While those based at the ESPN L.A. offices wonder just which NFL may soon be coming to a Farmers Field nearby that has yet to be built, KSPN-AM (710) announced today it has made a deal to be the New York Jets’ affiliate and broadcast every games that the team plays this NFL season, starting with the Sept. 11 opener against Dallas.
And, yes, having former USC quarterback Mark Sanchez as the Jets star attraction helped make that decision easier.
“It’s an honor to be able to bring Mark Sanchez back to L.A. and back to his huge local fan base,” said Scott McCarthy, Vice President/General Manager ESPN LA. “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.”
Said Sanchez: “I’m happy that Jets fans in the L.A. area will now be a part of our 2011 season. Their support has always been very important to me, and I look forward to sharing this exciting time with them.”
Bob Wischusen and Marty Lyons call the games on the Jets’ radio network from their ESPN New York 1050 flagship station.
The move fits in KSPN carrying USC’s football games as well as launch a new show with former USC and Jets star Keyshawn Johnson that begins Sunday from 8-to-9 a.m.