List of Los Angeles Rams broadcasters
This article is a list of the Los Angeles Rams broadcasters.
The Los Angeles Rams were the first National Football League (NFL) team to televise both their home and away games during the 1950 NFL season. The 1951 NFL Championship Game was the first Championship Game televised coast-to-coast.
Starting in 2009, the Rams' new flagship radio station was 101 ESPN, a new sports station in St. Louis. For these broadcasts, Steve Savard was the play by play announcer, flanked by color commentator D'Marco Farr. Brian Stull served as the sideline reporter, and the pregame and postgame coverage was anchored by St. Louis coaching legend Jim Hanifan, along with hosts Randy Karraker for pregame and Cliff Saunders for postgame, among other 101 ESPN personalities.
From 2000–2008, KLOU FM 103.3 was the Rams flagship station with Steve Savard as the play-by-play announcer. Until October 2005, Jack Snow had been the color analyst for nearly 20 years, dating back to the team's days in the Los Angeles area. Snow left the booth after suffering an illness and died in January 2006. Former Rams offensive line coach and former St. Louis Cardinals head coach Jim Hanifan joined the KLOU as the color analyst the year after Jack Snow's departure. They were joined by analyst D'Marco Farr and sideline reporter Malcolm Briggs.
Previously before the Rams moved to KLOU, from 1995–1999 the Rams games were broadcast on KSD 93.7 FM. Preseason games not shown on a national broadcast network are seen on KTVI, Channel 2, and are also seen in L.A. on KCOP, "MyNetworkTV channel 13."
As of 2016, with the team's relocation to Los Angeles, CBS-owned KCBS-TV serves as the team's preseason television home; ABC-owned KABC-TV serves as the designated local outlet for the Rams' appearances on ESPN's Monday Night Football, as the two properties share common ownership. Both stations, in conjunction with the Rams, also will produce ancillary team programming, with KCBS airing Rams on 2 with Coach Jeff Fisher (with KCBS sports director Jim Hill as co-host) on Saturday evenings during game weeks, and KABC producing two team-centric programs, Rams Nation and Rams 360 (both under the banner of Rams Primetime Saturday), that will air Saturday nights following ESPN on ABC's Saturday Night Football telecasts.
Rams preseason games will also be carried in Spanish, with Univision-owned KMEX and its sister station, KFTR (UniMas) originating the broadcasts. Univision's KABE and KBTF (UniMas) will broadcast those games in the neighboring Bakersfield market.
The majority of Rams regular season games will air on KTTV, as part of parent network Fox's NFL Sunday afternoon package. When the Rams host an AFC opponent, those games will air on KCBS-TV as part of CBS's coverage. Sunday Night Football games will air on KNBC.
On the radio side, the Rams' games will be broadcast KSPN (710 AM) and KSWD (100.3 FM) in the Los Angeles market, with veteran play-by-play announcer J.B. Long, former UCLA and Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew as the color analyst, and Farr serving as sideline reporter. In the team's original Los Angeles stint, 710 AM (in its previous KMPC incarnation) was the team's radio flagship for nearly the team's entire first tenure in the region.
|1995–1999||KSD 93.7 FM, KTVI (Channel 2), KCOP|
|2000–2008||KLOU FM 103.3|
|2009–2015||WXOS (101 ESPN)|
|2016–present||ESPN LA 710 AM; KSWD-FM | 100.3 The Sound; KCBS-DT 2.1 | CBS 2|