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Chargers now on KFI AM 640

Spanos and Rivers gave hints.

Los Angeles’ KFI AM 640 radio announced on April 26, it will be the flagship radio home of the Los Angeles Chargers. The 50,000-watt powerhouse station can be heard throughout San Diego County. The afternoon announcement came at 5:00 p.m. on the top-rated afternoon drive time John and Ken talk show The station, which carries mostly political talk, has not had a strong sports format in the past. But radio industry watchers probably knew something was up between KFI and the Chargers. On the day of announcing the Chargers will be moving to L.A., owner Dean Spanos and quarterback Phillip Rivers made themselves readily available to the KFI talk host throughout the day.

Past Charger star LaDainian Tomlinson, now a spokesperson for the team, also appeared regularly on KFI as the team made announcements about coaches, their temporary Stub Hub stadium, and season ticket prices.

Owned by iHeartMedia, KFI’s sister station, AM 570 LA Sports, will add additional programming to the Chargers in pre and post game coverage. The multi-year media deal will include KABC Channel 7 as the Charger’s TV partner. L.A.’s Channel 54, KAZA Azteca America, and radio’s 980 am La Mira Mira! Will serve the Charger’s Spanish language market.

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This deal leaves me with a big question. Will they broadcast the Charger games on KFI (640 kc) or on the station at 570 kc? The big, powerful clear channel station, KFI, can be readily heard all through San Diego county. AM 570 is too weak to be picked up here in No County, so I"d suppose it is even less useful farther south in the county. (I've tried and tried to listen to UCLA games on AM 570, and finally gave up on it.)

I think I know the answer, in that KFI has no sports boradcasts now, and that is what AM 570 does. So, if you want to hear Charger games on the radio in SD County, you will be generally out of luck due to being out of range of the weaker transmitter.

April 27, 2017

they are in the internet also

April 27, 2017

I would think, since most Charger games are on Sundays, that KFI will be broadcasting the games.

Regarding KFI and sports broadcasting--they were the home of the Dodgers from 1960-1973. I remember listening to many a Dodger game as a kid. Too bad that the Chargers will probably never come close to reaching the level of popularity that the Dodgers achieved on that station.

April 27, 2017

My understanding is the games will be broadcast on both stations. Pre and post game will be on 570.

April 27, 2017

KFI was the home of the (then) Los Angeles Raiders as well as the LA Dodgers. The 50,000-watt station's antenna is near the LA / Orange County line and can be viewed from the 5 freeway (and has a top-hat). The city-grade signal covers nearly half of San Diego county. It was, at one time, one of the better-rated stations in San Diego county. When the rating service cut station rankings for non-subscribing stations outside the market, they and others (like KNX, KBIG) dropped from the San Diego rolls. AM 640 still pulls a sizable audience, especially in North County.

Clear Channel/iHeart Media's claim to be home of the Chargers could be short lived considering the company announced they (iHeart) could be in bankruptcy court in late 2017 or early 2018.

April 28, 2017

Completely forgot about the Raiders.

I thought they had already filed for bankruptcy? Maybe they have just been talking about it for years.

April 28, 2017

I suppose a few stupid Charger fans will tune in but who cares about the Dischargers?

April 29, 2017

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LaDainian Tomlinson, now a spokesperson for the team, appeared regularly on KFI.
LaDainian Tomlinson, now a spokesperson for the team, appeared regularly on KFI.

Los Angeles’ KFI AM 640 radio announced on April 26, it will be the flagship radio home of the Los Angeles Chargers. The 50,000-watt powerhouse station can be heard throughout San Diego County. The afternoon announcement came at 5:00 p.m. on the top-rated afternoon drive time John and Ken talk show The station, which carries mostly political talk, has not had a strong sports format in the past. But radio industry watchers probably knew something was up between KFI and the Chargers. On the day of announcing the Chargers will be moving to L.A., owner Dean Spanos and quarterback Phillip Rivers made themselves readily available to the KFI talk host throughout the day.

Past Charger star LaDainian Tomlinson, now a spokesperson for the team, also appeared regularly on KFI as the team made announcements about coaches, their temporary Stub Hub stadium, and season ticket prices.

Owned by iHeartMedia, KFI’s sister station, AM 570 LA Sports, will add additional programming to the Chargers in pre and post game coverage. The multi-year media deal will include KABC Channel 7 as the Charger’s TV partner. L.A.’s Channel 54, KAZA Azteca America, and radio’s 980 am La Mira Mira! Will serve the Charger’s Spanish language market.

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This deal leaves me with a big question. Will they broadcast the Charger games on KFI (640 kc) or on the station at 570 kc? The big, powerful clear channel station, KFI, can be readily heard all through San Diego county. AM 570 is too weak to be picked up here in No County, so I"d suppose it is even less useful farther south in the county. (I've tried and tried to listen to UCLA games on AM 570, and finally gave up on it.)

I think I know the answer, in that KFI has no sports boradcasts now, and that is what AM 570 does. So, if you want to hear Charger games on the radio in SD County, you will be generally out of luck due to being out of range of the weaker transmitter.

April 27, 2017

they are in the internet also

April 27, 2017

I would think, since most Charger games are on Sundays, that KFI will be broadcasting the games.

Regarding KFI and sports broadcasting--they were the home of the Dodgers from 1960-1973. I remember listening to many a Dodger game as a kid. Too bad that the Chargers will probably never come close to reaching the level of popularity that the Dodgers achieved on that station.

April 27, 2017

My understanding is the games will be broadcast on both stations. Pre and post game will be on 570.

April 27, 2017

KFI was the home of the (then) Los Angeles Raiders as well as the LA Dodgers. The 50,000-watt station's antenna is near the LA / Orange County line and can be viewed from the 5 freeway (and has a top-hat). The city-grade signal covers nearly half of San Diego county. It was, at one time, one of the better-rated stations in San Diego county. When the rating service cut station rankings for non-subscribing stations outside the market, they and others (like KNX, KBIG) dropped from the San Diego rolls. AM 640 still pulls a sizable audience, especially in North County.

Clear Channel/iHeart Media's claim to be home of the Chargers could be short lived considering the company announced they (iHeart) could be in bankruptcy court in late 2017 or early 2018.

April 28, 2017

Completely forgot about the Raiders.

I thought they had already filed for bankruptcy? Maybe they have just been talking about it for years.

April 28, 2017

I suppose a few stupid Charger fans will tune in but who cares about the Dischargers?

April 29, 2017

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