The Chicago Blackhawks today announced a 24-game Spanish-language radio broadcast schedule with Univision Chicago, in conjunction with WGN Radio AM-720, which began with the team's season-opening win vs. Pittsburgh on October 5 and will continue on Thursday, October 19, vs. Edmonton at 7:30 p.m. The partnership between the Blackhawks and Univision originated during the 2015-16 season with one game broadcast, grew to 14 games in 2016-17, and will now bring an additional 10 Blackhawks games to Chicago's Spanish-speaking community for a total of 24 during the 2017-18 regular season. Click here for the full Univision schedule.
Games will air on the new Univision Deportes Radio (WRTO AM 1200), which debuted earlier this year, with game action to be called by Univision sports commentators Hector Lozano and Omar Ramos.
"Univision Local Media is proud to be expanding our relationship with the Chicago Blackhawks to include more games on Chicago's only Spanish language Sports radio format, Univision Deportes Radio - WRTO 1200AM," said Univision Chicago's President and General Manager Doug Levy. "We continue to receive enthusiastic support from our audiences on our radio, TV and digital platforms, so it was an easy decision to include more Blackhawks games and additional ways of connecting with community partners. The Blackhawks are a forward-thinking organization that shares our interest in innovating to create new content that grows Chicago Hispanics' interest in hockey."
Univision will also give away Blackhawks prizes, jerseys, tickets, exclusive event opportunities and more across their news broadcasts throughout the season, in addition to other cross-promotional opportunities on several of Univision's local radio and TV platforms including WGBO-TV, WOJO-FM, WVIV-FM and Univision's numerous digital and social media sites.
Additionally, the Blackhawks and Univision will partner in new and exciting ways across marketing, Chicago Blackhawks Charities and youth hockey initiatives throughout the season to fully engage and connect with fans in Chicago's Hispanic community.