ESPN Deportes Gets Dallas Affiliate, Inks Hugo Sanchez
June 25, 2007 at 10:56 AM (PT)
ESPN DEPORTES finds a DALLAS affiliate, as JAMES CRYSTAL RADIO Southern Gospel KNIT-A flips to Spanish Sports under the management of ESPN itself, the first instance of ESPN taking over the management of a Spanish-language Sports station. KNIT was previously LMA'd by SALEM, which sold the station to JAMES CRYSTAL in FEBRUARY, as "SOLID GOSPEL 1480." As previously reported, the network started at WADB-A/ASBURY PARK, NJ in APRIL and at WKCE-A/KNOXVILLE in MAY.
The network has also inked Mexican national soccer team coach HUGO SANCHEZ as host of "HUGO SANCHEZ EN ESTADO PURO," a soccer show co-hosted by JORGE RAMOS and HERNAN PEREYRA to air on TUESDAYS, FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS, and SUNDAYS. SANCHEZ will alos provide exclusive one-hour interviews before and after each Mexican national soccer team match.