2022 MEDALLAS DE CORTEZ FINALISTS 

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Radio Ink is proud to present the finalists for the 2022 Medallas de Cortez. Winners will be announced at the Hispanic Radio Conference, June 22-23, in Miami at the Intercontinental at Doral.

This will be the 13th awards ceremony that recognizes excellence in Hispanic radio programming, sales, and management. The awards are named in honor of Raoul Cortez, founder of KCOR, the first Spanish-language radio station in the United States, in 1946.

Early bird conference registration can be made HERE and includes admittance to the awards presentation and cocktail reception immediately following the ceremony.

Marketer of the Year
Tony Garcia, Global Media Services Inc, Charlotte, NC
Barbara Ferreiro, CANO Health, Los Angeles, CA
Edward D’Abate, Katz Radio Group, Los Angeles, CA
Andrea (“Andi”) Cooper, Curtis Media Group, Greensboro-Winston Salem-High Point , NC
Nelly Mauricio, Bryan Broadcasting, Bryan-College Station, TX

Local Personality of the Year
Juan Manuel Yanez, KOYE-FM/AlphaMedia, Tyler-Longview, TX
Patricia De Lima , WLZL-FM/Audacy, Washington, DC
Angelica Vale, KLLI-FM/Meruelo Media, Los Angeles, CA
Omar Velasco & Argelia Atilano, Los Angeles, CA
Maria Del Pilar, WEMG-FM/Mega Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Raul Brindis, KLTN-FM/Univision, Houston-Galveston, TX

Syndicated or National Personality of the Year
Edgar “Shoboy” Sotelo, Entravision
Andres Cantor, Fútbol de Primera Inc. (FDP)
Hector Millan, Entravision
El Bueno, La Mala y El Feo, Univision
Enrique Santos, iHeartMedia/Premiere Networks
Alberto Cortez, SBS/AIRE Radio Networks

Program Director of the Year
Yolanda Navarro, Stephens Media Group, Merced, CA
Jammin Johnny Caride, Spanish Broadcasting System, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood, FL
Candy Cintron, Audacy, Washington, DC
Haz Montana, Meruelo Media, Los Angeles, CA
Julie Garza, Curtis Media Group, Greensboro-Winston Salem-High Point , NC
Jorge Melendez, Mega Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Mark “DJ Homie” Arias, Univision, San Antonio, TX
Carlos Tovias, Salem Media Group, Portland, OR

DOS or Sales Manager of the Year
Patty Valdes, Spanish Broadcasting System, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood, FL
Michelle Santillan, Campesina Radio Network, Phoenix, AZ
Mariano Amador, Meruelo Media, Los Angeles, CA
Edna Uribe, Univision, Chicago, IL
Mario Taboada, Spanish Broadcasting system, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood, FL
Eric Garcia, Univision, New York, NY
Alicia Avila, Lazer Media, Riverside-San Bernardino, CA

General or Market Manager of the Year
Belia Paz, Aerostar Media Group, Salt Lake City-Ogden-Provo, UT
Irma Barrios, Meruelo Media, Los Angeles, CA
Shirley Davenport, Curtis Media Group, Greensboro-Winston Salem-High Point , NC
Marc Guralnick, Mega Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Ben Downs, Bryan Broadcasting, Bryan-College Station, TX
Maire Mason, Spanish Broadcasting System, New York, NY
Dennis Hayes, Salem Media Group, Portland, OR
Sabina Widmann, Univision, San Diego, CA,  Las Vegas, NV & McAllen-Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

Station of the Year
WLZL FM, Audacy, Washington, DC
WHOL-AM, VP Broadcasting, Allentown-Bethlehem, PA
KLLI-FM, Meruelo Media, Los Angeles, CA
WKAQ-AM, Univision, Puerto Rico
KEGH-FM, Aerostar Media, Salt Lake City-Ogden-Provo, UT
WYMY-FM, Curtis Media Group, Greensboro-Winston Salem-High Point , NC
KRYP-FM, Salem Media Group, Portland, OR
WRSO-AM, iHeart Media, Orlando, FL