A&M Launches Spanish Sports Radio Network

By  | 

Texas A&M football fans who want to listen to the games in Spanish now have an option.

Wednesday, Aggie Athletics and Learfield Sports, which holds multimedia rights for A&M, announced a Spanish network that will broadcast all games, starting with South Carolina on August 28.

Sirius XM satellite radio will carry the broadcasts, along with a live stream on 12thMan.com and on radio stations in San Antonio, Houston, El Paso and McAllen.

Pedro Vela Almaguer will do play-by-play. Alberto Rodriguez will be the color commentator.

"It is important that we share the Texas A&M brand across the state and to do so we need a Spanish language option for our fans.” A&M System Chancellor John Sharp said in a statement. “We believe this is a real step forward for Aggie sports as we begin our third season in the SEC."

Currently, there are 55 English radio affiliates for the Aggies through Learfield, but the A&M System notes that 38 percent of the state's population is Hispanic, and that Nielsen research notes 93 percent of younger Hispanic audiences listen to some form of radio each week.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus