Spanish Broadcasting System Launches Mega 96.3FM In Los Angeles, California


Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBS)  announced today the launch of Mega 96.3FM (KXOL-FM- 96.3FM), a radio station targeting Los Angeles’ Hispanic young adults in the highly sought-after 18-49 demographic. Mega 96.3FM provides its listeners with a unique blend of up tempo, energetic and entertaining programming, appealing to a diverse Latino audience.

Formerly, Latino 96.3FM, the new Mega 96.3FM began broadcasting today, supported by imaging from the international superstars,Shakira, Romeo Santos and Enrique Iglesias. Directly targeting the Los Angeles millennial generation, Mega 96.3FM’s captivating mix of Spanish-Rhythmic-Pop positions the station as the most innovative and cutting edge format in the marketplace.  The music mix will provide an upbeat blend of pop hits, pop ballads and Bachata, and will also feature a tropical feel, giving today’s listeners the variety they appreciate. Mega 96.3FM is the country’s first Latino general market radio station that appeals to all Hispanics.

Mega 96.3FM becomes the third SBS Radio station to broadcast a market-specific version of the “Mega” brand that has a proven track record of being #1 in New York and Puerto Rico and is recognized as one of the most successful brands in radio broadcasting history.  The new Mega 96.3FM station will benefit from a stronger signal, a stronger brand and a stronger format. Mega 96.3FM will leverageSBS’ multi-platform assets – as well as its vast infrastructure and relationships – to create special events, one-of-a-kind national and local promotions, innovative technologies and products by artists such as Shakira, Romeo Santos, Alejandro Fernandez, Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin, Prince Royce, Ricardo Arjona, Wisin & Yandel and many more.

Miami Hispanic Ballet, American Airlines & Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus presents the XVI Annual International Ballet Festival of Miami

Miami Hispanic Ballet, American Airlines & Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus presents the XVI Annual International Ballet Festival of Miami The XVI Annual International Ballet Festival of Miami (IBFM) will take place August 26 through September 18, 2011. The Festival opened with the Official Poster Unveiling by Cuban Artist Arturo Cuenca and new statue for the “A Life for Dance Award” created by the Cuban sculptor Michel Hernandez. A special book presentation dedicated to the legendary, world-renowned Mexican Contemporary Choreographer Gloria Contreras, followed with the launching of … Read More

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Be Careful! The Sharks will eat you! December 4th Performance

MIAMI, November 23 The Cuban Art Project: Irreplaceable Group,Inc. is proud to present JAY JORGE ALVAREZ in “BE CAREFUL! THE SHARKS WILL EAT YOU!” at Area Stage Theateron December 4. In this remarkable one man show, Alvarez takes you on a thrilling ride that begins with his journey in 1964 from Cuba to Miami at 4 1/2 years old.

Enjoy the sizzle of The Tropicana in Havana, the high stakes of Batista’s fall, Fidel’s rise to power and the intimate tale of his family’s escape, as told through his father Humberto – that ultimately brings Jay to the heart of what it means to be Cuban and American.

The show, written by Alvarez and directed by Theresa Gambacorta, recently featured in the United Solo Theater Festival in Manhattan and returns to the prestigious Player’s Club in New York in January.

“It is a story filled with strength of character, laughter, identity, and hope,” according to “Alvarez and Gambacorta do a lovely job taking the very specific story of the family’s flight from Cuba and weaving it with events and history…”

The Dec 4 show will also include a special musical appearance by Manny Salas, Musical Director for “Antiques.”

WHEN: Saturday, December 4, 2010

WHERE: Area Stage Theater, 1560 South Dixie Highway, Coral Gables, Floria (Riviera Shopping Center)

TIME: Doors open and music starts at 7:00 PM Performance begins at 8:00 PM

TICKETS: $25 – $30. Can be purchased in advance at

Jay Alvarez (PLAYWRIGHT/ACTOR) is a bi-coastal actor whose Los Angeles theatre credits include: “Havana Bourgeois” opposite Tony Plana, (Haywood Theatre),  “Noblesse Oblige” (Stages Theatre) and the Ovation Nominated play “The Shelter” (The Odyssey Theatre) TV credits include: the unforgettable French Waiter on Fox’s “Til Death” with Brad Garrett and Joely Fisher and “The Soprano’s” as well as national commercials for American Express and McDonald’s.  In addition to NYC and LA theatre, Jay has worked in Washington DC at The Shakespeare Theater, Kennedy Center  Studio Theater and Gala Hispanic Theatre, among others.

With “Be Careful! The Sharks Will Eat You!,” Jay embarks on a completely different and new experience, honoring his parents and their journey to America.  Thank you to Ellen and Kelly for their great work.  John Laffan for his love and support.  And last but not least to Theresa Gambacorta without whom this story might never have seen the light of day.  Jay would also like to thank his mentor and Master Teacher, Mr. Wynn Handman. An integral part of American theatre history, Jay credits Wynn for his development as an actor and bestowing on him the confidence to stand on this stage today.  Jay’s web site:

