Radio Replacements

Here’s USC’s announcement on who will replace Rory Markas for the rest of the basketball season.


LOS ANGELES–Steve Physioc and Pete Arbogast will fill in as the USC men’s basketball radio play-by-play announcer for the remainder of the 2010 season following yesterday’s (Jan. 4) death of Rory Markas, who served in that role for the past 12 seasons.

Physioc, who worked with Markas through 2009 on the Angels’ television and radio broadcasts, will announce USC’s 7 p.m. game at Stanford on Wednesday (Jan. 6). Because of a conflict with the Lakers’ game, that Trojan-Cardinal contest will air on KLAA 830 and KGIL 1260 instead of USC flagship 710 ESPN Radio (KSPN-AM).

Arbogast, who is USC’s football radio play-by-play announcer, then will handle the final 15 games of the 2010 season, beginning with Saturday’s (Jan. 9) broadcast at California at 7:30 p.m. That game will air on 710 ESPN.

USC will decide on a permanent replacement for Markas after the season.

Jim Hefner will continue in his role as the Trojans’ longtime radio analyst.

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