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“Michael Medved had a rep. from PETA on show today. She did well amid the condescending and fun making. Both the callers and Mr. Medved did not appreciate the young lady’s efforts, but I did. What stands out on Mr. Medveds’ show is the repeating of his name. He is one pompous ASS. His contribution to the show today was to bring back to remembrance a day at school when ‘we put a kitten into a blender’. Mr. Medved: go get another job. Get off the radio. You are TOXIC. Larna Keane”

Hispanic Radio Stations Crack Chicago’s Top 10

They laugh, sing corny songs, and seize just about every opportunity to make fun of each other. And it’s all done with orgullo Mexicano. Mexican pride, that is.

For the morning show team at WOJO-FM 105.1, that brassy, Mexico-focused format has allowed the Spanish-language station to capture new ratings clout. It became Chicago’s No. 1 Spanish-language station this week. But it’s not the only one doing well.

For the first time, two of the nine Chicago radio stations catering to a Hispanic audience cracked the Top 10. The achievement shows how influential Spanish-speaking consumers have become and how they’re transforming Hispanic media into commercial powerhouses.

“Spanish-language media keeps gaining new fans,” said Alissa Goldwasser, a media analyst for William Blair & Co., based in Chicago. “It’s becoming a real force.”

The most recent ratings figures, compiled by Arbitron, show WOJO to be No. 8 in the overall Chicago radio market, closely followed by WLEY-FM 107.9, a Spanish-language station that holds the ninth spot.

The radio surge follows an explosion in the city’s Hispanic population. About 1.5 million Latinos now live in the Chicago area, according to the 2000 Census, making Hispanics the city’s largest minority group.

Driving WOJO’s success has been a style that it took straight from the pages of competitor WLEY: all local, all the time. Local in the Hispanic market, however, isn’t just Chicago. It’s also Mexico, where 85 percent of the city’s Hispanics are from.

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About Spanish Broadcasting System

Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. is a leading Spanish-language media and entertainment company in the United States. SBS owns and operates 17 radio stations located in the Hispanic markets of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Puerto Rico, including the #1 Spanish-language radio station in America, WSKQ-FM in New York City, as well as 4 of the top 7 rated radio stations airing the Tropical, Mexican Regional, Spanish Adult Contemporary and Hurban format genres. SBS also owns and operates Mega TV, a television operation serving the South Florida market with national distribution through DirecTV. SBS also produces live concerts and events throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. In addition, SBS operates lamusica.com, a bilingual Spanish-English online site providing content related to Latin music, entertainment, news and culture.

New Latino Media Network Buys Chicagos Wrto In $60 Million Deal With Univision

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TUDN Univision Deportes Radio Chicago

The Spanish-language radio home of Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs, White Sox and Fire broadcasts has been sold to the newly formed Latino Media Network as part of a $60 million all-cash acquisition.

WRTO 1200-AM, the full-time outlet for TUDN Univision Deportes Radio, is one of 18 stations nationwide included in the 10-city deal with TelevisaUnivision announced Friday.

Even after the transaction receives Federal Communications Commission approval, listeners are unlikely to notice to any changes to WRTO. Univision Chicago will continue to oversee programming and sell advertising for the station under a local marketing agreement to run for a year or more.

Latino Media Network

Latino Media Network, based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and founded by Latina social entrepreneurs Stephanie Valencia and Jess Morales Rocketto, includes such prominent investors as actress Eva Longoria and former Univision news anchor Maria Elena Salinas.

Billed as one of the largest single acquisitions of stations by a Latino owned and operated company in history, the 18-station deal is expected to reach nearly a third of the Latino population in the United States.

Im so proud to be a part of Latino Media Network as together we will ensure that our media includes narratives that uplift our voices.

Other cities involved in the deal are New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Las Vegas, McAllen, Texas, and Fresno, California.

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