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Today we head to the Bay area as we look at the local sports media covering the Oakland Raiders.
Newspaper- The Oakland Tribune is the daily newspaper in the city. It’s online sports page is housed as part of Inside Bay Area.com. Beat writers Jerry McDonald (Twitter) and Steve Corkran (Twitter) can be found on a page dedicated to the Raiders as well as on the Bay Area News Group’s Inside the Oakland Raiders blog. The Bay Area News Group also has a stable of sports columnists in Monte Poole (Twitter), Carl Steward (Twitter), Tim Kawakami (Twitter), and Mark Purdy (Twitter) who will comment on the team.
Also covering the Raiders is the San Francisco Chronicle. Its online sports page (and the rest of the paper online) is part of SF Gate.com. The sports section has a page dedicated to the Raiders. Beat writers Vic Tafur (Twiiter) is the lead beat writer who also maintains the Silver and Black Blog. With columnists like Scott Ostler (Twitter) you can expect more to be written about the Raiders.
Sports Radio- Live 105.3 FM serves as the flagship in the Oakland Raiders Radio Network. Greg Papa handles play-by-play with former Raiders coach Tom Flores and quarterback Jim Plunkett adding analysis. There doesn’t appear to be a dedicated sports radio station in Oakland (if I’m wrong, let me know), so I guess they can chime in with Raider talk on KNBR in San Francisco.
Blogs- I do know that there are plenty of independent blogs on the Raiders. They include Silver and Black Pride, Just Blog, Baby, Raiders Locker, and Raiders Gab. I don’t know how accurate this is, but there is a list of blogs at Raiders Links.
If you recommend other Raiders resources, add them in the comments area.