TUDN Radio

Summary

TUDN Radio
TUDN Logo.svg
TypeRadio network
Country
United States
Ownership
OwnerUnivision Communications
History
Launch dateMarch 15, 2017; 4 years ago (2017-03-15)
ReplacedUnivision America
Former names
Univision Deportes Radio (2017-2019)
Coverage
AvailabilitySemi-national on terrestrial radio
TuneIn
iHeartRadio
Uforia
Links
WebcastListen live
Websitewww.tudn.com/TUDN-radio

TUDN Radio (formerly Univision Deportes Radio) is a U.S. Spanish-language sports radio network operated by Uforia Audio Network, a division of Univision Communications. It launched on March 15, 2017 on ten AM and FM radio stations, most of which previously affiliated with the ill-fated Univision America until its 2015 closure. The network features stations in the states of Arizona, California, Texas, Illinois, Nevada, New York and Florida, covering half of the country's Hispanic population.

While its main focus is on soccer, Univision Deportes Radio competed against ESPN Deportes Radio, owned by ESPN Inc., until 2019 which had 40 stations in 14 states.[1]

On July 20, 2019, the network was renamed TUDN Radio, as part of a wider multi-platform relaunch of the Univision Deportes division as TUDN, in partnership with Televisa.[2][3] With the September 2019 discontinuation of ESPN Deportes Radio, the network picked up some of its former stations (including Los Angeles' KWKW).[4]

Programming

At the launch of the network, its programming lineup consisted of mainly radio versions of select Univision Deportes Network shows, such as Locura Deportiva (which was originally broadcast on Univision América), Contacto Deportivo, and Fútbol Club, as well as original programming including Buenos Días América, El Tiradero, and Tribuna Interactiva. In 2022, the network plans to begin airing Desde el Diamante (From the Diamond), a weekly show devoted to Major League Baseball news.[5]

The network also broadcasts select Liga MX, La Liga, Ligue 1, Primeira Liga and Serie A soccer matches. The network started airing Major League Baseball games during the 2021 playoffs, followed by select regular season games, the Home Run Derby, and the All-Star Game from the following season onward.[5]

Local sports

Stations air games from local professional teams, including the Los Angeles Angels, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks and Texas Rangers of the Major League Baseball; the FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo, LA Galaxy, and Chicago Fire of the Major League Soccer; the Chicago Bulls, Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association; the Chicago Bears, Los Angeles Rams and Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League, and the Chicago Blackhawks and the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League.[6]

On-air talent

  • Juan Carlos Ávalos
  • María Fernanda Alonso
  • Leslie Soltero
  • Gabriel Sainz
  • Diego Peña
  • Luis Manuel Gómez Luna
  • Gustavo Rivadeneira
  • Julio César Quintanilla
  • Antonio Murillo
  • Miguel Ángel Mendez
  • Luis Quiñones
  • Reinaldo Navia
  • Javier Ledesma
  • Ramón Morales
  • Pedro Antonio Flores
  • Marcelo Salazar
  • Katya Mercader
  • Ernesto Tadeo Quijas

Affiliates

All affiliates are owned and operated by Univision unless otherwise noted.

Mexico

Baja California

United States

Arizona

California

Colorado

Florida

Illinois

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

Oregon

Texas

Utah

Former affiliates

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Owned by Pacific Spanish Network
  2. ^ a b c d e Owned by Entravision Communications
  3. ^ a b c Owned by Lotus Communications
  4. ^ Owned by Good Karma Brands
  5. ^ Owned by Genesis Communications
  6. ^ a b Owned by Alpha Media
  7. ^ Owned by Multicultural Broadcasting
  8. ^ Owned by Bustos Media

References

  1. ^ Univision To Launch Univision Deportes Radio - Radio Insight (published December 20, 2016)
  2. ^ "Rebranding Of Univision Deportes To 'TUDN' Set For July 20th". All Access. Retrieved 2020-02-04.
  3. ^ "Univision Deportes To Rebrand As TUDN". RadioInsight. 2019-07-08. Retrieved 2020-02-04.
  4. ^ "TUDN Picks Up Some Former ESPN Deportes Radio Affiliates". Radio & Television Business Report. 2019-09-09. Retrieved 2020-02-04.
  5. ^ a b "TUDN Adds National Spanish Language Rights To MLB". RadioInsight. Retrieved 2021-10-11.
  6. ^ Univision Deportes Hits the Radio Waves - Univision PR, 19 April 2017

External links

  • Official website