-- Border Media Partners has launched a new corridos format, El Compa, on San Antonio's KRIO. The station was formerly called Digital and was a Latin pop format. El Compa's programming director is Alfonso Flores. (Radio Online)

-- Bilingual entertainment channel mun2 is using the Aug. 12 World Cup qualifying soccer match between the U.S. and Mexico as a heavy-duty sales platform. Mun2 is the only English-language broadcaster of the match. Time Warner Cable and Dish Network are offering the cable channel for free to their subscribers on game day, as part of a move to make the channel available as a free preview to all cable and satellite operators on Aug. 12. The match's pre-game programming on mun2 will include taped musical performances, and the game will be followed by a special program highlighting the best of mun2 shows.