List of Los Angeles Chargers broadcasters
The Chargers' flagship station is KFI 640am in Los Angeles, commonly known as "KFI AM 640" with daily coverage and special programming on KLAC. Play-by-play man Matt "Money" Smith and former Charger offensive lineman Nick Hardwick comprise the broadcast team with KLSD afternoon co-host Mike Costa serving as sideline reporter. Past Chargers radio broadcasters have included Josh Lewin, Ralph Lawler, Stu Nahan, Tom Kelly, Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton, Dan Rowe, Ted Leitner, and Hank Bauer. Bauer served seventeen seasons (1998–2014) as the radio color analyst; however, the Chargers and then flagship KIOZ decided not to renew his contract, and was replaced by Curtis Conway starting with the 2015 season.
Dennis Packer, the public address announcer of all USC football games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, serves as the P.A. announcer of all Charger home games at StubHub Center. Packer replaced legendary P.A. announcer Bruce Binkowski, who went on to become the executive director of the Holiday and Poinsettia Bowl games.
With the Chargers move to Los Angeles in 2017, the team became a beneficiary of league scheduling policies. Both the Chargers and the Los Angeles Rams share the Los Angeles market, which is on the West Coast of the United States. This means that the Chargers cannot play home games, road division games against the Denver Broncos or Oakland Raiders, or interconference road games against the NFC West (in seasons that the AFC West and NFC West meet in interconference play) in the early 10:00 a.m. Pacific time slot. In addition, they cannot play interconference home games at the same time or network as the Rams. As a result, both teams generally will have more limited scheduling options, and will also benefit by receiving more prime-time games than usual (click here for further information). Thus, regardless of the previous season's record, the Chargers will receive a disproportionate number of Sunday Night, Monday Night and/or Thursday Night games, compared to the rest of the league.
Previously when the team was in San Diego its main flagship was KIOZ. The previous Los Angeles flagship was KLAC/570, in Los Angeles and Orange County, which like KIOZ, KLSD, and several other Charger radio affiliates, is owned by iHeartMedia. Prior to that KSPN/710 was the Los Angeles affiliate and before that, KMPC/1540 for several years.
|Los Angeles||KFI||640 AM|
|KLAC||570 AM (daily coverage and special programming)|
|San Diego||KIOZ||105.3 FM|
|Temecula, California/Inland Empire||KATY-FM||101.3 FM|
|Yucca Valley, California||KNWH||1250 AM|
|Palm Springs, California||KNWZ||94.3 FM|
|Palmdale/Lancaster, California||KAVL||610 AM|
|Victorville/Hesperia, California||KRAK||910 AM|
|Las Vegas, Nevada||KWWN||1100 AM|
|Imperial Valley||KXO-FM||107.5 FM|
|Los Angeles/Orange County, California||KTNQ||1020 AM|
|San Diego/Tijuana, Mexico||XEXX-AM||1420 AM|
|Mexicali, Mexico||XEHG||1370 AM|
|Ensenada, Mexico||XHEPF-FM||89.1 FM|
- "Hank Bauer out as analyst for Chargers' radio broadcasts". Retrieved September 15, 2016.
- "Official Chargers Mobile Apps". September 24, 2014. Retrieved September 15, 2016.