Cleveland Browns launch Spanish radio gameday broadcast with La Mega

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New in 2018, the Cleveland Browns have partnered with locally-owned Murray Hill Broadcasting's La Mega 87.7 FM to provide fans a Spanish radio gameday broadcast in Northeast Ohio. The Browns have also added Emmy award-winner Beau Bishop to Cleveland Browns Daily, presented by JACK, the team's official entertainment partner.

For all Browns home and road games this year, Rafael "Rafa" Hernandez-Brito will call the on-field action and will be complemented by analyst Octavio Sequera.

"It is pivotal that we reach and engage with all of our fans, and we have a strong opportunity to do that with an important segment of our fan base by creating a Spanish radio broadcast with La Mega," said Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Dave Jenkins. "La Mega is a leader in Northeast Ohio, and we are excited to add Rafa, Octavio and all the station's listeners to what already was an extensive gameday radio broadcast network and production."

"It's been fabulous working with Browns management in their desire to have La Mega broadcast all games to the Northeast Ohio Hispanic community," said owner of Cleveland's Murray Hill Broadcasting Tom Wilson.

"We also look forward to what Beau will offer our fans as co-host of Cleveland Browns Daily each week throughout the year as he and Nathan Zegura provide an inside look of the team," said Jenkins. "With Cleveland Browns Daily broadcast live from our facility, the show and our hosts can build personal relationships with our coaches, players and staff and are able to share a unique perspective that helps connect our fans with the members of our team."

Hernandez-Brito has served as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, New Jersey Nets and Miami Dolphins Spanish broadcast teams, as well as called multiple major national sporting events, including more than a dozen Super Bowls, multiple NCAA Final Fours, the NBA Finals and MLB's World Series. Sequera also has robust experience in sports radio, including time with Major League Soccer, the Florida Panthers, ESPN Deportes Miami and Vamos Deportes in Coral Springs, Fla. 

Murray Hill Broadcasting's La Mega 87.7 FM airs local programming throughout Northeast Ohio, featuring music, news, sports and community interest topics.

The Browns this week are also introducing Bishop as the new co-host of Cleveland Browns Daily, which offers comprehensive coverage and analysis of the Browns both on and off the field, broadcast directly from the team's facility in Berea. Bishop, who joins Browns senior media broadcaster Nathan Zegura, has extensive experience in sports media throughout Ohio and hosts The Bishop and Laurinaitis Show at 97.1 The Fan ESPN Columbus. He also earned an Emmy as a sports anchor with WBNS 10TV in Columbus. 

More on Cleveland Browns regular season TV and radio programming

Leading into the regular season opener, the Browns and all of the team's media partners begin their weekly radio and TV programming schedules that offer Browns fans unique access and information throughout year. 

The Cleveland Browns, Good Karma Brands' ESPN 850 WKNR and Entercom Radio's 92.3 The Fan WKRK-FM and 98.5 WNCX will provide fans more than 20 scheduled hours of Browns coverage each week during the 2018 season, including more than nine hours on gameday, through the University Hospitals Cleveland Browns Radio Network.

Browns alumnus P Dave Zastudil (2006-2009), a 12-year NFL veteran, has also been added to the team's pregame radio programming this year.

In addition to the three flagship stations, the University Hospitals Cleveland Browns Radio Network encompasses 21 local affiliates to ensure Browns fans throughout Northeast Ohio and beyond receive all of the team's gameday action and exclusive content. 

In 2015, the Browns and News 5 partnered to create exclusive year-round TV programming, highlighted during the regular season by Browns Countdown, presented by Elk & Elk; and Browns All Access with Hue Jackson. Through the multiyear partnership, the Browns and News 5 provide fans exclusive access to Browns players, coaches and the latest team news.

RADIO

GAME DAY PROGRAMMING:

Cleveland Browns Game Day (two-hour show beginning four hours before kickoff)

ESPN 850 WKNR and the University Hospitals Cleveland Browns Radio Network

Hosts: Ken Carman, Jerod Cherry and Dave Zastudil

Carman, Cherry and Zastudil get gameday started, featuring analysis and live reports from members of the Browns broadcast team.

Cleveland Browns Kickoff Show (two-hour show beginning two hours before kickoff)

ESPN 850 WKNR and the University Hospitals Cleveland Browns Radio Network

Hosts: Ken Carman, Tony Rizzo, Nathan Zegura and Dave Zastudil

Carman, Rizzo, Zegura and Zastudil host a two-hour pregame show featuring respected Cleveland football voices, including interviews and information from Jim Donovan and Doug Dieken. 

Cleveland Browns football (game broadcast)

ESPN 850 WKNR, 92.3 The Fan, 98.5 WNCX and the University Hospitals Cleveland Browns Radio Network

Talent: Jim Donovan (play-by-play), Doug Dieken (analyst) and Nathan Zegura (sideline reporter)

Leading the unique local triplecasts on Good Karma Brands' ESPN 850 WKNR and Entercom Radio's 92.3 The Fan and 98.5 WNCX are long-time voice of the Browns Jim Donovan and Doug Dieken, who played in 203 games and earned Pro Bowl honors in 1981 during his 14-year career as a Browns offensive lineman (1971-84). Browns senior media broadcaster Nathan Zegura will also provide fans timely updates from the team's sideline.

LA MEGA 87.7 FM (Spanish radio broadcast)

Talent: Rafael "Rafa" Hernandez-Brito (play-by-play) and Octavio Sequera (analyst)

New in 2018, the Cleveland Browns have partnered with locally-owned Murray Hill Broadcasting's La Mega 87.7 FM to provide fans a Spanish radio gameday broadcast in Northeast Ohio.

