D.C. United, CBS Washington announce multi-year partnership
D.C. United and CBS Radio have announced an exclusive partnership that will bring D.C. United back onto the Washington, D.C. area radio airwaves through the 2017 Major League Soccer season. All of the team’s Regular Season and postseason matches will be broadcast in English on WJFK-FM 106.7 The Fan and in Spanish on WLZL-FM 107.9 El Zol – HD2. This weekend, due to a previously scheduled Nationals broadcast, D.C. United's game will feature on 1580 AM (English only) and 107.9 El Zol (Saturday, May 17, 7:00 p.m. - buy tickets).
“We look forward to the start of this terrific friendship between CBS Radio and D.C. United,” said D.C. United Chief Operating Officer Tom Hunt. “This partnership will allow us to further promote our brand and the great sport of soccer in both English and Spanish, not only on gamedays but throughout the week. CBS’s audience, promotional capabilities and talent are a great fit, and we look forward to many years of success together.”
“106.7 The FAN is Washington’s #1 Sports radio station and play-by-play home for the Nationals, the Capitals, and the Wizards,” said CBS Washington Senior Vice President & Market Manager Steve Swenson. “We are excited to become the flagship station for D.C. United’s radio play-by-play but are also thrilled to serve the DMV’s Hispanic community with Spanish-language play-by-play on DC’s #1 Spanish station, El Zol 107.9 – HD2.”
In addition to game broadcasts, CBS Radio will host regular weekly programming featuring D.C. United, including players, coaches and other team personnel. D.C. United and CBS Marketing will also collaborate on marketing and other event programming throughout the year. El Zol recently was on-site for D.C. United’s open training session at Cardozo Education Campus.
CBS RADIO, a division of CBS Corporation, is one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States with stations covering news, sports, talk, rock, country, Top 40, classic hits, and urban formats, among others. The division owns and operates 126 radio stations across 27 markets, including all of the Top 10.