The Oakland Raiders and La Kaliente are proud to announce a Spanish-language radio broadcast agreement for the 2009 season. La Kaliente served as the Raiders' official Spanish radio station during the 2004 season and is back for another season with the Silver and Black. Raider games will air on La Kaliente radio station KZSF 1370 AM in the Bay Area and KZSF will serve as the team's official flagship radio station of The Oakland Raiders' Spanish radio broadcasts. Programming on KZSF covers topics of interest with up-to-the-minute news, health, entertainment and sports.
"We are delighted to work with La Kaliente as part of our ongoing commitment to our Spanish speaking fan base," said Raiders Chief Executive Amy Trask.
Raider fans can start listening to the games en Español starting on September 14 when the Silver and Black take on the San Diego Chargers at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on Monday Night Football. The broadcast will pick up again when the Raiders play the Chiefs in Kansas City on September 20 and will continue for the rest of the regular season.
"The Oakland Raiders have always been a favorite NFL Team of the Hispanic population in the Bay Area, and KZSF 1370 AM La Kaliente, being a Hispanic radio station, is the ideal station to transmit these exciting games. We are very proud to team up with The Oakland Raiders. We hope for a great season," said La Kaliente General Manager Carlos Duharte.
Armando Botello and Angel Dinamita return as announcers this year. Both are well known local radio and television personalities with decades of broadcasting experience under their belts.
Botello, from Sacramento, enters his fourth season as part of the Raiders' Spanish radio broadcast and will cover color analyst duties this season. With more than 30 years of experience, Botello has held positions ranging from television to print to radio in Sacramento's local media scene. Botello has served as the Spanish radio play-by-play announcer for the Sacramento Kings for the past 11 years. He has co-hosted "Voz y Voto," a weekly political television show broadcast by the Univision Network throughout California. He was inducted into the California Chicano News Media Association Hall of Fame in 2002.
Dinamita enters his third season with the Raiders as part of the Raiders' Spanish radio broadcast and will serve as the play-by-play announcer this season. He can currently be heard on KSTN-FM "La Poderosa" and is the station's operations manager. Born in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, Dinamita has won various awards during his career.
Popular Los Angeles radio personality Victor Zaragoza along with veteran journalist Sal Acevedo are each entering their third season as the Spanish radio team's sideline reporters.
Zaragoza, a 20-year radio veteran, currently covers mornings at Hot 92.3 in Los Angeles. He started as a news co-anchor for a Spanish radio station in the Bay Area and went on to work at numerous major radio stations across California and other states, including Arizona and Texas. He was a DJ for Wild 94.9 (KYLD-FM) in San Francisco.
Acevedo is editor-in-chief for the bilingual publication, Primer Round magazine, and also writes for Boxingtimes.com. He is a feature writer and radio reporter for Fightbeat.com.
The Raiders have broadcast every regular season game in Spanish for seven straight seasons. In addition, the Silver and Black offers exclusive online content in Spanish at www.raidersenespanol.com.
The Raiders have long been recognized as a global organization and have increased the league's popularity worldwide by playing in American Bowls in London, Barcelona, Tokyo and Mexico City. The Raiders reach an international audience through the team's official websites in English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Tagalog and German.
La Kaliente is a full power radio station based in San Jose and covers the entire Bay Area. One of the most listened to radio stations in the Bay Area for its variety of programming, air personalities and its format which is Hispanic Regional Mexican, La Kaliente airs almost 100 hours of sports programming per month, plus talk shows and music. La Kaliente is also the official station of the Chivas Mexican Championship soccer team, broadcasting all of their games live directly from Mexico.