Univision Radio

  1. Univision Radio L.A. Station Executive Fired for Cheating System

    June 16, 2014 11:22 PM EDT An employee at an L.A. radio station owned by Univision has been fired for manipulating Nielsen’s ratings system by posing as a member of their sample audience. The revelation is a blow to both the KSCA-FM (101.9) and Nielsen Holdings, which last ...

  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. New Radio Program Replaces Former Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo Show in L.A.

    December 03, 2013 11:31 PM EST A new Univision Radio morning program, which replaces the former "El Piolin de la Mañana," launched this week in Los Angeles and is scheduled to feature regional Mexican singer/songwriter Gerardo Ortiz as one of the first major on-air gu ...

  4. Slacker Adds Univision Radio Stations to Latin Roster

    October 23, 2013 11:11 AM EDT Slacker Radio has expanded its roster of Latin stations with the addition of six Univision Radio stations to its palate. Five of them will be live streams of major terrestrial Univision stations:  romantic KLVE in Los Angeles (107.5 FM, K-Love), ...

  5. Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo, MLB Deals Boost Sirius XM Outlook

    August 20, 2013 2:07 PM EDT Lazard Capital Markets analyst Barton Crockett in a bullish report has lauded satellite radio giant Sirius XM Radio for a couple of recent "serious content upgrades." He cited a just-announced Major League Baseball deal extension and a ...

  6. Betty Pino, 'Queen of Latin Radio,' Dies

    August 07, 2013 4:22 PM EDT Radio DJ and personality Betty Pino, a presence in Latin radio for over 30 years, died early Tuesday morning following a bacterial infection that had left her hospitalized for nearly a month. The Ecuadorean-born Pino, a glamorous figure with ...

  7. Univision Radio Cancels Eddie Sotelo's Popular 'Piolin por la Mañana' Morning Show

    July 22, 2013 11:05 PM EDT Univision Radio's longtime syndicated morning show "Piolin por la Mañana," featuring the popular veteran radio personality Eddie Sotelo, has been cancelled, according to an official with Univision Radio. Univision officials decli ...

  8. Yandel of Wisin & Yandel to Premiere Solo Single, Confirming Rumors of Temporary Split

    June 06, 2013 6:43 PM EDT In the past few months, rumors have swirled about the imminent separation of reggaetón duo Wisin & Yandel -- management denied the separation but admitted the two were working on individual projects.  Now, it's official. Yandel, real na ...

  9. Billboard Latin Music Conference: How Univision Leverages Its Massive Reach to Push Artists

    April 24, 2013 11:48 AM EDT Giving one of the last talks of the Billboard Latin Music Conference's first full day, Jose Valle, president of Univision Radio, made the promise that his lecture would be both brief and bold. The charismatic head of the immense chain of Sp ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Latin Radio Update: WQBU in New York flips to Tropical; Ferro, Gonzalez Take New Posts

    November 19, 2012 1:46 PM EST It's been a busy few days for Latin radio in the U.S., with a key station changing formats and key executives leaving and taking posts. On the station front, Univision's 92.7 FM (WQBU-FM) in New York flipped from regional Mexican La Que ...

  12. Morning Fix: Universal Music Predicts $158 Million Annual Boost From EMI; Ticketmaster & Walmart Expand Deal; Depeche Mode Signs With WME

    November 14, 2012 7:08 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and other free music-business newsletters UNIVERSAL MUSIC EARNINGS DIP, REVENUES RISE IN FIRST NINE MONTHS: Universal Music Group posted a 2.5% decline in earnings before interest taxes ...

  13. Nielsen BDS Deal With Univision Radio Makes It Leading Monitoring service for Latin Stations

    November 13, 2012 10:05 AM EST Univision Radio, the number one U.S. Spanish-language radio network, will begin using Nielsen BDSradio, making it the leading music monitoring service for Hispanic radio stations in the country. Envision Radio Networks, which represented both Univ ...

  14. Latin Conference: Univision's Jose Valle Says Latin Artists Need To Push Into Mainstream Radio Market

    April 25, 2012 12:15 PM EDT Univision Radio president Jose Valle speaks during his Q&A at the Billboard Latin Music Conference. (Photo: Michael Seto) Radio has changed with social media and with the evolving demographics of music lovers. That's one thing radio execu ...

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    March 22, 2012 8:17 AM EDT Billboard.biz, a 24/7 extension of Billboard magazine, is the music industry's premiere news source. It also covers every aspect of the entertainment space as it pertains to everyone from brand marketers and ad agencies to record labels and c ...

  16. Univision Radio Launches H2O Music Fest

    March 14, 2012 12:51 PM EDT In an effort to broaden its footprint and extend its reach across different audiences, Univision Radio is launching a music festival series this summer that will feature both major Latin and mainstream acts. Recent Executive Shake-Ups at Univision ...

  17. Backbeat: Latin Music Industry Rocks at Premios Lo Nuestro Afterparties

    February 21, 2012 10:18 AM EST From the left, Jorge Mejia, Sony/ATV's Sr. VP for Latin America & U.S. Latin; Melissa Esposito of Sony U.S. Latin; and Ruben Leyva of Sony U.S. Latin at Sony's PLN afterparty. The live telecast of Univision's Premios Lo Nuestro ...

