LAKERS ANNOUNCE EXPANDED RADIO NETWORK

The Los Angeles Lakers today announced that the Lakers Radio Network will feature the best coverage of Southern California in team history. Anchored by new flagship 710 ESPNLA, the network will include several new stations in key locations around the Southland to provide fans with virtually uninterrupted coverage from Fresno to the north; San Diego in the south; and from Las Vegas west through San Bernardino, Lancaster, Ventura and San Luis Obispo.

“The Lakers are proud to have fans all across California, and we have improved our network to serve them even better, whether they are in the office, at home or in the car,” said Lakers Senior Vice President of Business Operations / CMO Tim Harris. “We know Lakers fans are always on the go, so now they can drive I-10, I-15, I-5, CA-99 or US-101, and listen to our games all along the way.”

New affiliates, with AM dial positions, include:

KSPN, Los Angeles (flagship) 710
KTIE, San Bernardino 590
KAVL, Lancaster 610
KHTY, Bakersfield 970
KSZL, Barstow 1330
KSPA, Ontario 1510
KFSD, Escondido 1450

Rounding out the coverage, are these returning affiliates:

KMET, Banning 1490
KPSI, Palm Springs 920
KFIG, Fresno 1430
KLOA, Ridgecrest 1240
KKJL, San Luis Obispo 1400
KTMS, Santa Barbara 990
KBAD, Las Vegas 920
KVYA, Gallup, NM 1230
KLSD, San Diego 1360
KVTA, Ventura 1520

The 2009-10 Lakers season kicks off on October 7, when the Lakers meet the Golden State Warriors for a preseason match in Anaheim. 710 ESPNLA will be on the air at 5pm with their coverage, and the Lakers Radio Network pregame show starts at 6:45pm. The regular season begins October 27 when the Lakers play the Clippers at STAPLES Center.

Lakers games are also broadcast in Spanish on KWKW 1330.