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April 3, 2014 | By Meg James
Univision Communications is restructuring its radio division, eliminating dozens of workers at stations around the country as the company centralizes its programming functions. Univision confirmed Thursday that there had been layoffs, but it declined to say how many people had lost their jobs as part of this week's realignment. The nation's largest Spanish-language media company, which owns 68 radio stations, this week began trimming programming staff and some on-air hosts, including in Chicago, in an effort to cut costs.
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April 3, 2014 | By Meg James
Univision Communications is restructuring its radio division, eliminating dozens of workers at stations around the country as the company centralizes its programming functions. Univision confirmed Thursday that there had been layoffs, but it declined to say how many people had lost their jobs as part of this week's realignment. The nation's largest Spanish-language media company, which owns 68 radio stations, this week began trimming programming staff and some on-air hosts, including in Chicago, in an effort to cut costs.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 2013 | By Meg James
In a move aimed at recapturing past ratings glory, Univision Radio has unveiled a new morning show called “El Bueno, La Mala y El Feo” (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly), which emphasizes popular Regional Mexican music and banter by a trio of hosts. The four-hour Spanish-language program, which debuted Monday on Univision's Los Angeles station KSCA 101.9 FM, fills the time period previously held by Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo. Sotelo once was the most popular personality in Spanish-language radio.  But in July, Univision yanked Sotelo's program from its schedule amid allegations of sexual harassment, which Sotelo has denied.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2014 | By Meg James
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has dismissed an extortion lawsuit brought by popular Spanish-language radio personality Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo against six former staff members of his canceled Univision Radio show - and ruled that Sotelo may be liable for his adversaries' legal fees. In a civil lawsuit filed in August, Sotelo claimed that he was the victim of a shakedown by the former workers and their attorneys. Sotelo maintained that the group banded together to demand $4.9 million from him in exchange for their silence - or else they would go public with additional allegations about boorish behavior on his Univision Radio show, which had been canceled a month earlier.  PHOTOS: Biggest box office flops of 2013 Judge Richard A. Stone dismissed Sotelo's lawsuit late last week, finding that Sotelo had failed to prove that he would prevail with his extortion claims during a trial.
BUSINESS
December 9, 2004 | Meg James
McHenry T. Tichenor Jr. will resign as president of Univision Radio at the end of the month, Univision Communications Inc. said. The Century City-based media company said Tichenor was leaving to pursue other interests. Tichenor had been the chief operating officer of Hispanic Broadcasting Corp., a family-owned business, and its predecessors for more than 23 years. Univision last year acquired Hispanic Broadcasting and renamed it Univision Radio.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2014 | By Meg James
Ricardo Sanchez, the No. 1 morning radio personality in Los Angeles until he was abruptly sidelined last fall, has switched stations. Sanchez -- who goes by the nickname "El Mandril" -- announced this week in a Facebook post that he has joined a new radio station in Los Angeles, KXOS FM 93.9, and would begin broadcasting there on Monday. The station KXOS is part-owned and managed by the Mexico City broadcasting company Grupo Radio Centro. FACES TO WATCH 2014: Digital media "First I achieved the American dream of having success in the United States, and now I can achieve the Mexican dream of triumphing with the strongest radio company in Mexico," Sanchez wrote in Spanish in his Facebook message.
BUSINESS
March 23, 2004 | Meg James
Spanish-language media giant Univision Communications Inc. named Jeffrey T. Hinson chief financial officer and executive vice president of the Los Angeles-based company, replacing longtime CFO George Blank. Hinson, 49, will report to Univision Chief Executive A. Jerrold Perenchio. Hinson had been CFO and senior vice president of the Dallas-based Hispanic Broadcasting Corp. radio chain, which Univision acquired in September.
BUSINESS
June 4, 2005 | Meg James, Times Staff Writer
Spanish-language television giant Univision Communications Inc. said Friday that its chief financial officer resigned a little more than a year after taking the job. Jeffrey Hinson, 50, is being replaced by Andrew W. Hobson, a longtime associate of billionaire A. Jerrold Perenchio, Univision's chairman. Hobson, 43, also serves as the Century City-based company's senior executive vice president and chief strategic officer. He has been an executive with Univision since 1993.
BUSINESS
November 14, 2003 | From Associated Press
Spanish-language media conglomerate Univision Communications Inc. said Thursday that strong sales and viewership for its television networks helped to more than double its earnings in the third quarter. The Los Angeles-based company said its net income was $42.2 million, or 16 cents a share, for the three months ended Sept. 30, compared with $20.3 million, or 8 cents a share, in the same period last year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 2004 | Steve Carney, Special to The Times
"El Cucuy," the wildly popular Spanish-language radio star, is expected to announce his return to morning drive-time today, the day after KSCA-FM (101.9) and its parent company, Univision, let him go for walking out in the middle of a program. Renan Almendarez Coello, the Honduran native whose nickname translates as "the boogeyman," has not been on the air live since Feb. 20, when he lambasted his bosses and stormed out.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2014 | By Meg James
Ricardo Sanchez, the No. 1 morning radio personality in Los Angeles until he was abruptly sidelined last fall, has switched stations. Sanchez -- who goes by the nickname "El Mandril" -- announced this week in a Facebook post that he has joined a new radio station in Los Angeles, KXOS FM 93.9, and would begin broadcasting there on Monday. The station KXOS is part-owned and managed by the Mexico City broadcasting company Grupo Radio Centro. FACES TO WATCH 2014: Digital media "First I achieved the American dream of having success in the United States, and now I can achieve the Mexican dream of triumphing with the strongest radio company in Mexico," Sanchez wrote in Spanish in his Facebook message.
