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Carrillo named VP and GM of SBS Radio L.A.

Carrillo named VP and GM of SBS Radio L.A.

Chris CarrilloChris Carrillo is now the man in charge of SBS operations in Los Angeles.

The company today announced that effective immediately, Carrillo is the group’s VP and General Manager, supervising all operations at KLAX-FM (97.9FM LA RAZA), KXOL-FM (Mega 96.3FM), LaMúsica.

He replaces Marko Radlovic, who exited the company in June.

The promotion comes after a 10 year career at SBS, where he has held several managerial positions, including General Sales Manager, Local Sales Manager and Senior Account Executive.

Before SBS, Carrillo was a Senior Account Executive at Clear Channel Communications (now iHeart Media) in Los Angeles.

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Rodríguez out as SBS changes format of Miami’s I95 FM

Rodríguez out as SBS changes format of Miami’s I95 FM

Humberto Rodriguez - Ritmo95

SBS flipped its Miami top 40 radio station, La Nueva I95.7 FM to Ritmo 95.7 FM, ousting morning DJ Humberto “El Gato” Rodríguez.

Radio DJ Humberto “El Gato” Rodríguez no longer has a show on SBS in Miami.

“El Show del Gato,” broadcast weekday mornings from 6 to 11 am on La Nueva I95 FM since 2014, was pulled off the air yesterday as SBS changed the station format from top 40 to the first Cubatón station in the country.

Now labeled Ritmo 95.7 FM with the tagline “Cubatón y más,” the station will mostly air Cubatón, but will also feature urban and reggaetón music.

According to Billboard magazine, “while Cuban urban music has gained traction in recent months thanks to hits by Gente de Zona and Jacob Forever, to date the music is far from dominating the charts.”

However, Jesús Salas, SBS’ EVP of programming told Billboard he had “done extensive research” and determined there was “more than enough music to create a station” based on a genre he thought is “becoming a worldwide phenomenon.”

Humberto alerted fans about his departure from SBS airwaves via an Instagram letter, thanking them for their support.

At one point in the letter, he points out: “There are times when others make decisions for us that we should have made ourselves.”

In a follow up post, Humberto reminded his fans they can still tune in to his #LaHoradelGato podcasts on iTunes and to his recently launched show “Homo Sapiens TV” weeknights from 10 to 11 pm on Miami’s Mira TV.

Carta Abierta a mis amigos y oyentes de @957miami i95.7 FM en Miami Apartir de mañana Lunes 15 de Agosto ya no estaré Al Aire en El Show del Gato que se transmitía por la i95.7 FM en Miami de Lunes a Viernes 6 a 11am. Razones son muchas, la gran mayoría no vale la pena ni mencionarlas, lo que sí es cierto, es que hay momentos en la vida que nos cambian los planes de un momento a otro, y como siempre he oido decir que las grandes peleas y que realmente valen la pena son las que uno escoge, es justo lo que de ahora en adelante haré. Lo más importante para mí, es que durante casi dos años en esa frecuencia recibí el cariño y apoyo de todos ustedes que me han seguido por los diferentes medios por los que he transitado desde hace 27 años. En lo personal ha sido un viaje lleno de aprendizaje. Hay momentos en que otros toman decisiones por nosotros que al final nosotros mismos debíamos haber tomado, y por el afán diario no contemplábamos o no nos atrevíamos, pero era necesario que sucedieran. Y deben suceder cosas así para reiterar que no soy del grupo de los conformistas, que vivo en constante evolución personal y profesional y ahora es cuestión de darle su justo tiempo a esos proyectos personales en los que seguramente seré de mayor utilidad. Seguiré trabajando para ustedes, saben que aquí estoy y que tenemos diferentes medios por dónde conectarnos. Y a seguir trabajando ahora con más entusiasmo que nunca. Y nunca olviden, “Es lo que haces en la oscuridad lo que te saca a la luz” y también recuerden, “todo lo que hacemos en la vida, tiene eco en la eternidad” Como diría el gran Cerati: GRACIAS TOTALES!!! HUMBERTO RODRíGUEZ CADLERóN El Gato Journalist/Anchor/Voiceover/Talent GATO MEDIA, INC Miami, Fl. www.elgato.co

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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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I'm an Emmy award-winning journalist, who's worked as an on-air reporter in Spanish and English-language television news. I've worked for Univision, Telemundo, CNN en Español and Los Angeles Fox and UPN stations before diving into a convergence model at the San Jose Mercury News. I was president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists from 2004 to 2006, and inducted into the Hall of Fame in August of 2016. As an online news manager, I was West Coast Web Editor for impreMedia and Managing Editor of IntersectionsSouthLA.org. In addition to running Media Moves, which I founded in June of 2007, I'm a regular contributor to Forbes and also do freelance work as writer, reporter and producer.