KXTG-FM (95.5 The Game), the radio home in Portand to the NBA’s Trail Blazers, the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, the MLS’ Timbers and the University of Oregon, will give L.A.-based Dave Smith and Mychal Thompson a on-air tryout this week as a possible morning-slot replacement for the syndicated Jim Rome show.
KXTG is a Fox Sports Radio affiliate, but it has dropped now most of the lineup that is heard in the L.A. market — Steve Hartman and Pat O’Brien, Petros Papadakis and Matt “Money” Smith, Tony Bruno and, earlier this month, Rome.
To fill the 10 a.m. to noon slot the station has been trying out several replacements. Smith and Thompson, who calls Lakers games for KSPN-AM (710) but was recently dropped from their talk-show lineup, will be on the air Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (station website linked here).
Meanwhile, the station will change locations to 750-AM, which has a wider saturation for its signal, on Thursday.
Smith, aka “The Sports God” and a former No. 1 pick on the Daily News annual best and worst of the L.A. sports talk show host poll, continues to write at his website (linked here).
More on Thompson, the former No. 1 overall pick of the Portland Trail Blazers before he came to the Lakers, from the Portland Tribune (linked here).