TUDN Picks Up Some Former ESPN Deportes Radio Affiliates


The demise of ESPN Deportes Radio has led several stations to add programming from TUDN Radio, the rebranded and retooled service formerly known as Univision Deportes Radio.

Among the stations signing on are two owned by Lotus Communications, serving L.A.

TUDN Radio, which incorporates programming from Univision Communications and Mexico’s Televisa, signed new affiliation agreements with 10 stations in the wake of ESPN Deportes Radio’s end and shift of select programs to podcast delivery only.

The group of new affiliates includes Lotus’ Sports Talk KWKW-AM 1330 in Los Angeles, which has aired Spanish-language sports programming in Los Angeles since 2004 and later added ESPN Deportes Radio programming. KTMZ-AM in Pomona, Calif., will remain a 24/7 simulcast partner.

Spill-over programming will air on KFWB-AM 980, which Lotus also owns and is today “La Mera Mera,” airing ranchera-style regional Mexican programming.

Another Lotus-owned station will also take on TUDN Radio programming, located in Bakersfield.

Meanwhile, Entercom is putting TUDN Radio programming on its WJFK-AM 1580 in Washington, D.C., and on the HD2 signal tied to its Latin Contemporary WLZL-FM 107.9.

Other new stations, listed below, are in Philadelphia; suburban Chicago; San Diego-Tijuana; and the Oxnard-Ventura region of Central California.

TUDN Radio includes coverage of UEFA Champions League, Liga MX, Major League Soccer, UEFA Euro 2020 and the U.S. men’s and women’s national soccer teams.

Bakersfield CA Lotus Communications Corp KWAC 1490 AM  
Los Angeles CA Lotus Communications Corp KWKW 1330 AM *Sports in LA since ‘04
Los Angeles CA Lotus Communications Corp KFWB 980 AM *Simulcast of KWKW
Philadelphia PA Multicultural Broadcasting WTTM 1680 AM  
Pomona CA Lotus Communications Corp KTMZ 1220 AM  
Port Hueneme (Oxnard, Ventura) CA Gold Coast Broadcasting LLC KKZZ 1520 AM *Switching format to sports
San Diego/Tijuana CA Pacific Spanish Network XEXX 1420 AM
Washington DC DC Entercom WJFK 1580 AM  
Washington DC DC Entercom WLZL 107.9-2 FM (HD2) *Simulcast of WJFK
Waukegan IL Alpha Media WKRS 1200 AM  


Along with the rest of Univision’s multiplatform sports portfolio, TUDN Radio rebranded in July from Univision Deportes as part of a consolidation effort.


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