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Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are a professional baseball team based in Anaheim, California. The Angels are a member of the Western Division of Major League Baseball's American League. The Angels have been based in Angel Stadium of Anaheim since 1966. They are the current AL Western Division champions, which they have won for the past three seasons. In 2005, new owner Arte Moreno wanted to include "Los Angeles" in the team's name, in order to better tap into the Los Angeles media market, the second largest in the country. In compliance with the terms of its lease with the city of Anaheim, which required "Anaheim" be a part of the team's name, the team was renamed to Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Hotly disputed when initially announced, the change was eventually upheld in court and the city dropped the suit in 2009, though the team usually refers to itself as simply the Angels in its home media market. Many news reporters simply list them as "Los Angeles Angels".

About Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim ticketsAfter the renovations of then-Anaheim Stadium and the takeover by the Walt Disney Company, the Angels changed their name to the "Anaheim Angels" along with changing the logo and color scheme. The first logo under Disney removed the halo and had a rather cartoon-like "ANGELS" script with a wing on the "A" over a periwinkle plate and crossed bats. With this change, the Angels's color scheme changed to dark blue and periwinkle. After a run with the "winged" logo from 1997-2001, Disney changed the Angels's logo back to a "Big A" with a silver logo over a dark blue baseball diamond. WIth this logo change, the colors changed to the team's current color scheme: predominately red with some dark blue and white.

When the team's name changed from the "Anaheim Angels" to the "Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim," the logo changed only slightly, the name "ANAHEIM ANGELS" and the blue baseball diamond were removed leaving only the "big A."

As of 2009, the Angels' flagship radio station is KLAA 830AM, which is owned by the Angels themselves. It replaces KSPN (710 ESPN), on which frequency had aired most Angels games since the team's inception in 1961. That station, then KMPC, aired games from 1961 to 1996. In 1997 & 1998, the flagship station became KRLA (1110AM). In 1999, it was replaced by KLAC for four seasons, including the 2002 World Series season.

Rory Markas, Terry Smith, and Steve Physioc split play-by-play duties. Smith, Physioc and Rex Hudler call games on radio when Markas and Mark Gubicza appear on television.

In 2008, KLAA broadcast spring training games on tape delay from the beginning on February 28 to March 9 because of ironclad advertiser commitments to some daytime talk shows. Those games were available only online. Live preseason broadcasts were to begin on March 10.

In 2009, KFWB 980AM started broadcasting 110 weekday games including any postseason games. This is being done to enhance the coverage of KLAA which has a much smaller signal then KFWB. All 162 games plus post season games will still air on KLAA.

Angels radio broadcasts are also in Spanish on KWKW 1330AM and KWKU 1220AM.

Television rights are held by FSN West and MyNetworkTV affiliate KCOP, with various announcers. Physioc and Hudler call about 100 games, while Markas and Gubicza have the remaining game telecasts (about 50, depending on ESPN and Fox exclusive national schedules). The split arrangement dates back to the 2007 season, when Jose Mota and Gubicza were the second team. Markas debuted on TV in a three-game series at the Toronto Blue Jays in August 2007. Physioc signed a new contract with the team for 2008, but reportedly he and Hudler are now team employees, not network or station employees. This could be linked to a new assignment Physioc received in late 2007 to call selected college basketball games for ESPNU, owned by a rival to FSN.