Los Angeles Lakers radio networks

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The Los Angeles Lakers radio networks consist of two separate networks for the coverage of Los Angeles Lakers NBA basketball. One is an English language network while the other is a Spanish language network. There are 17 total stations in four states (Arizona, California, Nevada, and New Mexico) between the two networks.

On-air personnel[edit]

Current announcers for the English-language network include John Ireland as the play-by-play announcer since 2011. The color commentator since 2004 is former Lakers player (with the team for their 1987 & 1988 championships) Mychal Thompson. Thompson, who originally worked with Spiro Deedes stayed on as announcers when the broadcasts moved from KLAC to KSPN at the start of the 2009-2010 season.[1][2]

Former on-air personnel for the network have included legendary play-by-play announcer Chick Hearn and former NBA player Stu Lantz as a color commentator.[3] Pat Riley served as a color commentator for the network from 1977 until late 1979 when he became an assistant coach for the team.[4]

English-language network[edit]

The English-language Los Angeles Lakers Radio Network is a three-state, 17-station network with KSPN ("710 ESPN") serving as the flagship.[5] Starting with the 2009-2010 season, KSPN took over the flagship position under a five-year deal, thus ending the Lakers' three-decade relationship with KLAC.[1] KLAC served as the Lakers' flagship station from 1977 to 2009.[6]

Network affiliates[edit]

California[edit]

Nevada[edit]

New Mexico[edit]

Spanish-language network[edit]

The Spanish-language network is a two-state, four-station network with KWKW serving as its flagship.[5]

Network affiliates[edit]

California[edit]

Nevada[edit]

Former affiliates for either network[edit]

Arizona[edit]

California[edit]

Nevada[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bresnahan, Mike (December 12, 2008). "Lakers' Andrew Bynum wants to be in the game at the end". Los Angeles Times. 
  2. ^ a b "Lakers moving radio home to 710 ESPN". Los Angeles Business Journal. December 12, 2008. 
  3. ^ a b "Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Sports Radio Station Lands Lakers Broadcast". Tribune Business News. August 9, 1998. 
  4. ^ Rhoden, William C. (May 13, 2000). "Sports of The Times; Riley Finding His Time Is Passing By". The New York Times. 
  5. ^ a b "Lakers Broadcast Information". Los Angeles Lakers. Retrieved December 20, 2009. 
  6. ^ Synder, Stephanie (September 1, 2004). "The NBA Finals on Lakers Radio KLAC". Radio Magazine. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g "Follow the Lakers on Radio". Los Angeles Lakers. August 7, 2002. 

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