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The Medallas de Cortez awards are named in honor of Raoul Cortez, founder KCOR, the first Spanish-language radio station in the United States, in 1946. His passion, dedication, and visionary nature are not only the stuff of which dreams are made, but serve to inspire and carry forward those dreams and continue to make Hispanic radio a compelling force in media and the communities it serves.

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Here are the winners of the the 2020 Medallas de Cortez awards.

Marketer of the Year

Raysa Rodriguez-Leon
Katz Radio Group

Local Personality of the Year

Juan Lezama
WYMY-FM, Raleigh-Durham/Greensboro-Winston Salem, NC

Syndicated/National Personality of the Year

Armida y La Flaka
MLC Media

Program Director of the Year

Nio “Encendio” Fernandez
WYUU-FM, Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL

DOS/Sales Manager of the Year

Carolina Patino
Spanish Broadcasting System, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood, FL

Market/General Manager of the Year

Romeo Herrera
R Communications LLC, McAllen-Brownsville, TX

Station of the Year

Philadelphia, PA

Broadcaster of the Year

Jesus Lara