “A’s Cast” eclipsed all other MLB teams to become the No. 1 MLB team podcast, marking the first time the A’s have had the league’s most popular and downloaded property, according to TuneIn.