Aug. 24, 2005
KMPC-AM 1540 "The Ticket," in its fifth year as the exclusive radio home of USC football and basketball, will provide an unprecedented level of coverage this season as the Trojan football team seeks a third consecutive national title.
KMPC also will have a nine-station network of affiliates carrying all USC football broadcasts, which will provide outstanding coverage throughout Southern California, Orange County, the Inland Empire, the San Joaquin Valley and Southeastern Nevada.
The network includes: KWRM-AM 1370 Corona/South Orange County, KSPA-AM 1510 in Ontario/San Bernardino County/Inland Empire, XSPN-AM 800 in San Diego, KGEO-AM 1230 in Bakersfield, KXPS-AM 1010 in Palm Springs, KVEN-AM 1450 in Ventura, KSZL-AM 1230 in Barstow, KCBL-AM/KVBL-AM 1340/1400 in Fresno and KSFN-AM 1140 in Las Vegas.
KMPC's comprehensive game-day football coverage includes:
"Trojan Gameday," which starts the countdown three hours prior to each game. Hosted by Mark Willard, Harvey Hyde and former USC star wide receiver John "J.J." Jackson, it will look into that day's matchups and bring the excitement of college football to the listeners.
"USC Play by Play" features Pete Arbogast, the voice of the Trojans off and on since 1989, and former Trojan All-American quarterback Paul McDonald, a two-time SCSBA Analyst of the Year. Jackson will join them in his second year as the sideline reporter.
"Trojan Locker Room" immediately follows each game and features highlights and live interviews with key players and coaches, including USC head coach Pete Carroll.
"The Trojan Wrap-up" call-in show, hosted by Willard and former USC All-American tailback Anthony Davis, will wrap up the day. The show will give Trojan fans a forum to talk about that day's game and the USC football program.
Additionally, "The Petros Papadakis Show" (Noon to 2 p.m.) and "The USC Insider" (7 to 8 p.m.) will broadcast live from Heritage Hall on Tuesdays before each USC game.
"USC Sunday Replay" will air Sundays at 9 p.m. after every USC game. This replay of the entire game will give Trojan fans the opportunity to relive all the action from the previous day's contest.
USC starts its 2005 season Sept. 3 at Hawaii. To kick off the season, "The Petros Papadakis Show" will broadcast noon to 2 p.m. on the Thursday and Friday before the game live from Waikiki Beach in Hawaii.