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A's Broadcasters

Ken Korach
Radio Play-By-Play
Ken Korach

The 2017 season marks Ken Korach's 26th year in the American League, his 22nd season with the A's, and his 12th as the team's lead radio announcer. In the long history of the A's in Oakland, only the legendary Bill King, who was selected as the 2017 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, has spent more years doing radio play- by-play for the team.

In what he described as a labor of love, Korach authored his first book in 2013 about his former booth mate. Entitled "Holy Toledo - Lessons from Bill King: Renaissance Man of the Mic," he interviewed dozens of King's closest friends and professional peers in a 267-page book that was the No. 1 best selling baseball book on Amazon for more than a month and a best seller at many Bay Area bookstores.

Korach, who was named 2013 California Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, began his baseball career in 1981 when he worked the first of two seasons with the Redwood Pioneers of the California League. He also spent several full seasons broadcasting in the Pacific Coast League, in 1986-87 for Phoenix and 1989-1991 for Las Vegas. Korach was hired by the Chicago White Sox in 1992 and he spent four years with the Sox, working mostly weekend games.

Korach began his broadcasting career at KTOB Radio in Petaluma in 1980, and he was hired as a sports anchor and voice of San Jose State football by KCBS Radio in San Francisco in 1985. He spent 22 seasons broadcasting college basketball and 14 seasons broadcasting college football for Sonoma State University, San Jose State and UNLV, where he spent 12 seasons as the voice of the Runnin' Rebels on radio and television.

Korach was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2003, was the 2001 Nevada Sportscaster of the Year, and his 1986 KCBS broadcast of the San Jose State-Fresno State football game was voted the top play-by-play performance that year for California and Nevada by the Associated Press Radio and Television Association.

Korach's national work includes broadcasting selected major league games for ESPN Radio in 2009 and several bowl games, including the Peach, Las Vegas and Senior Bowls.

Korach's charitable work includes the establishment of Ken Korach's A's Winning for the Community, which raised over $50,000 for the high school baseball programs in Oakland, including Ken's personal donation of $15,000. Korach was honored with a proclamation by the Oakland School Board in 2009, and he currently serves on the advisory board for the Oakland Tech High School Field of Dreams.

Ken is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara and lives in Henderson, Nev. in the off-season with his daughter, Emilee, and wife Denise.

Vince Cotroneo
Radio Play-By-Play
Vince Cotroneo

Vince Cotroneo begins his 12th season in the A's radio booth, where he again will work with broadcast partners Ken Korach and Ray Fosse in continuing the team's tradition of broadcasting excellence.

Prior to joining the A's, Cotroneo spent six seasons (1998-2003) as an announcer on the Texas Rangers broadcasts, where he partnered with Eric Nadel on the Rangers Radio Network. He also worked a handful of games on the television side during the 2002 season. Cotroneo joined the Rangers broadcast team in 1998 after spending seven seasons (1990-96) with the Houston Astros.

A 28-year broadcasting veteran, Cotroneo began his career with the Single-A Lynchburg Mets in 1984. He spent the next three seasons with the Double-A El Paso Diablos in the Milwaukee system before moving onto the Triple-A Iowa Cubs for the 1988 season. In his only season with Iowa, he was selected as the National Association's Minor League Announcer of the Year. Cotroneo joined the Astros organization the following season and was the radio voice of the Tucson Toros for two seasons (1989- 90) before landing his first Major League job with the Astros in 1991.

A 1983 graduate of the University of Central Florida, Cotroneo and his wife, Veronica, have three children, Dominic, Olivia and Sophia.

Ray Fosse
Radio and Television Analyst
Ray Fosse

Ray Fosse, former two-time major league all-star catcher and Emmy Award-winning broadcaster, celebrates his 32nd consecutive season on radio and his 29th season in the television booth as the A's game analyst.

Fosse, a 12-year major league veteran, played for the Cleveland Indians, Oakland A's, Seattle Mariners and Milwaukee Brewers, compiling a .256 batting average with 61 home runs. A native of Marion, Ill., Fosse attended Southern Illinois University, and was Cleveland's No. 1 draft pick in 1965. He made his major league debut with the Tribe in 1967 and spent the next six seasons in Cleveland. Fosse enjoyed his most productive season in 1970 when he batted .307 with a career-high 18 home runs and 61 RBI. He was named the American League All-Star catcher, received the Rawlings Gold Glove as the best defensive catcher in the American League, and was voted Co-Man of the Year with Sam McDowell that season.

In 1971, Fosse was named starting catcher for the American League All-Star Team and received his second Rawlings Gold Glove. He was traded to the Oakland A's in 1973, and played for the 1973 and 1974 World Champions in Oakland. In 2002, Fosse was voted one of the 100 greatest players in Cleveland Indians' history.

Ray and his wife, Carol, were married April 4, 1970, and have two married daughters, two grandsons and one granddaughter. Ray and Carol reside in California and Arizona, where they are active in several charitable organizations.