The Official Postgame Show, presented by Value City Furniture (two-hour show following the game's conclusion)

92.3 The Fan and the University Hospitals Cleveland Browns Radio Network

Hosts: Dustin Fox and Jeff Phelps

Fox and Phelps take fans through the postgame reaction, including live comments from Head Coach Hue Jackson and members of the team.

WEEKLY PROGRAMMING:

The Cleveland Browns Preview Show (Wednesdays throughout the season, 7-8 p.m.)

ESPN 850 WKNR, 92.3 The Fan and the University Hospitals Cleveland Browns Radio Network

Hosts: Ken Carman and Jerod Cherry

Carman and Cherry host the hour-long weekly preview program, which features a Browns player interview each week, as well as insights and analysis from other members of the Browns broadcast team. 

The Hue Jackson Show (Thursdays throughout the season, 7-8 p.m.)

ESPN 850 WKNR, 92.3 The Fan and the University Hospitals Cleveland Browns Radio Network

Hosts: Ken Carman and Nathan Zegura

Carman and Zegura host the hour-long weekly coach's show, highlighted by exclusive interviews with Head Coach Hue Jackson.

Cleveland Browns Daily, presented by JACK (Monday-Friday, 1-3 p.m.)

ESPN 850 WKNR

Hosts: Nathan Zegura and Beau Bishop

Cleveland Browns Daily is hosted by Browns senior media broadcaster Nathan Zegura and Beau Bishop. It offers comprehensive coverage and analysis of the team both on and off the field, broadcast directly from the Browns' facility in Berea. 

The High School Football Show (Saturdays throughout the high school football season, 8-9 a.m.)

ESPN 850 WKNR

Host: Jason Gibbs

Tune in for a recap of the Cleveland Browns High School Game of the Week, in association with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), as well as the latest updates on high school football action throughout the area. 

UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS CLEVELAND BROWNS RADIO NETWORK

The University Hospitals Cleveland Browns Radio Network encompasses 21 affiliates plus three flagship stations (ESPN 850 WKNR and Entercom Radio's 92.3 The Fan WKRK and 98.5 WNCX). It carries Browns shows and content throughout the year, providing the team's fans with unprecedented access and exposure to the club throughout the year through more than 1,000 combined hours of annual Browns content.

City                                    Call Letters                              Frequency

Akron                                  WAKR                                      1590 AM

Akron                                  WONE                                      97.5 FM

Canton                                WHBC                                      1480 AM

Canton                                WHBC-FM                               94.1 FM

Celina                                  WKKI                                       94.3 FM

Cleveland                            WKNR*                                    850 AM

Cleveland                            WKRK*                                    92.3 FM

Cleveland                            WNCX*                                    98.5 FM

Columbus                            WTOH                                      98.9 FM

Dover                                  WJER                                        1450 AM

Erie (Pa.)                             WRIE                                        1260 AM

Fostoria                               WFOB                                      1430 AM

Geneva                                WKKY                                     104.7 FM

Kenton                                WKTN                                      95.3 FM

Lima                                    WWSR                                      93.1 FM

Mansfield                            WRGM                                     1440 AM

Mansfield                            WVNO-FM                              97.3 FM

Marietta                               WJAW                                      100.9 FM

Uhrichsville                         WBTC                                       1540 AM

Uhrichsville                         WBTC-FM                                101.9 FM

Wheeling (W.Va.)               WKKX                                     1600 AM

Wheeling (W.Va.)               WKKX-FM                              98.1 FM

Wooster                               WQKT                                      104.5 FM

Youngstown                       WHKZ                                      1440 AM

*Denotes gameday flagship stations

TV

GAME DAY PROGRAMMING:

Browns All Access with Hue Jackson (Sunday, 10:30-11 a.m.)

News 5 (WEWS)

Hosts: Nathan Zegura and Bernie Kosar

During the season, Browns All Access with Hue Jackson airs at 10:30 a.m. Sunday before Browns Countdown on News 5. Hosted by Nathan Zegura and Bernie Kosar, the show features play breakdowns with Head Coach Hue Jackson and a look ahead to the team's upcoming opponent, as well as player profiles.

Browns Countdown, presented by Elk & Elk (Sundays from 11 a.m.-noon)

News 5 (WEWS)

Hosts: Nathan Zegura, Je'Rod Cherry, Dustin Fox, Hanford Dixon, Bernie Kosar and John Doss

On Sundays during the season, Browns Countdown, presented by Elk & Elk, airs at 11 a.m. each week on News 5 for an hour-long preview of the game ahead. Tune in each week before all of the team's home and away games to get live updates and the latest information from Nathan Zegura, Je'Rod Cherry, Dustin Fox, News 5's Jon Doss and Browns Legends Hanford Dixon and Bernie Kosar.

WEEKLY PROGRAMMING:

Red Zone (Mondays & Thursdays at 8 p.m.)

SportsTime Ohio (STO)

Airing live twice weekly, Red Zone gathers several of Cleveland's top football analysts as they discuss the latest Browns news and upcoming games, take calls from fans and answer questions on recent topics surrounding the team and the NFL.

CLEVELAND BROWNS TV NETWORK AFFILIATES

City                                   *  Call Letters *                             

Columbus                            WBNS                                      

Dayton                                WHIO                                       

Toledo                                 WTOL                                       

Youngstown                       WYTV

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