January 01, 2012

Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Chicago and ESPN Deportes Radio announced the launch of 97.5 ESPN Deportes, a new Spanish language sports radio station in Chicago, effective Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. 97.5 ESPN Deportes will be Chicago’s first commercial FM radio station devoted to broadcasting continuous Spanish language sports coverage. The 97.5 signal will cover downtown Chicago and will also reach largely Hispanic/Latino neighborhood communities, including Cicero, Berwyn and Pilsen.

“We are excited to expand our Chicago Hispanic platform with the addition of 97.5 ESPN Deportes,” said Earl Jones, President and Market Manager for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Chicago. “Our partnership with ESPN Deportes means we will now be able to offer greater programming diversity to the market’s rapidly increasing Hispanic population.”

“This expansion is a milestone for the ESPN Deportes brand and yet another step forward in our effort to make ESPN Deportes Radio available to Hispanic sports fans nationwide,” said Oscar Ramos, General Manager, ESPN Deportes Radio. “We are thrilled with our agreement with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment to bring our comprehensive programming to Chicago fans while also providing a great platform for advertisers.”

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