Glen Kuiper
Television Play-By-Play
Glen Kuiper

Glen Kuiper begins his 14th season in the A's television booth as the club's lead play-by-play voice.

Kuiper has covered the Bay Area baseball scene for Comcast SportsNet since 1992, serving as pre-game host and play-by-play announcer for both A's and Giants telecasts. He has also worked on Comcast SportsNet's Golden State Warrior and San Jose Sharks telecasts, along with numerous collegiate assignments. He has also handled sideline reporting duties for select National Football League games on Fox. Kuiper has won 12 Northern California Emmy Awards for his coverage of Bay Area sports teams.

Glen is the youngest brother in a talented broadcasting family. His oldest brother, Duane, is a long- time member of the San Francisco Giants announcing team while older brother, Jeff, produces the Giants Comcast SportsNet Bay Area telecasts.

Kuiper graduated from San Francisco State University with a bachelor's degree in broadcasting. He also attended the University of New Orleans and spent three years in the minor leagues. A native of Racine, Wis., Kuiper resides in Danville, Calif. with his wife, Amanda and two children, Jack and Annette.

Mark Mulder
Television Analyst
Mark Mulder

Mark Mulder enters his second season as an A's television analyst.

Mulder was Oakland's first round draft pick (No. 2 overall) in 1998 and made his Major League debut with the A's in 2000. A part of the A's "Big Three" along with Tim Hudson and Barry Zito, Mulder was 81-42 with a 3.92 ERA in 150 starts over five seasons with the A's. He led the American League with 21 wins in 2001 and was named to the AL All-Star team in 2003 and 2004. Mulder was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals following the 2004 season and was 22-18 with a 5.04 ERA in 55 games, 53 starts, with the Cardinals. Overall, Mulder went 103-60 with a 4.18 ERA in nine seasons.

Mulder was a baseball analyst for ESPN from 2011 through 2015, appearing on ESPN's Monday Night Baseball telecasts and serving as a regular studio analyst on Baseball Tonight and SportsCenter.

A native of South Holland, Ill., Mulder resides in Scottsdale, Ariz. with his wife, Lindsey, and their three children, Xander, Tatym and Dax.

Radio Play-by-Play (Spanish)
Amaury Pi-Gonzalez

Amaury Pi-González, a pioneer in establishing Spanish baseball radio play-by-play in the Bay Area, serves as the "Voice of the A's" for all Spanish broadcasts. This will be his 24th season doing A's broadcasts, having filled that role from 1978-93, 2009-10 and again the past five seasons.

Well-known and respected in both English and Spanish media circles, Pi- González enters his 40th season in Major League Baseball in 2017. He began his career in 1977 with the Athletics, and has also broadcast for the San Fran- cisco Giants, Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels. For a sixth straight year, he will also do selected games for the Angels on Fox Sports Network West in Southern California. Amaury also produces and hosts "Béisbol en la Bahia" for KIQI 1010 AM.

During his tenure, Pi-González has called the 1986 World Series for CBS Hispanic Network, the 1988, 1989 and 1990 Series for the A's, and the 2002 Series for the Giants. The Fremont, Calif. resident previously served five years as sports anchor for Telemundo TV48 in San Jose and was the Spanish voice for the NBA's Golden State Warriors (1992-98) and Los Angeles Clippers. In addition, he was the English voice for the Caribbean World Series for Fox Sports International in 2001 and 2002.

Born in Cuba, Amaury was inducted into the Cuban Sports Hall of Fame in 2004 and into the Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum in 2004. He was inducted into the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame in 2009 and is a cofounder and vice president of the Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum and Hall of Fame. He was named to the New York City Advisory Board of the American Sportscasters Association in 2016. Pi-Gonzalez also called the victory parades for the Giants in 2010, 2012 and 2014, for the Warriors in 2015, and Sharks games in the Stanley Cup Finals in 2016 for Telemundo.

Manolo Hernández-Douen
Radio Analyst (Spanish)
Manolo Hernandez-Douen

Manolo Hernández-Douen is in his ninth season as the Athletics analyst and play-by-play announcer for Spanish broadcasts. He has over 45 years of experience in journalism, and has covered a variety of sports during that span.

A graduate of Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in his native Caracas, Hernández-Douen has covered the Olympic and Pan American Games, world championship boxing matches and winter league baseball, including the Caribbean Series. He was Venezuela's Sportswriter of the Year in 1979 and for several seasons was the basketball radio analyst for the Caracas Liga Especial de Baloncesto team.

Since moving to California in 1982, he has covered the NBA and Major League Baseball for several of the highest circulation Spanish newspapers in the United States including La Opinión in Los Angeles. Most recently, he was the Sports Editor for El Nuevo Herald in Miami from 2000 to 2007, and since the 2008 season, he has covered feature stories as a freelance writer for (MLB in Spanish) and A proud father of two, Franklin and Cristina, and Kayla's and Khloe's grandfather, Manolo resides in San Leandro.