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Univision Lures CNN LatAm Vet Janiot For ‘Nocturna’ Role

A Colombian journalist who is also a beauty queen and former model has just been selected to become the latest late-night estrella on U.S. television.

Starting in January 2018, Patricia Jadiot will co-anchor Univision’s late-night network newscast, Noticiero Univision Edición Nocturna, alongside Enrique Acevedo.

She will also serve as co-anchor for the weekly prime-time newsmagazine Aquí y Ahora with Ilia Calderón and Teresa Rodríguez, as well as launch a new Latin America-focused news program on all Univision News digital platforms.

Additionally, Janiot will develop content for special programs.

Janiot’s appointment comes following the naming of Calderón as the heir apparent to the retiring Maria Elena Salinas.

Calderón in mid-December will become the co-anchor on the 6:30pm weeknight Noticiero Univision, sharing duties with Jorge Ramos.

For more than a quarter-century, Janiot has been a news presenter on CNN en Español, and considered the face of the network by many across Latin America.

She began her career as a co-anchor for the prime-time newscast Noticiero Telemundo-CNN on Telemundo, and then moved on to CNN in 1992 following the dissolution of the partnership between the NBCUniversal-owned network and Turner Networks. Janiot in 1997 CNN en Español’s senior anchor, and has been in the role for 20 years.

“The addition of Patricia Janiot to our outstanding team of celebrated journalists is one more feather in the cap for Univision News, and we’re thrilled to have her on board,” stated Univision News President Daniel Coronell. “Patricia’s stature and recognition in the international news media industry are indisputable, as is her unwavering commitment to journalistic excellence. Now with Univision as her forum, via broadcast television and all our digital platforms, she’ll have new audiences to reach and many opportunities to build on her passion for informing and empowering her viewers. Patricia’s appointment is clearly a win-win for both Univision News and Hispanic America.”

Janiot commented, “Although leaving CNN was a difficult decision, I felt it was time to take on new challenges and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to do so at Univision. I look forward to joining Enrique Acevedo on ‘Noticiero Univision Edición Nocturna’ every weeknight, working with Teresa Rodríguez and Ilia Calderón on ‘Aquí y Ahora,’ and developing new multiplatform projects with the Univision News team. After almost 26 years, life has pleasantly surprised me by bringing me back to the company where I first launched my broadcast journalism career in the United States. I’m very excited about this new phase in my professional life.”

Janiot is a Bucaramanga, Colombia, native and started her career in radio — at Caracol Radio.

Here’s Maria Elena Salinas’ Successor At ‘Noticiero Univision’

Veteran Univision news anchor María Elena Salinas is weeks away from retirement. Who will take her co-anchor duties with the equally famed Jorge Ramos on the 6:30pm weeknight Noticiero Univision?

The torch has been passed to Ilia Calderón, who will take over’s anchor chair in mid-December.

Univision calls the appointment historic, as Calderón will become the first Afro-Latina to anchor an evening newscast for a major broadcast network in the U.S.

She is a native of Colombia, where she once served as anchor of “Noticiero CMI.”

In addition to succeeding Salinas on Noticiero Univision, Calderón will also serve as co-host of Univision’s prime-time newsmagazine Aquí y Ahora, which airs on Sunday nights, alongside Teresa Rodríguez.

“We are delighted that Ilia Calderón will join Jorge Ramos at the helm of ‘Noticiero Univision’ beginning next month,” said Univision News President Daniel Coronell. “Ilia’s professionalism and experience, together with her personal charisma, journalistic integrity, knowledge of the U.S. Hispanic community and proven appeal with our diverse audience make her the ideal person to succeed María Elena Salinas. We are confident that Ilia’s contributions will be instrumental in maintaining the standard of excellence that María Elena and Jorge have set for the newscast over more than three decades and that millions of viewers expect from ‘Noticiero Univision’ every day. We welcome Ilia to the evening news and wish her much success.”

