Houston Texans Expand Spanish-Language Radio Network Into Mexico
August 29, 2016 at 5:50 PM (PT)
The HOUSTON TEXANS' Spanish-language game broadcasts will be heard on six stations covering three U.S. and four Mexican markets this season, with additional Mexican affiliates carrying games on OCTOBER 16th and NOVEMBER 21st. The Mexican network extension is the result of a partnership with GRUPO RADIO CENTRO. ENRIQUE VASQUEZ and GUSTAVO RANGEL will call the games with PEDRO VELA as sideline reporter.
“We are proud to be working in partnership with GRUPO RADIO CENTRO to bring the excitement of HOUSTON TEXANS football to our passionate fans across MEXICO,” said TEXANS President JAMEY ROOTES. “GRUPO RADIO CENTRO is a broadcasting leader and we look forward to working with them to air our games in the top-three Mexican markets of MEXICO CITY, GUADALAJARA and MONTERREY, as well as in JUAREZ and EL PASO. This relationship will help us to serve our loyal fans in the region and expand our fans base in MEXICO.”
"The timing is ideal as the NFL will be coming to Mexico and partnering with, not only one of the visiting teams, but with a top-quality NFL franchise like the HOUSTON TEXANS presents great opportunities,” added GRC Chairman & CEO FRANCISCO AGUIRRE GOMEZ. “We look forward to an exciting season and to giving fans an opportunity to follow the team and its star players like J.J. WATT and DEANDRE HOPKINS on a weekly basis on our radio stations.”
“Creating a Spanish TEXANS Radio Network was a major focus for ESPN DEPORTES HOUSTON when beginning our valued partnership with the HOUSTON TEXANS,” said flagship ENTRAVISION Spanish Sports KGOL-A (ESPN DEPORTES HOUSTON)/HOUSTON VP/GM JOSEPH CASAS. “I’m very honored to be a part of this historic time. Knowing that ESPN DEPORTES HOUSTON’s broadcast will be heard not only now in the SAN ANTONIO and EL PASO market, but on GRUPO RADIO CENTRO stations in MEXICO is thrilling.”
The network will include ALPHA MEDIA Spanish Sports KHHL (ESPN DEPORTES)/SAN ANTONIO, GRUPO RADIO MEXICO Spanish News-Talk XEJ-A/JUÁREZ-EL PASO, GRC Spanish News-Talk XEDKR-A (RADIO RED)/GUADALAJARA, GRC Spanish News XEN-A (LA 69)/MEXICO CITY, and GRC Spanish News-Talk XESTN-A (RADIO RED)/MONTERREY.
GRUPO RADIO MEXICO Spanish News-Sports XEFB-A (LA FB 630)/MONTERREY and GRC Classic Hits XHRED (UNIVERSAL 88.1)/MEXICO CITY will air the OCTOBER 16th and NOVEMBER 21st games, while GRUPO RADIO MEXICO Regional Mexican XEUNO (LA POPULAR)/GUADALAJARA will air the OCTOBER 16th game and GRUPO RADIO MEXICO Spanish Hits XHEPR (99.1 PLANETA)/JUAREZ-EL PASO, GRUPO RADIO MEXICO Spanish Hits XHDK (94.3 PLANETA)/GUADALAJARA, and GRUPO RADIO MEXICO Top 40 XHMF (ALFA 104.5)/MONTERREY will air the NOVEMBER 21st game.