As the 2011 TCU football season approaches, Spanish speakers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area will not be left out of the action.
Univision, a Spanish-language radio station, has renewed its contract with TCU Athletics after its first season broadcasting TCU football games in 2010.
Director of Athletic Media Relations Mark Cohen said the partnership with Univision has been excellent, and TCU Athletics is excited to have them on board for a second year.
“They have helped us to reach a new market, and the feedback has been tremendous,” Cohen said. “It was very rewarding to have that type of feedback.”
Last season, Miguel Cruz and Elvis Gallegos broadcasted the games on Univision Radio.
Before broadcasting TCU games, Miguel Cruz covered other sports in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for Univision. He has broadcasted as a sideline reporter for the Dallas Cowboys and as a color analyst for Univision’s broadcast of the Dallas Mavericks.
Elvis Gallegos was a former safety for the Horned Frogs and a four-year letterman from 2003-2006.
“Miguel and Elvis do a great job,” Cohen said. “Elvis Gallegos is a former player at TCU, so he was able to bring an insight to the broadcast from having played under Coach Patterson just a few years ago. Miguel is highly respected and has been in this market for a while. They are a nice complement to Brian Estridge and John Denton’s broadcast.”
Officials at Univision did not respond to repeated requests for comment.
Dr. David Bedford, TCU Spanish professor, said he had not heard Univision would be broadcasting TCU football games, but he said it would be an interesting opportunity for Spanish speakers at TCU.
Bedford, who teaches four levels of Spanish, said he would consider using the broadcasts in his class curriculum.
“I would have to listen to a game and determine whether the broadcasts could be understood well enough to be useful to my students,” he said.
TCU football games will also continue to be broadcasted on WBAP 820 AM/96.7 FM, KTCU 88.7, and Houston’s KNTH 1070 AM.
Listeners in the Dallas-Fort Worth area can tune in to Univision Radio on AM 1270.