“It is a great honor and an enormous responsibility for me to sit in María Elena Salinas’s anchor chair,” expressed Calderón. “María Elena has been an invaluable voice for the Hispanic community in this country, an icon of excellence in journalism and a role model for millions of Latinas, so I know I have big shoes to fill. I’m very excited to accept this new challenge as co-anchor of Hispanic America’s most trusted newscast. To the millions of loyal viewers of ‘Noticiero Univision,’ I promise to give you my very best every evening, continuing to honor Univision’s commitment to inform and empower Hispanic America like no other news organization in the American media landscape.”

Calderón launched her journalism career in 1994 as the anchor of a local newscast in Medellín. In 1997 she moved to Bogotá, where she hosted the national newscast Noticiero CMI until 2001. After relocating to Miami,  she worked as a news anchor for the international cable network Telemundo Internacional, co-anchored the weekend newscast for the Telemundo broadcast network, and later co-hosted the network’s weekday morning program Cada Día con María Antonieta Collins.

She joined Univision 10 years ago as co-anchor of the weekend edition of its daily newsmagazine Primer Impacto, and in 2009 was promoted to co-host of the show’s principal weeknight edition. Calderón became co-anchor of Noticiero Univision: Edición Nocturna, the 11:30pm ET/PT edition, in 2011.

Joe Uva: From Podcasts To Influencers For The Former TV Exec

A former President/CEO of Univision and an ex-chairman of NBCUniversal Hispanic Enterprises & Content, including Telemundo, has been appointed Chairman/CEO of the company behind the annual Hispanicize “influencer” and digital promotion conference.

Joe Uva will be formally welcomed as the new head of Hispanicize Media Group (HMG) later this week. His chief duties will be tied to the annual Hispanicize event, held each spring in Miami.

Uva will “help scale HMG to offer more authentic, relevant and cultured content for brands looking to target multicultural millennials and Generation Z.”

It’s a second new role for Uva: As reported by Radio+Television Business Report, Uva in mid-July was appointed non-executive chairman of the board of reVolver Podcasts. In this role, he will lead the company’s managers on all governance matters while helping the company with its strategy and business development.

With Uva’s naming at Hispanicize, founder Manny Ruiz will remain involved as a member of the board of directors and as a majority shareholder.

Uva said, “I am grateful to Manny for having the vision to build an impressive foundation for leading brands and advertisers to navigate the rapidly evolving, trillion-dollar U.S. Hispanic market.  Our goal is to continue to foster trusted and loyal networks for today’s generation of Hispanic consumers.

He specifically pointed to Hispanicize’s acquisition of Exit 7 and LatinaMoms.com as further strength of HMG’s roster of influencers and content creators.

“It will help us to aggressively diversify our revenue streams through influencer events, branded content, e-commerce, analytics and insights,” Uva said. “These initiatives combined with our Hispanicize events will help marketers increase their engagement with the sought after but difficult to reach millennial and Gen Z LatinX consumer.”

Ruiz founded Hispanicize eight years ago. He said, “I am 100% behind Joe and will work closely with him to build an even better, more innovative HMG that inspires and unites our Latino community.”  

Uva’s first order of business will be integrating the Hispanicize events, DiMe Media and Hispanic Kitchen into the Exit 7 and LatinaMoms.com platforms.

María Elena Salinas To Exit Univision At End Of ’17

María Elena Salinas will exit the Univision News anchor chair at the end of the year.

The network made the announcement late Thursday, Pacific time.

Salinas has been associated with Univision and its predecessor, Spanish International Network (SIN), for nearly 36 years.

Salinas also co-hosts the Sunday show Aquí y Ahora for Univision with Teresa Rodriguez, and presents several in-depth specials on current issues each year.

As of January 2018, she plans to work independently as a journalist and producer, and continuing to devote herself to philanthropy.

“I am grateful for having had the privilege to inform and empower the Latino community through the work my colleagues and I do with such passion at Univision every day,” said Salinas. “I thank our audience for their trust and loyalty through the years, and want them to know that as long as I have a voice, I will always use it to speak on their behalf. I am excited to begin a new stage in my career, and look forward to new projects to reach new and diverse audiences on multiple platforms.”

Univision President/CEO Randy Falco said,  “María Elena has become an iconic and trusted source of unfiltered news. She is a fearless storyteller who has relentlessly pursued the truth, no matter what the dangers may be. We celebrate her groundbreaking work, her passion and commitment to journalism. María Elena has had a lasting impact in our industry and on the Hispanic community, and we wish her all the best.”

