Tampa Bay Storm football games will be broadcast on Spanish-language radio this season as the result of a marketing agreement between Palace Sports & Entertainment and Nuevo Advertising Group of Sarasota.
In addition to the Storm’s home games being carried on WRMD-AM “Rumba 680,” Nuevo Advertising will assist with Hispanic marketing efforts for the five-time Arena Football League champions.
Detroit-based Palace Sports, which owns the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team and operates the St. Pete Times Forum, handles the Storm’s local and national marketing.
Neil Fernandez and Enrique Oliu will call the action during the eight Spanish-language games on Rumba 680. Fernandez is a well-known radio personality who served as the Spanish voice of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1999-2002, while Oliu has provided color commentary for Spanish broadcasts of Bucs and Tampa Bay Devil Rays games.
The Storm open their 2005 season against the San Jose SaberCats at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Forum in downtown Tampa. The SaberCats are defending AFL champions, while the Storm won the ArenaBowl two years ago.