ESPN Deportes Radio Nueva York 1050 AM debuts today, Friday, September 7 at 2p.m. ET. The new station goes live with a special introduction by Mike Greenberg from ESPN Radio’s Mike and Mike, followed by a welcome show hosted by ESPN Deportes Radio’s personalities.
Live soccer kicks off at 4:00 p.m.with exclusive coverage of three consecutive World Cup Qualifiers – Colombia vs. Uruguay, followed by Argentina vs. Paraguay and Salvador vs. Guyana.
The station has an agreement with the New York Jets to carry all Jets games – pre-season, regular season and post-season – in Spanish for the next three seasons (2012-2014).
Clemson Smith Muñiz leads Spanish-language commentary for the games. This season, ESPN Deportes Radio 1050AM will air all 16 regular-season games live, starting with the September 9 opener against the Buffalo Bills.
Starting Monday, September 10, ESPN Deportes 1050AM will introduce two new local sports shows:
- Firma ESPN, devoted to New York Hispanic sports fans, the show recaps local events and looks ahead to the day’s sports action and news. Hosted by Renato Bermúdez and Ernesto Jerez, Jorge Ebro and many other ESPN Deportes Radio experts. The interactive show will air weekdays from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- Zona ESPN NY, high-energy show with listener involvement focusing on all types of sports that interest New York fans hosted by ESPN’s Carolina Guillén, Sebastián Christensen, and Enrique Rojas. Show will air weekdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The two shows will complement the news and information content offered across ESPN Deportes Radio network, including morning Spanish-language sports show “Raza Deportiva” and daily soccer program “Jorge Ramos y Su Banda,” simulcast on television.