CBS Radio’s KITS-FM will serve as the flagship play-by-play station for the Oakland Raiders games. As part of the multi-year agreement announced Wednesday (March 31), CBS’ KFRC-AM will simulcast the games beginning in the fall. In addition, the stations will air extensive pre- and postgame programming and other related content.
Since 2005, Oakland Raiders games were carried by KSFO-AM, owned by Citadel Broadcasting.
Going forward, the Oakland Raiders decided not to sign with a single station and instead, pursue broader national coverage by turning to Compass Media Networks to produce and syndicate the Raiders games. CBS Radio was Compass’ first affiliation deal for the Oakland Raiders.
“Our goal is to significantly increase the number of stations carrying Raiders football. This announcement is just the beginning,” said Peter Kosann, chief executive officer of Compass.