Univision News President Daniel Coronell added, “María Elena has been a great example of journalistic excellence and solidarity with the community. There has never been, nor will there ever be, another journalist like her at our Network. Her inspiring example will continue to guide the journalists of Univision News.”

Univision will announce plans for who will become the co-anchor for Jorge Ramos on its flagship newscast “in the coming months.”

Salinas was inducted into the NAB 2017 Hall of Fame,  and she is the first Latina to receive a Lifetime Achievement Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

In late 1981, after two years in radio, she joined KMEX-34 in Los Angeles.

In 1987, she broke new ground on multiple fronts when she was named an anchor on Univision’s nationally distributed newscasts.

Telemundo, Mazda Team Up For Multimedia Mini-Series

Do U.S. Hispanics care enough about a Hispanic baseball player currently playing for a Japanese professional baseball team where it may sway them toward a Mazda when shopping for a new vehicle.

Mazda North American Operations and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises certainly hope so.

“A premier multimedia advertising campaign” has been launched that’s designed to introduce the redesigned Mazda CX-5 to U.S. Hispanic audiences through “¡Al Bate!” (Batter Up!) – an eight episode, documentary style mini-series featuring former MLB player Ramiro Peña, who currently serves as an infielder for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of Nippon Professional Baseball.

Through Peña’s compelling life story, he describes his passion for the sport of baseball and his experience as an immigrant in Japan.

“Telemundo and Mazda will engage audiences in a way that is relatable and poignant to many Hispanic families in the United States,” Telemundo asserts.

The campaign was preceded by a series of Mazda media assets that ran in Japanese. Why? To generate curiosity and buzz among Hispanic audiences who are used to Spanish messaging on Telemundo’s digital platforms, including TelemundoDeportes.com, Telemundo’s Novelas App, and the network’s Facebook pages.

“Our partnership with Mazda allows us to be creative in the way we develop unique content that captures the attention of audiences regardless of platform,” said Laura Molen, EVP/Advertising Sales, Lifestyle Group and Telemundo Enterprises, at NBCUniversal. “¡Al Bate! is compelling, premium video content that is authentic to Mazda’s Japanese heritage and we’re excited to introduce it to the passionate Telemundo audience as we work to break through the clutter in the traditional advertising space.”

On Tuesday (7/25), “¡Al Bate!” will debut on TelemundoDeportes.com.

“In our mission to better connect with the Hispanic community, we recognize the importance of developing meaningful content that will ultimately create a connection between the Hispanic community and the personality and passion of the Mazda brand,” said Russell Wager, VP/Marketing for Mazda. “By partnering with Telemundo to create this mini-series, we are able to utilize its influence and credibility in the Hispanic community, and create authentic creative assets that are impactful to consumers.”

Nominations Set For ​Medallas De Cortez Awards

Nominations Set For Medallas De Cortez Awards

The Hispanic Radio Conference is pleased to announce this year’s finalists for the prestigious Medallas de Cortez, the only awards dedicated to honoring the very best in Hispanic radio. The Medallas de Cortez awards are named in honor of Raoul Cortez, founder of the first Spanish-language radio station in the United States, KCOR/San Antonio, in 1946. Raoul Cortez was a visionary for his time and a legend for all times in the annals of Hispanic radio.

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 finalists, who are truly worthy of our respect and admiration.”

Winners will be announced at the ceremony on Wednesday, March 28, as part of the Hispanic Radio Conference, March 28-29 in Fort Lauderdale at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty Six.

