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#1 LALDynasty

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Posted December 11, 2008 - 03:52 PM

LOS ANGELES LAKERS ANNOUNCE NEW RADIO BROADCASTING AGREEMENT WITH 710 ESPN
New Radio Partner to Begin Carrying Games in 2009-10 Season

EL SEGUNDO - The Los Angeles Lakers today announced a new, multi-year radio broadcasting agreement with 710 ESPN beginning in the 2009-10 season.

As the flagship station for the Lakers' radio coverage, 710 ESPN will 710 ESPNcarry all 82 regular season and any playoff games, as well as pre- and post-game coverage and preseason games.

"This is an exciting but somewhat bittersweet announcement for the Lakers organization," said Jeanie Buss, Executive Vice President of Business Operations. "KLAC has been a wonderful partner for more than three decades and we greatly respect and appreciate everything they have done. At the same time, we feel strongly that the time is right for this move to 710 ESPN."

Buss said the decision was influenced by strength of the ESPN brand and the substantial investment the company has made in the L.A. market. 710 ESPN, for example, plans to broadcast pre- and post-game coverage from the new state-of-the-art ESPN studios at L.A. Live across the street from STAPLES Center.

"It's hard to imagine two groups better suited to working together than the Lakers and ESPN," said Jim Pastor, SVP, ESPN Radio Station Group. "The move to L.A. Live and the vast resources of both organizations provide an incredible opportunity to serve Lakers fans for years to come. We couldn't be prouder to call 710 ESPN their new home."

The Lakers radio broadcasting team of play-by-play announcer Spero Dedes and color commentator Mychal Thompson will move with the team to the new station.

In addition to game coverage, 710 ESPN will broadcast additional Lakers-themed programming, including hourly team news reports, regular remote broadcasts from Lakers community events and a new weekly Lakers "insider" program. Details of these and other initiatives will be released prior to the commencement of 710 ESPN's broadcasts next season.


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#2 Monkey

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Posted December 11, 2008 - 04:06 PM

So no more :o :vic2:

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Posted December 11, 2008 - 04:14 PM

So, uh, is KLAC just...toppling? Is that why they are shutting down their board? I don't get it.

#4 SaintNicholasVanExel

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Posted December 11, 2008 - 04:21 PM

[expletive] [expletive] [expletive] [expletive].
not good for 570.
[expletive]ing horrible news.

#5 SaintNicholasVanExel

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Posted December 11, 2008 - 04:24 PM

this also means that MT will no longer be on the cannons. conflict of interests.
this really sucks for the future of KLAC.
really bad.

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Posted December 11, 2008 - 04:26 PM

So, uh, is KCAL just...toppling? Is that why they are shutting down their board? I don't get it.

KCAL is the road telecast channel. I assume you meant KLAC. anyway, i don't know any details aside from what's posted here, but it's my guess that ESPN swung their monetary jock around and dished out a more lucrative deal for the lakers' end of things.

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Posted December 11, 2008 - 04:30 PM

KCAL is the road telecast channel. I assume you meant KLAC. anyway, i don't know any details aside from what's posted here, but it's my guess that ESPN swung their monetary jock around and dished out a more lucrative deal for the lakers' end of things.

Right. My bad. :)

#8 Kam

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Posted December 11, 2008 - 04:59 PM

So, uh, is KLAC just...toppling? Is that why they are shutting down their board? I don't get it.


Has nothing to do with it.

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Posted December 11, 2008 - 05:36 PM

It's on KLAC http://allaccess.am570radio.com/

#10 last stand 2.0

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Posted December 11, 2008 - 06:17 PM

will the 710 curse continue

USC is unstoppable go to 710 they cant win the big one

clippers just have a good year they go to 710 cant make the playoffs

will it continue
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Posted December 11, 2008 - 06:56 PM

Damn, I hope MT doesn't leave. I hope Spero replaces Joel Myers though.

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Posted December 11, 2008 - 07:45 PM

:omg:

:vomit:

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Posted December 11, 2008 - 08:30 PM

So no more :o :vic2:



THAT CAN'T HAPPEN! no more, IT WILL BEND BUT IT SHALL NOT BREAK... :cry:


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Posted December 11, 2008 - 11:58 PM

will the 710 curse continue

USC is unstoppable go to 710 they cant win the big one

clippers just have a good year they go to 710 cant make the playoffs

will it continue


like the time NBA on NBC stopped and ABC started doing NBA and we have sucked in the big games :(

Edited by MDI, December 11, 2008 - 11:58 PM.

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Posted December 12, 2008 - 03:24 AM

I feel like vommiting seriously!!!!!!!!!!!



Damn you Jeannie how could you shut down 570??

570 Klac is Laker history you can't get rid of that.

As a little kid when the Lakers would have a game on NBC with some different announcers, I remember turning down the t.v and putting on the radio 570 Klac with the G.O.A.T Chick Hearn :bow:
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SAD SAD NEWS :( :( :( :( :( :( :(
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Posted December 12, 2008 - 07:41 AM

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Posted December 12, 2008 - 08:03 AM

:angry:


Never thought this could happen, have you heard anything as to why from
some of the folks you know at the station? (JGrande, ILO)?

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Posted December 12, 2008 - 09:25 AM

Never thought this could happen, have you heard anything as to why from
some of the folks you know at the station? (JGrande, ILO)?



I know that while I was there, this is back in July, they were saying they thought the station was heading toward more national programming and not so much the local. I think the program director Don Martin knew 570 was having trouble with "the evil 4 letter".

I don't think anyone saw this coming. This is obviously a business move the Buss family is making, and I don't think 570 saw it coming at all.

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Posted December 12, 2008 - 09:30 AM

This is horrible! I HATE(!) 710!
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Posted December 12, 2008 - 10:08 AM

guess that means the writing is finally on the wall for VTB. we can only hope!




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