A Cuban exile, he started what would become a media empire when he opened the first Spanish-language radio station in New York: WEVD, La Grande. In 1983, he purchased WSKQ to form SBS.
Today, SBS operates 21 radio stations, owns Mega TV in Miami, music website LaMusica.com and recently started Megafilms, a film production unit.
His son, Raúl Alarcón, Jr. is the SBS’s current Chairman and CEO. Raul Alarcon Jr. – is SBS’s current Chairman and CEO.
Funeral services will be private; a memorial Mass in Alarcon’s honor will be announced at a later date.