Houston Dynamo Press Release
Dynamo renew English, Spanish radio partnerships for 2011 season
Games to air on SportsTalk 790 in English and La Ranchera 850 in Spanish
The Houston Dynamo and radio partners Clear Channel and Liberman Broadcasting have renewed their broadcast agreements for the 2011 season, it was announced today. As in years past, Clear Channel will air most Dynamo games on SportsTalk 790 and select games on KPRC 950, while Liberman will air Dynamo games on La Ranchera 850. Both deals include weekly radio shows.
"We're excited to set this part of our broadcast platform for 2011," Dynamo President of Business Operations Chris Canetti said. "Clear Channel and Liberman have been strong partners in the past, and our fans are used to tuning in to 790 and 850 to hear Dynamo games and talk Dynamo soccer as well."
SportsTalk 790 enters its fifth year as the Dynamo's English-language radio partner in 2011, with Dynamo Communications Manager Jonathan Yardley entering his third season as the team's play-by-play voice. Most game broadcasts will include a 30-minute pregame show and 15-minute postgame show. Home games will be followed by a 45-minute call-in show with Houston soccer personality Glenn Davis, presented by San Jacinto Junior College. During the week, Davis will continue to host a two-hour Dynamo All-Access, which usually airs on Monday nights.
"We're thrilled to continue our partnership with the Dynamo and look forward to another exciting year of soccer on SportsTalk 790," said Bryan Erickson, Clear Channel AM Operations Manager.
Due to NCAA basketball commitments, the Dynamo's first two games - at home to Philadelphia on March 19 and at Seattle on March 26 - will air on KPRC 950 AM.
La Ranchera 850 has been the Dynamo's Spanish-language radio partner since the team's inaugural season in 2011, and play-by-play broadcaster Daniel Mejia is entering his fourth year on Dynamo broadcasts. Alex Parra will provide color analysis and Ricardo Palacios sideline reports for the second consecutive season. Game broadcasts include a 30-minute pregame show, and regular programming includes La Hora del Dynamo on Monday nights.
"La Ranchera is proud to renew our exclusive Spanish radio partnership with the Dynamo for the 2011 season," Liberman Broadcasting General Sales Manager Gerardo Reyes said. "We have been an enthusiastic supporter of the MLS club since the very beginning, and our entire station group has worked hard to introduce professional soccer in our Hispanic community in Houston."