ESPN 1320 Welcomes Damon, Ratto & Kolsky to the air

Damon, Ratto, & Kolsky
September 16, 2019 - 11:12 am
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By Charlie O @Charlieo1320

Listen to your team news NOW.

The Damon, Ratto & Kolsky show debuted on ESPN 1320 September 16th from 2– 6 PM. The program also airs in San Francisco.

Damon Bruce joined 95.7 The Game in August of 2014 after establishing himself as one of the most listened to, and entertaining talk show hosts in the Bay Area. With over a decade of hosting his local show in San Francisco, along with filling in for Jim Rome, and other national programs, Damon’s experience covering the local sports scene makes him a "must listen" for all Bay Area fans. Never playing favorites, his straight forward commentary and biting humor have engaged (and enraged) listeners in Northern California since 2005.

A graduate of Indiana University, Damon lives in San Francisco. He’s done voice over work for several video games, and can probably beat you in Madden or NBA 2K. He has one cat, but he's more of a dog guy, and prefers not to discuss the cat. You can follow him on Twitter @damonbruce, and catch him weekdays, 2-6 PM on ESPN 1320

Ray Ratto (born 1954) has been a San Francisco Bay Area sportswriter since the 1970s and a sports columnist since the 1980s. A lifelong resident of Alameda, California, he was a Senior Insider for the TV station NBC Sports Bay Area (formerly Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area) from 2010 to 2019, and wrote columns for their website. He has also written national columns for espn.com as well as CBS' sportsline.com. Ratto has co-hosted radio shows in the Bay Area for the past decade. He was a regular on the NBC Sports Bay Area show "The Happy Hour" before his contract was terminated. He is currently a contributor at Deadspin and also writes columns for the San Jose Mercury News. Ratto is one of 60 sportswriters whose ranking of college football teams makes up the AP Poll..

Matt Kolsky is a Chicagoland native who first fell in love with the Bay Area as a fresh-faced co-ed matriculating at Pomona College in Southern California. He has plied his trade in the sports media since his first move to the Bay in 2004 — as a newspaper stringer covering high school sports, a radio producer, a NBA G-League broadcaster and countless other odd jobs, he has worked his way through the industry while making a home on the Berkeley/Oakland border. For the last seven years Kolsky has been an afternoon radio host in the Bay Area, and now also covers the sports scene as a columnist for the San Francisco Examiner. His particular brand of strong commentary and caustic wit gives him a unique approach to the region’s sports teams, and creates a strong mix alongside Damon Bruce and Ray Ratto during afternoon drive on ESPN 1320.

On today’s show:

  • It was wall-to-wall 49ers talk which is what you want the day after a big win
  • Alex Boone – former Niner and NFL Insider – joined the guys to talk about the Sunday games
  • Michael Irvin – of the NFL Network – really broke down the 49ers game and all of the key action from the NFL in a great interview
  • Fox Sports Kenny Albert called the game in Pittsburgh on Sunday and talked about the injury to “Big Ben”. He also previewed what 49ers fans can expect to see on Sunday from the Steelers.

What will happen tomorrow? We never know which is what makes the show so much fun. Tune into Damon, Ratto & Kolsky, Monday to Friday, 2-6 PM on ESPN 1320.

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