BUSINESS
December 2, 2013 | By Meg James
In a move aimed at recapturing past ratings glory, Univision Communications Inc. has unveiled a new morning radio show called "El Bueno, la Mala y el Feo" (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly), which emphasizes popular regional Mexican music and banter by a trio of hosts. The four-hour Spanish-language program, which launched Monday on Univision's Los Angeles station KSCA-FM (101.9), fills the time period previously held by Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo. Sotelo once was the most popular personality in Spanish-language radio.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 2013 | By Meg James
In a move aimed at recapturing past ratings glory, Univision Radio has unveiled a new morning show called “El Bueno, La Mala y El Feo” (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly), which emphasizes popular Regional Mexican music and banter by a trio of hosts. The four-hour Spanish-language program, which debuted Monday on Univision's Los Angeles station KSCA 101.9 FM, fills the time period previously held by Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo. Sotelo once was the most popular personality in Spanish-language radio.  But in July, Univision yanked Sotelo's program from its schedule amid allegations of sexual harassment, which Sotelo has denied.
BUSINESS
August 12, 2013 | By Meg James
Spanish-language radio star Eddie "Piolín" Sotelo is borrowing a page from Howard Stern. Three weeks after severing ties with Univision Radio, Sotelo has made a deal to bounce to SiriusXM satellite radio. This fall, Sotelo will launch a Spanish-language entertainment channel on the subscription service called Piolín Radio, which will be anchored by a live four-hour morning program that Sotelo will broadcast from Los Angeles. "I am honored SiriusXM believes in me," Sotelo, whose nickname means "Tweety Bird," said in a statement.
BUSINESS
July 27, 2010 | By Meg James, Los Angeles Times
A three-year criminal investigation into a pay-for-play scandal at Univision Communications — in which Latin-music executives bribed radio station managers with briefcases stuffed with cash — ended Monday when Univision agreed to pay $1 million in penalties to federal authorities. As part of an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department, Spanish-language media giant Univision pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud. During the four-year scheme, mid-level executives and music promoters at the now-defunct Univision Music Group paid thousands of dollars to radio station programmers in exchange for increased radio air time for Univision's songs.
SPORTS
June 12, 2010
Group D Serbia vs. Ghana, Pretoria Time: 7 a.m. PDT. TV: ESPN, ESPN Deportes, Univision Radio: Sirius/XM; KYLL-FM, KDLD-FM, KDLE-FM (in Spanish). The buzz: Ghana made it to the round of 16 in its World Cup debut four years ago, and the speedy Black Stars say they're ready to take a major step forward by advancing to the Final Four this year. "Expectations are sky high. We want to get out of our group and get to the semifinals or even further," midfielder Sulley Muntari said on the official website of his club team, Inter Milan.
SPORTS
June 12, 2010
Group D Serbia vs. Ghana, Pretoria Time: 7 a.m. PDT. TV: ESPN, ESPN Deportes, Univision Radio: Sirius/XM; KYLL-FM, KDLD-FM, KDLE-FM (in Spanish). The buzz: Ghana made it to the round of 16 in its World Cup debut four years ago, and the speedy Black Stars say they're ready to take a major step forward by advancing to the Final Four this year. "Expectations are sky high. We want to get out of our group and get to the semifinals or even further," midfielder Sulley Muntari said on the official website of his club team, Inter Milan.
BUSINESS
September 23, 2003 | Meg James, Times Staff Writer
In the face of a growing political divide over media ownership, the Federal Communications Commission on Monday voted 3 to 2 along partisan lines to allow Univision Communications Inc.'s $3.25-billion acquisition of radio chain Hispanic Broadcasting Corp. Although approval of the deal had been expected for months, the decision highlighted the increasing rancor over an issue that has roiled Congress, the courts and the commission itself.
BUSINESS
May 5, 2006 | Meg James, Times Staff Writer
Spanish-language media giant Univision Communications Inc. said Thursday that profit climbed 21% in the first quarter as advertisers spent more of their dollars courting the growing Latino audience. Univision, controlled by Los Angeles billionaire A. Jerrold Perenchio, reported net income of $53.9 million, or 16 cents a share, compared with $44.5 million a year earlier. That beat the 15-cent-a-share estimate of analysts polled by Thomson Financial. The company's revenue ticked up 4% to $449.
BUSINESS
June 4, 2005 | Meg James, Times Staff Writer
Spanish-language television giant Univision Communications Inc. said Friday that its chief financial officer resigned a little more than a year after taking the job. Jeffrey Hinson, 50, is being replaced by Andrew W. Hobson, a longtime associate of billionaire A. Jerrold Perenchio, Univision's chairman. Hobson, 43, also serves as the Century City-based company's senior executive vice president and chief strategic officer. He has been an executive with Univision since 1993.
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