On Tuesday the San Diego Chargers announced a new radio deal with ClearChannel that will provide coverage of Chargers games for the next three years.
Chargers Executive Vice President-CEO A.G. Spanos on the deal:
We are happy to continue our partnership with ClearChannel for the next three years. We’ve had a very good relationship with ClearChannel and the variety of stations they own in the San Diego market allows us to reach Chargers fans through a wide range of platforms and music genres. It’s a winning combination
Debbie Wagner, Clear Channel San Diego President and Market Manager:
We’ve built a strong partnership with the San Diego Chargers over past seven years and look forward to bringing San Diegans the excitement of NFL football on KIOZ-FM and KLSD-AM for another three seasons. Whether supporting and promoting team rallies, interviewing players or covering pre-season activities, the partnership fostered between the San Diego Chargers and Clear Channel Radio San Diego extends to our entire cluster of stations, including World Class Rock 101.5 (KGB-FM), Channel 93.3 (KHTS-FM), Star 94.1 (KMYI-FM), News & Talk (95.7-FM / AM-600 KOGO)
Now, as far as this new radio deal being some sort of prohibitive factor in the Chargers potential move to Los Angeles… it might not be an indicator one way or another.
The Bolts likely want to put their stamp on the L.A. market either way (whether they move their or not) and if they did decide to make the transition to Los Angeles starting in 2013 or 2014, the list of affiliates should make it easy to maintain coverage for the new market even after the move.