V-me, Grupo Latino de Radio join for Election Eve coverage


V-me, America’s fastest growing Spanish TV network, has joined forces with the Grupo Latino de Radio (GLR) Spanish language radio group, for live primetime coverage and analysis to be broadcast to a national US TV audience and a national and international radio audience in the US, the Americas and Europe.

November 4th starting at 7:00pm (ET), V-me combines its analysis and news teams for PARTICIPA 2008: Elección Presidencial, a live broadcast from V-me’s New York studios that will report and analyze all the election results, voter trends and more.

V-me’s Jorge Gestoso will anchor the coverage, joined by Luis Sarmiento and Silvina Sterin-Pensel of V-me Noticias and an all-star team of experts including: Marcela Sanchez – The New York Times Syndicate; Nathan Thornburgh – TIME Magazine; Jorge Mursuli – Democracia U.S.A.; Vanessa  Cardenas –Center for American Progress;  Rolando Roebuck – Community Activist;  Juan Carlos  Benitez – Republican Party Strategist; Emilio Viano – Professor,  American University; Federico Subervi –  Professor Texas State University/San Marcos; Roberto Lovato – New American Media and The Nation GLR, international subsidiary of Spanish radio group Union Radio, will air its Presidential Election coverage November 4th starting at 5:00pm (ET).

The broadcast includes news, results, analysis and live interviews, brought by an extensive team of journalists in six US cities – New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Phoenix and Chicago – and correspondents and analysts participating from the group’s stations in the Americas and Spain. Hosts Mirhtala Salinas and Yoli Cuello in the US, Angels Barcelo, Javier del Pino and Carles Francino in Spain, Julio Sanchez Cristo and Dario Arizmendi in Colombia and Maria O’Donell in Argentina among others, will connect 622 GLR and Union Radio stations in the US, Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Panama. 

From their studio inside the V-me Election Center, GLR will report the election results provided by V-me, while V-me will broadcast GLR’s interviews, local reports from across the US, and features on the youth vote from Shakira, Alejandro Sanz and others. Throughout the evening GLR’s hosts Jorge Castaneda and Carlos Puig and V-me’s Jorge Gestoso will provide commentary to each other’s audience.

V-me’s coverage will reach over 6 million US Hispanic homes on the network which is presented locally by public TV stations and carried on basic digital cable and digital broadcast in many cities, and nationally on DIRECTV Ch. 440, DISH Network Ch. 9414 and DISHLatino Ch. 846.