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 570 LA Sports/KLAC will be the official radio home of the Clippers for all preseason, regular season and Playoff games while also providing comprehensive year-round coverage.
“AM 570 LA Sports/KLAC has long been the premier destination for sports in Los Angeles,” Clippers President of Business Operations Gillian Zucker said. “We are proud to establish an exceptional, long-term destination for Clippers basketball on the radio with a station that sounds like it was named for us.”
Play-by-play duties will be handled by Brian Sieman, now in his ninth season calling Clippers action on the radio, while the venerable “Voice of the Clippers,” Ralph Lawler and former Clipper Michael Smith team up with Sieman to call all nationally televised games not shown on Fox Sports PRIME TICKET. Long-time Clippers broadcaster Isaac Lowenkron will continue to host Clippers pre-game, halftime and post-game shows.
Clippers games will also be heard on The Patriot, KEIB AM 1150 when schedule conflicts arise with Los Angeles Dodgers baseball broadcasts. Beyond broadcasting the games on AM 570 LA Sports, Clippers-related programming and promotion will run across iHeartMedia's multi-platform media assets, including radio, digital, outdoor and music/entertainment events.
"iHeartMedia Los Angeles and the L.A. Clippers just reinforced the fact that AM 570 LA Sports is the No. 1 destination for sport in Los Angeles," said Don Martin, Senior Vice President of Sports Los Angeles, iHeartMedia. "Welcome to your new home, Clipper Nation!”
About AM 570 LA SPORTS:
Home of the Western Division Champion Los Angeles Dodgers, UCLA Bruins Football/Basketball and featuring the most powerful sports line-up in Los Angeles including Dan Patrick (6am-9am), Colin Cowherd (9am-Noon), LA Today with Bill Reiter and Leann Tweeden (Noon-3pm) and Petros and Money (3pm-7pm). For more information please visit www.am570lasports.com. AM 570 LA Sports is co-owned and operated by iHeartMedia Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Dodgers. iHeartMedia has the number one reach of any media outlet in the Los Angeles market. Its radio brands and content are available across multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; online via its branded digital sites; mobile; and social, with nationwide listening through iHeartRadio, the all-in-one streaming music and live radio service – with its more than 800 million downloads, 80 million registered users and more than 75 million social media followers across the Network.
About the L.A. Clippers
The L.A. Clippers play in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Clippers have won two division titles (2013, 2014) and are coached by Doc Rivers. Under the vision of owner Steve Ballmer, the Clippers have emerged as one of the most innovative franchises and business partners in basketball. The Clippers are in the midst of a 200-plus consecutive games sell-out streak and offer a variety of ticketing solutions for fans, including big game plans, weekend packages and single-game tickets. Tickets for home games at STAPLES Center can be purchased at www.clippers.com/tickets.
In addition to on-court success, the Clippers are committed to making a difference in Southern California through numerous community programs and the L.A. Clippers Foundation. On September 11, 2015, the Clippers Foundation made a historic three-year, $3 million commitment to City Year Los Angeles, providing City Year the capacity to improve the lives and graduation rates of students in five of L.A.’s highest need elementary schools. This is the largest donation City Year has received from the private sector, and is also the single largest cash gift in the history of the L.A. Clippers.
Source : nba.com