Spanish Broadcasting System Pablo Raúl Alarcón will be posthumously honored with Billboard’s 2009 Hall of Fame Award, in recognition of his extraordinary contribution to the development of radio and Latin music in the United States.
Raúl Alarcón, Jr. will accept the award at the Billboard Latin Music Conference, which will take place April 20-23 at the Eden Roc Resort in Miami Beach, Florida.
Raúl Sr. died in June of last year. He began his radio broadcasting career in the early 1950’s when he established his first radio station in Cuba. When he arrived in the U.S., he became an on-air radio personality for a New York radio station. He eventually bought SBS’s first radio station and founded the company in 1983.