Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council Adds to Board
Raúl Alarcón Jr., the Chairman, President, and CEO of Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS), has joined the Board of Directors for the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council, a national nonprofit dedicated to promoting and preserving equal opportunity and civil rights in the mass media, telecommunications, and broadband industries. The Fordham University graduate was born in Cuba and moved to New York with his family as political refugees in 1960. He co-founded SBS in 1983 with his father, Pablo Raúl Alarcón Sr., and the pair purchased their first radio station in 1983 -- WSKO–AM in New York. Alarcón Jr. has been SBS’ President since 1985, CEO since 1994, and Chairman since 1999. Under his direction, SBS operates AIRE Radio Networks, a national radio platform of over 250 affiliated stations reaching 94% of the U.S. Hispanic audience. It also owns MegaTV, a network television operation with over-the-air, cable, and satellite distribution and affiliates throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico; produces a nationwide roster of live concerts and events, and owns a stable of digital properties, including LaMusica, a mobile app providing Latino-focused audio and video streaming content, and HitzMaker, a new-talent destination for aspiring artists.