The Los Angeles Chargers and iHeartMedia announced on Monday that after extending their broadcast and media partnership, games will be moving over to the FM dial and broadcast on ALT 98.7 when the football season begins later this year.
"Following a wonderful three-year relationship with the Spanos family, the front office and the team on the field, iHeartMedia Los Angeles is very excited to extend our multi-platform partnership with the LA Chargers,” said Don Martin, Senior Vice President of Sports for iHeartMedia Los Angeles, Premiere Networks and Fox Sports Radio. “2020 will mark a historic season as the Chargers christen their new home at SoFi Stadium, and iHeartMedia Los Angeles looks forward to being the voice that keeps every Chargers fan informed, engaged and connected. Bolt Up!"
With the new agreement in place, Chargers games can now be heard broadcast live on ALT 98.7, Los Angeles' New Alternative, complete with a two-hour preshow and one-hour postgame show. Specially designated regular and post-season games will also be simulcast on AM570 LA Sports as part of the extension agreement.
Fans will also have the chance to hear from their favorite players, coaches and other Chargers personalities as they stop by for regularly scheduled segments on AM570 LA Sports.
ALT 98.7 will also feature content from the Chargers on selected shows throughout the year.
“Over the past three years, not only has iHeartMedia Los Angeles been a tremendous partner, they’ve played an instrumental role in growing the Chargers brand and connecting it with fans across the region,” said A.G. Spanos, President of Business Operations for the Los Angeles Chargers.“I’m thrilled to see our partnership expand to both sides of the radio dial and extend beyond the airwaves to marquee events put on by both the Chargers and iHeartMedia. As we move into our new SoFi stadium home and embark upon a new era of Chargers football, having a partner as influential and dedicated as iHeartMedia Los Angeles right there with us is an incredibly exciting proposition.”
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