sHispanic Broadcasting Corporation announced the appointment of Ken Christensen as vice president and general manager, effective May 14, 2001, of KLVE-FM, KTNQ/KRCD/KRCV-FM, and KSCA-FM, all serving the Los Angeles market.

Interep released the results of a spending analysis of 2000's Top 25 National Radio Advertisers.

Both Alvarez and Estevez were previously an integral part of the sales management team at Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) in New York 10 months ago. They were hired away to help launch WNNY-AM in NYC.

Local Radio sales climbed 1% in the first month of 2001, giving Radio a nice kick-off in the current soft advertising economy.

Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. announced that it had agreed in principle on the terms and conditions of a Time Brokerage Agreement (TBA) with the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel (ICFG) for the operation of radio station KFSG-FM in Los Angeles, California.

WADO Radio 1280 AM announces Miguel Perez, the award-winning journalist and columnist, as the host of Primera Plana-Sin Censura.

Adolfo Aguilar, Jr., president/CEO, and Gisela Girard, chief operating officer, and co-owners of Creative Civilization ­ An Aguilar Agency, have been named to the advisory committee of "Latino USA", the Radio Journal of News and Culture, which is distributed by National Public Radio (NPR).

Arbitron has just released "Arbitron 101 en Español," a Spanish-language version of its popular "Arbitron 101" Web-based training module. The course provides an overview of the radio industry and explains how Arbitron measures radio listening.

Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation announced the appointment of Gary Stone as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and the appointment of David Lykes as Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs.

Christy Flynn has been promoted to Vice President/Director of Marketing for the Interep Marketing Group. She was previously Director of Radio Marketing, a position she had held since joining the company in 1998.

The Radio industry continued to set its sights on another record-breaking year of ad revenues, as sales for the month of November grew 3%. When compared to the same month in 1999, local numbers were up 4%, while national revenues showed no change.

WXXY-FM & WYXX-FM in Chicago has switched to a Spanish Contemporary format as "Viva 103.1". The station programming will be handled by Veronica Medina and Margarita Granados will be the Promotions Manager.

MediaAmerica, Inc., the New York based multi-media advertising sales representative firm, has named Michael A. Castello to Vice President, Hispanic Radio.

Big City Radio announced that it has been appointed to exclusively represent the Hispanic Radio Network (HRN).

Spanish Broadcasting System has announced the appointment of Gino "Latino" Reyes to the position of Program Director of WSKQ-FM "Mega 97.9" and WPAT-FM "93.1 Amor", New York. The announcement was made in New York by Carey Davis, Vice-President/General Manager of the stations.