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|Posted by:||Jun 5th 2003, 08:41:06 pm|
|Fig Tree News Team||From today's L.A. Times sports section, Page Two:
"After 15 weeks of tryouts with a variety of guests, XTRA [690 and 1150
AM] has decided on former Laker Mychael Thompson [of Nassau, Bahamas]
as the permanent partner for talk show host Steve Hartman.
Thompson, who begins his new job Monday, is also the leading candidate
to become the Lakers' new radio commentator.
"We're still negotiating, but it's looking good," Thopmson said
Wednesday of the Laker position.
The Lakers need to hire a radio announcing team now that the simulcasts
have been scrapped. Laker flagship station KLAC [570 AM] is a Clear
Channel sister station of XTRA, but according to XTRA program director
Don Martin, one job has nothing to do with the other.
Thompson will be Hartman's new partner on the noon-3:00p "Loose
Cannons" show whether things work out with the Lakers or not.
Thompson, a member of the Laker championship teams in 1987 and 1988,
was among more than 30 tryouts and guest co-hosts since former "Loose
Cannon" Bill Werndl quit on February 27th.
Thompson has done commentating for the Seattle SuperSonics, Vancouver
Grizzlies and Minnesota Timberwolves over the last 11 seasons, and he
did a talk show with Kermit Washington in Portland for 4 1/2 years."
-- Larry Stewart, Los Angeles Times
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