Texas Rangers Move To 103.3 ESPN And 1540 ESPN Deportes/Dallas
December 7, 2010 at 3:29 PM (PT)
The AMERICAN LEAGUE champion TEXAS RANGERS will move from CBS RADIO News-Talk KRLD-A and Sports KRLD-F (105.3 THE FAN)/DALLAS to crosstown ESPN Sports KESN (103.3 ESPN) under a new four-year deal. The RANGERS will also be heard in Spanish on ESPN's Spanish Sports KZMP-A (1540 ESPN DEPORTES). ERIC NADEL and DAVE BARNETT will return to call the action in English, with ELENO ORNELAS on the Spanish network.
"We are very pleased to enter into this long-term radio agreement with ESPN and ESPN DEPORTES," RANGERS Managing Partner and CEO CHUCK GREENBERG said. "Our partnership with ESPN will be an important element as we expand the RANGERS brand locally, regionally and nationally. We look forward to a long and productive relationship."
"We are excited that the TEXAS RANGERS are moving to 103.3 ESPN and 1540 AM ESPN DEPORTES," RANGERS Pres. NOLAN RYAN said. "The identification with ESPN and the promotion and programming the RANGERS will be receiving on the two stations will be extremely beneficial to the club. I welcome ESPN as a TEXAS RANGERS partner."
"The TEXAS RANGERS and ESPN are two great brands which belong together, and we are honored to be the new radio home for the team," said ESPN DALLAS/FORT WORTH VP/GM PETE DITS. "There is tremendous excitement surrounding the RANGERS, and we look forward to serving fans with both our English and Spanish radio stations, as well as with enhanced content on ESPNDallas.com, the biggest sports website in the D/FW market.
"This is an excellent opportunity for ESPN, and we are committed to being a great partner for the TEXAS RANGERS for a long time to come."
"With the addition of the TEXAS RANGERS, we have solidified our position as the go-to play-by-play station for the DALLAS/FORT WORTH sports fan," said PD TOM LEE. "The RANGERS now join the DALLAS MAVERICKS, the BCS National Championship Game, the Rose Bowl, the Cotton Bowl, NCAA's March Madness, FC DALLAS and more as the fans' home for radio play-by-play coverage."