ESPN Deportes Radio, which debuted in 2005 and has affiliate stations in 15 US states, will shut down on September 8.
The network’s Coral Gables, Fla., headquarters will be shut down, but the move will not impact the rest of ESPN Deportes’ operation according to Radio Ink. The decision will lead to the removal of 10 full-time employees and 25 part-timers.
“Hispanic audience consumer habits are changing rapidly and this requires ESPN to evolve as well. It’s no secret Hispanic fans skew heavily on digital and social which is why we made the decision to discontinue ESPN Deportes terrestrial radio (ESPN Deportes Radio) in September. Moving forward, ESPN will continue serving Hispanic sports fans with the widest variety of sports through multiple platforms including television, digital, social, mobile and audio podcasts,” read an ESPN statement.