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MLS – San Jose Earthquakes to Broadcast Games on Radio in Both English and Spanish for 2011 Season

MLS – San Jose Earthquakes to Broadcast Games on Radio in Both English and Spanish for 2011 Season

John Shrader will serve as the primary radio voice of the Earthquakes in 2011. PHOTO Chris Reiko

John Shrader will serve as the primary radio voice of the Earthquakes in 2011. PHOTO Chris Reiko

KDOW and KTRB to air games in English; La Kaliente to broadcast all games in Spanish

 SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes announced today their English and Spanish language radio broadcast partners for the 2011 season. KZSF 1370 AM “La Kaliente” will increase their broadcasts to cover all games in Spanish after airing only home games in 2010. The Quakes will split time between KDOW 1220 AM and KTRB 860 AM in English. The Earthquakes local television broadcast schedule will be announced later this week.

 “We continue to grow our broadcast network every season,” said Earthquakes President David Kaval. “We are happy to work with KDOW again and look forward to our first season on KTRB. One of our goals in the offseason was to increase our presence in Spanish and, for just the second time in team history, we will offer every game to our Spanish-language listeners.”

 In English, the Quakes will air 19 games on KTRB 860 AM and 13 games on KDOW 1220 AM. KTRB is also the home of the Oakland Athletics. The Quakes will be on KDOW for the third straight season.

 XTRA Sports 860 AM is a 50,000-watts station based in San Francisco, providing quality game coverage for Earthquake fans in all local counties, with a signal comparable to any station in the Bay Area.

As the only 24-hour business news format station in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1220 KDOW offers a dynamic body of content that is both timely and relevant to today’s uncertain economic conditions.  With expert financial advice from programmers like Ray Lucia, Moe Ansari and Phil Grande, along with hourly business updates from Bloomberg and CNBC News, KDOW is a salient choice for the most intelligent and reliable financial news information heard on the radio today. Listeners from all over the Bay Area tune into KDOW to find answers related to retirement, wealth preservation, small business development, and the ever-changing stock market. All this makes KDOW your number one place for all local, national and international business news.

John Shrader will serve as the primary radio voice of the Earthquakes in 2011 and will be joined in the booth by Jim Kozimor for games that also air on television. Shrader has been the voice of the Earthquakes (Clash) either on radio or television since 1996. He has been a broadcaster in the Bay Area for over 30 years. He currently teaches journalism and media at San Jose State University. Prior to his current duties, he spent 15 years at all-sports station KNBR 680 AM, where he hosted talk shows and covered the San Francisco 49ers. Shrader broadcast the 2002 & 2003 MLS All-Star Games and the 2002 and 2003 MLS Cup Finals on the radio.

The Earthquakes return to KZSF for the second straight season and will air all games on the station for the first time. The Quakes aired home games only in Spanish on “La Kaliente” during the 2004, 2005 and 2010 seasons. KZSF is a locally owned Spanish language station that hosts daily sports talk shows and also plays a wide variety of popular music.

“We are excited to broadcast all the San Jose Earthquakes games this season,” KZSF Owner and General Manager Carlos Duharte said. “We are proud to partner with an organization like the Earthquakes. We have a great relationship with the team and we are glad to provide Earthquakes soccer to the local Hispanic community.”

Carlos Cesar Rivera returns for his fourth consecutive season as the voice of the Quakes and his seventh overall. A native of El Salvador, Rivera hosts a popular sports talk show from 5–7 p.m. PT Monday through Friday on 1370 AM that covers MLS, Mexican League soccer, as well as many other sports.  Rivera, who has worked in radio in the Bay Area for over 30 years, has also called games for the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants and the San Francisco Bay Blackhawks in his career.

Date                                        Opponent                                          Time                     Radio

Saturday, March 19               REAL SALT LAKE                             7:30 p.m.               KTRB

Saturday, March 26                 at FC Dallas                                        6:00 p.m.               KDOW


Saturday, April 2                    SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC               7:30 p.m.               KDOW

Saturday, April 9                    TORONTO FC                                   7:30 p.m.               KTRB

Saturday, April 16                    at New York Red Bulls                        4:30 p.m.               KDOW

Saturday, April 23                  CHIVAS USA                                      1:00 p.m.               KTRB

Saturday, April 30                    at Philadelphia Union                          1:00 p.m.               NONE


Wednesday, May 11               at Vancouver Whitecaps FC              7:00 p.m.               KTRB

Saturday, May 14                   COLUMBUS CREW                          7:30 p.m.               KTRB

Saturday, May 21                   NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION       7:30 p.m.               KTRB

Saturday, May 28                    at Chicago Fire                                   5:30 p.m.               KDOW


Saturday, June 4                   HOUSTON DYNAMO                       7:30 p.m.               KTRB

Saturday, June 11                   at D.C. United                                     4:30 p.m.               KDOW

Friday, June 17                       at Sporting Kansas City                      5:30 p.m.               NONE

Saturday, June 25                 LA GALAXY                                        8:00 p.m.               KDOW


Saturday, July 2                     NEW YORK RED BULLS             7:30 p.m.               KDOW

Wednesday, July 6                 at Chivas USA                                            7:30 p.m.                  KTRB

Saturday, July 9                     PHILADELPHIA UNION           7:30 p.m.               KDOW

Saturday, July 16                    at Columbus Crew                              4:30 p.m.               KTRB

Wednesday, July 20              VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC        7:00 p.m.               KTRB

Saturday, July 23                    at Real Salt Lake                                 7:00 p.m.               KTRB

Saturday, July 30                   D.C. UNITED                                     7:30 p.m.               KDOW


Wednesday, August 3            at New England Revolution                 5:00 p.m.               KTRB

Saturday, August 6         PORTLAND TIMBERS                     7:30 p.m.               KTRB

Saturday, August 13             COLORADO RAPIDS                        7:30 p.m.               KTRB

Saturday, August 20               at LA Galaxy                                        7:30 p.m.               KDOW

Saturday, August 27               at Toronto FC                                      4:00 p.m.               KTRB


Saturday, September 10      CHICAGO FIRE                                 7:30 p.m.               KDOW

Saturday, September 17         at Houston Dynamo                            5:30 p.m.               KTRB

Wednesday, September 21    at Portland Timbers                            7:30 p.m.               KDOW

Saturday, September 24         at Colorado Rapids                             6:00 p.m.               KDOW


Saturday, October 1             SPORTING KANSAS CITY              7:30 p.m.               KTRB

Saturday, October 15               at Seattle Sounders FC                         7:30 p.m.                KTRB       

Saturday, October 22     FC DALLAS                        7:30 p.m.               KTRB

Home games in bold and blue; schedule subject to change

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