The issues surrounding the sale of WPYO-FM to SBS by Cox Media Group has made headlines, most recently in HispanicAd
and Radio + Television Business Report.
As the lead authority on Hispanic Marketing, the Hispanic Marketing Council's position on this matter is clear: The HMC supports fair competition, especially when it creates opportunities for diverse voices and minority-owned media. As a top-10 Hispanic market with a growing multicultural majority, Orlando benefits from having more choices in Spanish-language radio. The sale of Cox Media’s FM station to SBS, who has a long trajectory in operating leading radio stations in Puerto Rico and in the US, aligns with FCC’s mission to expand minority-owned media platforms and ultimately benefits Orlando's thriving Latino community.
We look forward to a timely resolution of this issue soon.