Galaxy gets a new radio partner in KFWB-AM

KFWB-AM (980) will broadcast at least 20 Galaxy games this season

The Galaxy has a new radio partner, announcing Tuesday that "The Beast" -- KFWB-AM (980) -- will broadcast a minimum of 20 games this season, beginning with Friday's scheduled season-opener with the Chicago Fire at the StubHub Center.

Joe Tutino will handle the play-by-play call for games not broadcast on Time Warner Cable SportsNet for television, the team said. He will alternate with Fred Roggin. Ralph Perez will be the broadcast’s leading analyst.

In addition, the station -- newly reformatted from 24-hour news-talk -- will stream all 34 regular-season games on its mobile app.

ESPN Deportes -- KWKW-AM (1330) -- will carry the team's games on Spanish-language radio.

The start of the Major League Soccer season could be delayed, however, while the league and the players union negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement. The old deal expired Jan. 31 and  the union says its members won't play without a new one.

Talks with a federal mediator in Washington entered a third day Tuesday.

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