  18. Emilio Estefan, Jose Valle Confirmed for Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, April 23-26 In Miami

    February 09, 2012 3:32 PM EST Entertainment mogul Emilio Estefan, Univision Radio President José Valle and Target VP of entertainment John Butcher are among the top executives already confirmed as speakers for the 2012 Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, presented b ...

  19. Felix Perez Appointed GM of Univision Radio New York

    January 04, 2012 1:21 PM EST Felix Perez, the former CEO and president of Davidson Media Group (DMG), has been named general manager of Univision Radio New York, effective immediately. Pérez will now supervise operations of Univision's three New York stations: Spanish co ...

  20. Backbeat: Cristian Castro Celebrates Jose Jose Tribute Album, 'Mi Amigo el Principe,' at Las Vegas Release Party

    November 21, 2011 8:03 AM EST Mexican singer Cristian Castro celebrates the release of his newest album, "Mi Amigo el Príncipe," (Universal Music Latin). The record release party was held at Las Vegas' TAO nightclub; (L-R), Victor Gonzalez, president, Universal ...

  21. Backbeat: Romeo Santos' Private L.A. Show; Talks Collabs With Usher, Pitbull, Lil Wayne

    October 04, 2011 8:05 AM EDT Shirley Rodriguez (VP of marketing/Angelo Medina group), Paula Paminsky (vp of marketing/Sony Music Latin), the evening's main attraction Romeo Santos and Karina Puente (Sony Music Latin) Univision Radio executive VP Jack Hobbs and Mexican po ...

  22. Meet Billboard's 2011 Latin Power Players

    August 19, 2011 10:00 AM EDT For the second consecutive year, leaders of the Latin music industry are being honored with a Billboard Power Players report that recognizes this vital and important part of the music industry. The Billboard Power Players series highlights the ach ...

  23. Univision Launches Radio App for iPhone

    August 02, 2011 3:45 PM EDT Listeners of Univision radio stations nationwide will now be able to access most of their local stations anywhere via the newly launched Univision Radio App for iPhone and iPod touch. Available on iTunes' App store, the app allows users to ac ...

  24. Latin Power Players: Jose Valle

    August 02, 2011 1:22 AM EDT Jose Valle President, Univision Radio Since his appointment in March, Univision's Jose Valle has taken on responsibility for the largest Spanish-language radio network in the country, with 70 owned and operated stations in 17 markets. Accordi ...

  25. Paty Cantu Partners with Univision, MasterCard

    June 21, 2011 7:10 AM EDT Univision Communications and MasterCard have partnered with a music artist-Mexican pop singer Paty Cantu-to be the new face of Univision's MasterCard Prepaid Card and also, to appear on a series of spots for MasterCard's "Priceless& ...

  26. Regional Mexican Music Experts Discuss the Way Ahead, Narcocorridos at Latin Music Conference

    April 27, 2011 12:51 PM EDT Regional Mexico Panelists: Raul Brindis, Host, "El Show de Raul Brindis," Univision; Fernando Comacho, La Arrolladora Banda El Limode Rene Camacho; Ivan Fernandez, President, Viva Entertainment; Luis Del Villar, President Del Records; Ro ...

  27. Univision Radio Lays Off Several Key Programmers, Sources Say

    April 07, 2011 4:52 PM EDT Sources at Univision Radio confirmed that the company "streamlined" some of its radio operations Wednesday. As part of that process, programmers in key markets were let go in what may be the biggest, simultaneous lay-offs at a Spanish la ...

  28. Jose Valle Named President Of Univision Radio

    March 23, 2011 4:03 PM EDT Jose Valle has been named president of Univision Radio , the company announced today. Valle, a veteran radio executive, was most recently VP and general manager of Univision Radio Los Angeles, overseeing stations KLVE-FM , KSCA-FM, KTNQ-AM and KRC ...

  29. Univision Radio Network President Gary Stone To Retire

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Gary Stone, the longtime president/COO of the Univision Radio network, will retire from the company at the end of the year, Univision Communciations announced in a statement. Stone's retirement comes after 25 years at Univision Radio and its ...

  30. Univision Targets Vevo, Hulu With New Site

    October 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Univision has rolled out an all-music site, Música. It will serve as a challenger to upstart music hub Vevo, which has been a hit with Hispanics, as well as Hulu, which has limited content targeted to that audience. According to Univision’s resear ...

  31. Feds Fine Univision $1 Million In Payola Case

    July 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Communications Commission and the Justice Department have together fined Univision Radio and the now-defunct Univision Music Group $1 million to resolve payola-related allegations, the government agencies announced today. The FCC and J ...

  32. Miami's WRTO La Kalle Flips To Bilingual

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Univision Radio has flipped longtime tropical Miami station WRTO La Kalle (98.3 FM) to a bilingual format that will play tracks in English and Spanish. The new station, which launched today (June 24), is WURM, Mix 98.3. Although La Kalle, like man ...

