SAN JOSE - The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that the club will once again partner with Spanish language radio station KZSF 1370 AM "La Kaliente" to broadcast all 16 regular season home games in 2005. "La Kaliente" returns for a second year after airing 15 Earthquakes home games last season.
"We are extremely happy to again have our games broadcast on 'La Kaliente' in Spanish," Earthquakes President & General Manager Alexi Lalas said. "This is an excellent way for us to continue to reach out to our strong fan base in the Hispanic community."
The first KZSF 1370 AM broadcast will be on Saturday, April 2 when the Earthquakes open the 2005 season at Spartan Stadium vs. the New England Revolution at 7:00 p.m. PT. The local San Jose station will then broadcast the 15 remaining Quakes home matches.
"We are excited to once again be the Spanish radio home of the San Jose Earthquakes," KZSF Owner and General Manager Carlos Duharte said. "We are proud to be working with the Earthquakes. Last season, we received a very positive response from the Hispanic community and we look forward to another great season."
Popular Bay Area sports talk show host Carlos Cesar Rivera returns for his second season of handling the play-by-play duties for all matches. Rivera hosts a popular sports talk show form 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday on "La Kaliente" that covers MLS, Mexican League Soccer and many other sports. Rivera has worked in Bay Area radio for over 20 years and was previously the voice of the San Jose Clash in 1997. In his broadcasting career, Rivera has also called games for the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, Oakland A's, San Francisco Giants and San Francisco Bay Blackhawks.
Earthquakes matches were previously broadcast in Spanish from 1996-1998 on KZSF 1370 AM. KZSF 1370 AM is a locally owned Spanish language station that hosts two daily sports talk shows and also plays a wide variety of popular music.