Sports Feature Now Available 3 Times Daily For Spanish Radio
Envision Networks® is thrilled to debut Resumen Deportivo con Rafa “El Alcalde,” Spanish daily vignettes packed with the latest sports news, scores, highlights and commentary on everything happening in the world of sports. The minute-long reports are delivered three times daily and broadcast every Monday through Friday on affiliate stations.
“Sports are my passion. It is truly a dream come true to be able to share my love for sports with our audience. ERN is the best partner for this venture because they also have a passion for what they do and have a commitment to bringing their audience the best programming. I’m thrilled that sports is now a part of their line-up and I’m honored to be part of the team,” Rafa said.
Resumen Deportivo con Rafa “El Alcalde” covers all the major soccer leagues including Mexico, Spain, Germany, England, Argentina and the United States. Plus, exclusive and in-depth coverage of the NBA, MLB and NFL can be heard alongside additional coverage of sports in the United States includes boxing and MMA.
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Rafa while at Univision and listening to his play-by-play here in Cleveland with the Cavaliers,” said Danno Wolkoff, President and CEO of Envision Networks®. “He is one of the all-time great sports broadcasters for English and Spanish radio. His familiar voice and historic sports calls have been heard and enjoyed by millions of listeners.”
Renowned sportscaster and 18-year sports talk veteran Rafa “El Alcalde” brings listeners a fast-paced look at the world of sports with each episode of Resumen Deportivo. He is the only sportscaster to have called the finals of all three major sports (NFL, NBA and MLB) in the United States in Spanish. He is also currently the Spanish voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Connect with Rafa online via Twitter and Facebook. For more information on Resumen Deportivo con Rafa “El Alcalde” visit goenvisionnetworks.com. Stations interested in adding the feature to their programming should contact Amber Wade at email@example.com or 216-831-3761.
About Rafa “El Alcalde”:
Rafael Hernandez-Brito, known as Rafa “El Alcalde” is the Spanish Voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers. He brings his high-energy style of play-by-play to each game broadcast airing through La Mega 87.7 FM.
Hernandez-Brito is the first Hispanic sportscaster to have called finals in all three major sports in the U.S. He is a syndicated sportscaster in the US and Latin America with the ability to call/analyze all major sports, showcasing an extensive career in sports radio and television in the Hispanic market. His road to the microphone is an American dream, a testament of his hard work, dedication, and transparency, which are the pillars to his success. Rafa was the voice of the New Jersey Nets 1997-2001, also called the basketball games of the St. John’s University during the same period. He was the first Spanish voice of the Brooklyn Nets in 2010-2012.
During his outstanding career at Univision he served as the voice of NFL for the Spanish broadcasts of Univision Radio Network from 2003 to 2013 including Pro Bowls and Super Bowls, and was the play-by-play in Spanish for the Miami Dolphins. Rafa served as Director of Sports for Univision Radio Network in 2005-2012, and the creator/host/Executive Producer of “Locura Deportiva” the most successful sports program of Univision Radio providing frank colorful discussions, often comical about the issues of the day. He was also the creator and host of “El Garage de AutoZone,” a morning automotive show, perhaps best described as a Spanish version of the immensely popular NPR program “Car Talk”.
Rafa is a charismatic individual, passionate about his work, always prepared, and knowledgeable on all sports. Throughout his extensive career he has also broadcast Major League Baseball, Mixed Martial Arts, UFC, and Boxing, in addition to having covered the Mexican League, and the last five World Cups.
Rafa finished high school in Locust Valley, New York. He went on to earn a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Boston University, followed by a flourishing career in sales and Marketing with Coors Brewing Co. Although successful; one day he decided to change course and follow his passion for sports broadcasting, enrolled in broadcast school, and has worked diligently to bring excellent content to his audience ever since.
About Envision Networks®:
Envision Networks® provides content and services to more than 1,500 radio stations and reaches millions of listeners each week. Envision Radio Networks, Inc. is the largest independently owned affiliate relations company in the country and supplies all types of programming and services to radio including morning show content, short-form vignettes, virtual weather-news-traffic broadcasts, live syndicated morning shows, long-form weekend programming, 24/7 formats, comedy services, event programming, off-air tools, web content, album releases and artist specials. Envision Networks® is based in Cleveland, Ohio, with offices in New York City and Nashville.