Dodgers Secure Deal To Move Local Radio Rights To KLAC-AM Next Season
The Dodgers "have secured a new multiyear deal to move their local radio rights to KLAC-AM" beginning next season, according to a source cited by Steve Dilbeck of the L.A. TIMES. The deal has not been announced, but it "has been approved by" MLB. The team has been at talk radio KABC-AM "for the last four seasons" (LATIMES.com, 9/23). Sources indicated that the deal "will be for as long as five years, but because of the way it is structured, there is no indication as to how much money it would provide" Dodgers Owner Frank McCourt with up front to "continue to help him make team payroll" (DAILYNEWS.com, 9/23). The Dodgers "apparently got the OK through bankruptcy court to approve the move" (INSIDESOCAL.com, 9/22). 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" (ESPNLA.com, 9/23).