Julio Liberman Passes


Julio Liberman’s radio career began in the 1960s, when he and his brothers purchased KLVE in Los Angeles and flipped the format to become the first Spanish-language FM in the city, and the second in the United States. In 2013, Mr. Liberman received Radio Ink’s Lifetime Leadership Award, the highest honor of the Medallas de Cortez Awards. Julio Liberman is the father of Entravision’s COO Jeff Liberman. He was 87.


  1. It is amazing what the Liberman family has accomplished in our Hispanic Media Industry. They are true and honorable role models. My most sincere condolences to Jeffrey Liberman and the rest of the Liberman family.

    Daniel Osuna
    StarMax Media & Entertainment Group, LLC

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Liberman family. May you find strength and comfort in the beautiful loving memories of Mr. Liberman. I did not have the opportunity to know him personally, however; he leaves behind a Prodigious Legacy that will never die. My deepest condolences to you all.

  3. My sincerest condolences to the family. Mr. Liberman is one of the legends of our industry. Growing up in Los Angeles, KLVE was a part of my household and it is an honor to be a part of this great industry that Mr. Liberman helped start. Thank you for all you did for Hispanic radio and for our community…God Bless, you will be missed.

    Javier A. Ortiz
    Senior Vice-President IMS, Las Vegas

  4. Never had the pleasure to meet him or work with him but I’m honor to work with his son Jeff Liberman. I’m very impressed for all the accomplishments Mr. Julio Liberman made for the Hispanic community. My sincere condolences to the Liberman family.

    Veronica Avila
    SVP IMS Yuma-El Centro Market

  5. Having had the honor of working in the US Hispanic Radio Industry for over 25 years, our Industry lore and icons puts Julio Liberman at the top of the list. Along with his brothers, they pioneered Hispanic Radio in Southern California and on a national level. Their efforts paved the way and served as a model for other Hispanic focused broadcasters and markets, that Hispanic formatted radio stations could become the dominant formats and power houses like KTNQ-AM/KLVE-FM. Their efforts were truly a family affair. Many Hispanic and non-Hispanic executives owe their careers to his efforts.

    They also established the benchmark for the sale price of an AM/FM combo in any format or market at the time when they sold KTNQ-AM/KLVE-FM.

    Julio te vamos a extrañar. Que en paz descanses.

    To the Liberman family our thoughts and prays go out to you.

  6. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Mr. Liberman leaves a fine legacy and although I didn’t know him personally, that legacy is a big part of my life daily. Well done, Mr. Liberman… well done!

  7. Mr. Liberman was a pioneer! His innovation and leadership is a legacy in radio which all the industry should admire. He was a true gentleman of integrity – intelligent, charming, and a straight shooter. It is an honor to have known him. My condolences to his family and his extensive extended family and friends in the business.


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