ESPNLA 710’s Mason & Ireland and ESPN New York’s The Michael Kay Show Receive Top Honors

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ESPNLA 710’s Mason & Ireland and ESPN New York’s The Michael Kay Show Receive Top Honors

Mason & Ireland is Named the Major Market Midday Show of the Year
The Michael Kay Show is Named the Top Major Market Afternoon Show of the Year

Barrett Sports Media named ESPNLA 710’s Mason & Ireland top major market midday show of the year and ESPN New York’s The Michael Kay Show top major market afternoon show of the year for 2018. A total of 51 radio executives vote on this award from 30 cities and 13 companies. The selected judges use the following criteria:

  • Strong ratings
  • Important show/brand connection with local listeners
  • Exceptional talent and content provided on a consistent basis
  • Finished 2018 with the station and in the afternoon timeslot

The industry executives praised the Los Angeles duo, Mason & Ireland, for having “chemistry, consistency, and entertainment value.” Mason & Ireland are a fixture to Los Angeles for nearly two decades and their success continues to win them admiration. In addition, industry executives commended The Michael Kay Show for having “consistency in afternoons, improved performance, exposure through TV on the YES network, and strong talent, content and chemistry.”

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, including all talk shows, are available on the ESPN App.  Follow ESPNLA on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, @espnlosangeles.

About ESPN New York
ESPN New York 98.7FM is the flagship station of ESPN Radio, providing sports talk, news and local and national play-by-play coverage.  It is the official radio home of three of the New York market’s most iconic teams game broadcasts: New York Knicks, New York Rangers and New York Jets.  In addition, ESPN New York has national rights for the entire NBA season from tip through The Finals, Major League Baseball from Opening Day through the World Series and a slate of top college football including the entire College Football Playoff. ESPN New York is also streamed live at

Contact:  Belen Michelis at (860) 766-1425; [email protected] @belen_espn



Belen Michelis

Belen Michelis is a senior publicist focusing on ESPN Corporate Citizenship, Spelling Bee, Invictus Games, Warrior Games, ESPN local radio (98.7FM NY, ESPNLA 710, ESPN Chicago 1000), Misc. Sports and the WNBA. Prior to joining the ESPN Communications team, Michelis worked in Ad Sales for ESPN Deportes and International from 2010-2014. Michelis graduated from Boston College in 2010.
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