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TWC SportsNet to Simulcast ESPNLA Radio’s “Thompson & Trudell” and “Mason & Ireland” Programs Beginning Wednesday, August 3rd at 10:00 a.m. PT

El Segundo, CA (Wednesday, July 27, 2016)Time Warner Cable SportsNet and ESPN Radio Los Angeles 710AM (ESPNLA 710) today announced that they have reached a multi-year programming agreement to simulcast the Thompson & Trudell show and Mason & Ireland show beginning Wednesday, August 3rd.  The five-hour programming block will air on TWC SportsNet and ESPNLA 710 Radio Monday through Friday between 10:00 a.m. PT and 3:00 p.m. PT.

The Thompson & Trudell show, co-hosted by Mychal Thompson and Mike Trudell, airs from 10:00 a.m. to noon PT, Monday through Friday.  Thompson, a member of the Los Angeles Lakers championship teams in 1987 and 1988, is entering his 14th season as the radio commentator for the Lakers on ESPNLA 710.  Thompson also serves as Sports Ambassador for his native Bahamas. A Minnesota native, Trudell also serves as the Lakers sideline reporter for both Time Warner Cable SportsNet and ESPNLA 710, and covers the Lakers as the beat reporter for Lakers.com.

A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Trudell played Division 1 soccer for the Wildcats.

The Mason & Ireland show is co-hosted by Steve Mason and John Ireland. They are the longest running sports talk show team in LA and both recently signed a multi-year agreement with ESPNLA. The program airs live, from noon to 3:00 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday.  Ireland also serves as the Lakers play-by-play commentator on ESPNLA 710 and works as a pre- and post-game reporter for Time Warner Cable SportsNet.  Mason is also a regular contributor for Fox 11 KTTV/Los Angeles and broadcaster for seven Olympic Games including this year’s coverage in Rio.

Mark Shuken, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Time Warner Cable Sports, said “We’re excited to add the Thompson & Trudell and Mason & Ireland shows to our programming block.  Not only are both shows highly entertaining, but they’re also a great fit to our programming lineup, especially given our existing relationship with John Ireland, Mike Trudell, Mychal Thompson and the Lakers.”

Scott McCarthy, Vice President and General Manager, ESPNLA said, “We are thrilled to work with Time Warner Cable SportsNet to increase the shows’ exposure, allowing Los Angeles sports fans to see another side of our fantastic personalities.  The synergy of our Lakers broadcast relationships makes this a natural fit and will provide fans compelling content on a daily basis.”

Time Warner Cable SportsNet can be found on AT&T U-verse/DIRECTV, Bright House Networks, Catalina Broadband, Charter, Cox Communications, Hawaiian Telcom, Time Warner Cable and Frontier Communications. For more information on the network, including channel location, viewers can visit www.twcsportsnet.com.


ESPNLA serves fans with total coverage of sports in Southern California and beyond.  ESPNLA 710AM provides sports talk, local and national play-by-play, and breaking news coverage.  ESPNLA is the official home of the Los Angeles Lakers, the Los Angeles Rams, University of Southern California Football and Basketball, College Football Playoff, Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, and has a broadcasting agreement with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.  Live streaming and podcasts for select content are available on the ESPN App.  Follow ESPNLA on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, @espnlosangeles.

About Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes

Time Warner Cable Sports operates Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes, two Southern California regional sports networks that have an exclusive partnership with the Los Angeles Lakers, LA Galaxy, Los Angeles Sparks and the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF).  The 24/7, high-definition networks each deliver more than 180 live events per year plus extensive team coverage and unparalleled behind-the-scenes access. Time Warner Cable Deportes is the nation’s first ever Spanish-language regional sports network. Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes can be found on AT&T U-verse, Bright House Networks, Catalina Broadband, Charter, Cox Communications, DIRECTV, Hawaiian Telcom, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS systems. For more information, visit www.twcsportsnet.com and www.twcdeportes.com.

About Time Warner Cable

Time Warner Cable and its businesses are now part of Charter Communications, a leading broadband communications company and the second largest cable operator in the United States. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services. Time Warner Cable Media offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.twc.com, www.twcbc.com and www.twcmedia.com.




Tara Chozet

I handle PR for ESPN Radio, espnW, technology, remote operations and soccer. I received my undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and my Master’s degree from the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.
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