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No the Lakers aren't physically moving anywhere, however their radio broadcasts will. Beginning next season the Lakers will be moving their radio broadcasts to 710 ESPN. Since the station will be moving their studios to the new LA Live complex next to the Staples Center, the move does make sense. However it is a bittersweet one since AM 570 KLAC has been the Lakers radio home since the 1976-1977 season.

A couple of questions now emerge from this bit of news. First of all is where the Clippers will be headed since their radio home is currently 710 ESPN. Next is what will be the state of the AM 570 "Loose Cannons" show co-host Mychal Thompson who is currently the radio color commentator for the Lakers.

Now I'm a huge sports radio junkie and find most of the programming on 710 ESPN absolutely unlistenable. So it will be very interesting to see how this shakes out in the coming months.