November 17, 2000
LA FUENTE HISPANIC MEDIA NEWS
Miami has a new daily newspaper. El Diario began publishing this month with over 60,000 copies in circulation. Oswaldo Muñoz, editor and publisher, heads a group of eight Venezuelan investors. With El Diario Miami now has three Spanish-language daily newspapers.
Lowrider Publishing Group, of Lowrider Magazine fame, is now launching a new Latin entertainment magazine -Ritmo Beat. The bimonthly magazine went on the newsstands the end of October with over 200,000 copies.
A Gallup of Mexico poll ranks El Mexicano first among business readers in Tijuana, MX. Frontera, in its second year, follows. And Zeta, the influential weekly published by Jesus Blancornelas is third.
El Informador, San Diego, has ceased publishing as a weekly Hispanic newspaper. Director Xavier Corona writes that El Informador will be a section in the PennySaver classifieds for high-density Hispanic neighborhoods.
Hispanic Television Network announced two new affiliates. KJLA Channel 57 a full power television station in Los Angeles and KGH Channel 61 in San Diego. Marco Camacho, President and CEO said "This fits into our strategy of reaching the Mexican Hispanic market in the US with affiliate stations, cable, satellite and internet streaming".
Entravision Communications has announced a purchase agreement to buy WUNI-TV, Channel 27, the Boston affiliate of the Univision Network. FCC approval is expected by the first quarter of 2001. Entravision will increase its owned and operated TV station group to 18 Univision affiliated stations, representing 23% of the Univision Networks TV households.
Belo and Cox Communications launched Mas! Arizona, the Southwest's first Spanish-language cable news, information and sports channel in Phoenix, Arizona.
Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation is changing La Nueva WOJO of Chicago to Que Buena 105.1 FM. The target is the Mexican community, 75% of Chicago's Hispanics, and the music is Regional Mexican.
WNNY AM launches an all news format in New York City to compete with Hispanic Broadcasting's WADO AM.
KLAT AM, Houston, won a Marconi Award from the National Association of Broadcasters for excellence in radio programming and community service.
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