Spanish Broadcasting System

  1. LA's Latino 96.3 FM Switches from Urban to Pop, Shakira Helps Launch Mega Brand

    May 19, 2014 6:57 PM EDT Targeting the millennial generation, executives of Spanish Broadcasting System have rebranded the longtime L.A. urban radio station Latino 96.3 FM to the new pop-based Mega 96.3 FM in hopes of luring the coveted bilingual and bicultural audience. ...

  2. Ricardo ‘El Mandril’ Sanchez Not Renewed at SBS Radio

    January 14, 2014 9:03 PM EST Ricardo "El Mandril" Sanchez, once considered the king of Spanish-language radio, is no longer employed by his longtime Los Angeles station KLAX-FM (97.9) La Raza, which is owned by the Spanish Broadcasting System.   Sanchez has been off ...

  3. SiriusXM Names Frank Flores Vice President of Hispanic Marketing and Sales

    June 13, 2013 3:30 PM EDT As part of its efforts to continue expanding its Latin subscriber base, SiriusXM has appointed Frank Flores as VP of Hispanic Marketing and Sales. Flores will be based in New York, reporting to SiriusXM President and Chief Content Officer Scott ...

  4. Radio Vet Jack Hobbs Joins Spanish Broadcasting System, Leaves Univision Radio

    March 19, 2013 9:35 PM EDT Veteran radio executive Jack Hobbs has accepted a top executive position with Spanish Broadcasting System, according to officials. Register today for the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards Presented by State Farm, April 23-25 in Miami ...

  5. En Breve: Luz Casal, SBS Radio, TuneIn, and Mana

    October 09, 2012 6:05 AM EDT Luz CasaL inks SESAC Latina deal Spanish pop-rock singer Luz Casal, who will receive a lifetime achievement honor at the Latin Grammy Awards in November, has signed with SESAC Latina for the United States and Puerto Rico. In a statement, Casal s ...

  6. The Billboard Q&A: Lucas Pina

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT The concert and radio promoter expands the reach of SBS' live division. Lucas Pina thinks big. Since taking over as senior VP of SBS Entertainment-the live entertainment division of Spanish Broadcasting System-three years ago, he has been cre ...

  7. Polito Vega Never Goes Out Of Style

    June 28, 2012 5:30 PM EDT The joke goes like this: Two friends are standing on Fifth Avenue in New York as Polito Vega and the Pope stroll by, talking together. One of them asks, "Who's that?" The other replies, "I don't know who the old guy with t ...

  8. Latin Pop Miami Radio Station Romance 106.7 Goes Up-Tempo and Bilingual

    June 27, 2012 6:21 PM EDT Miami Latin pop station Romance 106.7 (WRMA), a mainstay of romantic and more adventuresome Latin pop, flipped to a bilingual format on Monday, June 25. The SBS-owned station, now called DJ 106.7 FM, plays mostly urban-leaning, up-tempo fare -- fr ...

  9. SBS Flips Miami's Clasica To Zalsa y Mas!

    April 03, 2012 1:19 PM EDT Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) has flipped its longstanding oldies Miami station, Clásica 92.3 FM, to Z 92, Zalsa y Más! (92.3 FM) Don't miss the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, presented by State Farm taking place April 23- ...

  10. Billboard Power 100: Raul Alarcon, Jr

    January 26, 2012 8:43 PM EST No. 74 Raul Alarcon Jr. Chairman/president/CEO Spanish Broadcasting System Risk-taker Who Makes No. 1 Hits ... if you want a top five hit on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart, you almost invariably need the support of Raúl Alarcón Jr.'s ...

  11. Pianist Arthur Hanlon To Star in TV Special Featuring Latin Music Icons

    November 03, 2011 11:20 AM EDT Pianist, songwriter and arranger Arthur Hanlon will star in his own TV special for the Spanish Broadcasting System taping this week in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The show will feature other big names in Latin music including Laura Pausini, Obie Bermúd ...

  12. Latin Power Players: Lucas Pina

    August 01, 2011 10:59 PM EDT Lucas Piña Senior VP, SBS Entertainment Lucas Piña enters the Latin Power Players list for the first time this year based on the growth of SBS Entertainment -- the management and live entertainment division of Spanish Broadcasting System. Piña ...

  13. Latin Power Players: Raul Alarcon, Jr.

    August 01, 2011 9:55 PM EDT Raul Alarcón Jr. President/CEO/chairman, Spanish Broadcasting System Few heads of media conglomerates are as actively involved in day-to-day operations as Raul Alarcón Jr., the charismatic president/CEO/chairman of Spanish Broadcasting System. The ...

  14. Frank Flores Exits Spanish Broadcasting System

    June 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Frank Flores, chief revenue officer for Spanish Broadcasting System's radio segment and GM of the company's New York stations La Mega 97. FM and Amor 93.1 FM, has left the company according to published reports. Flores was a vocal critic ...

