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Published:February 21st, 2008 15:07 EST
First Spanish Language 24 Hour News FM

First Spanish Language 24 Hour News FM

By SOP newswire

Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) (NASDAQ: SBSA) announced today the launch of RED 96 “Noticias FM” (News FM).  Covering breaking news and providing political analysis, the station will be the first Spanish FM radio station that broadcasts world, political, business, sports and entertainment news 24 hours a day in the United States and Puerto Rico.  RED 96 will begin broadcasting on Monday, February 25, 2008.

"I am proud to be a part of this historic event, and believe this is the opportune time to launch such an important project for Latinos in the United States and Puerto Rico,” said Carlos "Topy" Mamery, Senior Vice President and General Manager of SBS-Puerto Rico. 

A key component of RED 96 will be its ongoing live presence at the scene of breaking news events around the country and Puerto Rico.  The station will have a network of correspondent journalists stationed in several major cities of the United States such as: San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and Miami.  All of these cities will have regular, live broadcasts directly from their respective locations. 

The new programming for the station will consist of a staff of renowned journalists and political analysts including Oscar J. Serrano, Omaya Sosa Pascual, Jesús Rodríguez García, Yolanda Vélez Arcelay, Jay Fonseca and Benny Frankie Cerezo.

RED 96 “Noticias FM” (News FM) will also join Spanish Broadcasting System and Puerto Rico’s radio stations such as WMEG Mega 106.9 FM, WIOA Estereotempo 99.9FM, WCMA Romance 96.5FM, WZNT Zeta 93.7FM and WODA Reggaeton 94.7FM.

Do not miss this historic moment in Spanish radio by tuning in Monday, February 25, for the first transmission of RED 96- “Noticias FM” (News FM).

About Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.

Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. is the largest publicly traded Hispanic-controlled media and entertainment company in the United States.  SBS owns and operates 21 radio stations located in the top Hispanic markets of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Puerto Rico. The Company also owns and operates Mega TV, a television operation serving the South Florida market with national distribution through DirecTV Más. SBS also produces live concerts and events throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.  In addition, the Company operates, a bilingual Spanish-English online site providing content related to Latin music, entertainment, news and culture. The Company’s corporate Web site can be accessed at

Isabel Bucaram-Montana

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Spanish Broadcasting System

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