SBS founder dead at 82


Spanish Broadcasting System founder Pablo Raúl Alarcón Sr. has died at age 82. He was Chairman of the board of directors of the company, now headed by his son, until 1999, and remained Chairman Emeritus and a director until his death. SBS was actually the second radio company built by Alarcón. The first, in his native Cuba, was seized by the Communist government in 1960. He then established himself as a radio personality and executive in New York and bought his first US station in 1983. SBS now owns 21 radio stations in the US and Puerto Rico, plus Mega TV and the Internet portal.