SAN JOSE - The San Jose Earthquakes announced today the largest English language radio package in team history, as the club renewed its partnership with 1590 KLIV to broadcast all 32 regular-season MLS games for the first time ever. The local San Jose radio station aired 26 Quakes games in 2004, and previously broadcast San Jose games from 1996-1998.
"We are proud to have every Earthquakes game, both home and away, on the radio," Earthquakes President & General Manager Alexi Lalas said. "We have found a strong partner in KLIV, and a partner that is as equally dedicated as we are to the San Jose community."
The Quakes first game on KLIV will be the home opener on Saturday, April 2 against the New England Revolution at 7:00 p.m. PT at Spartan Stadium. Following that game, KLIV will air every single Quakes game featuring the play-by-play of John Shrader.
"1590 KLIV is excited to be carrying Earthquakes games again in 2005," KLIV Program Director George Sampson said. "As a local station, we enjoy having the Earthquakes on 1590 KLIV. We have created a strong partnership with the Quakes and we are looking forward to another great year of Earthquakes soccer."
Last season's 26 game broadcast package on KLIV was previously the club's biggest radio package before the agreement to air all 32 home and away matches for 2005. From 1996-1998 and in 2003, only San Jose road games were available on the radio.
1590 KLIV is Silicon Valley's News Station. The station has a strong local focus on the news of San Jose and the Silicon Valley, along with national and international news from CNN. The station delves into local stories and issues that frequently are not covered by San Francisco stations and provides Silicon Valley commuters with traffic reports eight times each hour, more than any other Bay Area station.