May 24, 2002

Fútbol de Primera to Broadcast 2002 World Cup on 100 Stations in U.S.

Fútbol de Primera proudly announced the details of its upcoming exclusive Spanish language radio coverage of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, which will be available on a Spanish language radio record 100 stations in the United States.

Beginning on May 27 and continuing for the following 34 days, 31 accredited members of Fútbol de Primera’s World Cup broadcast team, most of whom will be located in Korea and Japan, will be working day and night to cover the most popular and highly-anticipated sporting event in the world. This on-site coverage from Korea and Japan is the first time a U.S. radio network has covered the World Cup with such a large number of people located in the host country from start to finish.

Andres Cantor, the most respected soccer broadcaster in the country, will lead Fútbol de Primera’s team of well-known broadcasters and journalists in Korea and Japan. Cantor, who broadcast the 1990, 1994 and 1998 World Cups on Spanish language television, will call his first World Cup on Spanish radio and bring his exciting play-by-play style and “Goooaaal” calls to million of Hispanic sports fans all across the country.

Cantor will be joined in Korea and Japan by the best U.S. broadcast team ever assembled for a World Cup. Fútbol de Primera’s World Cup broadcast team includes Mexican soccer legend Carlos Her-mosillo, 1986 World Cup winning coach Carlos Bilardo, former U.S. World Cup coach Steve Sampson, El Salvador’s 1982 World Cup hero Jaime “La Chelona” Rodriguez, former Argentina, America and Necaxa star Norberto Outes, current Mexican youth national team director Humberto Grondona, and well-respected journalists Fernando Schwartz, Jorge Da Silveira and Sammy Sadovnik, among others.

Fútbol de Primera’s broadcast team also includes 2002 World Cup coaches Javier Aguirre of Mexico and Bora Milutinovic of China, who will both bring listeners special insights, commentary and analysis directly from their team’s World Cup practice facilities.

In addition to exclusive live radio broadcasts of the World Cup games - the complete schedule of which can be found online at - Fútbol de Primera will also broadcast “Buen Día Mundial,” a very special 2 hour program during the 31 days of the World Cup. “Buen Día Mundial” will air immediately after the last game of each day, at 8:30am Eastern Time/6:30am Pacific Time, and feature exclusive interviews with players and coaches, a recap of the day’s games, replays of every goal scored and analysis from its World Cup broadcast team.

Fútbol de Primera’s coverage of the World Cup will also include the long-running two-hour Fútbol de Primera Daily Show, the weekly one-hour Fútbol de Primera Sunday Show and 6 daily Minuto Mundial updates.

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