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Over the past decade, radio broadcasters have brought increased content to owned digital channels to give listeners the opportunity to engage new channels. And today, we see that the broadcasters that have adapted their content and platform strategies to include digital channels are reaping the benefits of engaging audiences of all age groups.

Only seven will carry home the prestigious award. And, the only place winners will be announced is at the live and in-person Hispanic Radio Conference, scheduled for September 22-23 in Miami, Fla.

Univision Holdings, Inc. announced new appointments to, and a redesign of its corporate leadership structure.

Fútbol de Primera Radio and Verizon announced a multiyear, multiplatform media and marketing agreement, that names Verizon as an official broadcast partner of FDP Radio’s exclusive broadcasts of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, as well as the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup, the 2022 Concacaf World Cup Qualifiers, and the Mexican National Team U.S. tour and international friendly matches.

Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. announced radio executive Donny Hudson has been appointed as a Radio Board Member of the Florida Association of Broadcasters’ (FAB) Board of Directors.

Entravision Communications Corporation announced that the Shoboy Show hosted by Edgar “Shoboy” Sotelo is now also being syndicated in San Diego, CA on XRST-FM and in Houston, TX on KLOL-FM.

More people are now looking for the type of immersive and intimate experience that radio has long provided

Radio’s weekly reach is now at its highest levels since March 2020, and has grown during each of the past four months. In May 2021, radio’s weekly reach surpassed 122 million weekly listeners, within 2 million of where it was before the lockdown precautions took effect last year.

Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. announced that it has named Albert Rodriguez to the position of President of SBS, succeeding Raúl Alarcón, who has served in that capacity since 1985.

Univision’s Uforia announced the return of its experiential virtual music series Uforia Live.

Meruelo Media announced that programmer Haz Montana has joined the company as Vice President, Audio Brands to lead its Los Angeles Super Cluster of Hip Hop Tastemaker KPWR Power 106, Classic Rocker KLOS 95.5, Throwback Hip Hop KDAY/KDEY 93.5 and Latin Rhythmic Breakout CALI 93.9.

Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBS) unveiled its virtual 2021 upfront: It Happens Here. Through a series of curated videos, SBS executives discuss how the company's culturally relevant audio, digital, video and live music experiences have successfully engaged U.S. Hispanics for over four decades while also serving as a springboard for the careers of many popular Latin music artists and celebrities.

The television landscape is undergoing massive change as audience viewing habits shift from linear TV to ad-free streaming options. Major players like WarnerMedia, NBCU, ViacomCBS, and Disney are all pouring resources into their video subscription services at the expense of their broadcast TV and cable networks.  By Pierre Bouvard is Chief Insights Officer at CUMULUS MEDIA | Westwood One.

In this exclusive conversation, SBS EVP/Programming Jesus Salas shares how the company’s radio stations gained audience across the COVID-19 pandemic and has kept it, while also giving a preview as to what else SBS has in store for the rest of the year in this episode of the RBR+TVBR InFOCUS Podcast.

NPR and Edison Research released the findings of their first-ever study of its kind on radio — which identifies six segments of radio listeners, their listening behaviors and their attitudes towards advertising.

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