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You can stream every 2016 Regular Season LA Galaxy match on LAGalaxy.com. Joe Tutino will call the play-by-play on LAGalaxy.com for games not broadcasted on Time Warner Cable SportsNet while Ralph Perez will be the lead analyst. For matches broadcasted on Time Warner Cable SportsNet, local sports anchor Fred Roggin and soccer sportscaster Allen Hopkins will alternate matches doing play-by-play. Fans can access the Galaxy’s English-language radio broadcasts on www.lagalaxy.com both through their mobile phones and on the internet.

Fred Roggin: Play-by-Play

The Dean of L.A. sports, is an award-winning sports anchor for NBC4 Southern California.

As the leading sports anchor in Southern California, he has earned 30 local Emmy Awards, 22 Golden Mike Awards, three prestigious Associated Press Awards and numerous Press Club Awards for his sports segments, specials and series. Roggin also was bestowed the Joseph M. Quinn Award for Lifetime Achievement from The Los Angeles Press Club in 2013.

Roggin is one of the few local sportscasters who also work for the NBC Network during the Olympic Games. He was a network host and reporter for the Games in London, Vancouver, Beijing, Athens, Turin, Sydney, and Salt Lake. On the local level, Roggin has covered every Olympics since 1984.

Roggin joined NBC4 as the weekend sports anchor and weekday reporter. In June 1986, he became the station’s primary sports anchor and reporter. Roggin expanded his role at the station in 1985 when he created and became host and executive producer of ‘Sunday Night Sports.’

Well-known for his use of humor and satire in his sports reporting, Roggin created segments such as the ‘Hall of Shame,’ which features video clips of humorous and unforgettable sports moments, and ‘Roggin’s Heroes,’ which highlights remarkable or extraordinary plays occurring in the world of sports. ’Roggin’s Heroes’ was developed into a nationally syndicated, weekly show in 1990.

Roggin began his broadcasting career in 1976 as a sports anchor, reporter and play-by-play announcer for KIKO Radio in Globe, Arizona. In 1977, he became the sports anchor, reporter and sports director for KBLU Radio and KYEL-TV in Yuma, Arizona. The next year, he became the sports director and anchor for KVUE-TV in Austin, Texas, and during that same year moved to Phoenix, Arizona, to become the weekday sports anchor at KPNX-TV.

Originally from Detroit, Roggin was raised in Phoenix and attended Phoenix College, where he studied broadcasting. Roggin is married, has five children and lives with his family in the San Fernando Valley.

Joe Tutino: Play-by-Play

2016 marks Joe Tutino's 20th season with the LA Galaxy.  He was in the Public Address Announcer's booth for the Galaxy's first ever game in 1996 and then teamed with Rick Davis on the Galaxy's radio talk show, Galaxy Talk, from 1996 through 1997, on XTRA SPORTS 690.  In 1999, Tutino and Davis continued as English radio and tv announcers for the Galaxy.  That partnership continued on tv through 2003 and on radio through 2005 where Tutino was teamed with current radio analyst, Ralph Perez.  Tutino and Perez also work with Galaxyll home broadcasts.

Tutino returned to the Galaxy television booth in 2014, again handling both television and radio duties and continues in that role today.  Outside of the 1996 MLS Cup Final, Tutino has been in the Galaxy booth for every MLS Cup appearance.

CAREER:   Tutino's radio and television experience stretches back to 1989 where he began in news talk radio with XTRA News Talk 690.  The 77 thousand watt station became the first 24 hour sports station (Mighty690/XTRA SPORTS 690) in the nation in October of 1990, servicing all of Southern California having been the flagship home to San Diego Chargers, San Diego State Aztecs, LA Kings, UCLA Bruins and USC Torjans.  There he became one of the on air personalities as well as the station's executive producer, overseeing all on air programming.  

Teamed with talk show host Jim Rome in 1991, the pair created one of the most dynamic sports talk shows in North America, bringing the show to national syndication in 1995.

In 1994, Tutino was the play by play Voice of the Anaheim Splash of the Continental Indoor Soccer League.

In 1998, Tutino  hosted and developed the first local NFL game day show with former Chargers Billy Ray Smith and former Raiders Bob Golic, bringing a national show exclusively to a local market.  That show helped launch what is Fox Sports Radio today.

In 2003, Tutino was again an integral part of the launch of another sports radio giant, The Mighty1090, where he currently serves as Executive Producer and on air personality. The 50 thousand watt sports station is the flagship home of the San Diego Padres where Tutino has created its game day experience as well. 

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 sixth 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.