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October 28, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Radio Unica Corp. said it is buying four radio stations from Children's Broadcasting Corp. for $29.3 million, a deal that would make it the leading Latino radio network in the U.S. Miami-based Radio Unica plans to acquire WBAH and WJDM in New York, KAHZ in Dallas and KIDR in Phoenix. The stations would carry 24 hours of the network's entertainment, news, sports and talk shows in Spanish.
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December 6, 2002 | Agustin Gurza
Top Mexican actors, athletes and recording artists are scheduled to appear tonight at the Los Angeles Sports Arena as part of "Teveton 2002," a televised program to benefit children with disabilities in Latin America and the U.S. The annual event, broadcast from Mexico since 1997, is being staged for the first time north of the border. Tonight's 5 1/2-hour show will feature performances by such recording stars as L.A.
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BUSINESS
May 22, 1998 | Kevin Baxter
Radio Unica, the nation's only Spanish-language radio network, has agreed to acquire Los Angeles' KBLA-AM (1580) from Sinclair Broadcast Group of Baltimore for $21 million. The agreement, coming on the eve of soccer's World Cup competition, would fill a huge hole for Miami-based Radio Unica, which has exclusive Spanish-language radio rights to the monthlong tournament.
BUSINESS
July 13, 1999 | KEVIN BAXTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cashing in on the healthy prices for radio stocks, Radio Unica Communications Corp., the nation's only Spanish-language radio network, plans to raise $98 million through an initial public offering, according to a registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Miami-based network, which owns or operates 13 stations in 10 markets and can be heard on an additional 36 affiliates nationwide, plans to use the proceeds to repay debt and fund acquisitions.
BUSINESS
July 13, 1999 | KEVIN BAXTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cashing in on the healthy prices for radio stocks, Radio Unica Communications Corp., the nation's only Spanish-language radio network, plans to raise $98 million through an initial public offering, according to a registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Miami-based network, which owns or operates 13 stations in 10 markets and can be heard on an additional 36 affiliates nationwide, plans to use the proceeds to repay debt and fund acquisitions.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 11, 1997 | KEVIN BAXTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Next month's launch of Radio Unica, the nation's only 24-hour Spanish-language radio network, may go a long way toward determining the immediate future of Spanish-language radio in the U.S. If it succeeds, that achievement will belie the common assumption that the Latino market is hopelessly fragmented along geographical, cultural and political lines.
BUSINESS
June 25, 1999 | KEVIN BAXTER
Radio Unica Network Inc., the nation's only 24-hour Spanish-language radio network, has acquired exclusive broadcast rights to the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics from Culver City-based Westwood One Inc., both networks said Thursday.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 1999 | KEVIN BAXTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trying to define the nation's burgeoning Latino population is a little like trying to describe an elephant: Your opinion will depend largely on what part of it you're looking at. In Miami, for example, the Latino community is predominantly Cuban, middle-aged and politically conservative. In Los Angeles, it's young, Mexican and politically progressive. And let's not even bring up New York.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2002 | Agustin Gurza
Top Mexican actors, athletes and recording artists are scheduled to appear tonight at the Los Angeles Sports Arena as part of "Teveton 2002," a televised program to benefit children with disabilities in Latin America and the U.S. The annual event, broadcast from Mexico since 1997, is being staged for the first time north of the border. Tonight's 5 1/2-hour show will feature performances by such recording stars as L.A.
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December 3, 1998 | KEVIN BAXTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's early on a spectacular fall afternoon, but inside the Miami studios of Radio Unica, the storm clouds are gathering. Just as they do every weekday afternoon. For Isabel Gomez-Bassols and her nationwide audience, there's no gain without pain. And on many days, pain definitely gets the upper hand. So as she settles in behind a huge bulbous microphone, Gomez-Bassols braces herself, heaves a heavy sigh and signals to assistant producer Yazmin Sanchez-Perez that she's ready to start.
BUSINESS
June 25, 1999 | KEVIN BAXTER
Radio Unica Network Inc., the nation's only 24-hour Spanish-language radio network, has acquired exclusive broadcast rights to the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics from Culver City-based Westwood One Inc., both networks said Thursday.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 1999 | KEVIN BAXTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trying to define the nation's burgeoning Latino population is a little like trying to describe an elephant: Your opinion will depend largely on what part of it you're looking at. In Miami, for example, the Latino community is predominantly Cuban, middle-aged and politically conservative. In Los Angeles, it's young, Mexican and politically progressive. And let's not even bring up New York.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 1998 | KEVIN BAXTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's early on a spectacular fall afternoon, but inside the Miami studios of Radio Unica, the storm clouds are gathering. Just as they do every weekday afternoon. For Isabel Gomez-Bassols and her nationwide audience, there's no gain without pain. And on many days, pain definitely gets the upper hand. So as she settles in behind a huge bulbous microphone, Gomez-Bassols braces herself, heaves a heavy sigh and signals to assistant producer Yazmin Sanchez-Perez that she's ready to start.
BUSINESS
October 28, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Radio Unica Corp. said it is buying four radio stations from Children's Broadcasting Corp. for $29.3 million, a deal that would make it the leading Latino radio network in the U.S. Miami-based Radio Unica plans to acquire WBAH and WJDM in New York, KAHZ in Dallas and KIDR in Phoenix. The stations would carry 24 hours of the network's entertainment, news, sports and talk shows in Spanish.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 1998 | KEVIN BAXTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first thing Jorge Ramos wants to make perfectly clear is that he's not that Jorge Ramos. The network news anchor who was recently named one of People magazine's most beautiful people? That's the other guy. This Jorge Ramos doesn't even have a subscription to People magazine. "We've had some problems with that," Ramos says about being mistaken for Ramos. And to make matters worse, both are Spanish-language television journalists who once worked for the same company.
BUSINESS
May 22, 1998 | Kevin Baxter
Radio Unica, the nation's only Spanish-language radio network, has agreed to acquire Los Angeles' KBLA-AM (1580) from Sinclair Broadcast Group of Baltimore for $21 million. The agreement, coming on the eve of soccer's World Cup competition, would fill a huge hole for Miami-based Radio Unica, which has exclusive Spanish-language radio rights to the monthlong tournament.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 1998 | KEVIN BAXTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first thing Jorge Ramos wants to make perfectly clear is that he's not that Jorge Ramos. The network news anchor who was recently named one of People magazine's most beautiful people? That's the other guy. This Jorge Ramos doesn't even have a subscription to People magazine. "We've had some problems with that," Ramos says about being mistaken for Ramos. And to make matters worse, both are Spanish-language television journalists who once worked for the same company.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 2001
The candidates for mayor of Los Angeles are to debate at Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School from 6-7 p.m. today. The debate, by invitation only, will be broadcast on Telemundo, Channel 52, and on Radio Unica, 1580 AM, both in Spanish. The debate is sponsored by Telemundo, La Opinion and the National Assn. of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. It will be shown Wednesday in English on Channel 36.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 11, 1997 | KEVIN BAXTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Next month's launch of Radio Unica, the nation's only 24-hour Spanish-language radio network, may go a long way toward determining the immediate future of Spanish-language radio in the U.S. If it succeeds, that achievement will belie the common assumption that the Latino market is hopelessly fragmented along geographical, cultural and political lines.
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