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Congratulations to the Programming team at our flagship New York City station, WSKQ-FM (“Mega 97.9”)
Our on air team, has hit a historic point in the ratings Beating every station in New York City
SBS EVP of Programming, Jesus Salas, added “in order to achieve a #1 ranking among all of NYC radio stations, is a true showing of how team work, dedication, commitment and excellent execution of the on air strategies work remarkably well – it’s history in the making. The station has forged an unbreakable bond with millions of listeners in a truly unique way. Congratulations to the team!”
Radio continues to impact the daily lives of our Hispanic consumers. The result also reinforces Nielsen’s findings that terrestrial broadcast radio reaches 97% of the national Hispanic population each week.
These recent ratings rank WSKQ-FM as not only the most-listened-to station in the Metropolitan New York/New Jersey/Connecticut area, but also as the #1 Latino station in the nation.
Jesus Salas Takes New York Radio Station Mega 97.9 to Number One Rank beating all radio stations
Location: New York
Jesus Salas is the EVP for programing for the Spanish Broadcasting System located in New York. He is proud to announce that, due to his efforts, he has been able to take the ratings of WSKQ-FM, otherwise known as Mega 97.9 by its listeners to the Number One ranked station in all of New York. A history making event.
A big part of this success is due to the fact that Jesus Zeus Salas has infused the radio station with the types of music that Latinos want to listen to. The station plays more bachata, which is a style that many from the Dominican Republic enjoy hearing. Jesus Zeus Salas says he is adding music like this across the board that Latinos coming from all parts of the Latin American world can enjoy.
Jesus Zeus Salas clearly understands his audience, and proves that by playing the music they want to hear. However, he also knows how to communicate with his audience by promoting his radio station in ways that reach them. Jesus Zeus Salas promotes the radio station through social media marketing and other online promotional efforts. He believes, “When you remain hyper-local, you will always have a strong place in the people’s hearts and minds.”
He also attributes much of this success to the man he has put behind the microphone at the beloved radio station. His name is Alex Sensation and he has been pulling in listeners in the middays for some time now. “It doesn’t matter where you’re from,” Jesus Zeus Salas says, “He connects with Dominicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and Central and South Americans.”
Jesus Zeus Salas is excited about the performance of Alex Sensation and all the on air staff, and he has every right to be. Since the time that the radio station added Alex to their broadcasting lineup, the radio station has jumped up to number one in persons ranging in age from 18-34 and 18-49. Jesus Zeus Salas says, “It’s like a party.” That certainly seems to be the case as the radio station celebrates the fact that Mega 97.9 pulls, on average, 97 percent Hispanic listeners. What is incredible about this is that, of the population in the surrounding area, only 23 percent are Latino.
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How to Get Discovered in the Music Business with Jesus Zeus Salas
With over twenty years of experience in the broadcasting business, Jesus Zeus Salas has learned a thing or two about what it takes to get discovered. For aspiring musical artists, “getting discovered” is the coveted first step towards a successful and profitable career in the music industry. Jesus Zeus Salas has a few tips for those who want to get their music out there, with the goal of securing a contract with an agent and record label.
Develop your talent. Before you even think about getting in touch with record labels, put in the hard work that will make your music irresistible. Jesus Zeus Salas knows that it can be temping to drive right in, but developing a unique sound and personality now will make you more distinctive and attractive to labels later on.
Create a following. Record labels want to know that you’re going to be a good investment. Jesus Zeus Salas recommends playing live shows in your home city to drum up a following. In addition, and Jesus Zeus Salas cannot stress enough the importance to develop a strong online and social media presence.
Record a demo. Put together a compilation of five to eight of your best songs that really showcase your range and style. Jesus Zeus Salas suggests having physical CDs on hand to sell at shows, as well as a digital version.
Make a press kit. If your shows garner any reviews, combine them with a brief biography, some photos, and your demo. That way, you’ll have your act’s “resume” available to give to potential contacts in the industry at any point.
Approach labels. These days, it’s less about “getting discovered” than making that discovery happen yourself, says Jesus Zeus Salas. Research the record labels that will work best for you, and then send them your press kit. Taking the first step is often far more effective than waiting for an agent to happen to appear at one of your shows.
