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Cleveland Cavaliers start broadcasting games in Spanish

Rafael Hernández BritoVeteran broadcaster Rafa “El Alcalde” Hernández Brito will be doing the play-by-play Spanish-language narration of the Cleveland Cavaliers 2014-15 regular and post-season games.

This will mark the first time in club history that Cavs games will be broadcast in a second language.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have partnered with Murray Hill Broadcasting’s Mega 87.7 FM to broadcast all of its 2014-15 regular and post-season games in Spanish.

The partnership kicks off with the first game of the regular season tomorrow Thursday, October 30.

Each Cavs broadcast will begin with a 15-minute pregame show, hosted by Rafa. He’ll also do a postgame show featuring a recap with highlights and postgame commentary.

Rafa “El Alcalde” was the Spanish voice of Brooklyn Nets home games the past two seasons. He was also the voice of the New Jersey Nets from 1997 to 2001 and spent 11 years as the voice of NFL football for Spanish Broadcasts on Univision from 2003 to 2013.

He has worked 15 Super Bowls and covered the last five FIFA World Cups.

La Mega 87.7 replaced rock Cleveland Sound on January 1st to become the first full-service, 24-hour Hispanic radio signal.

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I'm an Emmy award-winning journalist, who's worked as an on-air reporter in Spanish and English-language television news. I've worked for Univision, Telemundo, CNN en Español and Los Angeles Fox and UPN stations before diving into a convergence model at the San Jose Mercury News. I was president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists from 2004 to 2006, and inducted into the Hall of Fame in August of 2016. As an online news manager, I was West Coast Web Editor for impreMedia and Managing Editor of IntersectionsSouthLA.org. In addition to running Media Moves, which I founded in June of 2007, I'm a regular contributor to Forbes and also do freelance work as writer, reporter and producer.
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