AUDIO – Arash Markazi laments the depressing lineup changes at ESPN L.A. 710

Los Angeles sports talk radio took a major blow last week with the announcement that ESPN Los Angeles would going with national programming instead of local shows in the middle of its daytime schedule.

Stephen A. Smith and Will Cain will fill the airwaves from 10a-3p, which means any breaking L.A.-related news in the middle of the day will have to wait until SoCal radio legends Jon Ireland and Steve Mason pop on at 3p.

L.A. Times columnist Arash Markazi told Cofield & Co. that this is terrible for local L.A. sports fans.

He also looked back at the days when Joe McDonnell was the top dog on radio in the Los Angeles market.



The entire conversation with Markazi is here (:35 mark)



Author: Steve Cofield

Now in his 22nd year in sports talk radio, Steve Cofield is the voice Las Vegas turns to every afternoon. Whether it’s breaking sports stories or insightful, thought-provoking commentary, Cofield never holds back. “Did you hear what Cofield said?” is a common refrain among sports fans around the West and the leading reason why no other radio group will dare try going local with a sports show from 3-6p PT.