Friday, September 23, 2011
Source: Dodgers transfer radio rights
By Tony Jackson
SAN DIEGO -- On the day the question of who will end up with their television rights once again took center stage in the team's bankruptcy trial, the Los Angeles Dodgers quietly closed in on a deal to transfer their radio-broadcast rights from KABC AM-790, which had carried the club's games for the past three years, to KLAC 570-AM beginning next season.
A source with knowledge of the situation, speaking on the condition of anonymity, confirmed the Dodgers had agreed in principle with KLAC.
The contract has yet to be officially finalized, the source said.
All of the team's in-game radio broadcasters, including Hall of Famers Vin Scully and Jaime Jarrin as well as Charley Steiner, Rick Monday, Pepe Yniguez and Fernando Valenzuela, are under contract to the Dodgers and thus won't be affected by the switch. However, postgame Dodger Talk hosts Josh Suchon and Joe Block could be left without jobs less than a year after Block moved to town to assume that duty for KABC.
Tony Jackson covers the Dodgers for ESPNLosAngeles.com.