Lakers switch radio stations

After over three decades on 570 KLAC the Lakers are moving to 710 ESPN.

The move ostensibly coincides with ESPN’s huge investment in the L.A. Live project across the street from Staples Center.

“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.”

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.

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  • ET

    So what happens with Matt Smith? Does he still do Lakers’ pre and post game shows?

  • Ramona Shelburne

    Tom Hoffarth is going to have all the details in tommorrow’s paper. I’ll post the link as soon as it’s up…

  • BruinFBBB

    Here’s the link if anyone is still interested:

    http://www.dailynews.com/lakers/ci_11202217

  • Rundee

    Thanks for transferring to ESPN Radio, it’s long overdue. KLAC doesn’t have any interesting people left to go on with their previously excellent programming. Ever since Don Martin headed this media outfit, we lost enthusiasm listening to loud mouthed and none-since broadcasters. Guys like Petros Papadakis, who sounds like a crazy younger version of John Madden, Vick the Brick (Jacob) a moron, Steve Hartman who always talk about himself and that other moron called Joe (the Mexican Guy). Kudos to the Lakers Organization.

  • scott Davis

    The Lakers, like ESPN, is a business and changes that increase profits are the only changes you will see. There is no loyalty to tradition or thought for the fans when money is on the line. Get used to it.