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Ducks to Include Spanish-Only Broadcast for Game vs. Canucks Friday

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As part of the celebration of Día de los Muertos on Friday night at Honda Center, the Ducks will stream a Spanish-only radio broadcast of their game vs. the Vancouver Canucks. The broadcast will be available on and the Ducks screen of the NHL mobile app for iOS and Android.

Click the video below to listen to the broadcast.

Video: Ducks vs. Canucks Spanish-Only Radio Broadcast

Veteran broadcasters Erwin Higueros (play-by-play) and Jesús Zárate (analyst) will provide the call of the game.

Zarate has been the Spanish play-by-play announcer for the San Francisco 49ers since 2014. Jesus did play-by-play in Spanish for the San Jose Sharks in 2017, 2018, and 2019 for their special Spanish broadcast games celebrating Hispanic Heritage. Currently Jesus also works on KIQI 1010AM/990AM on the production and operations department. In 2015 he also did some play-by-play and color commentator for select San Francisco Giants games. Jesus was born in Michoacan, Mexico and moved to the United States when he was 7 years old. He lives in Hayward, California. He graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors in 2011 from San Francisco State University with a BA degree in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts.

Higueros is a 30-year veteran of Bay Area sports broadcasting and completed his 21st season in the San Francisco Giants' Spanish-language radio booth. In addition to his broadcast responsibilities, Higueros is a member of the Giants front office, working in both the media relations and Hispanic marketing departments, and serves as the official Spanish language translator for the club. In 2016, Higueros received a Northern California Area Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Achievement Sporting Game Live for the first Giants game to be televised in Spanish on Telemundo/KSTS-Channel 48. A versatile broadcaster, Higueros was the Spanish play-by-play voice for a number of Bay Area professional sports teams including the San Francisco 49ers in 2000 and 2012-2013 seasons, the San Jose Sharks in 1995, and the Oakland Raiders in 1995-96 and 2002-06. Born in Guatemala, he moved to the United States when he was 12 years old and currently lives in Brentwood. A graduate of Fremont High School in Oakland, he attended Cal State Hayward and the Columbia School of Broadcasting.

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