Univision Radio has announced the launch of its new AM radio network, Univision America. WQBA-AM in Miami will become a network station on July 4th. The “best of” current WQBA and WAQI programming will move over to fill the WAQI schedule. My guess is, Radio Caracol will now have more competition for non-Cuban hispanic listeners. According to Univision:
The network, which will include radio stations in nine markets across the country, will feature local, national and international news, weather and traffic updates, as well as shows focused on the issues that matter most to Hispanics, including current events, health and family, finances, education, sports, and entertainment.
“As the leading spanish-language radio network in the country, Univision Radio has served Hispanic audiences by bringing them best-in-class programming” said Jose Valle, pres of Univision Radio. “Univision America reinforces our commitment to continue empowering the Hispanic community by offering listeners unparalleled access to local, national and international news and information.”
Univision America will be available in Miami, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, McAllen, El Paso, San Antonio, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, featuring a combination of news segments, local programming and insightful commentary delivered by some of Univision Radio’s most revered personalities and new talent.”
Now here’s the question… How many people are now employed by WAQI/WQBA? Will this result in any Miami job losses? Comment anonymously below with what you know…