ESPN Deportes Radio will cease operations in September

11 de junio de 2019

ESPN has decided to shut down ESPN Deportes Radio in September of this year. Currently, ESPN Deportes Radio has 44 affiliates nationwide and one owned and operated station in New York, 1050 AM.

“Hispanic audience consumer habits are changing rapidly and this requires ESPN to evolve as well. It’s no secret Hispanic fans skew heavily on digital and social which is why we made the decision to discontinue ESPN Deportes terrestrial radio in September. Moving forward, ESPN will continue serving Hispanic sports fans with the widest variety of sports through multiple platforms including television, digital, social, mobile and audio podcasts,” said the Company in a statement.

ESPN Deportes Radio shows like Jorge Ramos y Su Banda (which will continue as well as a TV program) and Raza Deportiva will be turned into podcasts. 10 other podcasts covering a wide range of topics are Fútbol Picante, Los Capitanes, Cronómetro, NFL Live, A Los Golpes, Nos Ponemos las Pilas, El Diario de Martin, ESPN Radio Formula, La Locomotora and, El Diario Deportivo (starting in August).