SAN DIEGO –MARCH 20, 2019– KLNV-FM La Que Buena 106.5 FM in San Diego, part of Uforia, The Home of Latin Music, received the 2019 Medallas de Cortez Award for Station of the Year at the 2019 Hispanic Radio Conference held at the Intercontinental at Doral in Miami last week. The award, which recognizes leadership and outstanding professionals in the Hispanic radio industry, caps off a triumphant year for KLNV, who recently celebrated its 20th anniversary and two continuous decades of delivering the largest share of Spanish-language listening in San Diego. Que Buena 106.5 is also home to the top-rated “El Bueno, La Mala, y El Feo” show, the most-listened to morning drive program among Adults 18-49 in San Diego, regardless of language, according to Nielsen Audio.
KLNV's on-air roster also includes the market-leading Juan Ruvalcaba “El Potrillo” at middays, the Jarocho y Compaye Show in afternoons, and Alex Navarro “Ojitos” helming nights.
“We are honored to receive such a prestigious industry award. This recognition highlights the KLNV team's dedication to their craft, and most importantly the profound passion and commitment for serving our San Diego Hispanic community with relevant, impactful, and entertaining programming” said Sabina Widmann, President & Regional General Manager, San Diego, Las Vegas and McAllen.
The Medallas de Cortez awards, created by Radio Ink, are named in honor of Raoul Cortez, former broadcaster and visionary founder of the first Spanish-language radio station in the United States. These are the only awards dedicated to acknowledging the very best achievements in Hispanic radio.
The Uforia Audio Network includes 58 top-rated, owned and operated local radio stations, plus 89 affiliates and a digital audio footprint. Uforia radio stations are among the most listened to stations in their respective markets, consistently ranking as the #1 or #2 station regardless of language in key markets across the country. The Uforia Audio network reaches 14.5M listeners per week via linear radio and 2.2 M digital audio listeners per month.
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