Games to air on 1560 AM and 97.5 FM
HOUSTON, TX (Friday, January 11, 2013) — The Houston Dynamo and Gow Media have signed a multiyear radio partnership, it was announced today. Most Dynamo games will air on 1560 AM, with select games airing on ESPN 97.5 FM.
The deal also includes a weekly radio show hosted by Houston soccer personality Glenn Davis, Dynamo All-Access, airing on Monday nights from 7 – 9 p.m.; along with additional programming throughout the year. Dynamo All-Access will debut on 1560 AM on Monday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m., the same day the Dynamo officially begin training camp for the 2013 season.
“With Gow Media, 1560 AM, and ESPN 97.5 FM, we have found a group that believes in the Dynamo and Major League Soccer,” said Dynamo president Chris Canetti. “They are committed to a partnership that will help our team, league and sport to grow. This is a tremendous development for the Dynamo and for soccer fans around the Houston area. I am pleased to have a strong English radio platform to thoroughly tell our compelling storylines.”
ESPN 97.5 will also simulcast certain games airing on 1560 AM, when scheduling allows, providing fans with a listening option on Gow Media’s AM and FM stations.
Dynamo communications manager Matt Pedersen enters his second season as the team’s play-by-play announcer. Game broadcasts will include a 30-minute pregame and 30-minute postgame show. Home games will be followed by a 1-hour post game radio show presented by San Jacinto Community College and hosted by Davis.
“We are really excited about this new partnership with the Houston Dynamo,” said Gow Media CEO David Gow. “The Dynamo have incredible momentum – a winning team, a passionate fan base and a great new stadium. We really look forward to being the radio home of the Dynamo for years to come and part of the fastest growing sport in the United States.”
The first radio broadcast of the 2013 season is scheduled for Saturday, March 2, as the Dynamo host D.C. United on opening day. It is a rematch of the 2012 Eastern Conference Championship, with the pre-game show slated for 6:30 p.m. and kickoff at 7 p.m. CT.
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 GOW Media
Based in Houston, Gow Media owns two radio stations, KGOW 1560AM and KFNC 97.5 FM. The company also manages the Yahoo! Sports Radio network, which provides audio content under the Yahoo! Sports Radio brand name (www.yahoosportsradio.com) to a national network of over 360 terrestrial stations, Sirius Satellite Radio, mobile and a number of digital partners. Gow Media is backed by a private investment group with significant experience in media ownership. The investor group includes Steve Webster, co-manager and co-CEO of Avista Capital, Patrick Dugan, vice president and general counsel of Nortex Corporation and David Gow, chairman and CEO of Gow Media, L.L.C. Gow Contact: David Gow, David.Gow@Gowmedia.com, 713-479-5302.