D-backs and Entravision add to broadcast lineup
The Arizona Diamondbacks announced an addition to their broadcast lineup for 2012, as Spanish-speaking fans will now be able to catch all 162 regular-season D-backs games on José 106.9 FM, as well as their traditional broadcast partner ESPN Deportes 710 AM. The D-backs' final two Spring Training games, exhibition matches against the Milwaukee Brewers to be played at Chase Field, will also air on both AM and FM broadcast partners.
"We are very excited to be able to add Jose 106.9 FM as an additional place for D-backs fans to hear all of our games live in Spanish," said D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall. "Our fans have enjoyed D-backs baseball on the radio in Spanish since our inception and the addition of the FM station with our great partners at Entravision reinforces our commitment to our Spanish-speaking fans."
Oscar Soria, who is one of the most respected baseball commentators in the Hispanic community after serving as a D-backs broadcaster for the past 12 seasons and for the Hermosillo Naranjeros of the Mexican Winter League for the past 23 seasons, will again team up with longtime partners Miguel Quintana and Richard Saenz in the broadcast booth to call the action in Spanish this season.
"Giving the Valley's Spanish-speaking fans an option of catching the D-backs games on Jose 106.9 FM or ESPN Deportes 710 AM is a win-win for everyone," said Chris Moncayo, General Manager of Entravision Communication Corporation's radio stations in Phoenix. "The D-backs' organization understands the importance and significance of reaching the Hispanic community. Now, we have the opportunity as partners to continue to increase the community's participation with the Diamondbacks no matter where they are listening from in the state. Listeners have come to know that on Jose FM you'll never know what you will hear next. They'll still be able to enjoy all of the great Spanish hits they love on 107.1 FM, but now 106.9 FM is Jose's home for Arizona Diamondbacks baseball!"