COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (Saturday, May 10, 2014) – The Colorado Rapids and Salem Español announced on Saturday that all of the team’s remaining 2014 matches will be broadcast live in Spanish this season on Radio Luz 1650 AM. Each broadcast will also feature a 15 minute pre- and post-game show, with coverage led by veteran play-by-play commentator Esdrel Peinado.
The agreement between the Rapids and Salem Español will also feature a special Friday night radio show focused on soccer, called Denver Sports Center en Español. The program will air from 7-8 p.m. on 1650 AM, and will often feature live interviews with Rapids players.
“We’re pleased to once again offer our matches live and in Spanish, and excited to work with our new partner in Salem Español,” said Rapids President Tim Hinchey. “They are showing a strong commitment to the Rapids and the sport of soccer through their match broadcasts and other programing, and we look forward to a season of great broadcasts on Radio Luz in 2014.”
"We at Salem Español are very excited about our partnership with the Colorado Rapids Club", stated Tony Calatayud, Salem Español's President. "We expect our partnership to grow and flourish with this high quality organization. The big winners will be all who listen to Rapids games on 1650 AM Radio Luz in Denver and the surrounding areas."
Esdrel Peinado has led the Rapids’ Spanish-language radio coverage for the last several years, along with his broadcast and reporting team, which includes Tomas Menchaca and Arnoldo Hernandez. The Friday night show and the match broadcasts will feature player interviews and commentary, and will be live on 1650 AM and www.1650radioluz.com.
The first broadcast on Radio Luz will be this Sunday, May 11 at 1 p.m., when the Rapids host Chivas USA at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park; for more information on the team, or to purchase tickets, visit www.ColoradoRapids.com or call 303-825-GOAL.
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