PHILADELPHIA, PA – February 12, 2020 – Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and the unrivaled leader in sports radio, and FC Dallas have teamed up to produce soccer programming for the 2020 season. As part of the agreement, 105.3 The Fan (KRLD-FM) in Dallas will host the “The Luchi Gonzalez Show,” presented by Toyota on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. CT during the 2020 MLS regular season, which will offer exclusive insight from the FC Dallas head coach.
“As the leader in local sports coverage, we aim to provide fans with premier content of their favorite teams on and off the field,” said Brian Purdy, Regional President and Market Manager, Entercom Dallas. “We’re looking forward to a great season with FC Dallas and to expanding our leading sports platform with engaging content.”
“We’re excited to partner with 105.3 The Fan,” said Gina Miller, Vice President of Media and Communications, FC Dallas. “As FC Dallas enters its 25th season, we’re looking forward to sharing our club’s story and we’re appreciative of the coverage The Fan is going to provide.”
105.3 The Fan will also air FC Dallas-themed programming featuring interviews with players and front office personnel, including a “2020 FC Dallas Season Kickoff Show” at the Verizon Performance Lounge at 105.3 The Fan studios in Dallas. In addition to broadcast support, 105.3 The Fan will partner with FC Dallas to host four TOLO Fan Nights at Toyota Stadium for FC Dallas matches. Additional information on Fan Nights to follow at a later date.
The partnership will feature digital content, signage at Toyota Stadium, ticket giveaways and Fan Jam Live Saturday broadcasts from official FC Dallas watch parties during road matches throughout the season.
Listeners can tune in 105.3 The Fan (KRLD-FM) in Dallas, as well as nationwide on the RADIO.COM app and website. Fans can also connect with the station on social media via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
105.3 The Fan is a RADIO.COM station. RADIO.COM, the fastest growing digital audio app in the United States and the leader in local sports coverage, currently has over 500 stations and thousands of podcasts, with more added continuously on its rapidly growing platform. RADIO.COM is a part of Entercom.
About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a leading American media and entertainment company reaching and engaging over 170 million people each month through its premier collection of highly rated, award winning radio stations, digital platforms and live events. As one of the country’s two largest radio broadcasters, Entercom offers integrated marketing solutions and delivers the power of local connection on a national scale with coverage of close to 90% of persons 12+ in the top 50 markets. Entercom is the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content and the nation’s unrivaled leader in news and sports radio. Learn more about Philadelphia-based Entercom at www.entercom.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).
About FC Dallas
An original member of Major League Soccer since the league’s inception in 1996, FC Dallas is owned and operated by Hunt Sports Group which also owns the Kansas City Chiefs. Dallas plays its regular season from February to October at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. FC Dallas won the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and MLS Supporters’ Shield in 2016.