The Group Heads Super Session that closes the annual Hispanic Radio Conference is always much anticipated, with attendees eager to hear the leadership of this key segment of the radio industry talk about their plans, hopes, and vision for the future.
And this year's session is especially worth looking forward to: This time leaders from every major Spanish-language radio group in the U.S. will be taking part in a discussion moderated by the legendary Eduardo Caballero.
Whether you're working in Hispanic radio, exploring the possibilities for Spanish-language formats, or simply want to better understand a thriving, influential area of the radio industry, you won't want to miss the opportunity to hear this lively roundtable talk on the state of the business.
Click here to register for the Hispanic Radio Conference. And just look at this lineup!
Eduardo Caballero is a broadcast pioneer, with 50-plus years of experience in Spanish-language radio and television. After arriving from Cuba, he began his career in broadcasting in 1962 as a local radio salesman for WBNX-AM in New York, and he later became the first Hispanic to hold the position of GSM at a U.S. radio station. Caballero moved into Spanish television in 1968, as VP/GSM of S.I.N.(now Univision). In 1973, he started Caballero Spanish Media, which created the first-ever U.S. syndicated Spanish TV program, Lo Mejor del Cine en Espa?ol. In 1975, Caballero and his wife, Raquel, started the nation's first Spanish national radio sales rep firm, which he sold, 20 years later, to Interep. CSM had by then grown to represent almost 200 Spanish-language radio stations. In 1998, Caballero founded M?sM?sica TeVe Network, and in 2006, he sold it to Viacom, to be part of a MTV's new MTV tr3s.
Jeffery Liberman became chief operating officer of Entravision Communications in July 2012. He has been involved in the management and operation of Spanish-language media properties since 1974. Liberman previously served as the president of Entravision's Radio Division from January 2001 until July 2012. In that post he was responsible for operating the company's 17 radio stations in California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Washington, DC.
Christine McMurray, president of Davidson Media Group, has 35 years of experience in broadcast management. She spent 15 of those years as the GM/market manager of stations in top 10 markets whose performance improved to a level that allowed them to be sold for 12-15x multiples in the mid- to late-90s; companies included Bonneville, Entercom, and Cox. She also spent time in the move-in/upgrade business, taking operations from the ground up to profitable sales of the assets in less than 12 months, and spent seven years working for private equity firms, managing their troubled radio assets. At Davidson, she heads up 30 radio stations in 19 markets, specializing in emerging Hispanic markets.
Jay Meyers is CEO of Adelante Media Group LLC. Meyers is a broadcast veteran with experience in every facet of the business, from corporate management to individual and cluster station management. He started his career as an award-winning radio program director and air personality before moving into station management. Meyers is also president and CEO of Broadcast Management and Technology, a firm that specializes in working with financial institutions and broadcast-industry owners. Earlier, he spent nearly 10 years as a senior vice president of Jacor Communications and its successor, Clear Channel Communications, and also served as president/COO of Sherman Broadcasting Corp.
Albert Rodriguez was appointed COO of Spanish Broadcasting System in May of 2012. In this post he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company and oversees the revenue and profit performance of SBS's consolidated operations, including the radio, television, interactive, and entertainment divisions. Before that, Rodriguez served as chief revenue officer of the television segment and GM of the Miami television market from 2010-2011, and, before that, general sales manager for the Miami radio market. Under his leadership, Miami's El Zol 95.7 became the highest-billing station in Florida history.
Carlos Rodriguez is CEO of R Communications, the largest radio operator on the Texas/Mexico Border. Rodriguez is a respected industry leader who is experienced in start-ups, risk management, budgeting, projections, high finance, and media acquisitions. His background also includes concentrations in all commercial aspects of the business; Rodriguez has extensive experience in finance and banking, with certifications in credit risk management, credit analysis, stock broking, and national and international banking. At R Communications, his responsibilities include strategic planning, capital allocation, mergers and acquisitions, statistical analyses of current and emerging markets, and developing strategies to maximize company revenues.
Jose Valle is president of Univision Radio, a division of Univision Communications Inc. Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio broadcaster in the U.S., owns and operates 67 radio stations in 16 of the top U.S. Hispanic markets and five stations in Puerto Rico. Valle, a veteran broadcast executive, earlier served as VP/GM of Univision Radio Los Angeles. Before joining Univision, he served as president and GM of Telemundo flagship KVEA as well as overseeing operations for Spanish-language independent KWHY station in Los Angeles from 2008 to 2010. Before that he was VP/GM of KXTX/Dallas from 2002 to 2008.
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