BRISTOL, CT (WFSB) - ESPN Deportes Radio will sign off this fall and shed dozens of jobs, the sports broadcasting company confirmed.

ESPN posted the announcement online and said the radio channel will shut down in September.

It said 10 full-time positions and 25 part-time roles will be going away. Most of them are based in Coral Gables, FL, but a small number are in New York.

“Hispanic audience consumer habits are changing rapidly and this requires ESPN to evolve as well," a statement said. "It’s no secret Hispanic fans skew heavily on digital and social which is why we made the decision to discontinue ESPN Deportes terrestrial radio (ESPN Deportes Radio) in September. Moving forward, ESPN will continue serving Hispanic sports fans with the widest variety of sports through multiple platforms including television, digital, social, mobile and audio podcasts.”

According to ESPN, ESPN Deportes is the broadcaster's multimedia, Spanish-language sports brand dedicated to providing sports to Hispanic fans.

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Jules Winnfield

In other words, ESPN is slowly dying like Sears. Thank God. Their internal mismanagement is an embarrassment to Connecticut. Plus the drunken wives of their employees tend to kill people.

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