2017 Medallas de Cortez Awards Finalists

Marketer of the Year
Vladimir Gomez, Spanish Broadcasting System
Esmeralda Sosa, Univision/Los Angeles
David Loving, Univision/Houston
Liz Blacker, iHeartMedia
Jose Villafañe, Entravision

Local Personality of the Year
Eric Johnson & DJ Gallo Show, WYMY/Greensboro
Beto Diaz KLAX-FM/Los Angeles
Stephanie Himonidis, La Pantera Radio/San Antonio
Javier Romero, WAMR/Miami
Juan “Manny” Yanez, KOYE/Tyler-Longview
Betsy Vazquez, WXDJ/Miami
Josue “El Bronco” Del Castillo, KDDS/Seattle

Syndicated Personality of the Year
Cesar Lozano, Spanish Broadcasting System
Omar Y Argelia, Univision
Alex Lucas, AL & CM Broadcasting
El Bueno, La Mala y El Feo, Univision
Erazno y La Chokolata, Entravision

Program Director of the Year
Raymond Torres, WRUM & WRUB/Orlando, Tampa
Isabel Gonzalez, KLVE & KRCD/Los Angeles
Juan Martin Ovalle, KOYE/Tyler-Longview, TX
Oscar Rios, KLNO/Dallas
Julie Garza, WYMY/Greensboro, NC
Rogie Gallart, SBS/Puerto Rico
Pedro Escalera, KLZT-FM HD2/Austin, TX
Tony Luna, KLOL-FM/Houston

Sales Manager of the Year
Shirley Davenport, WYMY/Greensboro, NC
Elizabeth Paulina, WSKQ & WPAT/New York
Christian De La Cruz, KRZZ/San Francisco
Candy Cintron, WLZL/Washington, DC
Corinna Ruiz, KOYE/Tyler-Longview, TX
Mauricio Palacios, KISF, KRGT & KLSQ/Las Vegas

General/Market Manager of the Year
Brian Barber, WLKQ & WNSY/Atlanta
Carolina Santamarina, WXDJ, WRMA & WCMQ/Miami
Chris Carillo, KLAX & KXOL/Los Angeles
Ginger Dockery, KOYE/Tyler-Longview, TX
Mark Masepohl, KLNO, KDXX, KFZO & KFLC/Dallas
Roberto Yanez, KHOT, KOMR, KQMR & KHOV/Phoenix

Station of the Year
WCMQ/Miami
KLVE/Los Angeles
WRMA/Miami
KOYE/Tyler-Longview, TX
KGBT/McAllen, TX
WLZL/Washington, DC
WSKQ/New York

Broadcaster of the Year
Jesus Salas, Spanish Broadcasting System
Tomas Martinez, Solmart Media
Carlos Moncada, AL & CM Broadcasting
Mike Flood, KBBX/Omaha (Flood Communications)
Norberto Sanchez, Norsan Media

MONTERO TO RECEIVE SPECIAL HONOR

This year’s awards include the presentation of the Distinguished Leadership Award, which is not presented every year, and to outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of Hispanic radio. The special award will be presented this year to Francisco (Frank) Montero, managing partner of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

“There could be no one more deserving than Frank,” Ms. Parenti said. “Frank has dedicated years of service to the Hispanic radio community, actively providing leadership and direction to organizations, including the founding of the Independent Spanish Broadcasters Association, aimed at fostering growth in the Hispanic radio sector.”

Montero was also instrumental in helping start the American Hispanic Owned Radio Association (AHORA). Over the years, he has represented the Hispanic Radio Association, the Puerto Rico Radio Broadcasters Association and served as an advisor to the Radio Ink Hispanic Radio Conference since its inception, among other significant contributions.

Click here to register for the Hispanic Radio Conference.  Adam R Jacobson, publisher of the Hispanic Market Overview and editor-in-chief of the Radio + Television Business Report, is participating as a moderator on a panel focused on Hispanic and multicultural millennials.

 

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The ARJ Fat 40 of 2016: Nothing But Cheap Trills

Well, here we are.

We are nearly at the end of a year many would like to forget.

From the passing of David Bowie, a ton of amazing musicians and entertainers left us in 2016 — most recently Sharon Jones and Leonard Cohen.

Then, there is president-elect Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Matthew McConnaughey Trudeau.

At least we had a great year in music … right?

Meh.

What the hell, man. After a stupendous 2014 and a difficult 2015 for finding global hits, 2016 was a far cry from 1986 or 1996.

We had a bunch of cheap trills.

From an epically underwhelming return from Green Day to a bunch of derivative Top 40 trash, it was impossible to put together the ARJ Hottest 100. Hell — a Fever 50 would have been difficult.

