Since the return of A’s Fan Radio in 2011, the fan produced podcast has feature a segment on it dedicated to covering Cal Football and other Cal Athletics sports called “The Bear Raid”. Even prior to that, 30th Governor of Tightwad Hill & AFR Producer Keith Salminen and 29th Governor of Tightwad Tad Dellinger III had kicked around the idea of a 24/7 podcast/internet radio station dedicated to covering Cal Athletics produced & hosted by Cal fans and (possibly) former Cal Student Athletes, the idea being dubbed “Bear Raid Radio”. On 11/15/2020, the start of that journey to “Bear Raid Radio” began with the debut broadcast of The Bear Raid Presented by Tightwad Hill!
The current show lineup features 4 members of the Cal fan base that watch Cal Football from the pile of dirt that has overlooked California Memorial Stadium since it opened on 11/24/1923. 2 of those hosts are current and former “Governors of Tightwad.” Having thus far used The Concord Cottage as well as Dub-6 Studios to broadcast out of due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, The Bear Raid eventually plans to do the show out of a bar in Berkeley once life returns to somewhat “normal”.
Until Tightwad Hill relaunches a new official website, AFR will host the links to past recordings of The Bear Raid on this page. To keep up to date on future editions of The Bear Raid as well as the latest news pertaining to Tightwad Hill, visit facebook.com/tightwadhillofficial &/or follow @tightwadhill23 on Twitter.
Past Show Broadcasts
Show #2 (Donnie’s debut on show) – 11/21/2020
Show #14 (Tad’s debut on show) – 12/5/2021
Upcoming Show Broadcasts
Show broadcast dates & start times are subject to change
View live show broadcasts @ twitch.tv/asfanradio
Past show broadcasts can be viewed @ youtube.com/AsFanRadio
The views and opinions of our cast, guests and listeners are in no way, shape or form affiliated with Cal Athletics, UC Berkeley, the Pac-12 Conference, or the NCAA.