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D.C. United Extend Partnership with IHeartMedia Washington D.C. to Deliver Local Radio Broadcast for the Rest of the Club's 2024 MLS Season

March 28, 2024 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
D.C. United News Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - D.C. United have today announced that the club and iHeartMedia Washington D.C. have extended their partnership to continue delivering a local radio broadcast for all Major League Soccer regular season matches. Radio broadcasts will be available live on 1190 iHeart Sports DC, 104.7 FM, 101.1 HD2 and the iHeartRadio App. As part of the partnership, legendary broadcaster Dave Johnson, who has called games for D.C. United since the club's inception in 1996 will return to the booth alongside Bruce Murray, former United States National Team player (1985-1993, 85 caps and 21 goals) and DMV native who partnered Johnson on radio calls in 2023.

"We are looking forward to extending our partnership with iHeartMedia and continuing to provide our fans with radio broadcasts featuring D.C. United and DMV legend, Dave Johnson, alongside Bruce Murray," Danita Johnson, D.C. United President of Business Operations, said. "At the beginning of the season, we renamed our broadcast booth at Audi Field to The Dave Johnson Broadcast Booth to honor Dave for being an integral and continued pillar of D.C. United's rich culture since 1996. Through our partnership with iHeartMedia, we can provide multiple media options to serve all D.C. United fans watching the game, especially for fans who have built their connections to the club through Dave Johnson's legendary commentary."

iHeartMedia is the leading media outlet in the Washington, D.C. 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 3 billion app downloads and more than 160 million registered users.

"It is incredibly exciting to once again partner with D.C. United, Danita Johnson, and sports broadcast legend Dave Johnson with Bruce Murray by his side on 1190 iHeart Sports DC (WTSD-AM), 104.7 FM, 101.1 HD2, and everywhere on the iHeartRadio app this season," said Aaron Hyland, Region President for iHeartMedia Washington D.C & Baltimore. "We are looking forward to delivering the live action and excitement of D.C. United soccer to fans in the DMV and beyond utilizing iHeartMedia's unmatched reach in Broadcast, Podcast and Streaming Audio."

Every D.C. United and MLS match will be available to watch on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app. In addition to English and Spanish commentary for every contest, MLS Season Pass will also provide the home team's radio call as an audio option for the 2024 season, giving Black-and-Red supporters the option to listen to the iHeartRadio local call directly in the Apple TV app.

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