If your an aspiring artist, songwriter, and would like to submit your DEMO please email Jesus Zeus Salas at JSALAS@SBSMiami.com
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The Importance of Community Involvement in Schools by Jesus Zeus Salas
Although Jesus Zeus Salas has made a name for himself as an award-winning, 20-year veteran of the Spanish-language broadcasting industry, he has taken a recent interest in improving educational opportunities for students in the greater Miami metro area. In light of his recent work with the Miami-Dade County Public School Juvenile Justice Center, Jesus Zeus Salas offers the following insight into why community involvement in schools is so important.
Numerous studies have shown that schools do better with community involvement. Drop-out rates are lower and student motivation levels are higher at schools with high community involvement, regardless of whether involvement takes place at the elementary or high school level and regardless of the economic status of the school or its students.
With budget cuts, many schools are not getting the support from local municipalities and governments that they need to succeed, and many of the programs that most appeal to students (such as art, music, and sports) are disappearing. Community lobbying, through writing letters to local government officials or attending school board meetings, can help preserve the systemic integrity of public school districts.
Community-based initiatives can often help students offer services that can help underprivileged students succeed, such as health clinics, after-school tutoring, book donation programs, and extra meal services. Volunteer hours and resources from parents, friends, and local professionals can make a world of difference for a student who may not have access to appropriate care at home.
When open lines of communication exist between parents, teachers, and administrators, school can be “brought home” far more easily. Many working parents don’t have the opportunity to get up to a child’s school for meetings, but regular contact through notes or brief conversations can help parents become more aware of any behavioral issues, homework expectations, and school policies. Likewise, teachers can learn more abut factors at home that may be affecting a student’s ability to perform at school.
For these reasons and more, it’s crucial that parents and local community members get involved in their schools. Today’s students are the leaders of tomorrow, and they deserve that every effort be invested in their success, betterment, and well-being. If you’re interested in finding more information about why community involvement is so important, or examples of ways that you can get involved with the schools in your own community, consider taking a look at the online resources listed below.
How to Encourage Teens to Stay in School by Jesus Zeus Salas
Jesus Zeus Salas is a strong supporter of the Miami-Dade Public School System. Encouraged by his recent participation in the Principal for a Day Program, Jesus Zeus Salas has formed a commitment to improving education in Miami, and encouraging teens to stay in school and take advantage of all the opportunities that a thorough education has to offer. Jesus Zeus Salas offers the following tips for getting teens to stay in school:
1. Focus on the Future
For many teens who want to drop out of high school, there is a distinct disconnect between what they want now and their understanding of how it will affect them in the future. Remind teens that in today’s world, professional success relies heavily on not only a high school but college education, and that earning power is highly correlated with level of educational completion. Plus, teens gain crucial job skills in school, from reading, writing, and math abilities to skills relating to communication and problem solving.
2. Talk About Health
According to the Center for Disease Control, those who complete high school are less likely to engage in risk-taking behaviors like drug abuse and heavy drinking. Young women who stay in school are also less likely to have an unplanned pregnancy. In addition, schools frequently offer a way for financially disadvantaged students to have access to basic health care and healthy meals. Teens may not realize the benefits that school can offer outside of a career path.
3. Offer Support
If the underlying cause of a teen’s desire to drop out of high school has to do with poor grades or a sense that education isn’t “for them,” identify problem areas. Many cities and towns offer free tutoring to struggling students through a school, library, or community center. Encouragement and role modeling at home helps, too. Place an emphasis on education in the home, and consider engaging in family activities like going to a museum or learning a new skill together.
4. Look For Alternatives
It’s entirely possible that an academic career may not be what your teen has their eye on for the future. However, dropping out still isn’t the answer. Talk to your teen about possibilities like trade school instead of a traditional four-year college. While your teen is in high school, find local professionals in a career that your teen might enjoy, and try to find job, internship, or apprenticeship opportunities.
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For more information about the importance of keeping teens in school, and advice on ways to prevent teens from dropping out, check out the following links:
Kids who are in school right now are the thinkers, leaders, and doers of tomorrow. But in many places in the United States, the education system simply isn’t receiving the support and resources it needs to provide students with the guidance they need to excel. Jesus Salas, who recently participated in his Miami community’s Principal Day initiative, suggests the following ways that you can get involved in your community’s schools, whether or not you’re a parent.
Be a Tutor
Many students today don’t have family members who have the time to help them with their homework after school. If you have a talent for reading, math, or any other subject, think about volunteering your time to help kids brush up on concepts they need to spend a little extra time with. Even if your algebra days are long gone and you couldn’t tell a coordinating conjunction from a transitive verb if your life depended on it, consider helping kids manage their time by showing them the value of making schedules.
