Seattle Sounders FC Spanish-Language Broadcasts Move To El Rey 1360/Seattle
May 11, 2015 at 3:35 AM (PT)
The MLS season has already started, but it took a little extra time for SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC to find a new Spanish-language radio home, inking a deal to air matches on SEA MAR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS Regional Mexican KKMO-A (EL REY 1360)/TACOMA-SEATTLE.
The SOUNDERS aired in past seasons on the ESPN DEPORTES SEATTLE simulcast network of SEATTLE STREAMING RADIO, LLC's KBRO-A/BREMERTON, WA; KNTB-A/LAKEWOOD, WA; KLDY/LACEY, WA; and K221FJ/TACOMA, WA before those stations went silent in MARCH. MARIO RODRIGUEZ and FEILPE MAQUEDA will call the action.
“We are thrilled to reach an agreement with Sea Mar Community Health Centers to broadcast SOUNDERS FC matches on EL REY 1360 AM,” said SOUNDERS FC VP/Business Development BRIAN JONES. “It is vital that the club be accessible to a Spanish-language audience, and we look forward to a new partnership with EL REY beginning this weekend (SATURDAY, 5/9) with the COLUMBUS match.”
“I’m very excited to be the new Spanish-language radio voice of SOUNDERS FC,” said RODRIGUEZ. “EL REY has followed the RAVE GREEN since they joined MLS in 2009, and we couldn’t be happier to now broadcast their matches over our airwaves.”
“For EL REY 1360 AM and SEA MAR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, this is a huge opportunity and we are very happy to be the new home for Spanish radio with SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC,” said SEA MAR VP/Community Relations JORGE MADRAZO. “We know that the SOUNDERS will be the champions this year and we look forward to following them all the way.”
English-language SOUNDERS play-by-play airs on BONNEVILLE News-Talk KIRO-F/SEATTLE.