Theresa Gambacorta (DIRECTOR) is a NYC actress, playwright and director.  “Be Careful! The Sharks Will Eat You!” marks Theresa’s seventh solo play that she has either written and/or developed and directed. In the development process, Theresa guides actors through structured improvisation and writing assignments to uncover the heart of their tale and render a rehearsal text.   Solo shows written by Theresa include her Off-Broadway hit “La Magnani!” about Italian actress Anna Magnani, which ran for six weeks at The Arclight Theatre enrapturing audiences that included Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson and her hilarious solo play “Breaking The Glass”, directed by Cheryl King, which premiered at Stage Left and was also a part of Estrogenia Solo Voce Festival 2009. She has also developed and directedEmergency Used Candles” by Chiara Montalto ( Cherry Lane Theatre) and the solo plays “ Dress Kiss Me” and “Just Back From Dreaming”, both by Marlene Nichols. Recent directorial credits include “Terranova” (Fringe Festival & Fringe Encore 2009) and “Rum Boogie” (The Looking Glass Theatre). In February 2011, Theresa will perform her latest solo play, “The Vegas Project” in New York.   Gracias, Jay Alvarez. It has been “un privilegio” to work with you. Thanks Jason and Mom. To get inspired by Theresa’s passion for solo work visit:

For interviews or information, contact: Marivi Rodriguez- Garces at 305-808-9811, 786-326-6176 or

This performance is being presented with the International Rescue Committee, which aids refugees around the world and has helped thousands of newly arrived Cuban refugees in Miami.

Univision Radio firma acuerdo para el servicio de medición de audiencia radial ‘Portable People Meter’ de Arbitron

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COLUMBIA, Maryland, noviembre de 2010 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Arbitron Inc. (NYSE: ARB) anunció hoy que  Univision Radio, el principal grupo de emisoras radiales en español en los Estados Unidos, suscribió contratos multianuales para los servicios de medición de audiencia Portable People Meter™ (PPM™), de Arbitron, en doce mercados: Nueva York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, San Jose, Dallas, Miami, San Diego, Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Antonio y Austin.  Estos doce mercados son servidos por 44 emisoras de Univision Radio. Los detalles financieros del acuerdo no fueron revelados.

“Los datos de sintonía confiables son vitales para todas las partes interesadas en el ámbito radial. Basándonos en los pasos dados por Arbitron para mejorar el servicio PPM, y en el compromiso de Arbitron de continuar sus esfuerzos actuales de seguir mejorando el servicio, concluimos que podíamos comenzar a suscribirnos al servicio PPM nuevamente”, dijo Ceril Shagrin, Vicepresidenta Ejecutiva de Innovación y Analítica de Medición de Audiencia de Univision Communications Inc. “Seguimos comprometidos a asegurar que la industria tenga acceso a los datos de ratings más confiables, y para ello trabajaremos en sociedad con Arbitron”.

“El compromiso de Univision Radio con el servicio de medición de audiencia radial PPM es un voto más de confianza en el valor y la utilidad de los ratings electrónicos de Arbitron para la radio”, expresó Carol Hanley, Vicepresidenta Ejecutiva y Directora Ejecutiva de Ventas y Mercadeo de Arbitron Inc. “Agradecemos el apoyo, y como parte de nuestro renovada asociación con Univision Radio, trabajaremos conjuntamente para promover el valor de la radio entre los anunciantes, las agencias y las comunidades a las cuales sirve”.

Univision Radio ha sido suscriptor del servicio de ratings PPM de Arbitron en Houston, y del servicio de diario de Arbitron en Albuquerque, El Paso, Fresno, McAllen-Brownsville y Puerto Rico.

Sobre los servicios de medición de audiencia radial “Portable People Meter” de Arbitron

El Portable People Meter (Medidor Portátil de Personas) de Arbitron es un dispositivo portátil que registra la exposición de un consumidor a los medios de comunicación y el entretenimiento al captar pasivamente un código inaudible que puede ser fijado en el contenido de audio de transmisiones radiales terrestres, satelitales y por Internet, en televisión abierta, por cable y por satélite, y también en comerciales mostrados en salas de cine y diversos tipos de medios digitales localizados en lugares específicos. El servicio  PPM se comercializa actualmente en 43 mercados a nivel nacional, y está pautado para ser comercializado en un total de 48 mercados para el 13 de diciembre de 2010.


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2010 Minority Business Award Winners to be Honored During Minority Chamber of Commerce 10th Anniversary

Miami, Florida (November 10, 2010)– The Minority Chamber of Commerce (MCC) is pleased to announce the 2010 10th Anniversary Annual Gala Awardees. The Minority Chamber of Commerce aspires to recognize and reward the most dynamic, visionary, and innovative leaders, entrepreneurs, politicians, public servants, journalists, educators, and international leaders will be honored for a decade of service and leadership to the Minority Communities over the past ten years. Recipients will be honored at an awards gala on November 18, 2010 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Doral Resort & Spa located at 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33178.

Minority-owned and professional firms continue to play a critical role in the recovery of our economy,” said MCC National Director Doug Mayorga. “The businesses we recognize through these awards have created jobs, expanded the local tax base, given back to their communities, and most importantly, are models for sharing best practices with the rest of the minority business community.”

The National Minority Awards are designed to celebrate and recognize the outstanding achievements of minority entrepreneurs and professionals based on the challenges their business has overcome, its total revenues, total jobs created, and the economic impact the business has had on its community. MCC also recognizes individuals and organizations that have demonstrated leadership and commitment in advancing the minority business community.

WHAT:  Gala to honor National Leaders Award winners

WHERE: Doral Resort & Spa located at 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33178.

WHEN: Thursday November 18, 2010 6:00- 10 p.m

MEDIA COVERAGE: MCC  and this awards gala are open to the press.  Interviews with award winners can be scheduled by contacting Maria Loaisiga at 786-260-1965 or by Email to: