KTNO 1440 AM, 102.5 to Broadcast Aggie Football
DALLAS – Texas A&M football fans in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex now can hear complete game coverage in Spanish on KTNO 1440 AM and its translator station 102.5. The Aggies kick off their 2016-17 season playing host to the UCLA Bruins at Kyle Field on Saturday, September 3 at 2:30 p.m. CST.
As part of the Texas A&M Spanish Network, KTNO will carry all 12 of the Aggies’ regular-season games and any post-season games. Featuring Pedro Vela Almaguer as play-by-play broadcaster and Noel Orellana as color commentator, the Texas A&M Spanish Network complements the university’s nearly 60 English radio affiliates broadcasting football.
The new KTNO relationship was secured by Learfield, Texas A&M Athletics’ multimedia rights holder, which oversees all aspects of the respective radio networks including affiliate relationships and talent. Fans can find the Aggies’ complete game schedule on the school’s official athletic website www.12thman.com.
“Our listeners will be excited to know we’re bringing Aggie and SEC football to Dallas, to air on our stations,” said KTNO Station Manager Jerry Inocencio. “With a big brand like Texas A&M and huge following the university has in DFW, we’re proud to be an affiliate on the school’s growing Spanish radio network.”
This marks the third consecutive football season for the Texas A&M Spanish Radio Network, which continues to grow every year and provides for game coverage in significant markets throughout the state of Texas. It is believed to be the largest in the country of its kind for college football. Other affiliates include Univision Radio’s KLAT 1010 AM (Houston); Salem Media Group’s KRDY 1160 AM Radio Luz (San Antonio); Univision Radio’s KAMA 750 AM (El Paso); MBM Radio’s XEGH 620 AM (McAllen/Brownsville) and Bryan Broadcasting’s KWBC 1550 AM (Bryan-College Station).
“Our Spanish radio network has resonated really well with our fans, and we’re looking forward to year three,” said Jason Cook, Texas A&M’s senior associate athletics director for external affairs. “This has been a tremendous opportunity for us, to bring Aggie football to more fans, and more hometown Spanish stations in order to reach the fastest-growing segment of the Texas population.”
Additionally, game coverage will be streamed on 12thMan.com. Select Spanish-language football broadcasts may also be available on satellite radio via Sirius XM on a week-to-week basis.
Learfield has long been immersed in the collegiate athletics landscape. In addition to Texas A&M, the company manages the multimedia and sponsorship rights for more than 120 collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas, in addition to supporting athletic departments at all competitive levels as title sponsor of the prestigious Learfield Directors’ Cup.