Radio Producer, Former Warriors Owner Franklin Mieuli Dead At 89
April 26, 2010 at 6:08 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of former SAN FRANCISCO/GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS owner and radio station owner and producer FRANKLIN MIEULI, who died SUNDAY of natural causes at 89.
MIEULI, best known as the deerstalker hat-wearing, bearded owner of the WARRIORS from their 1962 move from PHILADELPHIA through 1986, produced SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS games on KSFO-A in the 1950's and GIANTS games on the same station upon the team's arrival from NEW YORK for the 1958 season; he also produced radio coverage of the 1960 Winter Olympics in SQUAW VALLEY and established his FRANKLIN MIEULI AND ASSOCIATES radio and TV production company. At one point, he also owned a share of the GIANTS and retained a share of the 49ERS from 1954 to his death.
In 1959, MIEULI signed KPUP/SAN FRANCISCO on the air with a Jazz format, later changing call letters to KHIP and selling the station in 1962 (the station's 106.9 FM frequency is now home to CBS RADIO News KFRC-F, simulcasting KCBS-A; a swap in 1978 put KPUP-KHIP's successor calls and format, KMPX, on 98.9 FM, now UNIVISION Regional Mexican KSOL (RADIO ESTEREO SOL)).