ESPN, Inc. announced that 1050 AM will be the new home of ESPN Deportes Radio starting September, 2012. ESPN Radio’s New York station will be heard on 98.7 FM beginning April 30 and will simulcast content on both stations until the launch of ESPN Deportes Radio.
“As part of ESPN’s continual commitment to serve the U.S. Hispanic sports fan, we are thrilled to provide New York fans with a sports station that offers culturally relevant programming in Spanish,” said Freddy Rolon, Vice President of ESPN Deportes Programming and Business Initiatives. “The launch of ESPN Deportes Radio will also provide advertisers and marketers a unique opportunity to reach local Hispanics sports fans in this market.”
“Since we opened our doors in 2005, ESPN Deportes Radio has experienced tremendous growth across the nation.” said Rolon. ” We continue to connect with the Hispanic sports fan by providing up-to-the-minute news, a portfolio of events that is unparalleled in audio and a forum for passionate discourse.”