The prestigious Hispanic Radio Conference “Medallas de Cortez” awards received an unprecedented number of nominations this year by the close of Wednesday’s (2/15) deadline.
“It’s been a record year for submissions and based on the sampling I have seen, our judges are going to have some tough decisions to make,” according to Deborah Parenti, Publisher of Radio Ink. “The quality, as well as quantity, is simply outstanding. Hispanic radio should be enormously proud of its top notch professionals across all aspects of the industry. We are proud to salute them and I look forward to this year’s presentation.”
The “Medallas de Cortez” awards are named in honor of Raoul Cortez, who founded KCOR, the first Spanish-language station in the United States, in 1946. The annual awards, now in their 8th year, recognize excellence in Hispanic radio across a variety of categories.
The 2017 “Medallas de Cortez”, sponsored by vCreative this year, are part of the Hispanic Radio Conference, which will be held on March 28-29 in Fort Lauderdale at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty Six. This is the only conference dedicated solely to Hispanic radio, bringing together leaders in the Hispanic radio community and experts in Hispanic advertising and media for a comprehensive overview of opportunities and strategies within this rapidly transforming sector.
This conference is designed to inspire stations, brands, advertisers, media companies, and those working in Hispanic radio with strategies and tactics to increase investment by advertisers into the Hispanic radio sector and empower its sales and positioning efforts with the data and tools necessary to increase advertising and ensure advancement within this highly regarded demographic.
The “Medallas de Cortez” awards will be presented on March 28 at 5:30 PM before the opening reception..