The 2023 season marks Ken Korach's 32nd year in the American League, his 28th with the A's, and his 18th as the team's lead radio announcer. In the long history of the A's in Oakland, he has spent the most time doing play-by-play on radio for the A's.
Korach's first MLB job was in Chicago, where he spent four years broadcasting mostly weekend games for the White Sox. He also spent six full seasons in the minor leagues, beginning in 1984 with the Redwood Pioneers of the California League. He also worked in the Pacific Coast League in Phoenix (1986-87) and Las Vegas (1989-91).
Korach was hired in 1985 to broadcast San Jose State football on KCBS Radio and he spent 22 years doing football and basketball on radio and television for Sonoma State, San Jose State and UNLV.
He is the author of Holy Toledo, Lessons from Bill King, Renaissance Man of the Mic, which was published by Wellstone Books in 2013, spent over a month as the number one best-selling baseball book on Amazon.com, and is Ken's homage to the 2017 Ford C. Frick Award recipient. Ken's second book, If These Walls Could Talk: Oakland A's, co-written by then-San Francisco Chronicle A's beat writer Susan Slusser, was released in the spring of 2019 by Triumph Books.
Korach was inducted into the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame in September of 2019, honored as the 2013 California Sportscaster of the Year, and also recognized as the 2001 Nevada Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sports Media Association. He was inducted in 2017 into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame of Northern California and in 2003 into the Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
In partnership with the A's Community Fund, Korach made a joint contribution of $15,000 to support the Oakland Athletic League's mission to grow diamond sports with elementary and middle school OUSD students.
Korach is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara and he and his wife Denise are parents of their daughter, Emilee. They make their home in Henderson, Nev. and Pleasanton, Calif.