The Adam R Jacobson Consultancy, in partnership with Dávila Multicultural Insights of Encino, Calif. and HispanicAd.com, the U.S. Hispanic advertising and marketing industry’s most widely read and trusted media and information source, is pleased to announce the November 7, 2015 release of its second annual Hispanic CMO Thought Leadership Report.
In a somewhat surprising move, Univision Communications today relieved José Valle–president of Univision Radio–of his duties. Effective immediately, Valle takes on a new role as president of political and advocacy sales. Univision Local Media EVP Jaime Jiménez takes on Valle’s former duties, which Valle had held since 2011.
Revenue gains from SBS’s WLEY and Univision’s Spanish pop “Latino Mix” simulcast in Chicago are offset by a format flip to country music by iHeartMedia and a big total revenue drop at Univision market leader WOJO-FM 105.1.
Eddie “Piolín” Sotelo, whose new self-syndicated El Show de Piolín will air on two American General Media (AGM) stations starting in January, has also reached a deal with Entravision Communications that will see the program land on 16 stations in 14 markets, starting Monday, January 5. Affiliates include the “Súper Estrella” Southern California trimulcast, setting off rumours of a format change from Spanish Hot AC.
Eddie ‘Piolin’ Sotelo, who shot to fame at Univision Radio’s KSCA-FM 101.9 in Los Angeles before abruptly exiting the top-rated regional Mexican station amid sexual harassment allegations in July 2013, will now have his El Show de Piolin heard on two American General Media (AGM) stations: “Radio Lobo” KLVO-FM 97.7/KKIM-FM 94.7, serving the Albuquerque-Santa Fe DMA; and KEBT-FM “96.9 La Caliente” in Bakersfield, Calif.
According to Kantar Media, Spanish-language television continues to enjoy robust advertising growth. However, what Kantar defines as “Hispanic Local Radio” experienced a significant year-over-year dip–a worrying sign in a volatile market for Spanish-language and Hispanic-targeted AM and FM broadcasters.
Stacie de Armas, VP of community alliances, events and engagement, at Nielsen, discusses client concerns with
respect to Hispanic media measurement, language weighting and language preference of Hispanic radio consumers, and total media measurement of Latinos in a Hispanic Market Overview Q&A conducted by Adam R Jacobson.
SBS’s Miami cluster on Monday completed its transition of WXDJ-FM’s “El Zol” Tropical format to 100,000-watt powerhouse WRMA-FM by debuting on WXDJ what may be best-described as a hybrid Tropical/Spanish Contemporary format under the moniker “I-95” – pronounced “Eee-Noventa-y-Cinco.”
More than four months after Univision Radio confirmed the surprisingly abrupt departure from Univision Radio of Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo, the company today unveiled the program that will replace Piolin at its regional Mexican flagship KSCA-FM “La 101.9” in Los Angeles–but not on Piolin’s former Texas affiliates.