Attend School Meetings
As a tax-paying member of your community, you have the right to be involved in school board meetings. Just by showing up, you’ll show administrators that you care about the quality of your community’s education. Feel free to ask questions and voice your opinion about the issues that you feel matter the most. If you’re a parent, joining a PTA (Parent-Teacher Association) can give an extra boost to your administrative involvement.
Support Leadership and Development
This is an avenue for you to push for quality education with your wallet. Help establish scholarship funds to send teachers to workshops and conferences. Or, create a funding pool for students who want to attend outside educational programs they might not be able to afford themselves. This type of fund can also help students cover the cost of college applications.
It’s especially important for supporters of public schools to stay informed about what’s going on in the government when it comes to education. Currently, many states have bills in their legislative branches that seek to limit certain aspects of instruction, or that are cutting funding from various program. Know what issues are up for vote in your community. If there’s a ballot initiative in your community that affects education, get out and vote.
Talk to Your Schools
Principal Day is just one of many community initiatives that bring individuals and schools together to improve educational opportunities and access. Get in touch with your local schools to see how you can best support them, and what options are available for volunteering or other involvement.
Jesus Salas was the Master of Ceremony for the Children and Youth Life Christmas event toy giveaway. This event began 16 years ago for disabled, terminally ill and disadvantaged children to be able to experience a Magical Christmas that due to dire needs they would never have had. The foundation President Lillian Vila along with Dr. Garcia have worked diligently to make this event a success each year.
“A lot of these children do not have a long life due to medical illness or condition and this is a chance to put a smile on these beautiful children” Jesus Salas said.
For Jesus Salas, charity and kindness are traits that are a part of regular, everyday life. Always willing to help someone out of a jam, Jesus Salas will put aside anything in order to help your situation.
As a highly successful achiever, Jesus Salas knows that there’s a lot to be said for hard work. However, Jesus Salas doesn’t put so much stock in hard work that he forgets about the role of charity. After all, not everyone can turn around their immediate situation with a good dose of hard work. Some people are truly down on their luck, and need a helping hand to pull them up and get them “back in the game.”
Currently, Jesus Salas is in the process of planning a Gentlemen’s Night Fund raiser for this coming April that will benefit the Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation. As the event’s co-chair, Jesus Salas Miami has a lot of organizational and strategic responsibilities. Fortunately for Jesus Salas Miami (and the Foundation) those are his strengths!
Jesus Salas serves as Executive Vice President of Programming at Spanish Broadcasting Systems while doing all of the other things Jesus Salas enjoys. In 2012 alone, Jesus Salas Miami received two high-profile industry awards, adopted a new pet, and has been busy as a volunteer.
Radio Ink Medallas de Cortez Programmer of the Year 2012: Jesus Salas Miami
Jesus Salas Miami is proud to have been honored by Radio Ink as the Medallas de Cortez Programmer of the Year 2012. As a radio programmer with more than twenty years of experience under his belt, this award comes as a tremendous honor for Jesus Salas Miami. Years of hard work, and flexibility (Jesus Salas Miami switched from FM to XM and back again) which makes Jesus Salas Miami a noteworthy candidate. He hopes to be a viable candidate yet again in 2013.
Jesus Salas Miami began his career in the radio business at a young age, advancing quickly as a respected and successful Hispanic radio programmer. He began his career as an on-air radio personality and at 19 years of age was appointed the program director for the station.
In 1997 Jesus Salas was named Program Director for WSKQ-FM and WPAT-FM New York, where he and his terrific team led WSKQ-FM to number one 12+ (Arbitron Spring & Summer 1998)
In 2004, Jesus Salas joined Univision Radio as Program Director. Two years later Jesus Salas accepted a national position in Washington DC with XM Satellite Radio, as Senior Program Director where he managed Latin channels Caliente (tropical), Viva (Latin pop) Aguila (Regional Mexican) and Caricia (Spanish oldies). At XM Satellite radio he spearheaded a national marketing campaign to grow the Hispanic subscriber base achieving immediate positive results.
Jesus Salas currently serves as the Executive VP of Programming and Multi-Platform coordinator for Spanish Broadcasting System Radio, TV, Digital and concert divisions in the top U.S. Hispanic markets of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Puerto Rico.
Jesus Salas has strong leadership skills and thorough knowledge of the Latin formats, along with a very intense attention to detail, and an overall top notch work ethic. He has a proven track record in discovering, training, cultivating and coaching successful Latin on-air personalities.