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D.C. United Announce Broadcast Agreement with iHeartMedia Washington D.C. to Simulcast the Club’s Matches Live in English on 104.7 WONK-FM and Spanish on the iHeartRadio App

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 25, 2022) – D.C. United have today announced a broadcast agreement with iHeartMedia’s Washington D.C’s 104.7 WONK-FM. As part of the agreement, D.C United club’s matches will simulcast live in English on 104.7 WONK-FM and on iHeartRadio.com and in Spanish on the iHeartRadio app during the 2022 Major League Soccer (MLS) Regular Season. 

Fans can listen to all D.C. United matches in English, led by the commentary team of legendary announcer Dave Johnson and former D.C. United defender Devon McTavish on 104.7 WONK-FM, the iHeartRadio app, and on the iHeartRadio website. Spanish-language commentary will be hosted by Moises Linares and former D.C. United forward Luciano Emilio and can be found on the iHeartRadio App. 

“We’re committed to continuing to provide our fans with more access to follow our matches and through this broadcast agreement we are introducing a new avenue to do just that,” said Danita Johnson, President of D.C. United. “Teaming up with iHeartMedia Washington D.C. is a perfect complement to our live television broadcasts in English and Spanish on NBC Sports Washington and TeleXitos and our www.dcunited.com stream at no cost for fans in the local market. Our full service of offerings meets fans wherever they are, whether that be at home or on the go.” 

“We are thrilled to bring D.C. United soccer to fans locally on 104.7 WONK-FM and everywhere on the iHeartRadio app this season,” said Aaron Hyland, Region President for iHeartMedia Washington D.C. “We are looking forward to delivering the live action and excitement of D.C. United to fans in the DMV and beyond utilizing iHeartMedia's unmatched reach in Broadcast, Podcast and Streaming Audio.”

Notably, Spanish-language simulcast will not be available for the club’s first match of the MLS season. Additional information on when that will become available will be announced in the near future.

The Black-and-Red open their 2022 MLS Regular Season on Saturday, February 26 at 6:00 p.m. ET at Audi Field against Charlotte FC. 

For more information on D.C. United’s 2022 MLS schedule and to purchase tickets please visit: www.dcunited.com/schedule

About D.C. United

One of the founding clubs of Major League Soccer in 1996, D.C. United are among the most decorated teams in the United States with 13 domestic and international trophies.

D.C. United have called the District home for the past 26 seasons and play their home games at Audi Field in the Buzzard Point neighborhood of Southwest, Washington, D.C, which opened in 2018. In addition to D.C. United games, the 20,000-seat soccer-specific stadium hosts over 100 events year-round, including the District’s premier arts, culinary, and music festival, Unite the District Fest. Audi Field will soon be home to America’s number one sportsbook through a partnership with FanDuel Group. 

The Black-and-Red have won the MLS Cup four times (1996, 1997, 1999 and 2004), the Supporters’ Shield four times (1997, 1999, 2006 and 2007) and the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup three times (1996, 2008 and 2013).    

For more information, club updates, and to purchase tickets, please visit www.dcunited.com and find us on social media @dcunited. 

About iHeartMedia Washington D.C

iHeartMedia Washington, D.C. owns and operates WASH-FM, WBIG-FM, WIHT-FM, WMZQ-FM, WONK-FM, WUST-AM, WWDC,FM is part of iHeartMedia. iHeartMedia, Inc. [Nasdaq: IHRT] is the leading audio media company in America, reaching over 90% of Americans every month. iHeart’s broadcast radio assets alone have more consumer reach in the U.S. than any other media outlet; twice the reach of the next largest broadcast radio company; and over four times the ad-enabled reach of the largest digital only audio service. iHeart is the largest podcast publisher according to Podtrac, with more downloads than the next three podcast publishers combined, and has the number one social footprint among audio players, with seven times more followers than the next audio media brand; and the only fully integrated audio ad tech solution across broadcast, streaming and podcasts. The company continues to leverage its strong audience connection and unparalleled consumer reach to build new platforms, products and services. Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.