Radio Mambí to Become HEAT’s Spanish Flagship for Remainder of Regular Season and Playoffs

MIAMI, Mar. 30 – The Miami HEAT announced today that WAQI-710 AM Radio Mambí will serve as the Spanish radio flagship station beginning with the HEAT’s April 5 game against the Chicago Bulls. Radio Mambí will broadcast games for the remainder of the regular season and the playoffs, except for the April 14 game against the Philadelphia 76ers which will be broadcast on WQBA-1140 AM. WQBA will return as the official Spanish radio station of the Miami HEAT for the 2005-06 NBA season.

José Pañeda, the Spanish voice of the HEAT, will handle play-by-play duties while Joe Pujala will continue as the host of the halftime and post-game show. Sarvelio Del Valle, Radio Mambí’s sports director, will also serve as host.

WAQI is a sister station of WQBA and part of the Univision Radio Network. WAQI, rated number 1 among AM radio stations, reaches South Florida’s Hispanic adult listeners from Key West to West Palm Beach, and Miami to Naples.