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Medallas de Cortez Awards


The Medallas de Cortez awards are named in honor of Raoul Cortez, founder of the first Spanish-language radio station in the United States, KCOR/San Antonio, in 1946. Raoul Cortez was a visionary for his time and a legend for all times in the annals of Hispanic radio.

Here are the 2018 Medallas de Cortez Awards Winners:

Marketer of the Year
Vladimir Gomez, Spanish Broadcasting System

Local Personality of the Year
Ruben Sanchez, WKAQ-AM/Puerto Rico

Syndicated or National Personality of the Year
Oswaldo Diaz, “Erazno Y La Chokolata,”  Entravision

Program Director of the Year
Jammin Johnny Caride, WXDJ-FM/Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Sales Manager of the Year
Ericka Aguilar, KCMT-FM/Tucson, AZ

General Manager of the Year
Hector Marcano, WRUM-FM/Orlando-Jacksonville-Tampa, FL

Station of the Year
KLNO-FM/Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX

Broadcaster of the Year
Jim Kalmenson, Lotus Communications

The awards were presented at the 2018 Hispanic Radio conference, held in Miami March 13–14, at the Intercontinental at Doral.