Gary Radnich Wiki
Gary Radnich, born Gary Kelley Radunich is a retired American radio and television host who was famous for his San Francisco morning radio program The Gary Radnich Show, in the San Francisco Bay area. He hosted The Gary Radnich Show which ran weekday mornings on KNBR radio and was also the lead sports anchor on KRON television. Gary announced his retirement as a radio host on 22nd June 2019.
Gary Radnich Biography
He attended Del Mar High School, he then joined Brigham Young University on a basketball scholarship. He was an All-American Basketball player at Del Mar High School and Branham University. He then transferred to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) after two years.
Gary began his career in 1982. Called by Ann Killion of the San Jose Mercury News “The biggest name in Bay Area Broadcasting,” he has been a sports director at KRON-TV since 1985 and has been a talk show host at KNBR radio since 1992. He began his broadcast career at KVVU in Henderson, Nevada. From there, were stints at KTXL in Sacramento, California, and KMPH-TV in Fresno, California.
From 1982-1985, he served as the sports director at WBNS-TV in Columbus, Ohio, where he also called football games for Ohio State Buckeyes. His radio program runs at 9 a.m. At noon. Radnich hosts “The World According to Gary” (a pun on The World According to Garp) on KRON.
KRON was the NBC affiliate of the Bay Area for much of Radnich’s time there, and that gave him the platform to interview athletes and local sports personalities. He and colleague Pete Liebengood co-hosted the successful “Sports Final” show on Sunday nights (and then Radnich hosted by himself) before ESPN’s “SportsCenter” became wildly popular.
Gary Radnich Age
Gary was born on February 2, 1950, in San Jose, California, United States. He is 69 years old as of 2019. He grew up in San Jose, California. Radnich lives in San Francisco with his wife. He is an American by nationality and he belongs to white ethnicity.
Gary Radnich Family
Gary was born to Evelyn Radnich his mother, Evelyn, was featured on ABC’s Nightline, in a show about retirement communities. His father is known as Bill Radnich.
Gary Radnich Wife
He is married to former KRON producer Alicia Radnich. Together they host a Friday night “Letters to the Editor” segment at KRON.
Gary Radnich Children
They have three children together; He has three other children from his earlier marriage. His children are; Spencer Radnich, Stephanie Radnich, Isabella Radnich, Jolie Radnich, Douglas Radnich, and Kelly Radnich.
Gary Radnich Height
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Gary Radnich Salary
Gary’s salary is estimated to be between $10k to $50k per year.
Gary Radnich Net Worth
Gary has an estimated net worth of $1.4 million.
Gary Radnich And Larry Krueger
He and Larry Krueger host a daily show at KNBR airing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Things to know about Gary Radnich
He’s got passionate fans. “Been watching KRON and your sports report for years,” tweeted Ty Williams. “When you are on, its like a BarryBonds at-bat. I stop whatever I’m doing to watch.”
He’s got 13.2 thousand followers on Twitter
His real name is Gary Kelley Radunich and he was born on Feb. 2, 1950, making him 68 years old
He hosts The Gary Radnich Show weekday mornings on KNBR radio
He’s the lead sports anchor on KRON television
He was born in San Jose
He’s married to former KRON producer Alicia Radnich and between them, they have six kids
He went to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
KNBR’s website says “he’s a true conversationalist, works his guests and callers like nobody else, and you can never predict what he’ll say next! If you’re lucky enough to ever see Gary on the street, ask him for a ride in his Bentley. He’ll say no, but it’s fun to ask.”
He was an All-American Basketball player at Del Mar High School and Branham High.
Gary Radnich Announces Retirement
With a Saturday morning tweet on Jun 22, 2019, Gary Radnich retired from his role as midday host at Cumulus Sports 680 KNBR San Francisco after 27 years at the station.
Radnich’s move to retire now comes as The Athletic reports that new San Francisco 49ers play-by-player Greg Papa will join KNBR after leaving his 12-3pm show on Entercom Sports “95.7 The Game” KGMZ on Friday. Radnich’s co-host Larry Krueger remains with the station with a schedule revamp expected.
Radnich also served as Sports Director at KRON-TV from 1985 until 2018.
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Gary Radnich Retires
KNBR shakeup: New voice arrives, another longtime host is out, new teams are announced
KNBR-680 radio host Larry Krueger celebrated his outgoing partner, Gary Radnich, as a “big-picture guy” who brought the proper perspective to his sports-talk duties while dominating the Bay Area market.
“He brought energy and enthusiasm, and love of life, and love of people to the show,” Krueger told his listeners Monday morning. “He brings all the gamut of emotions … and authenticity. … And he made people laugh.”
Radnich, 69, abruptly announced his “retirement” from KNBR with a short tweet over the weekend. But it has become apparent that Cumulus Media, the corporate owner of KNBR, is pushing out both Radnich and Bob Fitzgerald in a stunning move to trim costs as Greg Papa prepares to join the station.
On Monday, KNBR kicked off the 10 a.m. hour with its traditional introduction for “The Gary Radnich Show With Larry Krueger.” Radnich, however, was absent as Krueger explained he would be in later this week to say his farewells. There was no date announced for Radnich’s final show.
Krueger deemed Monday’s program as a “three-hour catharsis” – a chance for him and listeners to share their memories of Radnich. Talk of ballgames and draft picks, he said, would “take a backseat to what’s raw and what’s real.”
At times, Krueger became emotional, his voice cracking as he recalled a partnership with Radnich that began in 2011.
“The last eight years have been, far and away, the most enjoyable radio experience I’ve ever had,” he said.
Krueger confirmed Papa will take over the mid-morning time slot starting July 16. Papa, who will kick off his first season as the 49ers’ radio play-by-play man this fall, will reunite with John Lund for the show. The two programmed together for five years on 95.7 (FM) “The Game.”
Krueger called Papa’s new position at KNBR a “natural fit” and predicted he will “put the other side out of business.”
When Papa arrives, Krueger will join Tom Tolbert and Rod Brooks in an unorthodox three-man lineup from 2 to 6 p.m.
“I hope I don’t eff-up that show to be perfectly honest,” Krueger said.
Brooks was a longtime partner with Fitzgerald, who made his first public acknowledgment of his departure via a Cumulus news release issued Monday.
“Quite simply, I’d like to thank everyone that I had the great fortune of working with at KNBR,” he said. “From my cohosts, in particular Rod Brooks, to our tremendous producers and staff I have encountered over the great many years. For three decades it has been my great privilege to entertain the incredible sports fans of the Bay Area. KNBR will always have a special place in my heart and I wish everyone at the station all the best moving forward.”