Rangers reach 3-year deal for Spanish radio

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers have reached a three-year agreement with Univision Deportes Radio to be the Spanish-language radio flagship beginning this season. The agreement runs through 2019.

The majority of the games will be broadcast on KFLC 1270 AM, which was the Rangers' Spanish-language radio home from 1999-2010 and also carried the club's final 18 regular-season and postseason games in 2016.

Select games will be carried by Univision's La Jefa KFZO 99.1 FM when programming conflicts arise on 1270 AM. The Rangers' Spanish-language radio network also includes six affiliates in Texas and Arkansas.

"Our partnership with the Texas Rangers marks another milestone for the Univision Dallas-Fort Worth community," said Mark Masepohl, senior vice president and general manager of Univision Dallas. "Combining the champions of MLB's American League West Division and the champions of Spanish-language media is a home run in our steadfast commitment to deliver the content fans and families enjoy through our KFLC 1270 AM station."

Eleno Ornelas, in his 18th season as the Spanish-language radio voice of the Rangers, will call all home and away games on KFLC in 2017. He will be joined by former pitcher Jose Guzman on all home broadcasts.

Univision owns and operates 64 radio stations, including in 15 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets, covering 72 percent of the U.S. Hispanic population. Univision's radio stations consistently rank at the top of their market and in the country, regardless of language.

T.R. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.