Top D.C. Comm Lawyer Set For Leadership Honor


One of Washington’s leading communications law attorneys and a key advocate for Hispanic broadcasters in the U.S. and Puerto Rico will be honored in late March for his significant contributions to Spanish-language and Hispanic-targeted AM and FM stations across the nation.

Francisco Montero, who many know as “Frank,” will be presented with the Distinguished Leadership Award, which is not presented every year, at the 2017 Hispanic Radio Conference, set for March 28-29 at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six in Fort Lauderdale.

Frank Montero, Fletcher Heald & Hildreth

This special award will be presented as part of the Medallas de Cortez, the only awards dedicated to honoring the very best in Hispanic radio. 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-AM/San Antonio, in 1946. Raoul Cortez was a visionary for his time and a legend for all times in the annals of Hispanic radio.

Radio + Television Business Report Publisher Deborah Parenti said, “There could be no one more deserving than Frank. He has dedicated years of service to the Hispanic radio community, actively providing leadership and direction to organizations, including the founding of the Independent Spanish Broadcasters Association, aimed at fostering growth in the Hispanic radio sector.”

Montero was also instrumental in helping start the American Hispanic Owned Radio Association (AHORA). Over the years, he has represented the Hispanic Radio Association, the Puerto Rico Radio Broadcasters Association, and served as an advisor to the Hispanic Radio Conference since its inception, among other significant contributions.

In addition to the Distinguished Leadership Award, we are proud to announce the finalists for the Medallas de Cortez in eight categories.

For full details and registration information for the 2017 Hispanic Radio Conference, please visit our special website.