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KNBR shows veteran sports talker Ralph Barbieri the door

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

imageLongtime KNBR sports talker Ralph Barbieri has been let go. The Chronicle quotes general manager Lee Hammer as saying that the 66-year-old co-host of The Razor and Mr. T (that’s him on the right, above) who has been at KNBR since 1984 “is no longer with the station," adding that it was a “management decision.” Hammer said Barbieri’s on-air partner Tom Tolbert would host the show solo today.

Add: In advance of his contract coming up for renewal, Barbieri announced last October that he has Parkinson’s disease. At the time, station management conveyed the impression that they wanted him to continue. Apparently not.
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