With a vacuum of truly great songs on the global hit parade, we hope the events of 2016 will bring back great song-writing and fine quality singles as some released just this week from, of all acts, A Tribe Called Quest. James Arthur and Adele also are represented.

But when Sia is the best of 2016 …. it is time to put on the classics and tune out the present with an eye on the future.

New Zealand’s Kings may be the next Drake.

Anderson.Paak has a hit that samples the Israeli national anthem.

Hip-Hop is back, folks, and THAT is what will have us moving side to side, not Ariana Grande-Attitude.

The following is a completely biased chart representing the 40 most-played songs on the iTunes, Spotify and radio stations streamed by Adam R Jacobson in 2016. It represents global hit music as heard on Adult Alternative and Top 40 stations from North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

THE ARJ FAT 40 FOR 2016

1     SIA f/SEAN PAUL -Cheap Trills

2     JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE – Can’t Stop The Feeling

3     TWENTYONE PILOTS – Ride

4     ADELE – Send My Love (To Your New Lover)

5     DJ SNAKE f/JUSTIN BIEBER – Let Me Love You

6     REVIVALISTS – Wish I Knew You

7     DISTURBED – The Sounds of Silence

8     THE HEAD AND THE HEART – All We Ever Knew

9     MICHAEL KIWANUKA – One More Night

10     STRUMBELLAS – Spirits

11     RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS – Dark Necessities

12     BASTILLE – Good Grief

13     JOSEPH – White Flag

14     BORNS – 10,000 Emerald Pools

15     BECK – Wow

16     KUNGS & COOKIN’ ON 3 BURNERS – This Girl

17     DAVID GUETTA /CHRIS WILLIS/CEDRIC GERVAIS – Would I Lie to You

18     LP – Lost On You

19     R.E.M. – Radio Song (Acoustic)

20     JAMES VINCENT McMORROW – Get Low

21     WARPAINT – New Song

22     RAG N BONE MAN – Human

23    LIV – Wings of Love

24    A TRIBE CALLED QUEST – We The People

25    AVETT BROTHERS – Ain’t No Man

26    ANDREW McMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS – Fire Escape

27    YOUNG THE GIANT – Something To Believe In

28    DUA LIPA – Be The One

29     DECLAN McKENNA – Brazil

30     JAMES ARTHUR – Say You Won’t Let Go

31     KINGS – Don’t Worry About It

32     RAE SREMMURD f/GUCCI MANE – Black Beatles

33    ANDERSON.PAAK – Come Down

34    MONDO COZMO – Shine

35     THE XX – On Hold

36     ZARA LARSSON – Lush Life

37     CALUM SCOTT – Dancing On My Own

38     ALAN WALKER – Faded

39     JULY TALK – Push + Pull

40     CARLOS VIVES & SHAKIRA – La Bicicleta

 

Chris Carillo To Oversee SBS/L.A. As Radlovic Exits Again

Chris Carrillo, a veteran of SBS’s Los Angeles operations who has served as GSM, LSM and as a Sr. AE for the company’s regional Mexican KLAX-FM 97.9 “La Raza” and Latin Rhythmic KXOL-FM “L.A. 96.3,” has been named VP/GM for the Spanish-language duo.

“Chris’s radio experience and acumen are a matter of indisputable record and we’re confident of his leadership abilities in taking our stations to the highest level of operational excellence in the Los Angeles market,” Rodriguez said. “He knows radio, he knows the advertisers, he knows the Company and its people and he’s intimately familiar with our West Coast stations. No one is more qualified to take over the reins of SBS Los Angeles.”

Carillo has also been a Sr. AE for Clear Channel’s radio stations in Los Angeles.

Carillo assumes duties held since mid-July by SBS COO Albert Rodiguez and, prior to that, by Marko Radlovic.

Radlovic exited on July 15 after rejoining SBS/Los Angeles as SVP/West Coast Regional Manager in June 2015.

In that role, he also had oversight of regional Mexican KRZZ-FM 93.3 in San Francisco.

Radlovic had previously held various managerial positions at SBS from 2001 through 2011, including roles as Chief Revenue Officer and COO. From 2011-2005, he served as President/Market Manager for Cumulus Media in Los Angeles.