Hemisphere Media Group acquires WKAQ AM and KQ105 FM from TelevisaUnivision in Puerto Rico

Hemisphere Media Group announced that it completed its acquisition of WKAQ AM and KQ105 FM from TelevisaUnivision.  Concurrently with the closing of this latest transaction, Hemisphere is launching WAPA Media. This multiplatform media company is the first-of-its-kind and will be the leading media company in Puerto Rico.

TelevisaUnivision announces new Local Ad Sales Team Structure and Alignment

TelevisaUnivision announced a transformative and client-centered approach for its Local Ad Sales team, including a new organizational structure that will ensure strategic alignment, efficiency and focus to achieve accelerated results for clients.

Fútbol de Primera acquires exclusive Spanish language audio/streaming rights to Copa América 2024.

Futbol de Primera Inc (FDP RADIO) the Official Spanish Audio partner of the FIFA World Cup 2026 has acquired the exclusive Spanish language audio and streaming rights for the 48th edition of CONMEBOL Copa América 2024.

Entravision announces extension of NFL Partnership for Exclusive National Spanish Radio Broadcast

Entravision Communications Corporation will bring listeners the most extensive Spanish language radio broadcast coverage of the NFL for the 2023-24 season. For the 9th consecutive season, Entravision will broadcast 51 prime NFL games in Spanish across its US owned-and-operated radio stations and in key markets through affiliate partnerships that include Latino Media Network.

AM/FM: Over-the-Air, Streaming, and Both

The audio space is a dynamic environment, and Edison Research’s unique Share of Ear® survey has been recording the changes in this space for nearly ten years. As has been well documented, the biggest transformations we have seen over time relate to the rise of the smartphone and the reallocation of listening time from other devices to the mobile phone.

Can Mega TV Buyer Save Americano Media?

According to El Nuevo Herald, the McClatchy Co.-owned Spanish-language daily newspaper serving Miami, Americano Media has “run out of money” and has been unable to make payroll since May.  By Adam Jacobson – Radio TV Business Report

UFORIA announces the expansion of “El Flow de Miami” to new markets

Uforia will expand to five new markets from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. to 11 a.m., regardless of time zone.

Norsan Media eexpands in Austin, TX: Acquires 104.9 FM KTXX and 105.3 FM K287FG

Norsan Media adds new radio stations in the Austin, Texas market.

Using Radio to Drive Growth in Local Markets

Supporting and connecting with local communities can pay dividends for brands, studies show

Grace Agostino named VP Network Sales at Nueva Networks

Nueva Network, an Audio Media company with digital extensions and offices in New York, Atlanta, Boston, DC and Los Angeles is proud to announce the appointment of Grace Agostino as Vice President of Network Sales.

The Mobile Phone Keeps

Last year, total listening to audio on a phone surpassed listening on a ‘radio set’ for the first time.

Garcia named President & GM of Univision Miami

Univision Miami announced the appointment of Eric Garcia to the position of President and General Manager, reporting directly to Jesus Lara, President of Local Media at TelevisaUnivision. Garcia brings extensive broadcast and media industry experience to this leadership role, where he will be responsible for the overall direction, strategy, and growth of Univision23, TelevisaUnivision’s local radio stations, and a growing portfolio of local digital offerings in the vibrant Miami market.

Podcasting’s Largely Untapped Hispanic Frontier

At the Hispanic Radio Conference panel on Podcasting and On-Demand Audio, industry experts gathered to discuss strategies for creating podcast content that resonates with Hispanic audiences and attracts advertisers. With a growing interest in podcasts among Hispanics, the panelists shed light on key insights, demographics, preferred platforms, and effective advertising techniques to captivate this vibrant market.

Hispanic Radio Execs Weigh In On AM, 2024 Political

The Executive Roundtable at the Hispanic Radio Conference brought together industry leaders to discuss key topics and trends impacting the Hispanic radio landscape. Moderated by Jay Meyers, President/CEO of Broadcast, Management, and Technology, the panel included Eric Garcia, VP of Multiplatform Sales at TelevisaUnivision, Donny Hudson, EVP Local Media at SBS, Maire Mason, EVP/GM at Spanish Broadcasting System, and Jeffrey Liberman, President/COO of Entravision.

Entravision Appoints Michael Christenson as Chief Executive Officer

Entravision  announced that Michael Christenson has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2023.

QUE BUENA LOS ANGELES wins Medals de Cortez ‘Station of The Year’ Award

Que Buena Los Angeles (KBUE 105.5/94.3 FM) owned by Estrella Media, won the prestigious 2023 Medallas de Cortez “Station of the Year” Award last night in Miami. The awards are presented by Radio Ink magazine. The Medallas de Cortez awards recognize excellence in Hispanic radio programming, sales, and management. Said Garcia Solis, Content Director for Que Buena Los Angeles, and producer of the station’s award-winning syndicated morning show, “Don Cheto Al Aire,” received the award on behalf of the station.

US Census Shows Hispanic Radio Is Key In Growth

The 2023 Hispanic Radio Conference opened with data showing just why Hispanic radio is not to be ignored. The afternoon keynote featured the US Census Bureau’s Roberto Ramirez, Assistant Division Chief of Special Population Statistics at the Bureau’s Population Division, and Merarys Ríos-Vargas, Chief of the Population Division’s Ethnicity and Ancestry Branch.

Show Me The Money: Radio’s Reach Vs. Revenue

If the Hispanic population is growing as fast as US Census data indicates, why aren’t Hispanic radio stations getting more revenue they deserve? This question was at the core of a Thursday roundtable during the Hispanic Radio Conference that brought together agencies, radio managers, and statisticians. Moderated by Isabella Sánchez, Vice President of Media Integration at Zubi Advertising, the panel provided valuable insights on ad spending, audience reach, the role of influencers, and the need for creativity in the industry.

A Return to Experiential Marketing 2023

In the post-COVID era, consumers' desire to return to their favorite leisure pastimes will continue to drive growth in the Leisure and Entertainment category, even with the effects of inflation.  Out-of-home activities for 2023 is forecasted to grow +41% from 2017 and +12% from 2022, with the greatest increases coming from live performances, sporting events and activity-specific venues.

Hispanic Radio Station Directory [DOWNLOAD HERE]

BIA Advisory Services has published its inaugural Hispanic Radio Station Directory, a guide to the large and growing list of radio stations in the U.S. serving the Hispanic population. The directory will be updated quarterly and will feature BIA’s proprietary analysis and insights into the Hispanic radio market. It is also designed to take feedback from leaders in Hispanic media so it can be a living resource to the industry.

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