Seems just like yesterday when the Lakers broke away from a decades-long relationship with KLAC-AM (570) to hook up with ESPN’s L.A. affiliate, KSPN-AM (710).
That agreement, struck before the 2009-10 season, will now go through the 2019-2020 according to the latest deal announced today.
“We have enjoyed a terrific association with the Los Angeles Lakers over the past four years and we could not be happier about extending our relationship until 2020,” said Scott McCarthy, ESPNLA General Manager. “The Lakers are clearly one of the premier organizations in all of sports, and we at ESPNLA are very proud to be their radio home for many years to come.”
The first game of the season for KSPN is Saturday at 7 p.m. when the Lakers play an exhibition against Golden State in Ontario, called by John Ireland and Mychal Thompson. KSPN also has both Lakers’ exhibitions games against the Warriors in China during early-morning drive (4:30 a.m. tipoff) on Oct. 15 and Oct. 18.