Born in San Francisco and raised in San Jose when the term “Silicon Valley” hadn’t yet been invented, Stan graduated from Leigh High School, West Valley College, and San Francisco State University, where he received a B.A. in Radio and Television.
His broadcasting career began in 1977 in King City and included stops in Sonora, South Lake Tahoe, San Jose and Sacramento before he joined KCBS in 1982. He served as a reporter and anchor, winning numerous awards including a share of the prestigious Peabody Award for KCBS’ coverage of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
In 1992, Stan left KCBS, spending three years delivering radio news in Dallas before returning to the Bay Area to develop a specialty in reporting on the technology industry. He produced, reported, and co-hosted high-tech TV shows between 1995 and 2000.
In 2000, Stan returned to KCBS, joining Susan Leigh Taylor on the KCBS Morning Newswatch. Stan also writes a regular sports-related blog and teams up with Steve Bitker on the “KCBS Sports Fans” podcast. In 2010, Stan was named to the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame.
He lives in Alameda. He and his wife Tharon (they married in 1977) have two grown children. Stan’s hobbies include cycling, travel, golf, and playing rhythm guitar with several KCBS and CBS-5 colleagues in The Eyewitness Blues Band.
Stan keeps Twitter fed from KCBS Studio A at http://twitter.com/BungerKCBS.
Oakland A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy was alert after undergoing surgery for a skull fracture and brain contusion caused by a line drive, team officials said Friday.
The A’s are the hottest team in baseball since the All-Star break and are currently holding an AL wild card slot. And yes, this is the same team I wrote about three months ago when they were threatening an all-time record for offensive futility.
My carpool buddy, colleague, and regular verbal sparring partner Steve Bitker asked me on the way to work Friday morning what I thought about the Lance Armstrong matter. And the best I could do by way of answer was to say, “it’s complicated.”
When you hear Golden State Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob confidently declare that a half-billion dollar arena will be built on the San Francisco waterfront, you may be forgiven if you respond with a bit of an eye-roll.
This video clip is disgusting. You’ll see one hockey player try to behead another one.
The latest Pro Bowl should once and for all prove the need to kill it off. And while you’re at it, put a fork in the NHL All-Star Game too.
Tim Tebow is actually a living, breathing, funky-throwing Rorschach test. What you see in him probably tells us more about you than it does about him.
The mayhem at Candlestick Park before, during and after the annual San Francisco 49ers/Oakland Raiders exhibition game may finally force ‘The Powers That Be’ to confront some uncomfortable truths.
Radio talk host Tony Bruno has managed to do what so many people in his occupation love to do: put themselves in the middle of the conversation. One would hope that this time, Bruno wishes it were not so.
And now, NFL training camps could have that same “anything might happen” feel. Because the lockout scrambled the whole free-agent signing process, NFL camps have opened without a full complement of veteran players.