Mychael Urban Exits KNBR
January 24, 2011 at 4:12 AM (PT)
MYCHAEL URBAN has exited the weekend lineup at CUMULUS Sports KNBR-A/SAN FRANCISCO.
URBAN, who has served as a weekday fill-in at KNBR for six years and has hosted the "SPORTSPHONE 680" pre- and post-game shows for GIANTS games on the station and will continue with his work at regional cable sports channel COMCAST SPORTSNET BAY AREA, tweeted FRIDAY (1/21), "Thanks to all who listened to my #SFGiants pre/post weekend radio shows the past several years. KNBR is not bringing me back. I'll miss it ... I have to take high road here. Appreciate the support. I'll get back to everyone when I can. Still a little shocked, to be honest ... (PD LEE) HAMMER basically said he didn't like the show. It's a subjective business, and he's the boss there. Feel free to let him know how you feel."
Later, on his FACEBOOK page, URBAN wrote, "Thanks to everyone who's been showing me love in the wake of my KNBR announcement. Important to note that this doesn't close all doors there; I love working in radio because the format allows for time to expand on thoughts on talk with fans who share my love, passion and sense of humor about the game. And I'll be forever grateful for the chance KNBR gave me to run my own show. It's a disappointment, but who knows? I could end up being missed enough to be wanted back, I could end up elsewhere on the dial if an all-sports competitor pops up, or maybe I just take over the freaking world on behalf of CSNBAYAREA.COM!"