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Estrella Media announced that Steve Mandala, former President, Ad Sales & Marketing for Univision Communications and Executive VP, Cable Entertainment Sales for NBCUniversal, is joining the company as Chief Revenue and Local Media Officer. Mandala starts on December 1 and will be based out of the company’s New York office.

Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. announced the launch of Salsa 106.3FM (WRAZ-FM) a radio station targeting South Florida's young Hispanic adults in the highly sought-after 18-34, 25-64 demographic.

Undeterred, SBS moved ahead with making three all-cash offers, the final offer coming in ahead of the highest appraisal value presented by Bond & Pecaro.  By Adam Jacobson - Editor in Chief

Meruelo Media in Los Angeles announced that its KLOS-FM Los Angeles, Calif. was named Rock Station of the Year and Cali 93.9/KLLI-FM Los Angeles was named Spanish Language Station of the Year at the 2021 National Association of Broadcasters' (NAB) Marconi Radio Awards.

Ralph Guild, who created what is largely considered the standard operating structure for television and radio ad representation companies, has died.  By Adam Jacobson - Radio TV Business Report

When it comes to audio creative, there are a few commonly asked questions. What are best practices? Is a thirty-second ad better or worse than a sixty-second ad? What is the difference between a host-read ad versus a pre-recorded ad?

A new Nielsen study commissioned by The Southern California Broadcasters Association demonstrates the power of impressions for the radio industry.  These findings show that agencies are increasingly using impressions to evaluate media, and the usefulness of impressions to evaluate radio and digital using a common metric.

LatinX 103.7 FM WCCM, of Costa Media Boston - the Boston Red Sox Spanish-language Station - will begin airing the American League Championship Series starting this Friday, October 15. All games will be aired LIVE on WCCM 103.7 FM and 1490 AM.

Harker Bos Group recently fielded a study documenting the consumption habits and voting trends of Hispanic Radio Listeners.  By Adam R Jacobson / Editor of Radio TV Business Report

Univision Los Angeles announced the launch of a new morning radio show, “Levántate Con Ysaac Alvarez” (Wake Up With Ysaac Alvarez) on K-LOVE 107.5 FM. Starting October 11th, Alvarez will offer Latino listeners in Los Angeles heartwarming human interest stories, news of the day, comedy and interactive audience participation along with the best Latin music hits.

The endless commercial break. How bad is it? Is the stopset slog a problem for Hispanic radio? Radio Ink Editor Ed Ryan probed four of the industry’s top executives as the moderator of the Hispanic Radio Executive Leadership Roundtable on Wednesday afternoon at the Hispanic Radio Conference in Miami.  By Adam Jacobson - Radio TV Business Report

“The Investment Gap: Understanding the Value of Audio” highlights a divergence between consumption and investment. While 31% of the average consumer’s media consumption is now audio, only 8.8% of the average media budget is allocated to audio, and 25% of advertisers do not invest in audio at all.

The pandemic hit the Spanish radio industry probably harder than any other traditional media.  Stay-at-home ordinances and remote work mandates eliminated the daily commute and as a result in-car radio listening and ad revenue plummeted during the early months of the global Covid-19 2020 shutdown.    By Angelica "Angie" Balderas - SVP Entravision Sacramento Stockton and Modesto

As more consumers go “screen-free” radio moves to the forefront of media planning

The National Association of Broadcasters won’t be moving forward with the NAB Show, a move that also cancels the co-located Sales and Management Television Exchange and the Radio Show, co-produced by the NAB and the Radio Advertising Bureau.  By Adam Jacobson - Radio TV Business Report

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