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Nick Hardwick joins the San Diego Chargers radio broadcast team

The former long-time Chargers center will complete the on-air talent trio for Chargers game.

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After retiring from the NFL at the end of the 2014-2015 season, former San Diego Chargers center Nick Hardwick made the move to radio. He has been the afternoon host for 101.5 KGB, a San Diego classic rock station, since early February of this year.

With the ouster of Hank Bauer from the Chargers radio broadcast team, many thought Nick Hardwick would be a strong candidate to replace him alongside play-by-play man Josh Lewin. Instead, that position went to another former Charger in Curtis Conway. Hardwick, instead, will fulfill the duties of sideline reporter during Chargers games.

Hardwick is one of the all-time greatest Chargers and is a talented on-air personality. While many Chargers fans have great affection for Hank Bauer, he had seemed less engaged during the last couple seasons and the new additions of Hardwick and Conway will almost certainly represent an improvement to the product.

Let us know what you think about the new additions to the radio broadcast team in the comments.