Corporate Partner News

2024 Columbus Crew matches to air on Alt 105.7, La Grande 102.5

COLUMBUS – The Columbus Crew today announced multi-year radio broadcast partnerships with iHeartMedia Columbus and Urban One Columbus. Beginning this season, all Crew matches will air live on Alt 105.7 FM and the iHeartRadio app in English and on La Grande 102.5 FM and the La Grande app in Spanish, in addition to other content for Black & Gold supporters.

Chris Doran returns for his sixth consecutive season as the Crew’s English radio play-by-play voice, bringing more than two decades of MLS broadcast experience to the booth. Juan Valladares enters his 16th season as the Spanish play-by-play voice of the Crew.

Official Radio Partners | iHeartMedia Columbus and Urban One Columbus

“This is an exciting time for our organization as we launch new partnerships with two of the largest media platforms in the country,” said Josh Glessing, Chief of Strategy & Development at Haslam Sports Group. “Welcoming iHeartMedia Columbus as our new English flagship radio station will allow our supporters to listen to a Crew match from anywhere and will help increase our already massive fanbase. Urban One is a leader in Columbus, and their network will help us continue to reach diverse communities that are important members of our fanbase, including the growing Latino population in our city.” 

“Columbus has embraced being a championship soccer city in a big way, and iHeartMedia Columbus is the perfect partner to grow the Crew’s audience and engagement through our industry-leading reach in the market and nationwide,” said Kevin LeGrett, President of iHeartSports. “This new partnership will bring the Crew to many fans, old and new, and will be a fantastic asset to the iHeartSports portfolio in the Columbus area.” 

“We are thrilled to join the MLS Champion, Columbus Crew as their partner for the Spanish broadcasts on La Grande 102.5 FM for the 2024 season,” said Kimberly Kyle, Vice President/General Manager for Urban One, Columbus. “Central Ohio represents one of the fastest growing Latino populations in the country and we are proud to be a part of the community, and to provide the Spanish radio broadcasts for both home and away matches.”

Fans can additionally stay up to date on all things Black & Gold with “Inside the Crew” Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on Alt 105.7 and the iHeartRadio app. Supporters will have access to more Crew content through the iHeartRadio app throughout the season. 

The Crew’s 29th MLS season begins on Saturday, when the Black & Gold host Atlanta United FC 2/24, 2 p.m. ET /  [MLS Season Pass on Apple TV / Alt 105.7 FM / iHeartRadio app (English); La Grande 102.5 FM / La Grande app (Spanish)]. 

iHeartMedia is the leading media outlet in the Columbus 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.

Urban One is the largest African-American owned broadcasting media company and the largest radio broadcaster targeting African-American and urban listeners. Currently, Urban One owns and operates 57 broadcast stations located in 15 urban markets in the U.S. Urban One also owns TV One, Radio One, Reach Media, iOne Digital, R1 Digital, One Solution and ONE VIP.

Single-match tickets to all games are available now at In December, the Crew launched Black & Gold Next, a comprehensive membership program for supporters who wish to acquire season tickets in future years. Members of the waitlist will have priority access to season tickets beginning in 2025 while enjoying benefits offered to current season tickets members, including access to pre-sales for 2024 Crew single-match tickets and major events at Field, Historic Crew Stadium and Cleveland Browns Stadium; and an MLS Season Pass subscription to stream all Crew and MLS matches throughout the season.

To join Black & Gold Next and receive pre-sale access to 2024 single-match tickets, priority access to season tickets in 2025 and additional year-round benefits, visit

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