Clippers and 710 ESPN Enter Into Radio Broadcast Agreement

The Los Angeles Clippers today announced that the team has entered into an exclusive radio broadcast rights agreement with 710 ESPN (KSPN 710 AM). The broadcast agreement will cover all preseason, regular season and postseason games. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We’re extremely excited to enter into this partnership with 710 ESPN,” stated Clippers Executive Vice President Andy Roeser. “As the premier all-sports radio station in this market, 710 ESPN represents the best possible listening environment for our fans.”

Play-by-play duties will be handled by veteran broadcaster Matt Pinto, who enters his second season as the radio voice for the Clippers. Entering his 28th year courtside, “The Voice of the Clippers,” Ralph Lawler, will handle the play-by-play duties while former Clipper Michael Smith will serve as color commentator for all non-televised games.

“We are extremely proud and pleased to announce 710 ESPN as the new flagship radio station for Clippers Basketball,” said Bob Koontz, 710 ESPN Station Manager. “Our partnership combines an exciting and up-and-coming Clipper team with the world renowned ESPN Brand and one of the most powerful radio signals in Southern California. I’m sure this announcement will be welcome news to Clippers fans throughout Los Angeles and Orange County.”

As one of the five Owned and Operated ESPN radio stations run by the Walt Disney Company from among the 300+ ESPN syndicated network affiliates, 710 ESPN broadcasts a combination of local and ESPN Radio Network programming. The weekday programming line-up includes: The Herd with Colin Cowherd (6-10 a.m.); The Dan Patrick Show (10 a.m. – 1 p.m.); The Gary & D’Marco Show (1-3 p.m.) and The Big Show with Mason & Ireland (3-6 p.m.).

In addition to the Clippers, 710 ESPN is the play-by-play home for the Los Angeles Angels along with University of Southern California (USC) Football and Basketball. During the season, 710 ESPN broadcasts special reports (Podcasts) for its play-by-play franchises on the station’s extensive web site at www.710espn.com.