Radio Unica secures exclusive rights to Gold Cup and World Cup qualifying matches

Date Published: 
1998-10-06
Source: 
concacaf.com

Radio Unica will broadcast the CONCACAF Gold Cup of 2000 and 2002 in the United States after purchasing the rights from IFS, Inc. of Miami, CONCACAF's marketing partner. This is the first contract of its kind and further shows the increasing importance of the Spanish-language media to soccer in the USA.

This follows the enormous success of Radio Unica's US broadcasts of the 1998 World Cup.

Included in the exclusive US radio rights acquired by Radio Unica from IFS, Inc. will be the qualifying matches for the 2002 FIFA World Cup and CONMEBOL's Copa America of 1999 and 2000 - approximately 175 games.

IFS represents both CONMEBOL, the South American Confederation, as well as CONCACAF.

The 1999 CONMEBOL's Copa America is scheduled for July. CONCACAF's Gold Cup 2000 will be played in February. Dates for the other tournaments will be announced.

Miami-based Radio Unica is the only 24-hour Spanish language national radio network in the USA providing programming targeted to the 30 million Hispanics living in the nation. With 10 owned and/or operated stations and affiliates nationwide, Radio Unica reaches the top U.S. Hispanic markets including Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Houston and San Antonio. (For further information about Radio Unica please contact: Nicky Jurado at (305) 463-5140, [email protected]).