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Best Announcer 

Bill King

The legendary broadcaster is doing only radio these days, but he's still the best in the Bay Area. In fact, radio is the medium that best allows for appreciation of King's dulcet Midwestern tones, dry sense of humor, and trademark shouts of "Holy Toledo!" He might have slowed down a bit since his glory days of Raiders and Warriors telecasts, but listening to King during last season's baseball playoffs proved he's still sharp when the games matter. Amid the new generation of smug, snarky announcers, finding King on the radio dial feels like a drink of cool, clean water; his ability to blend analysis, humor, and criticism into the stream of play-by-play calls seems effortless. No one knows how long he'll keep going; make sure to listen to him while you can.


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