Royals game to air locally on Spanish radio
The Kansas City Royals, in conjunction with KDTD 1340 AM La Grande/Reyes Media Group, will air a Spanish-language radio broadcast of the game on July 25 when they host the Houston Astros on KDTD 1340 AM La Grande. The broadcast will be part of several elements during the Viva Los Reales event to salute Hispanic Heritage. Both clubs will be wearing special jerseys featuring their respective Spanish team names. In addition, there will be a variety of pregame entertainment elements in the Outfield Experience.
Royals Hall of Famer Cookie Rojas will join Houston Astros Spanish broadcasters Francisco Romero and Alex Trevino to call the game at 6:10 p.m. The pregame show will begin at 5:30 p.m., and the broadcast will simulcast in the Houston market.
"We're pleased to partner the KDTD 1340 AM La Grande/Reyes Media Group to present this special game on the radio in Spanish," said Mike Bucek, Royals Vice President of Marketing and Business Development.
"KDTD 1340 AM La Grande /Reyes Media Group is excited for our opportunity to partner with the Kansas City Royals for the first time to broadcast a Royals game in Spanish," said Diana Reyes Raymer, Reyes Media Group General Manager. "Royals fans can experience the passion and excitement that Spanish announcers bring to the game. We invite everyone to tune in on Saturday, July 25 and enjoy an exciting game and root for 'Los Reales!'"
The Royals have several players on the 25-man roster who were born in Latin America. Pitcher Yordano Ventura will be featured on a bobblehead given to the first 15,000 fans through the gates that evening.