AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 McDonnell declined to comment. KSPN program director Ray Kalusa did not return a phone call. No announcement has been made on a temporary or permanent replacement. — Bob Keisser KSPN management said when Krikorian was fired that they would aggressively seek a new partner for McDonnell, and several sportscasters co-hosted the show the last few months, including Jason Smith, Dave Denholm and Gary Miller. But industry sources say the option of not renewing McDonnell was also on the table. McDonnell has been a fixture in L.A. sports radio for three decades and was a host on the first all-sports talk station in the market, at KMPC. His stay at the ESPN affiliate lasted five years. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In a predictable move, KSPN (710 AM) on Friday informed veteran afternoon drive-time sports talk host Joe McDonnell that his contract would not be renewed and he was off the air immediately. McDonnell’s contract expires next month. The move comes almost four months after McDonnell’s former partner, Doug Krikorian, was fired.