MIAMI, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SBS Radio, the radio division of Spanish Broadcasting System Inc. (SBS) (Nasdaq:SBSA), announced the appointment of Johanna Gomez as part of "The DJ Laz Morning Show" of its radio stations in Miami (WRMA-FM DJ106.7FM) and Los Angeles (KXOL-FM LA 96.3FM). Gomez will be co-hosting "The DJ Laz Morning Show" Coast to Coast Monday- Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. (ET-PT).
Currently, Johanna is an on-air radio personality for the DJ Laz Morning Show Coast to Coast. Prior to this role, Gomez spent over five years as a reporter for WPLG Local 10, South Florida's ABC affiliate network. She covered a wide variety of stories at the station and besides her reporting duties, each week Johanna produced and wrote her own segment, the Local 10 Weekender, which updated the South Florida community on all activities and events.
"The DJ Laz Morning Show" is a four-hour daily radio program featuring DJ Laz, Johanna Gomez, Mark Moseley and a wide variety of characters. The show has an incredible line-up that includes entertainment, news, variety, comedy, interesting stories, and much more. The lifestyle morning show features DJ Laz with a format that allows him to touch on different topics as well as informative segments about the issues facing the audience today. The show also includes a great variety of music, picked specifically for this audience. DJ Laz plays chart-topping songs, debut new music and takes requests as his listeners become part of his morning show.
A native of Manhattan, New York, and born to Dominican parents, Johanna Gomez has been the host of a variety of shows ranging from the MD Connected Public access community showcase to nationally syndicated televised shows including HD Net's Get Out, American Latino TV, as well as Fuzion and The Report for the Telemundo & MUN2 networks.
She currently freelances for SunSports/Fox Sports as a sideline reporter for the 2012 World Champion, Miami HEAT. From 2008-10, Gomez also worked as the in-game entertainment host for Marlins Vision at home baseball games for the Florida Marlins.
As a graduate of Florida International University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication, and a minor in Spanish, in the School of Journalism, Johanna serves as a mentor for the Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program and volunteers at the Miami Rescue Mission for the Homeless. She has also served as host for various fundraising efforts, including the Annual Summer Groove.
Johanna has been featured in the El Nuevo Herald Viernes Section, The Miami Herald, Ocean Drive en Español, Moves, Hollywood and Hispanic Business Magazines and is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
Prior to her career in broadcasting, Gomez was a cheerleader for the Miami Dolphins and a dancer for the Miami HEAT. She was also crowned as Miss Miami Dominican Republic in 1999 and Miss Miami American Red Cross in 1998.
"I'm thrilled to be able to fulfill a dream I have had for many years," said Johanna Gomez about her arrival at SBS.
"Johanna is a dynamic and versatile talent. Her presence online and in social media is impressive, but her true passion is radio," stated Jesus Salas EVP of Programming and Multiplatform Coordinator of SBS. "We welcome her to the SBS family."
About Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. is the largest publicly traded Hispanic-controlled media and entertainment company in the United States. SBS owns and/or operates 21 radio stations located in the top U.S. Hispanic markets of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Puerto Rico, airing the Tropical, Mexican Regional, Spanish Adult Contemporary and Urban format genres. SBS has 3 of the top 6 Spanish-language stations in the nation including the #1 Spanish station in America, WSKQ-FM in New York City (WPAT is ranked #3 and KLAX is ranked #6). 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 throughout the country and operates LaMusica.com, a bilingual Spanish-English online site providing content related to Latin music, entertainment, news and culture. The Company's corporate Web site can be accessed at www.spanishbroadcasting.com.
Media & Press Contact:
Vladimir Gomez, Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc., Director, Marketing & Communications (305) 644-4817, email@example.com
SOURCE Spanish Broadcasting System Inc.