-Gabriel Buitrago has been named national director of promotion for Universal Latino and Machete Music.

He now oversees the labels' national promotion efforts and staff and reports directly to Universal Latino and Machete president Walter Kolm.

Buitrago was previously Machete's promotion director.


-Border Media's regional Mexican KFON (Norteño)/Austin has flipped to "Juan," a Spanish-language Jack-type format.

On Nov. 28, 2008, the then-Norteño station had flipped to all-Christmas music until Dec. 25, and took on "Juan" on the 26th.

"'Juan' plays the best of all Spanish oldies, everything from old Mexican regional to old pop music," PD Josh Villa tells R&R.

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