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The Gambler, Union agree to two-year broadcast deal

FOX SPORTS RADIO THE GAMBLER/PHILADELPHIA UNION

Fox Sports Radio The Gambler and iHeartMedia announced today a two-year agreement that will make The Gambler the official radio home of the Philadelphia Union through 2022.

Last season, The Gambler was the radio home for the Union during the franchise’s best season historically. It was a thrilling first season for the Union on The Gambler, and the next two years certainly look to build off that excitement.

The first live broadcast will be at 5 p.m. ET on April 18 when the Philadelphia Union return to play in the Major League Soccer regular season against Columbus Crew SC as a part of the MLS is Back Tournament. You can stream The Gambler on the iHeartRadio app and listen on the radio at 102.5 FM, 104.5 HD2, and 1480 AM.

As you may imagine, Philly Influencer founder and The Gambler’s program director, Sean Brace, is thrilled to have the Union back on a major Philly airwave.

“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!”

With the Union quickly gaining traction around the area, becoming one of the most successful teams representing the City of Philadelphia, The Gambler having  not only Union games, but pregame and postgame shows, makes The Gambler the premiere destination for Union soccer coverage. Joining in on the Union coverage will be Kevin Kinkead, managing editor of Crossing Broad.

Here’s the entire press release:

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 gaming 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, 2021) – 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 as a part of the MLS is Back Tournament. 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, 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 leg of the Concacaf Champions League tournament and a historic 2020 Supporters’ Shield winning season. For a full schedule, please visit: https://www.philadelphiaunion.com/schedule/matches

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.

About FOX Sports Radio

The FOX Sports Radio Network, based in Los Angeles, Calif., is a division of Premiere Networks in partnership with FOX Sports. All entities have combined their considerable resources to develop a turnkey, personality driven sports programming network for radio stations nationwide. The FOX Sports Radio Network reaches nearly 15 million monthly listeners on more than 400 radio stations, and can also be heard on iHeartRadio and FOXSportsRadio.com. Fans can also follow the network on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

About iHeartMedia Philadelphia

iHeartMedia Philadelphia owns and operates WRFF-FM, WIOQ-FM, WISX-FM, WUSL-FM, WDAS-FM, WDAS-AM, and is part of iHeartMedia. iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month – and with its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. The company’s leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 850 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide; through its iHeartRadio digital service available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices; through its influencers; social; branded iconic live music events; other digital products and newsletters; and podcasts as the #1 commercial podcast publisher. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio product, using data from its massive consumer base. Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.

About Philadelphia Union

The Philadelphia Union is an innovative, forward-thinking professional soccer club competing in Major League Soccer (MLS) and one of Philadelphia’s five major league sports teams. Driven by unprecedented fan support, MLS awarded the Philadelphia expansion franchise rights to Jay Sugarman in 2008 and the Union kicked off its inaugural season in 2010. The club has reached the finals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in 2014, 2015 and 2018, and has appeared in the MLS Cup Playoffs in 2011, 2016, 2018, 2019, and 2020. In 2020, the Union were awarded the club’s first Supporters’ Shield after finishing with the best regular season record in MLS.

The Philadelphia Union is part of parent company Keystone Sports and Entertainment LLC, which also operates USL Championship side Philadelphia Union II, the Philadelphia Union Academy, Philadelphia Union Foundation and Philadelphia Union Youth Programs. With a commitment to developing talent from the Delaware Valley, the Union has signed nine local players from their academy to a first team contract.

The Union play at Subaru Park in Chester, PA on the banks of the Delaware River. The custom-built stadium is part of the Union’s unique waterfront campus, featuring a historic power plant rebuilt into a 400,000 sq. ft. creative office building, a state-of-the-art Training Complex, over 7 acres of professional-grade practice pitches and multiple onsite parking fields. For more information about the Philadelphia Union, visit www.philadelphiaunion.com and follow @PhilaUnion on Twitter or Instagram.


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