MIAMI, March 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (the "Company" or "SBS") (OTCQX: SBSAA), a leading Hispanic media company, today announced it received two Medallas de Cortez Awards at the Hispanic Radio Awards hosted by Radio Ink in Doral, Florida.
SBS's "Jammin" Johnny Caride, Director of Programming of WXDJ-FM EL NUEVO ZOL 106.7FM was honored with the "Program Director of the Year" award. VP of Corporate Communications, Vladimir Gomez, received the "Marketer of the Year" award. SBS Radio platforms were represented with 5 finalists across 8 categories, which recognize outstanding achievements and leadership in the Hispanic radio marketplace.
SBS winners for the 2018 Medallas de Cortez Awards are:
- Marketer of the Year: Vladimir Gomez – Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.
- Program Director of the Year: "Jammin" Johnny Caride, WXDJ-FM- El Nuevo Zol 106.7FM- Miami- Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.
The Medallas de Cortez Awards, created by Radio Ink, is the only awards dedicated to celebrating the very best in Hispanic radio and honors industry leaders in station management, sales, programming, and advertising. They were named after Raoul Cortez, a pioneer in the Hispanic radio industry.
Key members of the SBS team were among the speakers and panelists participating at the event including: Albert Rodriguez, EVP/COO, Jesus Salas, EVP/Programming & Multiplatform Coordinator, Maire Mason, VP/General Manager, WSKQ & WPAT, New York, Donny Hudson, VP/General Manager, WXDJ, WRMA, WCMQ, Miami, Florida. This talented and experienced group of executives s celebrated SBS' Medallas de Cortez wins and discussed the future of radio via participation in a diverse set of panel discussions.
"SBS has a long history of providing the best content to our listeners and, with stations in the top 50 fastest growing U.S. Hispanic markets, we are well positioned to continue to entertain and inform Hispanic audiences for years to come," said Albert Rodriguez, COO of SBS. "We are thrilled to be honored among this prestigious group of Spanish-language broadcasters. Congratulations to the entire SBS Radio Division, Johnny Caride, Vladimir Gomez, as well as all of our stations and employees who were finalist this year. We are proud of all of their hard work, dedication and service to our local communities."
Radio Ink Publisher Deborah Parenti said, "The Medallas de Cortez awards represent a celebration of Hispanic radio and its dedicated professionals. Every one of them, in large markets and small communities, make Hispanic radio an intimate part of the lives of listeners and clients. This is the biggest year ever in terms of awards competition. While there can be only one winner in each category, we are extremely proud to recognize all of the winners, who are truly worthy of our respect and admiration."
"Being awarded two Medallas de Cortez is a testament to the dedication of our SBS team who delivers the best programming and experiences available each day. Our team continues to produce leading radio offerings and I am proud of their untiring commitment to keeping our community informed and entertained," said Jesus Salas EVP of Programming, Multiplatform Coordinator of SBS. "This dedication to our audiences and the Hispanic radio industry resulted in a record number of finalists, and we are truly honored to receive 2 plaques, including the prestigious "Program Director of the Year" and "Marketer of the Year" award. Special thank you to Radio Ink Magazine."
Winners were announced at the Medallas de Cortez ceremony, as part of the Hispanic Radio Conference, March 13-14 in the Intercontinental Hotel at Doral, Florida.
For conference agenda and full details, visit www.hispanicradioconference.com.
About Radio Ink Magazine
Radio Ink Magazine is the radio broadcasting industry's premier management and marketing trade magazine. Radio Ink is published by Boynton Beach, Florida-based Streamline Publishing, Inc. The bi-monthly magazine celebrated its 20-year anniversary in 2012. For more information, visit www.radioink.com.
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