The 49ers announced Wednesday that former Raiders play-by-play announcer Greg Papa will take over next season as the radio voice of the team.
Ted Robinson, who handled the play-by-play duties for the past 10 seasons, will have a new role with the organization, the 49ers announced. Analyst Tim Ryan will remain in the booth, alongside Papa.
“The addition of Greg Papa to our broadcast team as the voice of the 49ers adds to the great legacy of 49ers broadcasters who have previously held that moniker — Bob Fouts, Lon Simmons, Joe Starkey, Don Klein and Ted,” 49ers president Al Guido said in a statement.
“Bay Area sports fans have been treated to his legendary calls of their teams for more than three decades. We are elated to welcome Greg to the 49ers family and have him deliver the action in his own unique style directly to The Faithful for the very first time. With Papa partnering with Tim Ryan in the broadcast booth on game days, and Robinson active in the community and at 49ers events, we believe our fans have the best in the business bringing them their favorite team every day of the year.”
Papa, a three-time California Sportscaster of the Year Award winner, previously served as the play-by-play man of the Warriors (1986-97), Giants (2004-08), Athletics (1990-2003) and Raiders (1997-2017). The Raiders replaced Papa in the booth with Brent Musburger prior to this season.
Papa currently hosts NBC Sports Bay Area’s 49ers and Golden State Warriors Pregame Live and Postgame Live shows. He also hosts The Greg Papa Show with Bonta Hill on 95.7 FM The Game.