  15. Expansion Team: Broadcaster SBS Beefs Up Entertainment Division

    April 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Best-known as an owner and operator of radio stations, Spanish Broadcasting System is expanding its footprint in live entertainment. Through its SBS Entertainment division, the Coconut Grove, Fla., media company has promoted Latin music concerts s ...

  16. Arbitron Settles With PPM Coalition

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Arbitron's travails with minority broadcasters over its portable people meter ratings system may finally be winding down. Following four months of dialog, Arbitron and the PPM Coalition announced the two have "settled their outstanding d ...

  17. SBS Starts Encoding Again

    April 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Spanish Broadcasting System began encoding its radio station signals for Arbitron's portable people meter ratings service last Thursday evening (April 8), putting its nine stations back in the ratings. The change of heart followed a meeting w ...

  18. Univision Plugs PPM Back In

    April 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While Spanish Broadcasting System has pulled the encoders from Arbitron's portable people meter system, Univision Communications is finally plugging back in. As of 5 a.m. Thursday (April 1), Univision's stations in Miami, San Diego, Phoe ...

  19. SBS Pulls PPM Encoders Again

    March 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Spanish Broadcasting System has pulled the encoders from its stations again, leaving its ratings performance in the dark for advertisers. The broadcaster disconnected from Arbitron's portable people meter system soon after a New York Supreme ...

  20. Updated: N.Y. Court Orders SBS to Encode

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Spanish Broadcasting System must continue to encode its signals for Arbitron's portable people meter service in five markets. The ruling came Tuesday (Feb. 16) in the New York Supreme Court for the County of New York, which let stand the temp ...

  21. Arbitron Wins Restraining Order Against Spanish Broadcasting System

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Arbitron announced late Thursday (Feb. 11) that the Supreme Court of the State of New York for the County of New York issued a temporary restraining order requiring Spanish Broadcasting System to resume encoding its broadcasting signals for Arbitr ...

  22. Arbitron Wins Restraining Order Against Spanish Broadcasting System

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Arbitron announced late Thursday (Feb. 11) that the Supreme Court of the State of New York for the County of New York issued a temporary restraining order requiring Spanish Broadcasting System to resume encoding its broadcasting signals for Arbitr ...

  23. 'Gabriel: Amor Inmortal' Set For DVD Release

    October 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "Gabriel: Amor Inmortal," the Mega TV series starring pop star Chayanne as a vampire, will be out on DVD Feb. 9. The $29.99 boxed set will include all the series' episodes, behind-the-scenes footage and music videos with songs by Ch ...

  24. SBS Launches Debut Digital

    July 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spanish Broadcasting System launched Monday (July 6) an integrated co-branding package for music artists called Debut Digital. The package allows artists to market their music across SBS' Mega TV Network, 21 radio stations and bilingual Inter ...

  25. Univision Refuses to Encode Signals in New PPM Areas

    June 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT What will happen to the Miami radio market when as much as 20 percent of the audience simply disappears from the ratings? That’s the scenario advertisers face July 16 when Arbitron publishes its first portable people meter ratings in Miami, San Di ...

  26. Mega To Release First Film In English

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mega Films, the production company launched by Spanish Broadcasting System, is releasing its first English language film, "Falling Awake." In keeping with the company's focus on music-centric content, the film, which will be release ...

  27. Latin Panel Discusses Audience Reach Of Urban Acts

    April 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT When the going gets tough, the tough get creative, industry professionals agreed on the first day (April 20) of the Billboard Latin Music Conference in Miami. That held true just as much for urban artists trying to reach a fragmented audience with ...

  28. Latin Radio Briefs: 'Don Cheto,' SBS Moves

    April 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spanish-language broadcaster Liberman Broadcasting, Inc. (LBI) has announced that its "El Show de Don Cheto" morning show -- hosted by Juan Razo -- is now airing on Sinclair regional Mexican KXTS (98.7 FM)/Santa Rosa, Calif. "We are ...

  29. Amor FM Adds Soccer To Programming

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spanish Broadcasting System's Latin pop 93.1 Amor FM (WPAT) has added soccer to its programming for the first time. The station has signed an affiliate agreement with Fútbol de Primera to become its exclusive New York radio broadcaster for th ...

  30. Ferro Exits SBS

    March 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pio Ferro, SBS' VP of programming, has left the company sources say. SBS had no comment on Ferro's departure and has not announced a replacement. Ferro had been with SBS since 2000 and was appointed VP of programming in 2005. SBS is the ...

  31. Urban, Hispanic Radio Adapt To PPM

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Radio One regional VP Doug Abernathy watched in horror as his once top-rated Houston stations plummeted after the market converted from diary to PPM currency measurement in June 2007. "After 20 years of dominance, it was a hard pill for us to ...

  32. Billboard To Honor Santana, Daddy Yankee, Alarcon

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As part of the 20th anniversary celebration of its Latin Music Conference and Awards, Billboard will honor icon Carlos Santana, reggaetón star Daddy Yankee and industry maverick and impresario Raul Alarcón Sr. with special discretionary awards. Sa ...

