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Tune in to the 2006 NFL Draft

Discussion in 'Latest Chargers News & Headlines' started by robdog, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. robdog

    robdog Code Monkey Staff Member Administrator

    Jun 29, 2009
    Source: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.chargers.com/news/press-releases/press-release-20060426.htm">Chargers.com</a>

    <img width="182" height="182" align="left" alt="2006 NFL Draft" id="image2236" title="2006 NFL Draft" src="http://bolttalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/04/2006%20NFL%20Draft%20Logo.gif.jpg" />Football fans in San Diego will have plenty of options this weekend for in-depth coverage of the 2006 NFL Draft. The proceedings begin Saturday, April 29 at 9:00 a.m. PDT and will conclude in the early afternoon on Sunday, April 30.

    For the first time, the NFL Network will offer full coverage of the NFL Draft. The NFL Network is available on Cox Digital Cable (Channel 332) and DIRECTV (Channel 212). The NFL Network will be live from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. PDT on Saturday and from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. There also will be a draft recap show on Sunday from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. PDT. Rich Eisen will anchor the NFL Network's draft coverage from Radio City Music Hall in New York and Derrin Horton will host from the NFL Total Access Studio in Los Angeles. Several Chargers, including Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer and the team's top draft choices, will appear during the NFL Network's coverage of the draft on Team Cam from Chargers Park.

    For the 27th year, ESPN will cover the NFL Draft with both ESPN and ESPN2 covering every selection. Time Warner Cable offers ESPN on Channel 29 and ESPN2 on Channel 30, while Cox Cable offers ESPN on Channel 3 in the South County and Channel 27 in the North County, and ESPN2 on channel 28. ESPN will carry the draft from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PDT on Saturday and then switch to ESPN2 beginning at 5:00 p.m. until the end of the third round. On Sunday, coverage moves back to ESPN for rounds 4-7 beginning at 8:00 a.m. PDT. Chris Berman will anchor ESPN's draft coverage from New York and Pro Bowl linebacker Shawne Merriman will be one of four current NFL players participating in roundtable discussions with former Chargers quarterback Sean Salisbury on ESPN's Cold Pizza set. Several Chargers, including General Manager A.J. Smith and the team's top draft choices, will appear during ESPN's coverage of the draft on the network's video-conferencing unit at Chargers Park.

    Football fans looking for radio coverage in San Diego can tune to KIOZ-FM, Rock 105.3, the official flagship station of the Chargers. For the second year in a row, Mikey Esparza and Eddie Pappani, hosts of the Mikey Morning Show on Rock 105.3, will broadcast live from the NFL Draft in New York. They will hit the airwaves on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. PDT and remain on the air with continuous coverage through the end of the first round. Chargers' play-by-play man Josh Lewin will be part of the broadcast as well, joining Mikey and Eddie from the press box at Jacobs Field in Cleveland where he will be broadcasting the Texas Rangers-Cleveland Indians game later that night. The Chargers top draft pick will join Mikey, Eddie and Josh on the air after he is selected, as will several members of the Chargers' scouting and coaching staffs.

    KOGO AM 600 in San Diego will offer hourly draft updates at the top of each hour both Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Craig Elsten and Matt Gulbransen will provide the hourly updates from the team's draft headquarters at Chargers Park. KGB FM 101.5 will also provide draft updates during the weekend at the top and bottom of the hour from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday with Mike Costa providing the updates.

    The Mighty XX AM 1090 will provide fans with another opportunity to check out the NFL Draft on local radio. On Saturday the station will be on the air from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Scott Kaplan and Billy Ray Smith, hosts of the Scott and BR Morning Show on the Mighty XX, will broadcast live from Chargers Park, while John "The Coach" Kentera, Bill Werndl and former NFL coach Dick Coury will broadcast live from an NFL Draft Day Party at the San Diego Hall of Champions. Brian Wilson and Jack Cronin will wrap up Saturday's draft coverage on the Mighty XX. On Sunday, the station will cover the draft from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon with Chris Ello, Tom Howell and Mike Jackson reporting from the station's studio in La Jolla. The Chargers last two second-round draft picks, Igor Olshansky from 2004 and Vincent Jackson from 2005, are scheduled to appear at the NFL Draft Day Party.

    One final option for fans to tune in to the NFL Draft is on Sirius Satellite Radio (Channel 124). Sirius will broadcast NFL Draft coverage live from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. PDT on Saturday and from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

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