The LA Lakers announced a new, multi-year agreement with 710 ESPN beginning in the 2009-10 season. As the flagship station for the Lakers’ radio coverage, 710 ESPN will carry all 82 regular season and any playoff games, as well as pre- and post-game coverage and preseason games.
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.
The Lakers’ commitment with the current rights holder, AM 570 KLAC, expires at the end of the 2008-09 season.