Leitner-Hamilton To Team Up For San Diego State Football Broadcasts in 2007
Aug. 30, 2007
SAN DIEGO -
Aztec Sports Properties, a Learfield Sports' property, and Clear Channel Broadcasting announced Thursday that Ted Leitner and Lee Hamilton will serve as the broadcast team for the upcoming 2007 San Diego State football season. The pair can be heard on AM 600 KOGO, the new radio home of Aztec athletics.
Leitner continues his role as play-by-play announcer, signing a five-year deal to remain as the voice of both Aztec football and men's basketball. Hamilton will provide football color commentary this season, while working as on-air talent at both KOGO and XTRA Sports Radio (Los Angeles).
"It is very exciting to have two people of this caliber in the same booth at the same time," said SDSU Director of Athletics Jeff Schemmel. "Aztec fans will benefit by having two of the premier announcers in San Diego calling our games."
A legendary sports personality, Leitner is one of the most recognizable media figures in San Diego, where he has served as the voice of the Aztecs, Chargers and Padres on radio and television. The Oklahoma State graduate has been a part of SDSU broadcasts as far back as 1978, and his most recent stint includes working the last two Aztec football and three men's basketball campaigns.
Hamilton has also been a mainstay in the San Diego radio community, calling both San Diego State football and San Diego Chargers games. He has broadcasted games for USC, Arizona State and the Seattle Seahawks and began his career calling college basketball, minor league baseball and hockey contests, as well as playing host to several sports talk shows.
"We are thrilled to have these two veteran announcers together for the upcoming football season," said Bob Bolinger, vice president and market manager for Clear Channel San Diego.
In addition to Leitner and Hamilton, Mike Costa returns for his second stint as sideline reporter for all Aztec football home and away games, having served a similar role from 2002-04.
This past March, Aztec Sports Properties and Clear Channel Broadcasting in San Diego, reached a five-year agreement to make AM 600 KOGO the Aztecs' flagship station beginning with the 2007-08 academic year. KOGO is the highest rated AM station in the San Diego market and will air all SDSU football and men's basketball games, in addition to weekly coach's shows and 15 additional live Aztec sporting events.
San Diego State opens its 2007 football campaign on Saturday, Sept. 8, when it travels to Seattle, Wash., and Qwest Field for the first-ever meeting with Washington State beginning at 4 p.m. PT.