The relocated Los Angeles Rams have signed a five year agreement with ESPN’s “ESPNLA 710” KSPN Los Angeles to serve as the team’s flagship station.
All game-day broadcasts will also be simulcast on Entercom Classic Rock “100.3 The Sound” KSWD. The stations will combine for an eight hour broadcast for every game including a three hour pre-game and two hour post-game show. KSPN will also carry a weekly in-season show with Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher on Mondays at 7pm, a one-hour game preview on Thursdays at 7pm, and a daily Rams Report.
The 710 frequency in Los Angeles has a long association with the Rams as then KMPC served as its flagship until the team moved to St. Louis following the 1994 season. Hubbard’s “101 Sports” WXOS served as the franchise’s flagship station last year in St. Louis.
The Los Angeles Rams announced today a five-year agreement with ESPNLA 710AM, which will serve as the Rams’ official home and flagship radio partner. The agreement covers pre-season, regular-season, and post-season games, with extensive pre and post-game shows, producing an eight-hour game-day broadcast. The Rams have also reached a multi-year agreement with Entercom’s The Sound 100.3FM, who will simulcast game-day broadcasts and serve as the Rams’ official FM home.
“We look forward to reaching football fans across the Los Angeles community through our partnership with ESPNLA 710 and The Sound 100.3,” said Kevin Demoff, Los Angeles Rams chief operating officer. “Both stations have a strong connection to their audience and we welcome the opportunity to provide their listeners with exclusive game-day programming, unique daily insight, and access to our team throughout the year.”
Highlights of the agreement, which runs through the 2020-21 season:
Five-year agreement for ESPNLA 710AM to be the official home and flagship radio partner of the Los Angeles Rams Eight-hour broadcast for every game including: Three-hour pre-game show Two-hour post-game show One-hour weekly Coach’s Show with Jeff Fisher, Mondays at 7 p.m. PT during the season One-hour game preview show Thursdays at 7 p.m. PT during the season Weekly segments with head coach Jeff Fisher and star Rams players Daily “Rams Report”
Scott McCarthy, vice president and general manager, ESPNLA, added, “Like all Southern California sports fans, we at ESPNLA are thrilled that the Rams have come home. The Rams are a world-class franchise, and we look forward to working with them to bring their exciting games to Rams fans across the Southland. Adding compelling Rams programming to our market-leading lineup of on-air talent and our fantastic existing relationships with the Los Angeles Lakers, USC and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim really elevates ESPNLA to the next level.”
As part of the flagship agreement, ESPNLA will be responsible for all radio production efforts and for selling virtually all of the advertising inventory in the game-day broadcasts and ancillary programming. ESPNLA will also broadcast live from all key Rams events, including every home game, training camp, and the Rams Draft Party.
ESPNLA will also build and manage an extensive Rams Radio Network, feeding game-day broadcasts to radio stations across Southern California and markets beyond.
Game-day broadcasts will be simulcast on Entercom’s The Sound 100.3FM, the leading classic-rock music station in Southern California with a powerful signal covering Los Angeles and Orange County. The Sound 100.3FM will also create exclusive Rams programming, including regular segments on the popular “Mark in the Morning” show.
Peter Burton, vice president and general manager of The Sound/100.3 FM, said, “We are excited to be welcoming the Los Angeles Rams to their official new FM home at 100.3 The Sound. Along with our terrific partners at ESPN, we look forward to delivering excellent game-day coverage to Rams fans throughout Southern California.”