LOS ANGELES - 710 ESPN (KSPN) and AM 830 KLAA, Wednesday announced a new partnership that effective April 5, 2010, will allow listeners of KLAA the opportunity to hear some of ESPN Radio's national weekday programming, while 710 ESPN has agreed to simulcast at least 60 Angels games this season.
The 710 signal has long been associated with the Angels, beginning with KMPC when the expansion Los Angeles Angels joined the American League in 1961. Following a six-year hiatus after the 1996 campaign, the Angels returned to 710 again with KSPN in 2003. KLAA became the home of Angels Baseball following the 2007 season and continues to carry each of the 162 regular season games.
"We're very excited about expanding the presence of ESPN in Southern California and renewing our relationship with the Angels," said Chris Berry, 710 ESPN Radio's vice president and general manager. "This association will enhance what is already a powerful lineup of play-by-play partners, including the Lakers and USC."
"This partnership with ESPN Radio will allow listeners of AM 830 KLAA the opportunity to follow sports both on the local and national level," said Dennis Kuhl, President of AM 830. "In addition to the excitement of Angels Baseball, Ducks Hockey, and Notre Dame Football, Southern California fans will have access to up-to-date news and interviews with key personalities in the world of sports through ESPN's Scott Van Pelt and Doug Gottlieb."
"We are very pleased and proud of the new partnership between ESPN Radio and the Angels' organization," said Tim McCarthy, senior vice president of ESPN Radio Group.
"From an ESPN perspective, Southern California Sports Fans will now be able to experience our complete Radio line-up including The Scott Van Pelt Show and The Doug Gottlieb Show. This is especially exciting for Doug, as he will now be heard in his native Orange County."
Angels broadcasts will continue to be produced by AM 830. National ESPN programming will originate from ESPN Radio studios in Bristol, CT. "The Sports Lodge with Rodger Lodge" weekday morning program will continue to be broadcast from the studios at AM 830 KLAA and KTLA Channel 5. 710 ESPN programming originates from the L.A. LIVE studios across from the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.
710 ESPN programming content will be the responsibility of Larry Gifford, program director. AM 830 KLAA will continue to be operated under the direction of station President, Dennis Kuhl.
New AM 830 Programming lineup effective April 5th, 2010 (Monday-Friday):
3a-7a: Mike & Mike in the Morning
7a-10a: The Sports Lodge with Roger Lodge
10a-1p: The Scott Van Pelt Show
1p-4p: The Doug Gottlieb Show
4p-5p: Riding Dirty
5p-6p: Angels On Air
6p-7p: Angels Pregame
7p-10p: Angels Baseball
10p-11p: Angels Postgame
710 ESPN Programming lineup effective April 5th, 2010 (Monday-Friday):
3a-7a: Mike & Mike in the Morning
7a-10a: The Herd with Colin Cowherd
10a-2p: LA Sports Live with Mychal Thompson and Andrew Siciliano
2p-6p: Mason & Ireland
6p-9p: In the Zone with Martinez and Long
9p-10p: SportsCenter Nightly
10p-2a: AllNight with Jason Smith
2a-3a: SportsCenter AM
ESPN Radio is the country's largest sports radio network, providing more than 9,000 hours of talk and event content annually to more than 750 stations, including more than 350 full-time affiliates and owned stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas and Pittsburgh. ESPN Radio event programming features the NBA (and The Finals), MLB (and the World Series) and college football's BCS (and regular-season schedule) as well as the Kentucky Derby, the USGA's U.S. Open, and this year's 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Additionally, ESPNRadio.com is the most listened to sports radio destination online and most listened to digital audio stream in the world, with an average of more than 420,000 monthly listeners and nearly 1.9 million total sessions per month. ESPN Radio content is also available via ESPN's more than 100 podcasts on iTunes and ESPN's PodCenter, which are downloaded an average of more than 9.2 million times per month. ESPNLosAngeles.com, the newest of ESPN's growing network of local sites, which launched on December 21, 2009, has quickly evolved as a highly trafficked website destination for Los Angeles sports news and information. The site features exclusive, original content, content from local contributors, and original locally-relevant content created from ESPN's multiple platforms, branded programming and award-winning contributors.