The Chicago Blackhawks today announced the team's Spanish-language radio broadcast schedule with Univision Chicago, in conjunction with WGN Radio AM-720, which will begin with the team's home opener featuring a matchup against the San Jose Sharks at 7:30 p.m. tonight.
Entering its fifth year, the partnership between the Blackhawks and Univision will expand to bring all 41 Blackhawks home games to Chicago's Spanish-speaking community during the 2019-20 regular season. Games will air on Univision's TUDN Deportes Radio Chicago (WRTO AM 1200) with game action to be called by Univision sports commentators Hector Lozano and Jorge Moreno.
"We are proud to expand our long-standing relationship with Univision, as they work in partnership with the Blackhawks to offer content to the Spanish-speaking community of Chicago," said Jay Blunk, Blackhawks Executive Vice President. "As the Blackhawks brand has grown, our expanded digital products, promotional efforts and additional game broadcasts in Spanish provide unprecedented access to Blackhawks hockey through this historic venture."
"As we enter our fifth season with the Chicago Blackhawks, I'm thrilled to see how far we've come and how much we've grown our partnership. Our audiences have really embraced the amazing Blackhawks brand and they are becoming more and more engaged with the game of hockey. As an organization, the Blackhawks have demonstrated that they are authentically committed to Chicago's Latino fans," added Doug Levy, President & General Manager of Univision Chicago.
This season, the Blackhawks will launch Blackhawks.com/UnGol, which will serve as a bilingual content hub featuring translated articles, videos featuring Univision broadcasters and Blackhawks players, contests and more.
The Blackhawks and Univision Chicago will also celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting their first joint gameday event with "Blackhawks Día de los Muertos" prior to the game on October 14th vs. Edmonton at 7:30 p.m. The special event will take place in the United Center Atrium, featuring music, themed entertainment and live sports updates from Univision's remote broadcast. Doors will open at 4 p.m., and the first 2,000 fans (21+) to enter the Atrium will receive a hat presented by Estrella Jalisco. Fans who purchase tickets through the special ticket offer at Blackhawks.com will also receive a limited-edition sugar skull bobblehead.
Click here to see the complete Spanish-language radio broadcast schedule. More information on the partnership can be found at Blackhawks.com