Magic to Broadcast Games in Spanish Exclusively on ElOrlandoMagic.com
October 2, 2012
ORLANDO -- For the first time, all Orlando Magic games will be broadcast in Spanish exclusively on the Magic’s Spanish website, ElOrlandoMagic.com.
Joey Colon will begin his 15th season as the Spanish play-by-play announcer for the Orlando Magic. For the last two seasons, Colon also called games in Spanish on television. He will provide commentary on the site as well.
In an effort to further connect to the growing Hispanic fan base in Central Florida, the Orlando Magic launched ElOrlandoMagic.com in October of 2010. The new-and-improved Spanish website serves as the official source for the Hispanic community. It features original content and coverage of the Magic, including in-depth game coverage, breaking news, features, video clips, photo galleries, podcasts, press releases and team information in Spanish.
Colon is very familiar with the Hispanic community in Central Florida. He has served as sports director for WHBS radio, WONQ radio and WBDN radio. Colon has also teamed up to work with Univision and Telemundo on several different television sports shows. He has broadcast a wide variety of events, including the Olympic Games for the Puerto Rican National Team.
Colon has received several accolades for his work, including a well-known award in the Hispanic community, “El Coqui de Oro,” for the best Central Florida sports show. He also received a Florida Senators Proclamation for his work throughout the 2004 storms that hit the Central Florida area. Colon constantly remained on-air during the storms, bringing advice, support and hope to those in the storms’ tracks. He has also worked closely with St. Jude Children Research Hospital doing a radio marathon every year to help find a cure for cancer. Colon was named Cenral Florida Puertorican Citizen of the Year of 2007 by Asociacion Borinquena de la Floriada Central (ABFC), awarding his exemplary citizenship and contributing in a special way to the community.
Born in Guayama, Puerto Rico, Colon still owns a home in his hometown of Guayama. He is a 1995 graduate of Catolica Universidad. Colon and his wife, Laura, and his son, Marcos, have called Orlando their home since coming to the United States in 1985.