BOCA RATON, FLA. — At the stroke of Midnight on Monday, Sept. 9, ESPN Deportes Radio will effectively shift its audio content from broadcast stations across the U.S. to the digital realm, with the radio network’s most popular shows becoming podcasts.
Some 10 full-time staff and 25 part-timers will have said goodbye to ESPN Deportes Radio’s ninth-floor home at 2 Alhambra Circle in the heart of Coral Gables. An undetermined number of sales executives based in New York will also be impacted by the closure.
An immediate transition to a new place of work is in the works for many of these off-air staffers, in addition to on-air talent. That’s because a key figure in the launch of ESPN Deportes is readying the birth of an all-new Spanish-language Sports Radio network that will hit the airwaves the second ESPN Deportes Radio leaves it.