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Chargers Finalize 2017 Broadcast Team and Station Affiliates
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The Los Angeles Chargers today announced the radio affiliates for the 2017 season as well as the television affiliates to broadcast Chargers preseason games and ‘Access Chargers,’ a weekly show providing fans with in-depth access and coverage of the Los Angeles Chargers.
In addition, the Chargers announced that KFI-AM’s Kris Ankarlo and Shannon Farren, AM570’s Beto Duran and NFL Network’s Alex Flanagan will join the Chargers broadcast team in various roles.
Chargers radio broadcasts throughout the season will be able to be heard across nine radio stations from Southern California to Nevada. Fans can listen in English on KGB-FM and KLSD-AM (San Diego), KNWZ (Palm Springs), KNWH-FM (Yucca Valley), KRLV-AM (Las Vegas), KRAK-AM (Victorville/Hesperia), KATY-FM (San Bernardino) and KPLY-AM (Reno). Spanish broadcasts can be heard on XHFG-FM (San Diego).
The Chargers iHeart Radio broadcast team will now include Farren reporting from the sideline, joining Matt “Money” Smith on play-by-play and Nick Hardwick as the color analyst. Farren is a day-time host of the highly-rated Gary & Shannon show on KFI-AM in Los Angeles. Ankarlo, a broadcast and digital journalist who serves as a reporter for KFI-AM, will provide analysis and host pre-game, halftime and postgame shows for the radio broadcast. Throughout the week leading up to the game, Duran will provide in-depth reporting on the Chargers for iHeartMedia stations in L.A., and serve as the host of AM 570’s Chargers Talk on gameday. Duran is a popular bilingual sports broadcaster who has covered Southern California sports since 2005 for outlets such as ESPN Radio and Spectrum SportsNet, including reports for the Los Angeles Lakers Spanish broadcast team.
Los Angeles Chargers preseason games and ‘Access Chargers’ will be broadcast by a total of nine television affiliates across California, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah. Television stations include KLAS (Las Vegas), KBAK/KBFX (Bakersfield), KGMB (Honolulu), KSWT (Yuma/Imperial Valley), KMIR (Palm Springs), KGPE (Fresno) and ABC4 in Salt Lake City. In San Diego, KFMB will carry preseason games vs. Seattle (Aug. 13) and at San Francisco (Aug. 31), while CW San Diego will broadcast the preseason game vs. New Orleans (Aug. 20) as well as ‘Access Chargers’ for the 2017 season.
Flanagan joins the preseason television broadcast team of Spero Dedes and Dan Fouts as the sideline reporter. Flanagan has been with the NFL Network since 2006, has covered eight Super Bowls and five Olympic Games. In addition, she previously served as the sideline reporter for the Chargers and Notre Dame football games, as well as a reporter for NBC’s Football Night in America.