KSPN-AM 710 ESPN LA has signed a deal with the New York Jets to broadcast the team’s games during the upcoming NFL season. All 16 regular-season games will air live, beginning with the Jets’ 9/ 11 matchup with the Dallas Cowboys. They will simulcast broadcasts the Jets’ New York 1050 flagship. The broadcasts will feature the play-by-play tandem of Bob Wischusen and Marty Lyons, who begin their 10th season together as the voices of the Jets.
While many would wonder why the Jets should air so far out of market, Scott McCarthy, VP/GM of ESPN LA noted that Jets QB Mark Sanchez (pictured) is a former USC standout and Orange County native—he has a huge local fan base. As well, “There is tremendous passion for the NFL here in LA, and this partnership with an elite franchise will further energize the Southland’s sizable population of football fans, who continue to express excitement about the potential return of an NFL team to the region.”
Prior to joining the Jets, Sanchez demonstrated his post-season prowess as a USC Trojan, earning Offensive MVP honors with a 413-yard performance in a 2009 Rose Bowl victory over Penn State. The Jets have also emerged as a perennial title contender, advancing to the AFC Championship Game each of the past two seasons.