Padres radio station 97.3 to become ‘The Fan’ following social media controversy
Chris Ello joined Good Morning San Diego to talk about 97.3’s rebranding as “The Fan” following a controversial social media post.
On March 26, a social media post by 97.3 The Machine morning show host-to-be Kevin Klein sparked issues with the Padres just days before the season began.
After two weeks of discussion, 97.3 will go away with their sports/comedy format and shift towards an all-sports format as 97.3 The Fan.
The new Padres radio network will feature an evening show starring Tony Gwynn Jr. and Chris Ello from 3 to 7 p.m.
Klein, who sparked the controversy after tweeting a picture of the Coronado Bridge with the word “Jump” to promote his show, will not be a part of the network moving forward.