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Marino, Marrero leave Univision Radio for SBS

Marino, Marrero leave Univision Radio for SBS

Michelle Marino and Erica Marrero

Michelle Marino and Erica Marrero

Michelle Marino and Erika Marrero have jumped ship from Univision Radio.

Both execs have moved over to AIRE Radio Networks, a division of Spanish Broadcasting System.

Marino has joined the company as SVP of Network Sales and Erika Marrero as VP of Network Sales, reporting to Elisa Torres, Head of AIRE Radio Networks.

The former Univision Radio execs will be responsible for revenue generation efforts at AIRE Radio Networks and other SBS media platforms including MegaTV, LaMusica.com and SBS Entertainment.

Marino, who spent 10 years at Univision, was most recently VP of Corporate Sales at Univision Radio. She was previously an account executive at Katz Media Group and Infinity Broadcasting.

Marrero’s entire career in the broadcast industry has been at Univision Radio and Entravision. She was most recently a senior account executive for network sales at Univision Radio.

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SBS launches music app

SBS launches music app

SBS-LaMusica appSpanish Broadcasting System has launched an ad-supported live music streaming app called LaMusica, targeting Latino millennial smartphone users.

The LaMusica app includes streams of all SBS radio stations and talent in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, curated playlists, social networking features that allows sharing favorite stations or playlists with friends, and, according to the company, access to more than 23 million songs.

The app also has a “My Radio” personalization tool that gives users the ability to create their own playlists by artist, song or genre.

The content is available on an English or Spanish-language interface.

The free app is now available for iOS and Android.

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Garza gets radio show on KLAX

Garza gets radio show on KLAX

Erika GarzaErika Garza returns to SBS radio station 97.9 FM “La Raza” in Los Angeles as the host of her own afternoon drive show.

Starting today, she hosts “El Show de la Huerquilla” weekdays from 3 to 7 pm. She previously worked as a radio personality at the same station from 2006 to 2008.

Prior to rejoining SBS, Erika had a short stint as 6 and 11 pm news anchor for Univision Seattle. Before that, she spent a year as a sports anchor/reporter for Fox Deportes, hosting “Central Fox” & “Fox Deportes en Vivo,” and 2 years at ESPN Deportes, as a host for “Nación Espn” and “Supergol” on ESPN Deportes Radio.

She has also worked as a play-by-play USC football color commentator for Univision Radio 1020 AM and as host of “Pasaporte 2014,” a daily early morning show covering the 2014 World Cup games on KMEX 34 Univision Los Angeles.

Erika has also been an entertainment correspondent for Univision’s “El Gordo y La Flaca,” from 2010 to 2012 and a show host for Telemundo’s Levántate” in 2008.

She began her career in news at Univision Fresno in 1997.

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Luis Jiménez leaves SBS to launch own channel

Luis Jiménez leaves SBS to launch own channel

Sin Censura Luis JimenezLuis Jiménez is off the air… again. The popular DJ, who landed a radio show at SBS’ 93.1 FM in New York in February of this year, has “parted ways” with the station to work on his own venture.

The host of “Sin Censura con Luis Jiménez” is taking a more entrepreneurial approach. He’s planning to launch his own online radio show in September. Fans will reportedly have to pay a $5 access fee to listen in.

In a tweet sent out today, Luis promises this time he’ll be “totally uncensored.”

Having his own online radio show would give Luis more control. The question is… will he get his listeners to follow him there and pay to hear his show?

Prior to rejoining SBS, Luis had been without a radio home for 7 months, after Univision abruptly cancelled his 6 year-old morning show.

Before that, he spent 14 years at SBS’ La Mega 97.9 in New York, which aired his hit show “El Vacilón de la Mañana.”

