LA Galaxy Sign New Two-Year Agreement With ESPN Deportes Radio to Broadcast All Games
CARSON, Calif. –The LA Galaxy and ESPN Deportes KWKW 1330 AM announced
today that the two sides have agreed to a new two-year deal. The deal ensures
that ESPN Deportes KWKW 1330 AM, a radio partner of the Galaxy since 2008, will
continue to broadcast Galaxy games to the Southland in Spanish through the end
of the 2012 season.
"We are very pleased to be able to
broadcast the excitement of Galaxy on KWKW ESPN Deportes for the next two
years,” said Jim Kalmenson, President of KWKW Radio.
“Latino soccer fans are extremely passionate about the Galaxy games, always
wanting the latest and most up-to-date news, and this new agreement should
further solidify our station as the go-to place for Galaxy information.”
Deportes KWKW 1330 AM is the most popular Spanish sports station in the
States and has been continuously owned by Lotus
Communications Corporation since 1962. In addition to being the home of the
Galaxy, the station is also the flagship station of the Los Angeles Lakers, Los
Angeles Angels of Anaheim, San Diego Chargers and UCLA basketball and football.
The station is a tremendous vehicle into Los Angeles’ proud Spanish-speaking
ESPN Deportes has been the home of the LA Galaxy in Spanish for the last three
years and we are happy to have them continue to be the home of the Galaxy for
the next two years,” said LA Galaxy President Tom Payne. “ESPN Deportes has been
a great partner and have long been the Spanish language leader in Los Angeles sports radio.
We look forward to another great year with the station and to hearing Rolando
and Armando call all the action all season long.”
AM and sister station KWKU 1220 AM in Pomona will broadcast all 34
of the Galaxy’s regular season schedule in 2011, and more, starting with
tonight’s season opener against the Seattle Sounders FC at Qwest Field.
Included in the deal is the return
of “Puro Galaxy,” an hour-long weekly radio show that gives listeners an inside
look at the club and provides exclusive interviews in Spanish. This season,
“Puro Galaxy” will air every Sunday from 4:30-5:30
The Spanish-language broadcast booth
will be comprised of Rolando “El Veloz” Gonzalez and Armando Aguayo for the
third straight season, with Gonzalez handling the play-by-play duties and Aguayo
serving as the color commentator. Known as “El Veloz” for his rapid-fire
play-by-play style, Gonzalez, the original Spanish-voice of the Galaxy, brings
with him to the booth more than 45 years of broadcasting experience.
In addition to calling all Galaxy
games, the pair will also host 30-minute pregame and postgame shows before and
after every Galaxy game. Aguayo, on top of his game day duties, will once again
serve as host of “Puro Galaxy.”