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KFIG’s Guy Haberman leaving Fresno for San Francisco

San Francisco’s KGMZ (FM, 95.7) is reporting Guy Haberman, heard locally on KFIG (AM, 940), is joining the Bay Area radio station on Dec. 3. He will take over the 7-10 p.m. weeknight time slot plus host the weekday Oakland Athletics “Pre-Game Dugout Show” and “Post-Game A’s Talk” programs during baseball season.

Haberman has been heard locally 3-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 7-9 a.m. Fridays. Along with his duties at KFIG, Haberman worked with the Fresno Grizzlies, WAC Sports Network plus Fresno State University’s women’s basketball and softball teams.

His departure comes just weeks after a deal was made to switch programming off of KFIG of its previous dial spot at AM 1430 to the 50,000-watt 940 AM.

This is a major move for Haberman as he goes from the Fresno market, ranked 67th, to fourth ranked San Francisco market.

Everything you need to know about Fresno’s recent radio shake-up

The Fresno radio airwaves are a-changin’ these days. From full-scale AM talk transformations to popular FM jocks leaving, the local radio landscape has seen some big moves in the last month. Since some people may have only heard bits and pieces, we thought it smart to collect it all in one place.

  • Popular B95 DJ/on-air personality John Magic, who also did a bunch of nightclub gigs locally, left the station. He’s also the tour DJ for comedian Jo Koy, so Magic decided to focus on that. It looks like weekend DJ and Homegrown host DJ Kay Rich slides into B95′s weeknight lineup now.
  • The move that’s caused the most outrage hasn’t even happened yet. Shows from Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck are being pulled from KMJ by their syndicator, Premiere Radio Networks. The common belief is that the shows will land on a talk station owned by Clear Channel, which owns Premiere. They’re leaving KMJ on Jan. 1. KMJ listeners have been quite upset about this, and the station has devoted entire programs to letting listeners know that it’s not the station’s decision. Here’s an FAQ from KMJ. Part of its plan, KMJ says, is to add more locally-focused programs. Also worth a listen is this podcast from KMJ’s Chris Daniel who puts the whole thing in perspective.

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