Advertisements
News

THE SAN DIEGO FLEET ANNOUNCES FLAGSHIP PARTNERSHIP WITH XTRA 1360 FOX SPORTS SAN DIEGO

PRESS RELEASE

SAN DIEGO, CA – February 7, 2019 – 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.

BOLD indicates home games (SDCCU Stadium)

About The Alliance of American Football

Led by some of the most respected football minds in the game, The Alliance of American Football is top-flight professional football fueled by an unprecedented Alliance between players, fans and the game. Founded by TV and film producer Charlie Ebersol and Hall of Famer Bill Polian, The Alliance features eight teams with 52-player rosters playing a 10-week regular season schedule  beginning Feb. 9, 2019 on CBS, followed by two playoff rounds and culminating with the championship game at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas on April 27, 2019.

The eight cities, stadiums and head coaches are as follows:

  • Orlando Apollos / Spectrum Stadium / Steve Spurrier
  • Atlanta Legends / Georgia State Stadium / Kevin Coyle
  • Memphis Express / Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium / Mike Singletary
  • Salt Lake Stallions / Rice-Eccles Stadium / Dennis Erickson
  • Arizona Hotshots / Sun Devil Stadium / Rick Neuheisel
  • San Diego Fleet / San Diego County Credit Union Stadium / Mike Martz
  • Birmingham Iron / Legion Field Stadium / Tim Lewis
  • San Antonio Commanders / Alamodome / Mike Riley

Fans can stream Alliance matchups live via the free Alliance app while accessing integrated gaming options with real rewards — for themselves and the players they are cheering on. With a focus on player well-being on and off the field, The Alliance provides players with a commitment to safety and state-of-the-art equipment as well as a comprehensive bonus system, post-football career planning, financial counseling and scholarship support for postsecondary education. For more information, visit https://aaf.com/.

Advertisements
About DavidSDSU (1117 Articles)
I graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Media Studies. I am also the Founder and CEO of San Diego Sports Domination. I am an award winning blogger and have been covering San Diego State Athletics and San Diego Sports for the past 10 years. I have written many guest articles and have appeared in many podcasts. I have been a guest on all San Diego Sports Radio & TV stations. My articles have been linked to news websites all over the United States. I run this website in my spare time for fun. At my day job, I am a Digital Assistant for STN Digital a Digital Marketing Agency that works in the Sports & Entertainment Industry.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: