I guess David Gockley made him an offer he couldn't refuse, because today KDFC and the San Francisco Opera announced an agreement to broadcast pre-recorded performances from the Opera:
KDFC will broadcast full-length productions, digitally recorded live at the War Memorial Opera House and presented commercial-free, on the first Sunday night of every month at 8 p.m. The series begins April 1 with Puccini's Manon Lescaut, with yours truly as program host.That's great news. For his next act, maybe he'll bring back the Met broadcasts.
It will be a thrill welcoming one of the world's finest opera companies to KDFC, and bringing opera back to Bay Area radio. Enjoy!
Updates: The broadcast schedule is on the SFO Web site. Joshua Kosman reports on the broadcasts.