Andres ‘Ace’ Acosta – Chief Photographer – El Paso Herald Post
Thursday afternoon, UTEP Director of Athletics Jim Senter announced that 600 ESPN El Paso will be the new home for Miner football and men’s basketball starting this fall.
“UTEP Athletics is delighted to partner with 600 ESPN El Paso,” Senter said. “It’s exciting to rejoin the preeminent sports station in the Sun City. We’d like to thank Brad Dubow [General Manager of Townsquare Media El Paso] and Steve Kaplowitz [SportsTalk host] for their hard work in making this happen. It’s an exciting time for UTEP Athletics and we can’t be more thrilled that 600 ESPN El Paso has chosen to be a part of the Orange Revival!”
“The team at Townsquare Media and 600 ESPN El Paso are excited to be named the new voice for UTEP football and UTEP basketball as the Miners swing back to exciting times with a new President, Director of Athletics and coaches, new buildings all over campus and new momentum in the athletic department,” said Dubow.
“We’re very proud to be teaming up with Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment as the official radio station for the next five years. UTEP fans will be able to listen to the games over the air on 600 ESPN El Paso and online and with the free 600 ESPN app. Should a conflict arise with our coverage of the El Paso Chihuahuas baseball games, we will move the UTEP game to our partner station KLAQ 95.5 FM, El Paso’s radio home for the Dallas Cowboys.”
Listeners can catch every UTEP football and men’s basketball game, plus the UTEP Football with Dana Dimel and the UTEP Basketball with Rodney Terry and Kevin Baker coaches shows on 600 ESPN El Paso or online at www.600ESPNElPaso.com.
The radio shows will alternate at three locations over the course of the 2019-20 athletic year – Hudson’s Grill (1770 N. Lee Trevino) on the East side, and the Hilton Garden Inn (111 W. University Ave.) and Holiday Inn Sunland Park (900 Sunland Park Dr.) on the West side.
The full slate of football radio shows will be announced in the coming days with the first scheduled for Wednesday (Aug. 21) from 6-7 p.m. at Hudson’s Grill, 1770 N. Lee Trevino. In addition, Senter will have a 30-minute segment on the popular “SportsTalk” program twice a month beginning on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 5:45 p.m.
“The Voice of the Miners” Jon Teicher returns for his 39th season, and for the 29th consecutive year will call all the action of UTEP Football with former Miner defensive coordinator Bernie Ricono.
Mando Medina will once again provide sideline reports. Teicher and former Miner Steve Yellen will announce all UTEP men’s basketball games for the 18th consecutive season.
600 ESPN El Paso, formerly KROD 600, was home of the Miners from 1991-97, and again from 2002-06.
On June 1, 1940, KROD-AM 600 first went on the air in El Paso, Texas. It was owned and operated by Dorrance Roderick, who was also the publisher of the El Paso Times newspaper.
Since 2010, the 5,000 watt all-sports leader has been an affiliate of ESPN Radio. Since it first hit the airwaves in 1992, SportsTalk is the longest running local talk show in El Paso, now in its 28th year.
El Paso’s only weekend local sports talk show, Crunchtime is in its 24th year. 600 ESPN is the radio home for El Paso Chihuahuas baseball, plus High School Football Friday Night, the NFL’s Houston Texans, Texas Longhorns football, the NFL, MLB, and NCAA basketball.
600 ESPN El Paso is owned and operated by Townsquare Media