Our Executive Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Albert Rodriguez will be participating this year at the Hispanic Radio Conference presented by Radio Ink as a panelist.
A Frank Discussion About the Industry Today
That Can Affect Your Bottom Line Tomorrow
When the industry’s biggest players gather together at the Hispanic Radio Conference, no topic is too big or too small and no subject too controversial. They could discuss the impact changes at the FCC will have on you. Where digital programming is going, and where they see new revenue opportunities. How they are finding, developing, and retaining sales and on-air talent. They could speak about politics and the industry’s role in a new, uncharted landscape.
The Hispanic Radio Executive Leadership Roundtable is unscripted. But, because these are the industry’s leaders, their reactions and observations will help guide your plans and response to budgets, sales and programming for the coming year.
Jose Valle, former president of Univision Radio and NAB Radio Board chair, will facilitate a frank conversation about our industry between Ismar Santa Cruz, VP/managing director/radio strategy, Univision Communications; Albert Rodriguez, EVP/COO, Spanish Broadcasting System; Norberto Sanchez, chairman and CEO of Norsan Group; and Enrique Santos, chairman and chief creative officer of iHeartLatino.
From Wall Street investors to your local direct sales, ratings, and technology, Hispanic radio leadership’s perspective on today’s industry will help you navigate what’s coming tomorrow.
Jose Valle served as president of Univision Radio from 2010 to 2015, leading the transformation and modernization of what was a traditional radio group into a best-in-class “listener first” based organization. Over the last year, he served as president of Political & Advocacy Group Sales for UCI, overseeing political advertising strategy and sales to advocacy groups, trade associations, and campaigns for all UCI’s platforms. Earlier in his career he was VP/GM of Univision Radio Los Angeles. Before joining UCI, he was president and GM of Telemundo’s flagship station, KVEA.
Albert Rodriguez is COO of Spanish Broadcasting System, a job he had held since 2012. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company and oversees the revenue and profit performance of the company’s consolidated operations, including radio, television, interactive and entertainment divisions. Previously, Rodriguez was the chief revenue officer of SBS’s television segment and GM of the Miami television market from October 12, 2010 to January 6, 2011, GM of the Miami television market from January 21, 2010 through October 11, 2010, and GSM for the Miami radio market from November 1999 through January 2010. Before joining the company’s television segment, Rodriguez was the GSM of SBS’s radio properties in Miami.
Norberto Sanchez is chairman and CEO of the Norsan Group, which runs Norsan Multimedia, a Spanish-language communications company that includes 12 radio stations in the Southeast, four of them covering the Charlotte market; the company also owns Spanish-language newspapers. Sanchez started his company in Atlanta and has gradually been moving more and more operations to Charlotte. Apart from the communications industry, the Norsan Group has a large role in the food industry, including a restaurant and catering division and Prime Meats, a USDA meat-processing facility serving the hospitality industry.
Ismar Santa Cruz is vice president/managing director of radio strategy for Univision Communications, overseeing content strategy, music genre curation, and continual success for Univision’s radio portfolio and leading programming initiatives for its 64 owned-and-operated stations in 15 top U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico. He also plays an integral role in Univision Music’s multi-platform strategy. Santa Cruz joined UCI to co-found the internal strategic consulting and consumer research division of Univision Radio. Santa Cruz has been instrumental in achieving double-digit audience growth year-over-year on broadcast and digital platforms, developing Univision’s Sonic Logo across all brands, and identifying Univision’s 2014 FIFA World Cup anthem, “Adrenalina.”
Enrique Santos is chairman and chief creative officer of iHeartLatino, heading iHeartMedia’s Latin direction and strategy. His daily morning show is syndicated nationally via Premiere Networks and airs live from iHeart’s TÚ 94.9 in Miami. Born to Cuban parents in Chicago, Santos moves freely between the Hispanic and mainstream American radio landscapes. His bilingual broadcasts are a crossover hit, combining humor, social satire, and political commentary to bridge the cultural and generational divide of a diverse cosmopolitan audience. No matter how busy his schedule, Santos has never lost his community ties and continues volunteering as a reserve police officer for the City of Miami Police Department.
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March 28-29, 2017
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Miami, FL. (February 17, 2017)—The mobile application LaMusica from Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBS) alongside EL ZOL 106.7FM, the leading radio station in South Florida, in collaboration with Felix Cabrera Presents are getting ready for the biggest concert of 2017 “Alex Sensation MIAMIBASH 2017” on Thursday, April 20 at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Florida. Tickets currently on silent sale on www.ticketmaster.com using code: LAMUSICA. General ticket sales begin February 23rd using code: LAMUSICA on www.ticketmaster.com.
The stars are truly aligning for “Alex Sensation MIAMIBASH 2017”. In addition to a star-studded lineup, popular DJ’s Alex Sensation and “Jammin” Johnny Caride will play their legendary mixes alongside these high-profile artists.
