The San Diego Chargers’ football games will now be exclusively heard on San Diego Clear Channel Communications station KIOZ-FM 105.3.
The first broadcast will air with the NFL Draft scheduled for April 23.
The five-year agreement calls for all Chargers preseason, regular season and postseason games to be broadcast on KIOZ, commonly known as Rock 105.3, as well as additional Chargers programming.
The football team will also receive promotional support on all 12 Clear Channel-operated stations, which include KHTS-FM 93.3, KUSS-FM 95.7, and KLSD-AM 1360.
“This gives us a chance to talk to all of our fans,” said Jim Steeg, Chargers executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Steeg credits Clear Channel’s broad listener base through its multiple stations as a significant reason for the partnership.
The Chargers previously had a partnership with Midwest Television, Inc., which owns KFMB-AM 760 and KFMB-TV Channel 8.
Since 2000, KFMB 760 and Channel 8 had exclusive rights to broadcast the Chargers games.
That agreement ended at the completion of the Chargers 2004-05 season, Steeg said.
The Chargers are still looking for a TV station to retain the rights to air the Chargers games, he said.
Through the agreement with Clear Channel, the Chargers will also receive significant airtime on Clear Channel stations KGB-FM 101.5 and KOGO-AM 600.
The game-day broadcasts will include a three-hour pregame show and a two-hour post-game show.
The Chargers broadcast team will be announced in the coming weeks.