850 AM La Ranchera to continue Spanish radio broadcasts
for eighth-consecutive season
HOUSTON, TX (Friday, January 25, 2013) — The Houston Dynamo and Spanish-language radio partner Liberman Broadcasting have agreed to a multiyear broadcast partnership extension, it was announced today.
Liberman Broadcasting, which has broadcast Dynamo games since 2006, will air all Dynamo regular season and playoff games, with most games broadcast on KEYH 850 AM (La Ranchera), and select games airing on KNTE 101.7 FM (Baila). 850 AM will continue its weekly Dynamo radio show, La Hora del Dynamo, on Mondays from 6-7 p.m.
“I’m pleased to have extended our relationship with Liberman Broadcasting for another three years,” said Dynamo president Chris Canetti. “Liberman has been our partner since day one, and this new deal means that we will be together for at least a decade. For a partnership to last this long, it means that both parties are enjoying positive benefits from it. I want to thank the Liberman management team for its commitment to the Dynamo. We look forward to a bright future ahead.”
Daniel Mejía enters his fifth season as play-by-play commentator for Dynamo Spanish radio broadcasts and seventh overall season on Dynamo broadcasts. Game broadcasts will include a 30-minute pregame and 30-minute postgame show. Home games will also include a 30-minute call-in show following the postgame show.
“Liberman Broadcasting and KEYH 850 AM are proud to renew our partnership with the Houston Dynamo for the eighth consecutive season,” said Liberman Houston general sales manager Wynette Ortiz. “Each year has brought more and more excitement to our listeners and Dynamo fans. We look forward to serving as the Spanish radio home of the Houston Dynamo for years to come and airing many championship seasons.”
The Dynamo open the 2013 season on Saturday, March 2 when they host D.C. United at BBVA Compass Stadium in a rematch of the 2012 Eastern Conference Championship.
Dynamo full-season ticket packages start at $400 and include 20 home games. The club is also offering a new Family Season Ticket Package for the 2013 season. For every full price adult season ticket purchased for $400, fans can purchase an additional season ticket for a child 10 years or younger for just $200, located in the Texas Children’s Health Plan Family Section (Section 201). To purchase your package or for more information on 2013 season tickets, call (713) 276-GOAL.
About the Houston Dynamo
The Houston Dynamo are a Major League Soccer club that has won two MLS Cup championships and four conference championships in its first seven seasons and qualified to represent the United States in international competition six times, including the 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League. The team currently trains in the Methodist Champions’ Field at Houston Amateur Sports Park (HASP), the premier training facility in Southeast Texas, and plays at BBVA Compass Stadium in downtown Houston. For more information, log on to www.HoustonDynamo.com or call (713) 276-7500.
About La Ranchera
KEYH 850 AM La Ranchera caters to a Hispanic audience, airing traditional Mexican Regional Spanish music and sporting events. KEYH 850 AM La Ranchera has been the exclusive Spanish broadcaster of the Houston Dynamo since 2006 and exclusively airs the NBA’s Houston Rockets, FIFA World Cup 2014, Liga Mexicana, Mexico National Soccer, Copa Oro, and Futbol de Primera. Along with KTJM 98.5 FM La Raza and KQQK 107.9 FM El Norte, La Ranchera is owned by Liberman Broadcasting, Inc., the largest Hispanic-owned, privately held, Spanish-language broadcaster in the United States. Additionally, Liberman Broadcasting owns the Estrella TV Network, covering 75% of U.S. Hispanic households in 38 markets, including Owned and Operated television stations in Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Denver, Chicago, New York, Dallas and Houston, as well as radio station clusters in Los Angeles, Riverside, Dallas and Houston.