Join the conversation on social networks using # MiamiBash2017 from @ elzol1067fm. Follow us on Twitter: @ elzol106fm on Instagram: @ elzol1067fm, on Facebook.com/ElZOL106.7FM and online: www.elzol.lamusica.com
LaMusica, El Zol 106.7FM and Felix Cabrera Presents have also announced that this star-studded event will feature a multi-million dollar production that will include a 360-degree rotating stage as well as the latest in concert technology including lights, pyrotechnics, three-dimensional lights, laser sets, giant screens and a sound that will surely vibrate all attendees at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
“This historic concert will offer a unique opportunity to see a range of enshrined stars of music together in a single setting. What a great opportunity for families in South Florida to meet in harmony and enjoy together with their favorite artists,” said Felix Cabrera, CEO of Felix Cabrera Presenta.
“We are pleased to present this grand show for the fourth consecutive year in South Florida. The Alex Sensation MiamiBash 2017 features the best of music and concert technology so that the loyal audience of EL ZOL 106.7FM could enjoy a concert of the best quality possible,” said Eric Garcia, CBS of SBS Radio and General Manager of SBS New York. “Alex Sensation MIAMIBASH 2017 will once again put the bar at the highest level in terms of production, artists, surprises and unique consumer experiences linked to our activations in conjunction with our sponsors.”
“SBS Miami continues with its tradition of producing the most important concert of Latin urban music in the world again in association with Felix Cabrera Presents. Alex Sensation MiamiBash 2017 exceeds that goal by bringing to South Florida the highest representatives of the genre as well as well as other major artists who like the new generation of bicultural and bilingual Latino youth,” said Carolina Santamarina, Vice President of Sales and General Manager of SBS Miami.
Alex Sensation MiamiBash 2017 is sponsored by LaMusica among other brands.
#MIAMIBASH2017 April 20 will be a historic night at #AmericanAirlinesArena @elzol1067fm #SoyLaMusica tickets at ticketmaster.com
About Spanish Broadcasting System
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. is a leading Hispanic media company that owns and operates 17 radio stations located in the top U.S. Hispanic markets of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Puerto Rico, airing the Spanish Tropical, Regional Mexican, Spanish Adult Contemporary, Top 40 and Latin Rhythmic format genres. SBS also operates AIRE Radio Networks, a national radio platform which creates, distributes and markets leading Spanish-language radio programming to over 250 affiliated stations reaching 93% of the U.S. Hispanic audience. SBS also owns MegaTV, a television operation with over-the-air, cable and satellite distribution and affiliates throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. SBS also produces live concerts and events and owns multiple bilingual websites, including www.LaMusica.com, an online destination and mobile app providing content related to Latin music, entertainment, news and culture. For more information, visit us online at www.spanishbroadcasting.com.
Media & Press Contact for SBS:
Director of Communications & National Promotions
Media & Press Contact for Felix Cabrera Presents:
Latin Events Media
New York, N.Y. (February 15, 2017)—TargetSpot, the largest and most advanced digital audio ad network is announcing today an exclusive network partnership with Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBS) (OTCQX: SBSAA), the largest publicly-traded Hispanic-controlled media and entertainment company in the United States.
SBS and TargetSpot agreed today that Targetspot will be the exclusive third party sales network for all of SBS’s Spanish Radio streaming inventory.
97% of all US Hispanic Americans are reached by radio every week, the highest penetration that Nielsen measures across demographics, ethnicities and platforms. According to a survey executed by Oh!Panel in May 2016, the average US Hispanic listener spends at least two to three hours a day with Internet radio. The survey also looked at the role of advertising, revealing that 69% of respondents have bought at least one product pitched on online radio in the past year. An even more impressive 44% said they have bought between two and five products advertised in online radio.
Thanks to this partnership, SBS will have access to the most advanced targeting technology of the TargetSpot network as well as the most effective network sales extension to monetize their audience. The expanded partnership gives TargetSpot one of the largest footprints among Hispanics in digital audio and enables its advertising partners to reach millions of additional Hispanic listeners across multiple devices.
“SBS has been an amazing partner in the past and we are very happy to become closer. They have strong brands and the most dynamic and innovative strategy in terms of digital audio, TargetSpot is proud to be part of that strategy. The Hispanic consumer is young and connected, and music is central to their lifestyle and culture. Brands can’t afford to play catch up because this audience is too savvy and typically ahead of the general market in terms of media trends. That’s why we’re continuing to strengthen our partnerships with the leading Hispanic media groups such as SBS to make sure we can help brands keep up with this fast moving audience”, says Thierry Ascarez – Chief Business Development Manager at TargetSpot.
“With this announcement, we emphasize our commitment in growing our strategic partnership with TargetSpot. SBS, throughout the years has consistently led the US Hispanic marketplace with proven and revolutionary audio brands inside the space. Our aggressive digital strategy has continued to play a vital role for our present and future growth. This leads to a constant drive for further development, across all of our product offerings. This commitment to innovate and serve our listening audience, in addition to client partners alike remains ever constant. With this in mind, we feel there is no one better suited than Target Spot to help us best monetize our streaming inventory.” says Eric Garcia Chief Radio Revenue Officer and General Manager of SBS New York.
