San Francisco Giants Announce New Radio Partnership with KTRB 860 AM

The San Francisco Giants will continue their rich, Hispanic heritage on the airwaves through a new partnership with KTRB 860 AM ESPN Deportes, the team’s official Spanish language radio station.  860 AM ESPN Deportes will carry a total of 70 broadcasts, including all week night and weekend home games and the Giants versus Oakland A’s road games.      


KTRB 860 AM ESPN Deportes has one of the strongest broadcast signals in the San Francisco Bay Area.  It can be heard throughout the Bay Area’s nine counties and reaches into the San Joaquin Valley including Sacramento, Stockton and Modesto.


In 2005, ESPN Deportes started its 24-hour sports programming in Coral Gables, Florida as the hub of ESPN Deportes Radio studios.  Since then, the network has grown across the nation, achieving name recognition in the Spanish-language radio industry. 


“ESPN Deportes Radio is known nationally for their exclusive Spanish Language broadcast of MLB Sunday night games, the MLB All-Star Game, the League Championship Series and the World Series, all which connect the Spanish speaking communities of the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California to baseball. The Giants are proud to join this impressive line-up of games,” said Larry Baer, Giants Chief Executive Officer.


The Giants broadcast team of Tito Fuentes and Erwin Higueros will call the games from the Giants’ Spanish language broadcast booth – Fuentes for his ninth straight season and Higueros for his 15th season.


            In addition to the game broadcasts, KTRB 860 ESPN Deportes will also air a 30-minute Gigantes pre-game show before each Friday night home game. 


            “The Giants are a first-class organization and all of us at 860 AM ESPN Deportes are thrilled about our new partnership.  The addition of the Giants to our programming line-up is a high profile extension to the ESPN Deportes brand and a big win for the Northern California Hispanic sports fans,” said Michael Sher, general manager 860 AM ESPN Deportes.