Monday, May 20, 2013

Eric Rhoads and Deborah Parenti staged their fifth annual Radio Ink Hispanic Radio Conference last week in Coral Gables.  I attended to catch up on the growth story of Hispanic media in general, and radio in particular.  It was my return visit, having last participated five years ago.  They put on a great event at a wonderful venue (The Biltmore).

Geraldo Rivera (Cumulus Media Networks and the Fox News Channel) keynoted with an impassioned presentation on immigration reform.  There were a number of excellent panels.  Larry Rosin of Edison Research showed that Hispanic targeted media is benefiting from positive demographic trends.  It appears to me that Hispanic radio will continue to be a growth business well into the future.

The show was well attended and provided an opportunity to say hello to a number of friends.  You may want to consider putting it onto your calendar for next year.

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Radio Ink's editor Ed Ryan with Geraldo