It reflects a sign of the changing demographics in Arkansas: college soccer being carried on Spanish-language radio.
After a year on La Tremenda, Spanish-language broadcasts of the
University of Arkansas women's team has moved to ESPN Deportes, La Maquina 1590 AM in Springdale.
"La Tremenda was wonderful to have broadcast Arkansas soccer last fall," Arkansas head
coach Gordon Henderson
said. "The move to ESPN Deportes is a signal to me that soccer is booming in Northwest Arkansas and that people are excited to
listen to what we do on the field. Hopefully we can give them a product that the people of Northwest Arkansas can be proud of."
Arkansas football is also offering six Fayetteville
home games simulcast on ESPN Deportes 1580 in Ft. Smith and La Maquina 1590 in Springdale for the state's rapidly growing Hispanic population.
The local Univision TV affiliate has been
covering Arkansas women's soccer.
Arkansas' 337 percent increase in the Hispanic population in the 1990s ranked second in the nation, after North Carolina with a 394 percent increase.