|Type Radio network|
Launch date October 5, 2005
|Country United States|
Official website ESPN Deportes Radio
|Availability National, through regional affiliates and satellite radio|
Owner ESPN, Inc. (Disney 80%/Hearst 20%)
ESPN Deportes Radio is a Spanish language sports radio network created and produced by Disney-owned ESPN. Programming includes call-in talk shows and commentary from hosts about a full range of sporting events, including soccer, American football, baseball and boxing.
The network has stations in 14 states in The USA (Arizona, California, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin). It is also available in Puerto Rico and México's North and is available nationally on Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio on Channel 149.
It features sports news and talk in Spanish, with a special emphasis on soccer. Popular personalities on the network include Jorge Ramos, Fernando Alvarez, Hernan Pereyra, José del Valle, Kenneth Garay, Rafael Ramos Villagrana, Elmer Polanco, Armando Talavera, Giovanni Scavia, Jairo Moncada, Noe Vazquez, Diego Cora, Humberto Carrera, José Francisco Rivera, Oscar Restrepo, Alberto "Mono" Gambetta, David Lopez, Miguel Angel Cebreros, Dionisio Estrada, Bernardo Pilatti, Guillermo Celis, Renato Bermudez, Alvaro Riet, Omar Orlando Salazar, David Faitelson, Carlos Arratia and Luis Escobar
ESPN Deportes as well as its English counterpart ESPN Radio were retained by Disney in the sale of ABC Radio to Citadel Broadcasting. Despite the separation of ownership, ESPN Radio & ESPN Deportes are still listed as part of the Cumulus Media Networks (formerly ABC Radio and Citadel Media; now, as of 2014, merged into Westwood One) family because Cumulus Media (new owners since September 16, 2011) sells the advertising time on both services.