SAN JOSE, Calif. - San José State radio veteran Kevin Richardson and former Spartan and NFL quarterback David Fales will call the 2023 football season on the Spartan Radio Network on KTRB (860 AM). This is the second season in a row that KTRB is the flagship station for San José State athletics. Richardson will handle play-by-play duties for the Spartans as Fales will be the analyst.
“I am excited to be a part of the Spartan Radio Network for my 16th year on the broadcast," said Richardson. "The opportunity to handle play-by-play with the all-time Spartan passing leader as the color analyst makes a great job even better. I look forward to combining David’s experience on the offensive side of the ball with my knowledge of defense and special teams to give the listeners a broadcast that is as enjoyable as it is informative.”
Fales was a 2014 sixth round pick by the Chicago Bears and played for five NFL teams from 2014 to 2020. At SJSU, the Salinas, Calif. native threw for 8,382 yards and 66 touchdowns over two seasons and led the Spartans to the 2012 Military Bowl and a final ranking in the Associated Press and USA Today polls. Fales and Richardson first met each other in 2007 when Fales was the starting quarterback at Palma High School.
“I’m looking forward to joining the Spartan Radio Network for my first year as the color analyst alongside Kevin," said Fales. "It’s a perfect opportunity for me to get back around the game and university that I love and has done so much for me. With both Kevin’s experience in football and radio for the last 16 years, I believe it’s going to be a great listen paired up with my perspective as a former quarterback.”
Fales is the Spartans record holder with 487 passing attempts in a season, 42 passes completed in a game and 327 completions in a season, 33 passing touchdowns in a season which he did twice, 66 passing touchdowns in a career, 4,193 passing yards in a season and 8,382 passing yards in a career. He passed for 300 or more yards in a game for an SJSU record nine times and 400 or more yards in a game for an SJSU of six times including five times in one season. He is also the most efficient passer in SJSU history, ending his career with a 161.7 and in 2012 was 170.76.
Richardson began broadcasting for SJSU football in 2008 and during his time has called 174 football games including the Military Bowl, Cure Bowl, Arizona Bowl and Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Richardson played football at Stanford and had 289 tackles to his credit including leading the Cardinal in tackles in 1987.
All broadcasts begin 30 minutes prior to kickoff with a pregame show and will end with a 30 minute postgame show.
The San José State Coaches Show will air over the radio for the second season in a row. Radio veteran Sky Kerstein will host and have segments each week from head coach Brent Brennan, special guests and players. Each broadcast can be heard on Thursday night at 7 p.m. on KTRB and the first live in person San José State Coaches Show will be Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. from Narrative Fermentations on 101 E. Alma Ave. in San Jose.
The broadcast and coaches show are also available on the KTRB website: 860amtheanswer.com.
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