New York, NY (October 15, 2013) – MSG Networks and ESPN Deportes Nueva York 1050AM announced a broadcasting agreement that will make 1050AM the Spanish radio broadcast home of the New York Knicks during the 2013-14 NBA season. The Knicks on 1050AM start with the season opener against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. E.T.
The agreement features a 60-game schedule and a continuation of a multi-tiered cross-promotional effort between The Madison Square Garden Company, including the Knicks and MSG Networks, and ESPN Radio.
The Knicks Spanish radio broadcast team will include play-by-play veteran Clemson Smith Muñiz, who is also the voice of the New York Jets on 1050AM, and in-game analyst Tiny Cains. Jerry Olaya and Felipe López will also contribute to broadcasts during the season.
“We are committed to providing our passionate Knicks fans with the best options to consume content on their favorite team across every media platform,” said Dave Howard, president, MSG Sports. “We have had a great, longstanding relationship with ESPN New York 98.7FM and are excited to expand our relationship with ESPN Deportes Nueva York 1050AM to bring our Spanish-speaking New York area fans the opportunity to listen to games on the radio.”
“We are very excited to expand our basketball programming with complete coverage of the New York Knicks,” said David Roberts, general manager, ESPN Deportes Radio Nueva York 1050 AM and ESPN Radio New York 98.7 FM. “It has been great working with MSG Sports and we look forward to continue this alliance to better serve the Hispanic sports fans in New York.”
“We’re happy to continue our great partnership with ESPN New York and ESPN Deportes Nueva York 1050AM,” said Ryan O’Hara, president of content, distribution and sales, The Madison Square Garden Company. “New York’s Spanish-speaking community is enthusiastic and very knowledgeable about Knicks basketball, and we’re proud to be able to bring these fans a dedicated, high-quality radio broadcast.”
MSG Networks is the exclusive local television home of the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, Buffalo Sabres (Upstate New York only), New York Liberty and New York Red Bulls, and the official regional sports networks of the New York Giants.
MSG Networks also telecasts over 100 live college basketball games and over 35 live college football games from top national conferences (ACC, SEC, Big 12, Big East, Pac 12, Conference USA), as well as horse racing, boxing and award-winning original programming. In 2013, MSG Networks received 18 New York Emmy Awards, including 16 for MSG and one each for MSG+ and MSG.com.
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