Robinson Named New 49ers Voice
January 6, 2009 at 5:10 AM (PT)
The SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS tap veteran sportscaster TED ROBINSON as radio play-by-play voice for the 2008 season, filling the seat vacated by the retiring JOE STARKEY.
ROBINSON, who was a "third man in the booth" for the NINERS in 1983 and studio host in 1983-85, will be the club's fifth play-by-play announcer in history. Analyst GARY PLUMMER and sideline reporter ROD BROOKS are expected to remain on board. His resume includes stints with the SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS, OAKLAND ATHLETICS, GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS and STAMFORD football, as well as the NEW YORK METS, MINNESOTA TWINS and CHARLOTTE HORNETS, and called diving for NBC at the 2008 BEIJING OLYMPICS.
The NINERS air on a network headed by CUMULUS Sports KNBR-A/SAN FRANCISCO.