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SBS promotes Mackay and Aguilera

SBS promotes Mackay and Aguilera

Joe Mackay

Joe Mackay

Effective immediately, Spanish Broadcasting System has promoted two of its Chicago executives. WLEY-FM/La Ley 107.9 General Manager Joe Mackay was named Executive Vice President of National and Network Sales, overseeing revenue efforts at AIRE Radio Networks and directing national spot sales for the major-market SBS radio outlets. He’ll continue to be based in Chicago.

He replaces Jack Hobbs, who left the company last week.

With Mackay’s move to corporate, Leticia “Leti” Aguilera, who has been the station’s Local Sales Manager since January, takes over as GM of WLEY-FM, according to Chicagoland Radio and Media.

Leticia Aguilera

Leticia Aguilera

Mackay joined SBS and WLEY-FM in March of 2005, holding several roles at the station, including Director of National Sales and National Sales Manager, before getting promoted to VP of National Sales for SBS. He was named GM of WLEY-FM in June of 2008.

He left SBS to work as the Director of National Sales for Cumulus Media Chicago from January 2012 to October 2014. He returned to SBS in November of 2014 as its GM.

Aguilera returned to SBS in January of this year after a 3-year absence, during which she worked as a Sales Manager for HCJ Penn National Gaming and an Account Executive for CBS Radio’s WBBM-FM 96.3FM.

She was previously at WLEY-FM from 2005 to 2012. When she left the station, she was its Marketing and Promotions Director.

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Hobbs resigns from SBS

Hobbs resigns from SBS

Jack Hobbs SBSRadio veteran Jack Hobbs has quit SBS after more than 3 years with the company. He leaves his role as EVP of Corporate sales of AIRE Radio Networks, a content, ad and distribution service.

His last day was Monday, July 6.

“After providing quintuple growth from my second to third year with the company, I felt it was the right time to leave and look for other challenge,” Hobbs tells Media Moves.

Hobbs resignation follows an internal management shakeup, which includes the departure of several members of the team he brought over from Univision Radio in 2013.

Bill Shadorf, SBS’s VP West Coast Market Manager left that position to become EVP and General Manager of KXOS 93.9 Radio Centro Los Angeles.

Shadorf, who started his new role on Monday, was welcomed on Grupo Radio Centro’s Facebook page.

Dave Boretti was laid off on Friday.

Hobbs says he’s carefully considering his next career move.

“I’m exploring new media, digital, terrestrial and experiential media opportunites,” he says. “I’m even thinking about the possibility of hanging my own shingle – a multimedia ad network focusing on reaching multicultural bilingual Latino consumers.”

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SBS debuts morning show in Los Angeles

SBS debuts morning show in Los Angeles

Raton y Su Vacilon

Martín Romero, Lizeth Ramos and Raúl Bernal host the new morning show at KLAX.

Spanish Broadcasting System has launched a new morning show on its Los Angeles station KLAX 97.9 FM, known as “La Raza.

“Ratón y su vacilón” is hosted by Martín Romero “El Ratón,” Lizeth Ramos and Raúl Bernal.

The show debuted on Thursday, April 30 and will air Monday through Friday from 6 to 11 am.

Martín, who started his career in his native Mexico, has been working in several California radio stations for the past 10 years. He was most recently a midday DJ for SBS’ “La Raza” and previously worked for the company in San Francisco.

Lizeth is a relative newcomer to the business. She began her radio in 2012, on Univision Radio’s “Show de Piolín.” She has been with La Raza for the past year.

Raúl has spent the past 19 years in Spanish-language radio. He was worked for SBS in Chicago and Los Angeles.

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“El Gato” Rodríguez debuts morning show on Miami’s I95FM

Humberto El Gato SBSRadio and television host Humberto “El Gato” Rodríguez has joined SBS in Miami. The radio network today launched a new morning show for its WRMA-95.7FM I95FM station in Miami.

“El Show del Gato” will air Monday to Friday from 6 to 11 am.

Humberto has been teamed up with co-host Gigi Díaz. Jaylah Sandoval is the show’s producer.

A native of Colombia, “El Gato” is the TV host of “Sábados Felices” in his home country.

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