iHeartMedia Philadelphia and Philadelphia Union Re-Sign Agreement for FOX Sports Radio “The Gambler” As Official Radio Broadcast Partner
Two-year deal solidifies station as official radio broadcast partner of the Philadelphia Union through 2022, beginning with the Union’s opening game on April 18; Union games will be available via 102.5 FM, 104.5 HD2, the iHeart App and 1480 AM
PHILADELPHIA & CHESTER, Pa. (April 16, 2020) – iHeartMedia Philadelphia and Philadelphia Union today announced they have signed a two-year agreement making FOX Sports Radio The Gambler the official radio broadcast partner of the Philadelphia Union through 2022. The first live broadcast begins on April 18, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. ET when the Philadelphia Union return to play in the Major League Soccer regular season against Columbus Crew SC. Union games will be available via 102.5 FM, 104.5 HD2, the iHeart App and 1480 AM.
“Renewing our agreement with iHeartMedia and The Gambler solidifies the continued growing fan interest in Philadelphia to watch, attend and listen to the Union whether it be in person or via television, digital streams or radio broadcast,” Doug Vosik, Philadelphia Union Chief Marketing Officer. “With the network of iHeart stations in Philadelphia promoting the Union, we have a great partner to help us continue to grow our brand.”
“After the most successful season in franchise history, which you heard every minute of right here on The Gambler, it’s another chance to raise our game! Everyone at The Gambler is thrilled to once again bring you the best Union soccer coverage for the 2021 season,” said Sean Brace, The Gambler Program Director. “We will have more dedicated segments, live broadcasts, and new voices on the station. I think we all can agree that there's unfinished business on the pitch, and we'll be all over it for every Union fan out there. So download the iHeartRadio app and never miss a minute of Union soccer this season on the Gambler!”
Major League Soccer season will begin for the Union on April 18 at 5:30 p.m. ET on the road against the defending MLS Cup champs, Columbus Crew SC, followed by their regular season home opener vs. Inter Miami CF at 8:00 p.m. ET. The Union begin the MLS regular season after a successful first round of the Concacaf Champions League tournament and a historic 2020 Supporters’ Shield winning season. For a full schedule, please click here.
Coverage will be led by Program Director and Daily Ticket host Sean Brace, Union beat-writer, Joe Tansey, evening host Jon Jansen along with a new addition for the 2021 season, Kevin Kinkead from CrossingBroad.com. For the last Five seasons, Joe and Sean have covered all things MLS and the Philadelphia Union on the Union Soccer Podcast, paving the way for exemplary Union coverage the way no other local outlet has been able to do. For more information, listeners can visit the station’s website FOX Sports Radio The Gambler and social media platforms via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @foxphlgambler.
FOX Sports Radio, The Gambler presented by Cure Auto Insurance is the ultimate destination for Sports Talk in the Philadelphia community and broadcasts on 1480 AM, 102.5 FM (translator W273DO) and 104.5 HD2. Listeners can also tune in on the devices they use the most via the iHeartRadio app.
FOX Sports Radio, The Gambler features FOX Sport’s compelling and entertaining brand of Sports Talk programming including “The Herd with Colin Cowherd,” “The Dan Patrick Show,” “Outkick the Coverage with Clay Travis,” “The Daily Ticket” hosted by Sean Brace and “What are the Odds” with Eytan Shander and the "Line Change" with Jon Jansen.
iHeartMedia is the leading media outlet in the Philadelphia market with multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; live events; data; and its digital businesses and platforms, including mobile, social and its own iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service – with more than 2 billion app downloads and more than 130 million registered users.