  33. Univision Plans Upfront Showcase In N.Y.

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After skipping a big New York showcase event during last year's upfront season, Univision will return to that format this year, the network confirmed today. Separately, budding Spanish-language network Estrella TV said it would put on its fir ...

  34. Subway Gets 'Fresh' With Univision Radio

    March 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Subway Restaurants has partnered with Univision Radio to sponsor the radio network’s 2010 concert series, with a twist. Subway will sponsor an opening act performance at each of Univision’s three major shows, slated to take place in the second, th ...

  35. Juan Luis Guerra Plans Haiti Relief Concert, Shakira To Build School

    January 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Shakira and Juan Luis Guerra have joined an ever-growing list of Latin artists donating money and supplies and organizing fundraisers for victims of Haiti’s earthquake. Shakira's Barefoot Foundation will partner with nonprofit firm Architectu ...

  36. Congressional Committee To Hold Hearing On PPM

    November 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST Arbitron will defend its controversial Portable People Meter ratings measurement service at a congressional hearing on Wednesday, Dec. 2. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, chaired by Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-NY), will "examin ...

  37. Signed Acts Line Up For 'Viva' Reality Show

    August 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "Viva el Sueño!" the Univision network reality show that will feature already signed acts competing against each other for cash prizes and mass exposure, debuts Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Unlike other music reality shows, where the contest ...

  38. "Pistolero" Departs Univision Radio Airwaves

    July 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Published reports indicate that Veronica Nava, program director at Univision Radio's L.A. regional Mexican station La Nueva 101.9, and syndicated afternoon host Rafael "Pistolero" Pulido are no longer in those roles. Listeners of th ...

  39. Univision Radio, Smirnoff Ice Back Latin Shows

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Univision Radio has launched a partnership with Smirnoff Ice to produce and promote a series of summer concert events aimed at the Latin marketplace. The concert events, called Fiestas Chulas, are part of a national Smirnoff Ice promotion and will ...

  40. Latin Radio Broadcasters Lobby Against Royalty Act

    May 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Lazer Broadcasting is a significant player in the Hispanic radio world on the West Coast. The Oxnard, Calif.-based operation, headed by president/CEO Alfredo Plascencia, owns and operates 18 Spanish language radio stations in 10 California markets ...

  41. Alfonso Larriva Programs New L.A. Latin Pop Station

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Details are emerging on the staffing of Los Angeles’ new Latin pop station Exitos 93.9 FM, which launched April 15. Former Fonovisa VP/GM Alfonso Larriva is the program director of the station, for which Mexico-based broadcaster Grupo Radio Centro ...

  42. Latin Briefs: Liberman Broadcasting, Granda

    April 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - Liberman Broadcasting has flipped its Latin rhythmic KZZA (Casa 106.7)/Dallas to a Spanish oldies format, "La Bonita." The station was broadcasting grupero, cumbia, banda, ballads and bachata on Tuesday, with no on-air talent. The chan ...

  43. Univision Shuffles Dallas Stations

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Univision Radio has confirmed to R&R that its Dallas properties have gone through some changes. Regional Mexican KESS (La Qué Buena 107.9) has flipped to Latin pop as "La Kalle," and Latin rhythm KFZO (La Kalle 99.1) took on regional ...

  44. Sinaloa 21 Releases Obama Corrido

    January 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Just in time for Inauguration Day, a corrido has come out that's fit for a president. Independent singer-songwriter Juan Carlos Sanchez (stage name Sinaloa 21) has released "El Corrido de Barack Obama," a brass-heavy narrative song ...

  45. Hispanic Radio Pioneer Dies

    January 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Hispanic radio pioneer McHenry Taylor Tichenor died Saturday (Jan. 3) of natural causes in Round Rock, Texas. He was 76. Tichenor managed the family broadcasting business, Tichenor Media System, which owned the country's first Spanish-languag ...

  46. Ex-Radio Host Sandoval Preps Album

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rocio Sandoval "La Peligrosa," who was recently let go from Univision Radio, has re-signed to her former label Disa. The label will release "Amantes de Ocasion," an album of hits plus three new tracks, in February. She currentl ...

  47. Arbitron Commercializes PPM In Eight Markets

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In a move crafted to pre-empt any attempt to block the rollout of Arbitron's Portable People Meter (PPM), the ratings company announced on Monday (Oct. 6) that it has commercialized its electronic radio ratings services in eight new markets. ...

  48. Jesus Salas Joins America TeVe Team

    August 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Radio veteran and former XM Radio senior PD/Latin Jesús Salas has been named senior director of programming and promotions for America TeVe. He will oversee all of the TV company's programming and promotions but will continue work with Sirius ...

  49. Univision Radio Cuts Staff

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Radio & Records has learned that Univision Radio has laid off several people from its Latin stations throughout the country, including promotion staff and PDs. Among those out of a gig are KROM (Estéreo Latino)/San Antonio PD Rogelio Leal and ...

  50. 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 ...

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