KSPN, KLAA worth a deal to share Angels content, ESPN Radio shows

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Five days before KSPN-AM (710) adjusts its daily sports-talk show lineup to accomodate a slight shift in the ESPN Radio national lineup, the station announced it has worked out a deal to simulcast at least 60 Angels games this season that are broadcast on the team-owned KLAA-AM (830).

Last season, KFWB-AM (980) simulcast Angels’ weekday games.

The 710 signal was the Angels’ original spot on the radio dial when it came in as an American League team in 1961, and stayed there through 1996. That was when it was known as KMPC and was owned by Gene Autry. The Angels were also on 710 KSPN from 2003 until 2007 before Angels owner Arte Moreno bought Orange County-based KLAA and moved the Angels games there starting in 2008. The somewhat weak signal resulted in the team doing a simulcast deal to strengthen the reach into other parts of Southern California.

KSPN also carries Lakers and USC football and basketball: KLAA also carries the NHL’s Ducks and Notre Dame football.

In exchange for carrying the simulcast, KLAA will inherit some national programming from ESPN Radio. A typical KLAA weekday lineup starting Monday will go:

3-7 a.m.: “Mike & Mike in the Morning”
7-10 a.m.: “The Sports Lodge with Roger Lodge”
10 a.m.-1 p.m.: The Scott Van Pelt Show
1-4 p.m.: The Doug Gottlieb Show
4-5 p.m.: Ridin’ Dirty
5-7 p.m.: Angels pregame
7-10 p.m.: Angels games
10-11 p.m.: Angels postgame

At KSPN, the new lineup starting Monday goes:

3-7 a.m.: “Mike & Mike in the Morning”
7-10 a.m.: “The Herd” with Colin Cowherd (instead of 7 to 11 a.m.)
10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Mychal Thompson and Andrew Siciliano (instead of 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
2-6 p.m.: Steve Mason and John Ireland (instead of 3-7 p.m.)
6-9 p.m.: A. Martinez and Brian Long
9-10 p.m.: SportsCenter Nightly
10 p.m.-2 a.m.: Jason Smith
2-3 a.m.: SportsCenter AM

“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,” said Tim McCarthy, senior vice president of ESPN Radio Group. “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,Conn. “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.

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