Four months ago, Stephanie Valencia attracted widespread attention for her role as the co-founder of Latino Media Network, a newly formed broadcast media entity that some have labeled an advocacy organization devoted to liberal politics. Valencia and her business partner Jess Morales Rocketto dispute that, and dismiss fears expressed by conservative Miami Spanish-language talk radio listeners that their beloved “Radio Mambí” is about to be dismantled.
The $60 million purchase of radio properties by LMN from TelevisaUnivision is the subject of the current cover story in Streamline Publishing’s Radio Ink. With heightened attention to LMN, which includes such Hispanic media veterans as Tom Castro on its board of directors, and Hispanic Heritage Month just underway, RBR+TVBR is pleased to share our exclusive conversation with Valencia conducted by Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson earlier this summer.
The 10-minute conversation is part of the InFOCUS Podcast series from RBR+TVBR, presented by dot.FM. To listen, click on the embedded player above or in the Spreaker player below. To discover all 237 InFOCUS Podcast episodes since its 2020 launch, click here.