TargetSpot is the largest most advanced digital audio advertising platform, connecting top national brands, regional, and local advertisers to highly engaged Internet and mobile audiences across desktop, mobile and connected devices. Advertisers work with TargetSpot to reach more than one third of all digital audio listeners [over 50 Million people] however and wherever they listen through high-impact audio, display, and pre-roll video, and branded content advertising solutions. TargetSpot advertisers can target consumers by demographics, listening preferences, psychographic segmentation, and geography down to postcode level, while benefitting from real-time reporting and analytics, as well as access to its more than 85 distribution partners. TargetSpot is a unit of Vivendi Village, part of Vivendi, the global media and content group. www.targetspot.com
About Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. owns and operates 17 radio stations located in the top U.S. Hispanic markets of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Puerto Rico, airing the Spanish Tropical, Regional Mexican, Spanish Adult Contemporary, Top 40 and Latin Rhythmic format genres. SBS also operates AIRE Radio Networks, a national radio platform which creates, distributes and markets leading Spanish-language radio programming to over 250 affiliated stations reaching 93% of the U.S. Hispanic audience. SBS also owns MegaTV, a television operation with over-the-air, cable and satellite distribution and affiliates throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. SBS also produces live concerts and events and owns multiple bilingual websites, including www.LaMusica.com, an online destination and mobile app providing content related to Latin music, entertainment, news and culture. For more information, visit us online at www.spanishbroadcasting.com.
|MEDIA CONTACT FOR SBS:
Director of Communications & National Promotions
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|Miami, FL. (Dec. 20, 2016)—Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBS) (NASDAQ: SBSA), the largest publicly-traded Hispanic-controlled media and entertainment company in the United States, today named Richard D. Lara as the Company’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel.
In his new role, Lara is responsible for all legal matters at SBS, including developing and implementing the Company’s legal strategy. He will report directly to Raúl Alarcón, Chairman, CEO and President of SBS.
“Richard is a premier legal executive and will play a critical role on our leadership team and within the organization,” said Mr. Alarcón. “His expertise and leadership will benefit SBS given his deep industry experience and legal knowledge. We look forward to Richard’s many contributions as we continue executing our multi-platform strategy and positioning SBS for growth over the long-term.”
“I am grateful and excited to join an organization that is dedicated to delivering leading news, entertainment and information to diverse audiences through multiple platforms across the nation,” said Mr. Lara. “I look forward to working with the entire team at SBS to build upon the company’s history of success by developing strategic growth opportunities that will drive our business.”
As General Counsel, Lara will oversee the Legal and Corporate Affairs Department, which will include: Legal and Business Affairs, Corporate Compliance, Government Relations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Community Empowerment, Standards and Practices, Advertising Review and Compliance and Corporate-PLA Services.
Mr. Lara’s trial and arbitration experience is broad and substantial. For over two decades, he has counseled domestic and international corporate clients regarding business disputes, including serving as lead litigator in high-stakes trials both in the federal and state courts. His expertise also includes handling disputes brought under Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII, the Jones Act, and Florida’s Whistleblower Act.
Prior to serving as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for SBS, Lara practiced law at Mase Lara, P.A., a boutique trial law firm based in Miami, where he concentrated primarily on complex civil and commercial litigation. Richard was co-owner and managing shareholder at Mase Lara. He frequently appeared on televised news programs to provide legal commentary.
In addition, Mr. Lara is an active member of various community organizations, including serving as current Commissioner of the Judicial Nominating Commission for Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal (appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott), member of the American Inns of Court, the Cuban American Bar Association, the Florida Bar’s Professionalism Committee, Ethics Committee, and Consumer Protection Law Committee, “Man of the Year” for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and former Chair of the 11th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee for the Florida Bar.
Mr. Lara received his law degree from Boston College Law School and was awarded his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. Mr. Lara is fluent in Spanish.
|About Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. owns and operates 17 radio stations located in the top U.S. Hispanic markets of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Puerto Rico, airing the Spanish Tropical, Regional Mexican, Spanish Adult Contemporary, Top 40 and Latin Rhythmic format genres. SBS also operates AIRE Radio Networks, a national radio platform which creates, distributes and markets leading Spanish-language radio programming to over 100 affiliated stations reaching 93% of the U.S. Hispanic audience. SBS also owns MegaTV, a television operation with over-the-air, cable and satellite distribution and affiliates throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. SBS also produces live concerts and events and owns multiple bilingual websites, including www.LaMusica.com, an online destination and mobile app providing content related to Latin music, entertainment, news and culture. For more information, visit us online at www.spanishbroadcasting.com.
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Media & Press Contact for SBS:
Director of Communications & National Promotions