2023 Hispanic Radio Conference Agenda


June 14

Opening Video
Opening Remarks: Deborah Parenti, Publisher, Radio Ink
Deborah Parenti

2:30-3:10 PM

Content Strategies for Hispanic Radio
What are best practices for creating compelling and relevant content for Hispanic audiences? What are some of leading Hispanic radio’s most successful content strategies? And what is the role of social media and digital platforms in content distribution?
Moderator: Jesus Salas, EVP, Programming and Multi-Platform Coordinator, Spanish Broadcasting System
Jesus Salas


Executive Roundtable
Hispanic radio’s leaders have always been a dynamic and creative group of strategists and innovators. Where do they see Hispanic radio platforms growing, expanding, and prime for the biggest revenue opportunities? All this and more when Hispanic radio leaders sit down and share their thoughts and educated insights and projections.
Moderator: Jay Meyers, President/CEO, Broadcast, Management and Technology
Otto Padron, President/CEO, Meruelo Media
Albert Rodriguez, President/COO, Spanish Broadcasting System
Jay MeyersOtto PadronAlbert Rodriguez


5:20-6pm Medallas de Cortez” Awards Presentation
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Cocktail Reception
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Spanish Broadcasting System

June 15

Continental Breakfast
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Advertising and Revenue Strategies
Join this panel for a deep dive into Hispanic radio advertising market and trends, best practices for generating revenue from advertising and sponsorships, and a discussion of emerging revenue streams and opportunities.


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Talent Development and Management
A fascinating examination of strategies for identifying and developing on-air and off-air talent, best practices for talent management and retention, and a look at emerging talent trends and opportunities.
Moderator: Mike McVay, President, McVay Media Consulting
Bob Perry, International Consultant
Mike McVayBob Perry

Technology and Innovation in Hispanic Radio
An overview of emerging technologies and innovations in the radio industry and their impact on Hispanic radio and audiences.  This session will also take a look at opportunities and challenges of implementing new technology in Hispanic radio.

Informacion Romper
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Political and Social Issues in Hispanic Radio
Join our lively discussion of the role of Hispanic radio in covering political and social issues. Nio’s panel will share successful examples of political and social issue coverage by Hispanic radio stations as well as discuss the challenges and opportunities of covering these issues in Hispanic radio.
Moderator: Nio Fernandez, Director of Latin Formats, Beasley Media Group
Nio Fernandez

Podcasting and On-Demand Audio for Hispanic Audiences
An overview of the current state of podcasting and on-demand audio in the Hispanic market. What are some successful podcasting and on-demand audio strategies being used today by leading Hispanic radio stations? And what are the opportunities and challenges of podcasting and on-demand audio for Hispanic radio stations?
Moderator: Eric Garcia, VP, Multiplatform Sales, New York, V.P Audio Sales, Eastern Region, Televisa | Univision
Eric Garcia


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Washington Update: Legal and FCC Issues Facing Hispanic Radio in 2023
Who would have thought that over two years into the Biden administration, there would still be an empty chair at the FCC?  And now, with the results of the midterm elections in and the US House of Representatives in Republican control, how will that impact the legislative and FCC issues facing broadcasters in Washington? Issues like the minority tax certificate, multiple ownership, proposed changes for marijuana advertising, music licensing, zonecasting, and so much more are all on the agenda for broadcasters and will be discussed. Where all of these and other pressing concerns are headed will be updated and examined in a session you won’t want to miss.
Moderator: Frank Montero, Partner, Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth
Aleksandra Cuprys, Chief Legal & Compliance Officer, Latino Media Network
Richard Lara, EVP/General Counsel, Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.
Larry Walke, Associate General Counsel, NAB 
Frank MonteroAleksandra CuprysRichard Lara


The Future of Hispanic Radio
Our closing session tackles emerging trends and predictions for the future of Hispanic radio.  The discussion will include an overview of the challenges and opportunities of navigating the changing media landscape as well as strategies for keeping Hispanic radio relevant and innovative in the years ahead.

4:30-4:35pm Closing Remarks


*all sessions and times subject to change

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