MIAMI, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- (AIRE RADIO NETWORKS/Big Time Media)---AIRE Radio Networks, a division of Spanish Broadcasting System (Nasdaq: SBSA), today announced that Conexion Thalia Radio Show, the popular lifestyle and music program hosted by international superstar and platinum recording artist Thalia, will join the AIRE Radio Networks platform.
"Known to millions of Latinos, Thalia is a phenomenal artist who has proven herself across a variety of platforms. She will be a vital component to our success in delivering compelling and entertaining programming to Spanish-language radio stations nationwide," said Elisa Torres, Senior Vice President of Network Operations and Affiliate Sales for AIRE Radio Networks. "Building on Thalia's exceptional performance on radio during the past seven years, we look forward to expanding her brand of entertainment to even more listeners throughout the country."
Conexion Thalia Radio Show, a program of AIRE Radio Networks, provides informative segments on the important day-to-day issues facing Latinos while appealing to a broad audience. The show offers a vibrant blend of music along with regular program features, which include discussions on the latest entertainment news, fashion, health, immigration and interviews with Hispanic community icons.
Internationally recognized superstar Thalia will reach multiple U.S. Hispanic communities every week with her unique charm and pleasing manner that has made her a familiar voice to millions of listeners.
"I am very excited to work with the renowned team at AIRE Radio Networks and Spanish Broadcasting System to expand the distribution of my show across the nation," said Thalia. "I will now have the opportunity of reaching significantly more fans and leveraging my show across multiple platforms. This is a very exciting time for Latino media and my association with AIRE allows me to fully tap into the industry's best network and digital assets to maximize my brand and market reach."
Thalia has sold more than 40 million CDs worldwide. She has had 28 Top 10 singles, 15 of which went to No. 1. Habitame Siempre was certified double platinum in Mexico and gold in the United States reaching the #1 position in both the Top Latin and Latin Pop album charts. Primera Fila, peaked at #1 in Billboard's Latin Pop Album. She has received numerous accolades including two Latin Billboard awards and several Premios Juventud awards.
She was most recently honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013. She is also an accomplished author whose fourth book was released by Penguin (Oct. 2013) entitled, "Chupie: The Binky that Returned Home." She is considered Mexico's most famous telenovela actress with legions of followers around the globe. Her telenovelas have been translated in several languages and have aired in more than 180 countries with a viewership of more than two billion people. She has been named one of People Magazine's Most Beautiful (Los Mas Bellos) a record nine-times (May 2012) and top 25 most powerful Latinas by People en Espanol.
A savvy and creative businesswoman, Thalia has joined forces with iconic retailer Macy's to design a clothing line directed at the Latino market and beyond. To this end she is one of the most-followed and influential Latin celebrities with over 12.3 million social media followers through twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
ABOUT AIRE RADIO NETWORKS
AIRE Radio Networks is a division of Spanish Broadcasting System (Nasdaq: SBSA), the largest publicly traded Hispanic-controlled media and entertainment company in the United States. AIRE was designed to harness the power of SBS' multi-genre programming and resources through five targeted network vehicles in more than 30 markets, supported by national scale solutions spanning content, experiential, digital, mobile and online platforms with more than 1.5 million unique visitors. SBS also owns and operates 20 radio stations located in the top U.S. Hispanic markets of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Puerto Rico. The Company also owns and operates 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 21 bilingual websites, including www.LaMusica.com, a bilingual Spanish-English online site providing content related to Latin music, entertainment, news and culture.
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