Seven years ago, being a purveyor of Spanish-language media wasn't exactly the most lucrative business opportunity in the Milwaukee market. Today, the business climate is so strong that Bustos Media of Wisconsin this week launched a second FM signal targeting Latinos. What's changed? Could this point to opportunity for your stations? FInd out in this Hispanic Radio Podcast.

Is it true that the majority of the growth in the U.S. Hispanic market is coming from markets that are below the top 10 Hispanic DMAs? "Generally speaking, yes," reveals Fernando E. Férnandez, Partner and Chief Client Officer at New York-based multicultural advertising agency d'expósito & Partners. But, are media buyers and marketers responding? In this Hispanic Radio Podcast, we look at the locales where your company could thrive.

AdsWizz announced that Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) has partnered with AdsWizz AudioMax platform to power programmatic ad buying for Uforia, its radio and music streaming app for Latinos.

The program, which is pioneered by one of the most influential and popular Latin radio personalities, Alberto “El Terrible” Cortez, includes a variety of segments that connect with Hispanic consumers such as community highlights, international news, celebrity gossip and jokes making it a staple within the morning drive.

In Los Angeles, Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) is locked in a tight three-way battle for regional Mexican listeners, as its KLAX-FM "97.9 La Raza" takes the midday crown. But, it is the rise of KXOL-FM "Mega 96.3" that warrants attention. Could the substantial gains seen by this Latin Urban and "trap music" hub be replicated in your market? The answer could come by way of this exclusive 15-minute Hispanic Radio

In this Hispanic Radio Podcast, SBS EVP/Programming Jesus Salas shares why the launch of a brand-new station and adjustments at two other FMs in Puerto Rico couldn't come at a better time. He also discusses how local social media influencers are leading one of the brand refresh efforts, and how politics and the need to talk will soon reshape another FM station best-known for its traditional salsa hits.

In this latest Hispanic Radio Podcast, Adam R Jacobson has a candid conversation with a Latina consumer of both English-language and Spanish-language radio in Miami. She's an immigrant and has her favorite stations, which she listens to both in the car and at home. What does she like? Listen now and learn!

Has FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's championing of "AM revitalization" through the introduction of FM translators as a rebroadcast outlet truly revitalized the radio industry? Absolutamente ... says Hispanic radio veteran George Mier. Thanks to translators serving Tampa and Orlando, his family's Q Broadcasting is soaring in Central Florida. We learn all about Q's new heights in this Hispanic Radio Podcast hosted by RBR+TVBR's Adam Jacobson.  Courtesy of Radio & Television Business Report

Audio plays an important role in the daily lives of hundreds of millions of Americans, and the listening audience of radio is as diverse and varied as the fabric of the American melting pot itself. In fact, radio is America’s top weekly reach platform, both overall and with Black and Hispanic consumers; 75 million of whom tune in each week. In the first quarter of 2018, the radio reached 92% of Black consumers each week and 96% of Hispanic consumers.

Can Spanish-language radio serve as a powerful platform for the expansion of a very regional brand that seeks wider growth opportunities? Yes. Louisiana-based roaster Community Coffee is using AMs and FMs targeting Hispanic consumers to great success in Texas. In this Hispanic Radio Podcast, advertising agency head Alex López Negrete — whose resume includes Spanish-language play-by-play for an NBA franchise — shares his thoughts on why radio works for advertisers.

The metric is “frequency” and most of us in radio sales take for granted that we fully understand the role it plays in advertising success. But do we?  By Bob McCurd

With all of the changes seen in the U.S. Hispanic market over the last two decades, there's one remarkable constant that's been seen: The top Spanish-language radio format today is the same format that dominated the ratings in 1998. How is this the case? As the GSM for one of America's top Regional Mexican stations shares in this exclusive Hispanic Radio Podcast, the format successfully evolved along with the listening population

In this latest Hispanic Radio Podcast hosted by RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson, veteran national sales pro Jose Villafañe — recently appointed Head of Sales and an Advisory Board member for MLC Media — discuss the top things a radio station should consider when evaluating syndicated programming for a key daypart.

If you had to know one thing about Hispanic radio, it is this: There is no such thing.  There are, in fact, at least 20 forms of Latino radio in America, reflecting the 20 countries of origin of this country’s Hispanic population, each different. That explains the vitality of Hispanic radio and its rich diversity.  It also explains the vitality and diversity of Hispanic culture in America.  By Court Stroud

Media integration is a very important topic for advertising and marketing executives seeking to build brand awareness and sales with multicultural consumers. But, what is the mindset of the client when preparing a Hispanic media buy? Is radio an important part of the media mix right from the start? This latest Hispanic Radio Podcast with Zubi Advertising's Isabella Sanchez provides some answers.

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