Radio Broadcasters

AM 570 KLAC / KTLK AM 1150

AM 570 KLAC is one of the leaders in sports talk radio throughout Southern California. In addition to broadcasting Galaxy games, the network is the official radio flagship of the Los Angeles Lakers, UCLA Bruins football and the morning home of The Dan Patrick Show. KTLK 1150 AM is one of the Southland’s top-rated talk stations in addition to being the radio home of the Los Angeles Kings, UCLA men’s basketball and more.

KTLK 1150 AM, the sister station of Fox Sports Radio, AM 570 KLAC, will return for their fifth consecutive season of broadcasting Galaxy games in English. Joe Tutino and Ralph Perez will once again call the games for KTLK, who will broadcast 24 of the club’s 34 regular season games.

Joe Tutino: Play-by-Play

The 2012 campaign will mark the sixteenth for Joe Tutino as the English radio voice of the Los Angeles Galaxy. Tutino will once again tap in to the knowledge that comes with a nearly 23-year career in sports talk radio, one in which he has provided coverage of every major sport in the United States, all the while showcasing his creativity and vast knowledge to the audience. In addition to Galaxy games, Tutino has also called matches for Fox Soccer Channel and the San Diego Flash of the A-League. In 1999, Tutino and broadcast partner Rick Davis made history as they broadcast that year’s All-Star Game over the Armed Forces Radio Network, a first for the league. Additionally, he has served as the public address announcer for U.S. National Team games at Qualcomm Stadium and filled that same capacity for the inaugural game in Galaxy history on April 13, 1996 against the MetroStars at the Rose Bowl. Tutino has also built two all sports radio stations (XTRA Sports 690, the first all sports station on the west coast and the Mighty 1090). In 2005, Tutino took on a new challenge becoming the Program Director of CASH 1700, the new home of the Galaxy. In 2006, Tutino launched his very own company, Pioneer Broadcasting, which took over the responsibilities of ten Galaxy matches in 2010. Tutino’s voice can also be heard on Fox Soccer Channel, announcing the Italian Serie A. In 2007, Tutino returned to sports radio, taking over as Director of Operations and Programming for XX Sports Radio (1090am/105.7fm), Southern California’s heritage sports talk station. In the fall of 2007, Tutino became a midday co-host on XX Sports Radio, teaming with longtime colleague John Kentera. The two can be heard weekdays afternoons from noon to 3 p.m. and he continues his role as Director of Programming and Operations for the sports radio giant. A native of San Diego, Calif., Tutino has a degree in communications from Columbia School of Broadcasting in Los Angeles. He resides in his hometown of San Diego.

 

Ralph Perez: Color Analyst

For the sixth straight season Ralph Perez will serve as the color analyst for home Galaxy radio broadcasts.

Currently the head coach at the University of Redlands, a position he has held since May 2006, Perez also has experience coaching in MLS and with the U.S. National Team. After serving as an assistant coach with the New York/New Jersey MetroStars (now New York Red Bulls) during the first two years of MLS, Perez joined the Galaxy coaching staff in January 1998. He remained in that role until the end of the 2003 season, helping the Galaxy win three different trophies.

Perez has also extensive experience with the U.S. National Team, serving as an assistant coach at the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy while also working with the U.S. coaching staff at the 1994 World Cup in the U.S. Additionally, Perez was the head coach of the U.S. Uner-20 National Team at the 1989 Youth World Cup and was an adviser to the U.S. Olympic Team at the 1992 Barcelona Games.

The New York native has also served as the head coach on the college level at Old Dominion, Santa Clara, Cal State-Fullerton, Cal State-Los Angeles and Whittier College.


