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ESPN Radio L.A. Extends Rights Deal With USC Through '18-19

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 28 / 15

ESPN L.A. today is expected to announce that it has signed a four-year contract extension for the radio rights to USC football and basketball games through the '18-19 season. ESPN Radio 710 L.A. has been the flagship station of the USC Football Radio Network since '06. Deal terms allow ESPN to put U...

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