Fleet and IHeartMedia Announce Flagship Agreement
SAN DIEGO, CA - The San Diego Fleet and iHeartMedia San Diego announced today a broadcast partnership, with undisclosed terms, that establishes XTRA 1360 Fox Sports San Diego as the flagship radio station for the inaugural 2019 season of The Alliance of American Football. In addition, the Fleet revealed its broadcast team of play-by-play announcer Jon Schaeffer and color analyst Rich Ohrnberger.
All 10 regular season Fleet games will be broadcast live in their entirety by iHeartMedia San Diego and nationwide on iHeartRadio, a live streaming radio service. The broadcasts will include extensive pregame, halftime and postgame coverage. XTRA 1360 will be the primary home for Fleet football, carrying seven regular season games, while 600 KOGO will air the other three games. A full listing appears below.
"We are thrilled that iHeartMedia has come aboard as the Official Radio Partner of the San Diego Fleet," said Fleet President Jeff Garner. "With XTRA 1360 being the Home of Football in the market, the affiliation was a natural fit for the Fleet, our broadcast partner and our fans. Together, we are excited to bring The Alliance to San Diego sports fans in just two days."
Veteran play-by-play broadcaster Jon Schaeffer becomes the first-ever radio "Voice of the Fleet." Schaeffer, who currently handles on-air work at XTRA 1360 for San Diego State University football, basketball and baseball, has been broadcasting professionally for 16 years and recently called national play-by-play for the 2018 Holiday Bowl. The 38-year-old has appeared nationally on CBS Sports Network, Fox College Sports, ESPN GamePlan and ESPN3 and regionally on SNY, Root Sports Pittsburgh, MASN and CSN Mid-Atlantic.
Color analyst Rich Ohrnberger brings a wealth of both broadcasting and playing experience to the Fleet radio team. Ohrnberger is currently the co-host of both Mark & Rich - which airs weekdays on XTRA 1360 Fox Sports San Diego - and Red Zone Radio Sundays on national Fox Sports Radio. The 32-year-old also serves as color analyst for San Diego State University football (2017-present) as well as for NFL and college football on NBC 7 San Diego. Selected by New England in the 2009 draft, Ohrnberger enjoyed a six-year NFL playing career as an offensive lineman for the Patriots, Arizona Cardinals and San Diego Chargers and was a participant in Super Bowl XLVI.
The Fleet opens its inaugural season on Saturday, Feb. 9, against the San Antonio Commanders. Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Alamodome. Pregame coverage will begin at 7 p.m. on 600 KOGO.
The home opener at SDCCU Stadium is on Sunday, Feb. 17, when the Fleet hosts the Atlanta Legends at 5 p.m. Tickets to all Fleet games can be purchased online at https://aaf.com/san-diego-fleet/.
iHeartMedia San Diego owns and operates KGB-FM; KHTS-FM; KIOZ-FM; KLSD-AM; KMYI-FM; KOGO-AM; and KSSX-FM and is part of iHeartMedia. With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 131 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest national reach of any radio or television outlet in America. As the leading audio and media company in the U.S., iHeartMedia serves over 150 local markets through 849 owned radio stations, and the company's radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, on satellite, at iHeartRadio.com, on the company's station websites and on iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia's digital music, podcast, on demand and live streaming radio service. Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.
FULL LISTING OF RADIO BROADCAST SCHEDULE
Times are Subject to Change (All Times are Pacific)
DATE DAY GAME STATION PREGAME START
Feb. 9 Saturday at San Antonio 600 KOGO 5 p.m. 5:30 p.m
Feb. 17 Sunday ATLANTA XTRA 1360 4:30 p.m. 5 p.m.
Feb. 24 Sunday SAN ANTONIO XTRA 1360 4:30 p.m. 5 p.m.
March 2 Saturday at Memphis 600 KOGO 4:30 p.m. 5 p.m.
March 9 Saturday SALT LAKE 600 KOGO 4:30 p.m. 5 p.m.
March 17 Sunday BIRMINGHAM XTRA 1360 4:30 p.m. 5 p.m.
March 24 Sunday at Arizona XTRA 1360 12:30 p.m. 1 p.m.
March 30 Saturday at Salt Lake XTRA 1360 4:30 p.m. 5 p.m.
April 6 Saturday at Orlando XTRA 1360 4:30 p.m. 5 p.m.
April 14 Sunday ARIZONA XTRA 1360 4:30 p.m. 5 p.m.
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