EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–Bill Macdonald was named today as the Los Angeles Lakers television play-by-play announcer and John Ireland as their radio play-by-play announcer.

Macdonald replaces Joel Meyers, who had been with the Lakers for eight seasons, including the past six as the television play-by-play announcer.

Ireland replaces Spero Dedes, the Lakers radio play-by-play announcer for the past six seasons.

Macdonald has worked for the Fox Sports West and Prime Ticket regional cable networks since 1985 in a variety of capacities, including as a Lakers fill-in play-by-play announcer for Kobe Bryant’s team-record 81-point game in 2006.

Ireland spent the past nine seasons as the sideline reporter on the Lakers KCAL-TV Channel 9 telecasts.

Stu Lantz will return as the television color commentator while Mychal Thompson will return as the radio color commentator. The Lakers Spanish-language announcing team of Fernando Gonzalez and Jose “Pepe” Mantilla, will also return.