Monday, August 19, 2013

ESPN Radio releases full regular season NBA broadcast schedule

The Heat and the Bulls will kick off a 26-game slate of coverage for the NBA on ESPN Radio during the 2013-14 season. Currently the announcers haven't been posted yet, but you can probably expect a return from Dave Pasch, Kevin Calabro, and Marc Kestecher. Who the analyst will be remains the big question. Here's the details from ESPN Media Zone.

ESPN Audio 2013-14 NBA Schedule Tips Off with Chicago Bulls at Defending NBA Champion Miami Heat

ESPN Audio’s 19th consecutive year of broadcasting NBA games will feature 27 regular-season games, tipping off on Opening Night, Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m. ET (broadcast begins at 7 p.m.) with an Eastern Conference Semifinal rematch between the defending NBA Champion Miami Heat – led by LeBron James and Dwyane Wade – hosting the Chicago Bulls – with the returning Derrick Rose.
ESPN Audio will also broadcast a Christmas Day doubleheader: the New York Knicks and Carmelo Anthony hosting the Oklahoma City Thunder and Kevin Durant at 2:30 p.m. (broadcast begins at 1:30 p.m.), immediately followed by the Miami Heat visiting the Los Angeles Lakers and Kobe Bryant.
ESPN Audio will also be the exclusive national broadcast home of NBA All-Star events, including the 63rd All-Star Game from New Orleans, NBA playoffs and the NBA Finals.
All broadcasts will be available on ESPN Radio, and the ESPN Radio mobile app.
ESPN Audio schedule highlights:
  • 27 broadcasts, including six doubleheaders – December 25, January 26, February 9, February 23, March 9, April 6;
  • Exclusive national broadcaster of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals, Western Conference Finals and Finals;
  • Broadcast of the 2014 All-Star Game from New Orleans, as well as BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, Meet the All Stars and All-Star Saturday Night;
  • Multiple appearances by the NBA’s biggest superstars, including LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Derrick Rose, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and Carmelo Anthony;
  • 10 appearances by the defending champion Miami Heat; eight appearances from the Los Angeles Lakers; seven appearances each by the New York Knicks and Oklahoma City Thunder;
  • 2013 NBA Finals rematch on Jan. 26 – San Antonio Spurs at Miami Heat;
  • Battle for LA on Apr. 6 – Los Angeles Lakers at Los Angeles Clippers, immediately      following the Miami at New York tilt.
2013-14 ESPN Audio NBA Schedule
Tues, Oct. 29Chicago Bulls at  Miami Heat
Weds, Dec. 25Oklahoma City Thunder at New York Knicks
 Miami Heat at Los Angeles Lakers
Thurs, Jan. 9Miami Heat at New York Knicks
Thurs, Jan. 16Oklahoma City Thunder at Houston Rockets
Thurs, Jan. 23Los Angeles Lakers at Miami Heat
Sun, Jan. 26San Antonio Spurs  at Miami Heat
 Los Angeles Lakers at New York Knicks
Thurs, Jan 30Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors
Thurs, Feb. 7San Antonio Spurs at Brooklyn Nets
Sun, Feb. 9New York Knicks at Oklahoma City Thunder
 Chicago Bulls at Los Angeles Lakers
Thurs, Feb. 13Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Lakers
Fri, Feb. 14BBVA Rising Stars Challenge
Sat, Feb. 15Meet the All Stars
 All-Star Saturday Night
Sun, Feb. 1663rd NBA  All-Star Game
Sun, Feb. 23Los Angeles Clippers at Oklahoma City Thunder
 Chicago Bulls at  Miami Heat
Sun, March 2New York Knicks at Chicago Bulls
Thurs, March 6Miami Heat at San Antonio Spurs
Sun, March 9Miami Heat at  Chicago Bulls
 Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Lakers
Sun, March 16Houston Rockets at Miami Heat
Tues, March 25Oklahoma City Thunder at Dallas Mavericks
Tues, April 1Houston Rockets at Brooklyn Nets
Sun, April 6New York Knicks at Miami Heat
 Los Angeles Lakers at Los Angeles Clippers
Tues, April 8Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Lakers
Sun, April 13Chicago Bulls at New York Knicks
Tues, April 15Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Clippers
About ESPN Audio
ESPN Audio is comprised of ESPN Radio, the country’s largest sports radio network, ESPN Deportes Radio,, and ESPN Podcasts.
ESPN Radio, which launched January 1,1992, provides more than 9,000 hours of talk and event content annually, reaching 24 million listeners a week on 450 nationwide stations, including more than 360 full-time affiliates and clearance in the top 25 markets with owned and/or operated FM stations in New York and Dallas, AM signals in Chicago and Los Angeles. ESPN Radio programming is also available on Sirius XM and via digital distributors Slacker Radio and Tune In. ESPN Deportes Radio is the only all-sports Spanish radio network, and has 46 affiliates covering 72% of the Hispanic DMA with stations in the top 10 Hispanic markets, including owned and/or operated stations in New York and Dallas. is the most listened to live stream of any terrestrial broadcaster in the world — reaching more than 714,000 unique listeners per month who logged more than 95.3 million total listening hours in 2012, with 11.2 million session starts per month (source: Ando Media). ESPN Podcasts logged 188.8 million completed downloads in 2012 via the ESPN PodCenter and iTunes.

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