Earlier this week, the Oakland A’s announced a new radio deal for 2006, with KYCY, 1550 AM (San Francisco) and KNTS , 1220 AM (San Jose) taking over this spring.

Pointing out that neither station’s signal will reach Sacramento, the state capital, Blez of Athletics Nation is nothing short of apoplectic.

As a resident of Sacramento, this makes me really angry since there has been no announcement of a station picking up the A’s here. I certainly can’t get 1550 and I haven’t been able to pick up 1220 either.

So, unless some other deal happens, this will be the first season in many years that I’m going to have to deal with no regular radio coverage. And if you combine that with the terrible TV deal the A’s have, it’s like the A’s have forgotten they have fans in Sacramento. KICU is great, if you live in the Bay Area. But since I don’t, it looks like I’ll be attached to my laptop whenever the A’s play and they’re on KICU. Oh, that’s right, I’m also blacked out on MLB.TV because I’m in some ridiculous 500-mile radius of the Coliseum.