Jorge Ramos and his “band” follow the rhythm of soccer from their new Miami studio.

If you want unscripted straight talk about soccer then ESPN Deportes’ Jorge Ramos y su Banda is your show. “It’s less stuffy. We are not very concerned with what’s politically correct. We do not stop ourselves from making our point in a forceful way,” says Jorge Ramos of the only Hispanic show that is simulcast on both radio and television.

The show is getting an updated look this season but the rest remains the same. “In essence the program has not changed because we still have the same coverage and the same passion.”  That includes the no-holds-barred approach of his co-hosts, the banda. “The banda is what makes the show, because Ramos could not exist without the banda. They do a very good job of strongly giving their honest opinion. I just host and never keep my mouth shut.”

With a career that spans 35 years, which includes interviewing the greats like Maradona and Messi, this Uruguyan native is aptly called “The Broadcaster of the Americas.” “The hardest part of my job is the days when I am not working.  I thank God for letting me do what I do.”

Jorge Ramos y su Banda
Monday – Friday at 4pm/3c