KNBR removed Paul McCaffrey from the employment hook, and on Wednesday afternoon, Santangelo also confirmed his firing on Twitter.
Longtime executive Lee Hammer and morning programme producer Erik Engle were also let go.
Two sources disclosed that KNBR also parted ways with four of its six-person digital staff: reporter Danny Emerman (who covered the Giants and Warriors), content developer Austin Scott, digital content producer Maureen Mahoney, and writer Jake Hutchinson (who covered the 49ers).
What happened to Mac and Murph?
Paul McCaffrey’s departure from “Murph and Mac” has left the show’s future uncertain. This coincides with a wave of budget cuts. Adam Copeland was named KNBR’s programme director.
He co-hosts the afternoon programme “Tolbert and Copes” with Tom Tolbert. Following the conclusion of the afternoon broadcast on Wednesday, Copeland and Tolbert had a live discussion on the departures.
After Copeland and Tolbert left, KNBR carried syndicated CBS Sports Radio programming. For Together for nearly eighteen years, McCaffrey and Brian Murphy co-hosted the morning show “Murph and Mac.” Since Paulie Mac was a sportswriter for the Chronicle, he has been Murphy’s sidekick.
What does KNBR’s programme director think about the most recent departures?
Copeland said that they had had an extremely difficult day overall. He declared that he loved the individuals he had to say goodbye to.
He was enthusiastic about their future, but he was also adamant that their efforts ought to be acknowledged and respected.
Tolbert declared that the entire situation was appalling. After going through a few of these, he realised that it never gets any easier because there are so many good individuals out there without jobs.
He conveyed his dissatisfaction with the existing situation of the radio industry and the general state of affairs. Many people and their families are still affected even after you give it your all and move on.
How did F.P. Santangelo handle his termination?
After the layoff, Santangelo felt both startled and stirred. He let his emotions out on Twitter.
Santangelo was a utility player in the major leagues for seven seasons. He played for the Oakland Athletics in 2001 after joining the San Francisco Giants in 1999.
This was his second shift as a midnight host at KNBR. Santangelo filled in on Giants radio broadcasts during the previous season. For ten years, he was the Washington Nationals’ colour commentator.