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TEAM MEDIA NOTES: DODGERS RADIO DEAL WORTH $7M ANNUALLY
Published January 31, 1997
In L.A., Tom Hoffarth notes KIIS-AM winning radio rights to the Dodgers. KIIS' pledge of $7M per-year, for five years, replaces the Dodgers' deal with KABC for $9M per season (L.A. DAILY NEWS, 1/31). The TIMES' Larry Stewart writes that all-sports radio has "never really been a success" in L.A. and the Dodgers-KIIS deal "could have far- reaching ramifications for sports radio" in the city. Stewart adds, "look for" UCLA football and basketball to move from San Diego-based XTRA to KIIS, and another possibility, "although not as likely," would be for the NHL Kings "to change stations" (L.A. TIMES, 1/31). O'S ON FOR ONE MORE: The Orioles and Washington, DC- based WTOP-AM have agreed to a one-year extension of their broadcast deal. This will be the 19th straight season WTOP has carried Orioles games (WASHINGTON POST, 1/31).