Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBS) and the Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced Sunday that WLEY-FM, “La Ley 107.9FM” will broadcast regular season Fire games and a weekly soccer show in Spanish under an agreement of a multi-year deal. Oscar Guzman will return for his eighth season as the voice of the Fire’s Spanish-language broadcast.
“Partnering with WLEY-FM “La Ley 107.9FM” provides our club’s vast Spanish-language support base continued access to the Chicago Fire,” said Fire COO Atul Khosla. “A long term partnership with WLEY-FM “La Ley 107.9FM”, a weekly soccer show and our digital content efforts in Spanish are all part of our plan to provide a wide array of Spanish-language content to soccer supporters throughout the Chicagoland area.”
“We are excited about the relationship with The Chicago Fire Soccer Club and I am sure the Hispanic community appreciates the commitment the Chicago Fire are making to reach out to those whose first language is Spanish,” said Albert Rodriguez COO of SBS.
“We are thrilled to be the Spanish broadcast home of The Chicago Fire Soccer Club,” said Berry Jasin, VP of National Sales Consolidated of SBS.”Partnering with our hometown soccer team makes sense for our listeners and for WLEY-FM-‘La Ley 107.9FM.’ Adding sports to our line-up complements our other programming, enhances the experience for loyal fans and attracts new listeners. We could not be prouder of our association with The Chicago Fire Soccer Club.”
Guzman will anchor the Fire’s Spanish-language broadcasts on WLEY-FM “La Ley 107.9FM”. In addition to calling the games, the veteran play-by-play broadcaster and popular Chicago sports anchor will host a weekly soccer show, which will focus on the beautiful game in Chicago, MLS and abroad. Date and time to be determined.
Joining Guzman on the broadcasts is long-time Chicago reporter and FutbolMLS.com correspondent Raquel Ortiz. In addition to her time with FutbolMLS.com, Ortiz has covered the team contributing to the content of its Spanish website and other media outlets including numerous Fire broadcasts.