  33. SBS Host 'El Chulo' Moves To L.A.

    December 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Joaquín Garza, host of "El Chulo de la Mañana," which originates on Spanish Broadcasting System regional Mexican WLEY (La Ley)/Chicago and simulcasts on Los Angeles sister KLAX (La Raza), is packing and moving to the City of Angels. Garz ...

  34. SBS Hit With FCC Fines

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The FCC has hit Spanish Broadcasting System with two fines of $16,000 each as a result of what the regulator says was a rule violation in relation to a prank call made last year on "El Vacilon de la Mañana." According to an FCC document ...

  35. SRA Applauds N.Y.C. Council PPM Vote; Arbitron Responds

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In response to Wednesday's (Sept. 24) unanimous vote from the New York City Council to call on the FCC to investigate Arbitron's PPM and the electronic ratings system's potential effects on the diversity of radio, the Spanish Radio ...

  36. Updated: 'El Cucuy' Exits KLAX

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Renowned Latin radio DJ Renán Almendarez Coello, better known as El Cucuy de la Mañana, is leaving his morning slot at Los Angeles station La Raza (KLAX, 97.9 FM). Almendarez, recognized as one of the premiere figures in Spanish language broadcast ...

  37. SBS On Notice By NASDAQ

    August 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hispanic media company Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) received a written deficiency notice from the NASDAQ Stock Market, where SBS trades, stating it was not in compliance with NASDAQ's minimum bid price. SBS stock has traded at below $1.0 ...

  38. SBS To Unveil Integrated Chayanne Push

    July 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT SBS radio network will launch a "Chayanne Music Release" weekend Aug. 1 at 7 a.m. in which songs by the Puerto Rican pop star will play in heavy rotation on four key SBS stations nationwide. The Chayanne push comes in support of the trac ...

  39. SBS Founder Pablo Raul Alarcon Dies

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pablo Raul Alarcon, the founder of Spanish language media conglomerate Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS), died June 11 in Miami. He was 82 years old. Alarcon, born in the city of Ciego de Avila, Cuba, founded his first radio station in that countr ...

  40. Hispanic Radio Groups Unite To Address PPM Issues

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Four of the country's major Hispanic radio groups – Entravision Radio, Spanish Broadcasting System, Univision Radio and Border Media Partners – have united to form the Spanish Radio Association, an industry-focused committee that will address ...

  41. Ceriani Moves From Clasica To Romance

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Zona Cero," the Miami morning show hosted by controversial personality Javier Ceriani, has moved from its longtime home at Clasica 92.3 FM (WCMQ) to Romance, 106.7 FM (WRMA), beginning May 7. Both stations are owned by Spanish Broadcast ...

  42. MySpace Latino To Launch With New Communities

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After a year in a beta testing phase, MySpace Latino will get its official launch this Friday (April 11) with several new communities directed at U.S. Latinos. The bilingual site, accessible via latino.myspace.com , has spent the last year getting ...

  43. PDs Weigh Role Of Local Programming

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Programming locally in markets with diverse Spanish-speaking populations can present a challenge, but also an opportunity to discover new talent, program directors said today at the Billboard Latin Music Conference. Julie Garza, on-air personality ...

  44. Panel Debates PPM Effectiveness

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT What's a better measurement of radio listenership: numbers that show all levels of exposure to a radio station, or numbers that show how many people are actually paying attention to what they're hearing? That question was debated between ...

  45. SBS Takes On Movies, Telenovelas

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spanish Broadcasting System announced the launch of Megafilms, the company's film division. Director and screenwriter Agustin Fernandez III has been tapped as the division's managing director. Megafilms will produce Spanish-language feat ...

  46. Nava Named PD of KSSE/L.A.

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Entravision Radio has named María Nava PD of Latin pop KSSE (Súper Estrella)/Los Angeles. Nava will oversee the station's day-to-day operations, and reports to VP of programming Néstor Rocha. "I'm thrilled to be back programming in ...

  47. Moonshadow Returns As Jimenez Launches Show

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST On Jan. 17 the morning show battle in New York begins, as morning personality Luis Jimenez returns to the Big Apple's airwaves on Univision Radio Latin rhythm WCAA with "The Luis Jimenez Show." Meanwhile, on crosstown Spanish Broadc ...

  48. SBS Launches Miami Regional Mexican Station

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST In a nod to the changing Latin demographic of the East Coast, the Miami airwaves will welcome the strains of regional Mexican music on Jan. 5. The imminent launch of La Raza 106.3 FM was previously announced in Billboard (Billboard.biz, Oct. 24), ...

  49. Jimenez Returns To N.Y.

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Radio & Records has confirmed that Luis Jiménez will return to New York mornings on Jan. 17 on Univision Radio's Latin rhythm WCAA (La Kalle) with "The Luis Jiménez Show." Jiménez was last heard in the Big Apple as host of the m ...

  50. Gonzalez Named WLEY Program Director

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jose Ezequiel "Cheque" González has been appointed the new programming director of Chicago’s 107.9, La Ley (WLEY-FM). He will report to Terry Harding, the station’s VP and GM. La Ley, owned by Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS), programs ...

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