OAKLAND -- The Golden State Warriors signed a multi-year contract extension with their flagship radio station, KNBR 680, the team announced Wednesday.
The upcoming NBA season will mark the 29th consecutive one the Warriors will be on KNBR, and the 37th year overall on the station. The deal makes KNBR the Warriors flagship station through the 2015-16 NBA season.
"We are really excited to continue on our long-standing partnership with KNBR," said Warriors President & COO Rick Welts. "This new agreement will enable the Warriors and KNBR to enter our fourth decade together during a period of time that is very compelling for our fans and our entire organization for a number of reasons, including, most importantly, the product on the floor.
"We're eager to venture down this road with The Sports Leader."
The Warriors began their affiliation with KNBR during the 1976-77 season and, with the exception of the 1983-84 campaign, have been carried by the Bay Area station since that time.
Under terms of the new agreement, KNBR 680 will broadcast all 82 regular-season contests each season — including the addition of games in the Midwest and Eastern time zones — with the exception of a minimal number of games to be broadcast on KNBR 1050. A minimum of four preseason games will also be broadcast each year, as well as all playoff games.
Additionally, the team's pre-game show has been expanded and will now run for 30 minutes
Tim Roye, who is entering his 18th season as the voice of Warriors radio, will once again handle radio play-by-play duties during the 2012-13 NBA campaign.