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Chargers extend radio deal

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Johnny Lightning, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

    Feb 7, 2006
    Thursday, June 18, 2009
    By Jay Posner

    The Chargers on Thursday announced a two-year contract extension with Clear Channel Communications to broadcast all the team's games. Combined with the last year of the current deal, the Chargers will be heard on KIOZ-FM (Rock 105.3) and XTRA Sports 1360 through the 2011 season.

    The difference between this deal and the one the parties signed in 2005, according to several sources, is that the team will receive a much smaller rights fee in return for more commercial time to sell.

    It's believed the Chargers have been receiving an annual rights fee in the low seven figures, more than $1 million but less than $3 million. Under the terms of the extension, that amount is expected to be reduced to the low six figures, with the Chargers hoping to make up the difference by controlling more of the commercials.

    Jim Steeg, Chargers chief operating officer, declined to comment on the financial details.

    “We're not talking about what it is but we are taking on more of the inventory,” Steeg said. “What we looked is it's an opportunity for us to do some things, to work more with the sponsors we've got They wanted more branding across everything that we do.”

    Rock 105.3 FM will continue as the official flagship station and produce extended pregame and postgame shows. XTRA Sports 1360 will carry the game broadcasts and postgame shows.
  2. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

    Feb 7, 2006
    Chargers, Clear Channel sign two-year extension

    Posted Jun 18, 2009

    The San Diego Chargers announced today a two-year contract extension with Clear Channel Communications to broadcast all of the team’s preseason, regular season and postseason games through 2011.

    The current contract was due to expire following the 2009 season. No financial terms of the contract were disclosed.
    Rock 105.3 FM will continue to serve as the radio home of the Chargers and will continue to produce extended pre-game and postgame shows. Clear Channel XTRA Sports 1360 AM also will broadcast the games and the postgame shows.

    As part of the extension, the Chargers are taking on an increasing amount of sellable inventory.
    “We have enjoyed a very positive working relationship with Rock 105.3, XTRA Sports 1360 and the Clear Channel group,” said Chargers Chief Operating Officer Jim Steeg. “This relationship with Clear Channel has provided the Chargers with greater exposure for our games and our team throughout Southern California as well as to a wide variety of audiences and demographics.

    “Signing this extension now is a win-win for the Chargers and Clear Channel as well as our fans. It allows both organizations to continue selling multi-year sponsorships and packages, and it provides important continuity for our fans.”
    Clear Channel President and Market Manager Debbie Wagner added: “We are extremely pleased to continue to be in business with the San Diego Chargers for this upcoming season and the following two years. The Chargers, like Clear Channel, pride themselves on being the very best. We truly value our partnership.”

    The Chargers originally partnered with Clear Channel Communications and Rock 105.3 FM in 2005 to carry all preseason, regular season and postseason games. XTRA Sports 1360 AM began carrying the games in 2008. Since day one of the partnership, it has included an enhanced programming and promotional relationship with all seven Clear Channel stations in San Diego, including Rock 105.3 FM, 101.5 KGB FM, Star 94.1 FM, New Country 95.7 FM, Channel 93.3 FM, XTRA Sports 1360 AM and KOGO 600 AM.

    In addition to the Clear Channel stations, the Chargers’ radio network includes the following partners to carry all preseason, regular season and postseason games:

    • KLAC 570 AM – Los Angeles/Orange County
    • KWWN 1100 AM – Las Vegas
    • KNWQ 1140 AM – Palm Springs
    • KGEO 1230 AM – Bakersfield
    • KXO 1230 AM – Imperial Valley/Yuma
    • KSPA 1510 AM – Ontario/Rancho Cucamonga/Inland Empire
    • KNWH 1250 AM – Yucca Valley
    • KNWZ 970 AM – Coachella Valley
    • KOSS 1380 AM – Palmdale/Lancaster
    • KWDJ 1360 AM – Ridgecrest
    • XHFG 107.3 FM – San Diego (Spanish)
    • KWKW 1330 AM – Los Angeles (Spanish)
  3. Thread_Killer

    Thread_Killer Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2006
    I miss having the Charger broadcasts on XTRA. Being in Orange County, I can catch the games now on KLAC 570, but the post and pre-game shows are on the local SD stations, can't hear them at all. :icon_evil:

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