Inside China Basin and San Francisco 49ers Extra: Exclusive Podcasts for the San Francisco Giants and 49ers

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Inside China Basin is a San Francisco-based podcast that provides exclusive insider conversations about the San Francisco Giants, featuring two-time World Series champion pitcher Jeremy Affeldt as a regular guest.

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Inside China Basin airs three times each week during the baseball season on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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49ers Extra is a San Francisco-based podcast that provides exclusive insider conversations about the San Francisco 49ers, featuring former 49ers quarterback Steve Bono as a regular weekly guest along with others from around the NFL.

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49ers Extra airs twice a week during the football season on Tuesday and Thursday.

Both podcasts are hosted by nationally renowned sports announcer Joe Castellano. Don’t miss a single moment… follow one or both of our podcasts via regular blog posts on TheSportsVirus.com website, on our Facebook page, or on iTunes.

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About Our Founder, Joe Castellano

Joe Castellano has spent five years hosting a Major League Baseball show on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, another 12 seasons and over 1,500 games of experience broadcasting professional baseball in the minor leagues, not to mention seven years in the AAA International League (Rochester Red Wings, then AAA affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles and Syracuse Chiefs, then AAA affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays). During the past 15 years he has covered the NFL as a statistician for CBS Sports, most recently working with Greg Gumbel.
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Castellano’s Credits Include:

  • Calling swimming at the London Games for Dial Global Radio Network (2012)
  • Softball play-by-play for NBC Sports on the 2008 Summer Olympics (2008)
  • Baseball play-by-play at the College World Series on the Westwood One Radio Network (2003-2006 and 2009)
  • College baseball, softball and field hockey for College Sports Television
  • The World Baseball Classic and Futures Game for XM Satellite Radio (2006-2008)
  • Calling Arena Football for the San Jose Sabercats (2005-2007)
  • Broadcast baseball and softball at the Olympics Games in Athens (2004)
  • Sideline reporting for CBS Sports on the NFL (2004)
  • Play-by-play fill-in announcer for the Toronto Blue Jays (2004)
  • NCAA television play-by play for Fox Sports on the Swimming and Diving, Gymnastics, Wrestling and Track and Field Big 12 Championships (2003)
  • Sideline reporting for ESPN on the AAA All Star Game (1998, 2000 & 2001)
  • Play-by-play of the Junior League World Series on ESPN (2001 & 2002)

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Notable Moments

One of Castellano’s fondest memories is his first baseball play-by-play assignment for Westwood One (America’s largest provider of audio content) during the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, where he had the call of the first ever Gold Medal victory for Team USA over Cuba. Prior to that, Joe served as the speedskating announcer at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games for Westwood One; the network has also hired him to broadcast NCAA basketball.

From 1998 to 2002, Castellano was the Voice of the Siena Saints men’s basketball team in Albany, New York; during his time there he also broadcast two NCAA tournament games and was recognized by the Albany Times Union as the top radio personality.

Other notable honors include being named the Rochester (NY) Sportscaster of the Year in 2000, and having his play-by-play call of the game-winning home run from the first game in Rockies franchise history (Bend, Oregon in 1992) placed in the archives at the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Castellano, 50, lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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