Hoping to tap into the Hispanic audience, the Florida Panthers will broadcast three games on Spanish radio this season.
The Panthers, who added the first Cuban-American NHL player in backup goalie Al Montoya in the offseason, will resurrect their Spanish-language broadcasts on Oct. 30 when the Panthers celebrate Hispanic Heritage Night and host the Arizona Coyotes at the BB&T Center. That and two additional games will be carried on 1210-AM ESPN Deportes in Miami and ESPN Deportes 760-AM in West Palm Beach.
Montoya, who was signed as a free agent on July 1, will be featured on weekly radio shows on both stations. “We are excited to work with 1210 AM ESPN Deportes and ESPN Deportes 760 AM on the return of Florida Panthers Spanish-language radio broadcasts,” said Panthers CEO and President Rory A. Babich. “These radio broadcasts will help to continue to grow and enhance our brand and the game with our Hispanic fan base in the tri-county area.”
The Panthers will also air Spanish-language radio broadcasts on Jan. 15 against Colorado and March 21 against Boston.
Arley Londono, who served as the Panthers original Spanish-language broadcaster (1993-1996), will handle the play-by-play duties, while Octavio Sequera will serve as the color analyst and host.
The broadcast can also be streamed at www.1210espndeportes.com and the 1210 Deportes Mobile App.