Will now devote himself full time to consulting.

After a five-year stint at Spanish Broadcasting Systems, the country's second largest Spanish language radio network, Bill Tanner has left his post as VP of programming.

In a statement, Tanner said he will now devote himself full time to consulting through his company, Bill Tanner & Associates. Already, Tanner acts as a consultant for nine radio stations owned by Cox Communications. Beasley

Broadcasting Tanner said in a statement that his departure came after his five year contract with SBS came to an end.

The most senior programmer now in SBS national programming director Pío Ferro. The network’s other programmers, notably Jorge Mier at No. 1 rated WSKQ-FM in New York and Germán Estrada at WRMA-FM in Miami also remain. SBS has not announced a replacement for Tanner, who last year, made over $1 million in his post.

Prior to SBS, Tanner held the chief programming position at Hispanic Broadcasting Corp. (later purchased by Univision Communications).

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