ESPN DEPORTES KWKW 1330AM

In 1941, at the beginning of World War II, the Federal Communications Commission awarded KWKW its’ license to broadcast and inform the Hispanic population of Los Angeles the news about the war. This took place from the basement of a hotel on Colorado Street in Pasadena. At a later date KWKW moved to 800 Sierra Madre Villa in Pasadena, where many of today’s famous announcers began their careers in Spanish Radio. In 1962 Lotus Communications Corporation bought KWKW. Since that time Howard Kalmenson owner and founder of Lotus Communications has been able to acquire 24 radio station which broadcast in English and Spanish as well as Lotus Hispanic Reps, a National Rep firm with offices across the country. All this was possible because of KWKW. In January 1989, when KWKW switched from 1300 to 1330 on the AM dial, their broadcast coverage area more than doubled. KWKW is one of the leading Spanish language radio stations in the United States. An excellent signal, popular personalities, outstanding news, sports, and in depth public service and community involvement guarantee KWKW’s long term success in the dominant Mexican & Latino community in Los Angeles. Most important, the combination of KWKW’s professional on the air sound, excellent commercial environment, and receptive family audience.

Returning for a fifth season of radio broadcasts in 2012 is ESPN Deportes Radio, KWKW 1330 AM. The local leader in Spanish-language sports talk radio, ESPN Deportes Radio will broadcast all 34 of the club’s regular season games in 2012 on either KWKW, or their sister station, KWKU 1220 AM. Rolando Gonzalez and Armando Aguayo will once again handle the broadcasting duties, while Aguayo will also continue to host Puro Galaxy, a popular, hour-long show that is all things Galaxy. Schedule permitting, Puro Galaxy will air every Sunday from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. beginning on Sunday, March 4.

Rolando Gonzalez: Play-by-Play

The original voice of the Los Angeles Galaxy, Rolando Gonzalez returns to the broadcast booth on ESPN Deportes Radio (KWKW 1330 AM). Gonzalez, who was the Galaxy’s radio voice from 1996-2002, brings over 30 years of broadcasting experience and will provide the radio play-by-play in Spanish. Known as “El Veloz” because of his rapid-fire play-by-play style, Gonzalez also serves as host of “La Maquina Deportiva” on ESPN Deportes Radio in addition to his work with the Galaxy. A native of Escuintla, Guatemala, Gonzalez has covered seven World Cups, including Mexico (1970, 1986), Argentina (1978), Spain (1982), Italy (1990), USA (1994) and France (1998). Gonzales has also served as a reporter and analyst for the 1968 (Mexico), 1976 (Montreal) and 1984 (USA) Olympics Games as well as a host of other major sporting events. A graduate of USAC with a degree in communications science, Gonzalez formed part of the team that broadcast games and provided analysis for the 1979 Pan American Games in Puerto Rico. Gonzalez’s vast experience in broadcasting includes covering the 1965 (Guatemala), 1967 (Honduras) and 1969 (Costa Rica) CONCACAF Tournaments as well as numerous installments of the CONCACAF Gold Cup for KTNQ. A Golden Mic recipient, Gonzalez also has vast experience in television. He worked for Channel 3 and 7 in Guatemala and Channels 18, 52 and FOX Sports Americas in Los Angeles.

 

Armando Aguayo: Color Analyst

One of the most respected radio voices in the Southland, Armando Aguayo enters his fifth season as color commentator of the Galaxy’s games on ESPN Deportes Radio KWKW 1330 AM this season. A former soccer player himself, Aguayo is also the station’s Spanish voice of UCLA’s football and men’s basketball teams and NASCAR races at the California Speedway. He is also a host on the daily morning show, LA Maquina Deportiva, “The LA Sports Machine,” on ESPN Deportes Radio.

Throughout an illustrious 27-year career in sports radio, Aguayo has cover a wide range of major sporting events, Gold Cup, Mexican Soccer League, InterLiga, SuperLiga, Copa Libertadores, college basketball and football and championship boxing fights. He’s also worked on Fox Sports en Español.

A native of Irapuato, Guanajuato, México, Aguayo started his radio career when he was 14, editing live scripted commercials during the broadcast of his local team’s soccer games. After a year playing with Irapuato’s Third Division affiliate, during which time he injured his knee, Aguayo began taking Communications classes at El Colegio Nacional de Educación Pública and la Universidad Quetzalcoatl in Mexico. He came to Los Angeles when he was 20 and received his broadcaster’s license in 1995.