Entercom Adds Washington Redskins Ancillary Content & Spanish Play-By-Play
As part of the wide ranging deal, Sports “106.7 The Fan” WJFK-FM will rebrand its “Football Fridays” as “Redskins Football Fridays” with members of the franchise now participating as guests and “The Sports Junkies Pregame Show” will air from the stadium. Urban 95.5 WPGC will include Redskins players on its afternoon show “The Home Team with DJ Flexx” and Spanish CHR “El Zol 107.9” WLZL will have a Redskins preview feature during its morning show on Fridays at 7:40am.
Additionally Spanish Sports “El Zol Deportes” 1580 WJFK will become the Spanish language flagship for Redskins game broadcasts Juan Romero and Moises Linares on the call. Evening games will also air on WLZL.
Redskins game broadcasts will remain on 980 WTEM and Cumulus Media Conservative Talk 630 WMAL/105.9 WMAL-FM.
Entercom, the unrivaled leader in sports radio, and the Washington Redskins, today announced a new broadcast partnership. As part of the agreement, Entercom Washington D.C. stations will provide coverage of the team across all of their platforms.
Spanish broadcasts of all Washington Redskins football games will be heard on El Zol Deportes (WJFK-AM) in Washington D.C., as well as the station’s website, elzoldeportes.com, a part of the Radio.com network, on the Radio.com app and on the Redskins mobile app. Radio.com is the exclusive digital home for all Entercom content across the company’s robust portfolio of 235 radio stations. In addition to Spanish language game broadcasts, 106.7 The Fan (WJFK-FM), 94.7 Fresh FM (WIAD-FM), El Zol 107.9 (WLZL-FM) and WPGC 95.5 FM (WPGC-FM) will provide ancillary coverage of the team.
“We’re excited to partner with the Washington Redskins and bring Spanish language coverage of the team to fans in the community,” said Phil Zachary, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Washington D.C. “As the unrivaled leader in sports radio, we remain committed to expanding our sports content and reaching an even broader audience.”
“The Hispanic population in the greater D.C. area is continually growing, and we want to ensure the Redskins are serving our Spanish speaking fans,” said Brian Lafemina, President of Business Operations and COO, Washington Redskins. “Our partnership with Entercom will not only allow for us to engage a new demographic of fans, but also build relationships with listeners of Entercom D.C. stations.”
106.7 The Fan and El Zol Deportes on-air personality Juan Romero and Telemundo’s Moises Linares will provide play-by-play and game analysis for all broadcasts. All primetime games will also air in Spanish on El Zol 107.9.
106.7 The Fan will rebrand its current “Football Fridays” as “Redskins Football Fridays,” which includes a full day of Redskins analysis and special guests. WPGC 95.5 FM will welcome Redskins players as part of its afternoon show, “The Home Team with DJ Flexx,” which airs weekdays from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET. Host Rey Parker will provide game previews on El Zol 107.9 and El Zol Deportes on Fridays at 7:40 a.m. ET. 94.7 Fresh FM will feature Redskins community initiatives and special events in their programming.
As part of the agreement, 106.7 The Fan and WPGC 95.5 FM will become the official pregame tailgate partners. WPGC 95.5 FM DJ Romeo and DJ Redz will spin hip-hop hits from the WPGC Red Zone Tailgate and DJ Jealousy has been named the official DJ of FedExField. On-air personalities from 106.7 The Fan’s morning show “The Sports Junkies” will broadcast live on-air segments while interacting with fans as part of “The Sports Junkies Pregame Show.”
106.7 The Fan, 94.7 Fresh FM, El Zol 107.9, El Zol Deportes and WPGC 95.5 FM are Radio.com stations. Radio.com is now the fastest growing digital audio app in the United States and the current leader in local sports coverage. The digital platform currently has over 300 stations and 1,100 podcasts with more added continuously.