Sporting Kansas City announced on Monday new media partnerships with Sports Radio 810 WHB and La Grande 1340 AM to continue as the club’s English- and Spanish-language radio partners, respectively.
Both radio stations will produce live broadcasts for all Sporting Kansas City matches throughout the 2023 Major League Soccer season, which begins tonight as Sporting takes on the Portland Timbers at 9 p.m. CT at Providence Park in Portland, Ore. Additionally, the Sports Radio 810 WHB broadcast audio will be available as an option for fans in the U.S. and Canada to select for Sporting KC home matches streaming on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.
Sports Radio 810 WHB’s commentary will be led by play-by-play voice Aly Trost Martin and analyst Jacob Peterson with additional guest analysts joining broadcasts over the course of the season. Trost Martin has covered the club for Sports Radio 810 WHB since 2019 and served as the team’s sideline reporter from 2021-2022. Peterson, a 12-year MLS veteran including five years with Sporting KC, has called Sporting matches each of the last three seasons and joined the club’s technical staff in 2022.
Trost Martin will also co-host the weekly Sporting KC Show with Nate Bukaty on Sports Radio 810 WHB, as well as the station’s Final Whistle post-match show. Sports Radio 810 WHB daily programming will also regularly feature interviews with Sporting KC players, coaches and executives, highlighted by Willy Agada, Erik Thommy, John Pulskamp and Peter Vermes all joining shows last week.
Sports Radio 810 WHB is America’s largest all sports radio station covering over 42,000 square miles in portions of five states across the Midwest (Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska and Oklahoma). In addition to having the largest sports radio signal in the country, Sports Radio 810 streams live 24/7 at 810whb.com and listeners can tune in via the Sporting KC app, as well as Sports Radio 810 and ESPN Radio apps.
Locally owned and operated by Union Broadcasting along with ESPN Kansas City stations 94.5 FM and 1510 AM, Sports Radio 810 WHB has more than 100 years of history in Kansas City and is also an official broadcast partner of the Kansas Jayhawks and are the home for the NFL Playoffs, Super Bowl, NBA Finals, NCAA Tournament, World Series, College Football’s National Championship and Motor Racing Network. Dating back to the inaugural match at Children’s Mercy Park, Sports Radio 810 WHB has broadcast Sporting KC matches since 2011.
La Grande 1340 AM’s commentary team will feature Diego Gutierrez, Emmily Infante and Josue Orantes. Gutierrez is a 13-year MLS veteran, including six seasons in Kansas City, and the former MLS All-Star and U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder has called Sporting KC matches since 2014. Orantes first joined the broadcast booth for La Grande 1340 AM in 2018 while Infante joined the commentary team in 2022.
Owned by Reyes Media Group along with La X 1250 AM, Dos Mundos Radio 1480 AM and Dos Mundos newspaper, La Grande 1340 AM is Kansas City’s top Spanish radio station and plays the best in Top 40 Mexican regional music with a station format addressing the musical tastes of first- and second-generation individuals of Mexican origin. Listeners can tune in via the Reyes Media Group app – available to download on lagrand1340kc.com – as La Grande 1340 AM’s rich history of broadcasting Sporting KC matches dates back to 2007.
Sporting will begin the 2023 campaign on the road against the Portland Timbers tonight and the season opener will be broadcast live for free on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV, Sports Radio 810 WHB and La Grande 1340 AM. Sporting Kansas City’s home schedule begins March 11 against the LA Galaxy at Children’s Mercy Park. Season tickets are available by calling 888-4KC-GOAL or by visiting SportingKC.com. Additional ticket packages and promotions are available, as well as single-match tickets for the club's first eight regular season home matches.