A release from Arbitron Inc. reported on the release of its Fall 2001 RADAR radio network audience report covering the 12-month period of October 11, 2000 to October 16, 2001. According to the listening estimates compiled by RADAR (Radio's All Dimension Audience Research), 76.7 percent of U.S.

Starting Monday, Jan. 7, "¡Buenos Días País!", a daily, interactive variety program makes its national debut from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET/ 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CT/ 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PT. Hosted by Hugo "El Gordo" Cadelago, ¡Buenos Días País!

Radio UNica Corp. announced the appointment of Tony Siracusa as national sales manager for KBLA-AM in Los Angeles.

Siracusa joins Radio Unica from Spanish Broadcasting System, where he served as national sales manager of KLAX-FM and KXOL-FM in Los Angeles.

In an effort to improve and expand its coverage in the San Diego/Tijuana markets, Radio Unica Network announced a change of signals to XERCN 1470-AM, effective January 1, 2002.

Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation announced Dave Burdette as the new General Sales Manager of KLTN and KPTY radios, which service the HBC Houston market. His new position will take immediate effect.

Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation announced that it has agreed to acquire the assets of radio station KARA(FM), broadcasting at 105.7 MHz, serving the San Jose and San Francisco, California markets, from Empire Broadcasting Corporation, for a cash purchase price of approximately $58.0 million.

The 2002 Radio-Mercury Awards call for entries kicks off on January 1 for the chance to win 12 cash prizes, worth over $150,000, in recognition of creative excellence in Radio commercials.

Hispanic broadcasting Corporation in San Antonio announced that Abbe Marshall has been appointed Director of Sales for its local stations including KXTN-FM, KROM-FM, KCOR AM&FM, and KBBT-FM Radio.

Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation announced that Kippie Romero has been named Director of Sales for the Dallas market, and will be responsible for all aspects of the Dallas station sales operations.

Applications for the FastStart to Radio Sales Success Minority Scholarship program from the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and BMI are being accepted through December 31st for review by the Scholarship Selection Committee.

Radio personality Dra. Isabel, known to her legion of fans nationwide as "la Doctora Isabel, el Angel de la Radio" (Dr.

Ralph Guild, CEO and Chairman of Interep spoke on the media panel at UBS Warburg's 29th Annual Media Conference, discussing the current radio advertising environment, as well as challenges and opportunities for the industry.

A new study conducted by Arbitron Inc. examines how the radio marketing landscape has changed since the September 11 attacks and offers recommendations on how radio can respond most effectively as the nation moves forward.

Hispanic Broadcasting completed its acquisition of Big City Radio's four Phoenix-area radio stations, changing KBZR, KDDJ & KEDJ to Spanish AC as "Amor 100.3 y Amor 106.3," with Edgar Sombrano — Production Director of Regional Mexican sister KHOT — taking PD duties for the trio.

Hispanic radio psychologist Dr. Isabel Gómez-Bassols, known to legions of Latino fans throughout the U.S. as, la Doctora Isabel, "el angel de la radio," (Dr.