Mon. Sep 24th, 2018

Nick Hardwick Exits Chargers Radio Booth

Former Chargers offensive lineman Nick Hardwick will not return to the team’s radio booth next season. Hardwick himself made the announcement in a post on the Chargers’ website.

Hardwick, who since retiring has spent one year as a sideline reporter for the team’s radio broadcasts and the last two years as its color analyst, says that having to commute to Los Angeles for games has taken a toll on his family. He cites his sons’ schedule as the motivation for his departure.

The thing I value most in life is my family, and I believe that the time devoted to a subject should be in alignment with one’s values. Simply, I am no longer able to miss out on as many weekends with my family as the football season requires.

The post includes some kind words for Hardwick’s radio team, including Chargers’ play-by-play man Josh Lewin and reporter Matt “Money” Smith.

I learned a tremendous amount from Josh when I was first getting into the broadcast game, especially about preparation and professionalism. And last year with Matt was a blast, as anyone who has spent time with him knows well. He’s a pro, and we shared quite a few laughs and called some great games!

Nick Hardwick will continue to co-host mornings alongside Judson Richards on XTRA 1360 in San Diego. In his post on the Chargers’ website, Hardwick says that he and his wife also recently opened a gym in San Diego.

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