Univision Radio Launches KOND “Qué Onda 92.1 FM” to Serve Fresno and the Central Valley

02/18/04 . Insights Team

Fresno, CA — Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio company in the United States, announces the addition of its newest radio station, KOND “Qué Onda 92.1 FM,” which will serve Fresno and the Central Valley with a soft Regional Mexican format.   “Qué Onda” will feature artists such as Alejandro Fernandez, Pepe Aguilar, Los Temerarios, and Los Bukis.  The station will begin broadcasting Thursday, February 19th, 2004.

Weekday mornings, “Qué Onda” will feature “Piolin por la Mañana” starring the popular Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo.   “Piolin por la Mañana” is a highly rated variety morning show that airs on Univision Radio stations in the Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas and San Francisco markets.    The high-energy morning show contains an array of segments with upbeat musical elements, featuring the most popular and best of Mexican regional music including Banda Recodo, Los Tigres del Norte, and Tucanes de Tijuana.

The remainder of the day will originate from the KOND Fresno studios with “La Chica Qué Onda,” Cely Ledesma airing middays from10am-3pm. Juan Fernando Ojeda will headline the afternoons broadcasting from 3pm-7pm.  Ojeda is originally from
Univision Radio’s Estéreo Sol in San Francisco.  Evenings will feature Maria Angelica from 7pm – 12 Midnight and the overnight shift will feature Hector Mendiola.

“Univision Radio is very excited to expand our presence in the Fresno market with the new ‘Qué Onda 92.1 FM,’” stated Gary Stone, Chief Operating Officer of Univsion Radio.  “We are confident that the Hispanic community of Fresno will enjoy this new and exciting station.”

“Launching the new ‘Qué Onda 92.1 FM’ in Fresno is one more example of the commitment to excellence Univision Radio has made to the Hispanic listeners in the community,” stated Robert Torres, Vice President and General Manager of Univision Radio in Fresno. “We are thrilled to now offer listeners more variety on their dial.”

Univision Communications Inc. is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States.  Its operations include Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 98% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 79% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 24 Univision Network television stations and 1 non-Univision television station; TeleFutura Television Group, which owns and operates 31 TeleFutura Network television stations; Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 68 radio stations in 17 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 4 stations in Puerto Rico; Univision Music Group, which includes Univision Records, Fonovisa Records, and a 50% interest in Mexico-based Disa Records labels as well as Fonomusic and America Musical Publishing companies; and Univision Online, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S. located at www.univision.com.  Univision Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisa’s pay television channels in the U.S., and a non-voting 27% interest in Entravision Communications Corporation, a public Spanish-language media company. Univision Communications is headquartered in Los Angeles with television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.

For more information, please visit www.univision.net

Contact: Brandie Quintanilla
Univision Radio
559-452-1611
bquintanilla@univisionradio.com
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