The Los Angeles Dodgers and iHeartMedia announced in November 2014 that the franchise would take an equity stake in Sports 570 KLAC Los Angeles as part of their new rights agreement. That deal has finally been filed with the FCC. KLAC will be spun into Los Angeles Broadcasting Partners, a new holding company held by the two groups. iHeart will retain 51% of the ownership of the station as well as control of its day-to-day operations. The Dodgers, through its LARadioCo will hold 49% of the station. As part of the deal, iHeart cannot launch another Sports station in the Los Angeles market for the next fifteen years without the written consent of the Dodgers.
Following the sale and format change of former flagship “980 The Beast” KFWB Los Angeles, the NBA’s Clippers are making an in-season move to a new radio home. iHeartMedia Sports “AM 570” KLAC will be the new home of the Clippers broadcasts starting on Saturday, March 19. The new multi-year deal places the Clippers in second position to the Los Angeles Dodgers and will move their games to Conservative Talk “1150 The Patriot” KEIB when both conflict. iHeartMedia will run ancillary Clippers content across its entire Los Angeles cluster. The L.A. Clippers and iHeartMedia Los Angeles today announced an exclusive multi-year broadcast rights agreement. Beginning with the Clippers game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, March 19 at 4:30 p.m. PT, AM...[Read More]
iHeartMedia Sports “AM 570” KLAC Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Dodgers have revealed the details of their partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers announced last fall. The station will rebrand as “AM 570 LA Sports” with a new logo. KLAC also adds a new local show “LA Today” with Bill Reiter and Leann Tweeden from 9am to 12pm daily. Dodger Talk with David Vassegh and Kevin Kennedy will air following all Dodgers games or at 7pm on days the Dodgers do not play including the offseason. The remainder of the lineup remains the same with Fox Sports Radio’s Dan Patrick from 6-9am and Jay Mohr from 12-3pm and Petros & Money in afternoons from 3-7pm. iHeartMedia Los Angeles and the Dodgers announced today the debut of the all-new AM 570 LA Sports, eff...[Read More]
iHeartMedia and the Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a new multiyear agreement to renew their radio broadcast rights for the team’s games on 570 KLAC Los Angeles. The new agreement covers rights to all regular season and postseason games as well as select spring training games. KLAC will also continue to air “Dodger Talk” with Kevin Kennedy, David Vassegh and Jorge Jarrin before and after each game. KLAC and the Dodgers will work to collaborate on additional programming. Vin Scully intends to return in 2015 for his 66th season broadcasting the Dodgers. The first three innings he broadcasts are simulcast on radio and television before Charlie Steiner and Rick Monday takeover the rest of the radio broadcasts. The deal will also see the Dodgers ownership group take an equity sta...[Read More]
As part of its massive downsizing today, Clear Channel has announced major programming changes at a number of its large market sports stations as well as its Fox Sports Radio unit. In Los Angeles, Sports By Brooks reports that 570 KLAC’s programming will be merged into the national Fox Sports Radio. FSR middayers (9am to 12pm Eastern) Craig Shemon and James Washington will be replaced by Clear Channel’s Premiere Radio Networks taking over the distribution of The Content Factory’s Dan Patrick Show. KLAC night hosts Petros Papadakis and Matt Smith will replace Krystal Fernandez and Andrew Siciliano in the 7pm – 10pm Eastern slot. Two of KLAC’s afternoon co-hosts, Steve Hartman and Vic Jacobs will join Chris Myers in the 3pm-7pm Eastern slot on FSR. The third KLA...[Read More]