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 is a community outreach member for the CHAPMAN Partnership for the Homeless.
Since opening their doors in 1995, Chapman Partnership has admitted nearly 100,000 men, women and children experiencing homelessness in Miami, Fl and the surrounding areas. Their mission to provide comprehensive services to empower homeless residents to become self-sufficient and regain their lives.
Jesus Salas believes that the organization is providing life-altering experiences for the local homeless community. When a person becomes homeless, it affects every aspect of their life. It attacks the person’s self-esteem and makes them feel hopeless. Nothing is more debilitating then feeling helpless in one’s ability to provide for their family and their future.
“I am working on bringing awareness to the homeless family situation in South Florida to the Hispanic community. I was deeply touched by visiting the center the first time and seeing the families and the children receiving such an amazing care and support to get their lives back on track” said Jesus Salas.
The center treats each person as an individual and uses a holistic approach to care. Chapman Partnership not only provides emergency housing, but also provides a wide array of programs such as: comprehensive case management; health, mental and dental care; day care and after school services; job development, training, and placement, plus help from a variety of social service agencies, volunteers, donors and partners
Along the way to 100,000 admissions, Chapman Partnership has also achieved many other impressive milestones such as: So far, they have admitted nearly 20,000 homeless children and with the help of their 20,000 volunteers, they serve 3 hot meals a day, 365 days a year, adding up to 800,000 meals per year. Chapman Partnership also offers medical and dental. Their two medical clinics have seen more than 167,000 patient and their mobile dental unit has performed more than 76,500 procedures. What What impresses Jesus Salas the most is the organizations success rate, which is an amazing 64% in placing their residents into permanent or transitional housing compared to the nations average of 15%.
Besides being a committee outreach member for Chapman Partnership, Jesus Salas is also involved in other community organizations such as the Children Youth Life Foundation for the terminally ill kids, being the co-chair for Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation “Inaugural Gentleman’s Night”, raised over $400k for the inaugural event for the foundation. Is a Miami-Dade County School business partner and is very involved within the local community and donates both time and money to the various causes.
Jesus Salas of Miami: Awarded 2014 Involved Father Award
Jesus Salas of Miami was recently given an award for his continued and inspired devotion to his children’s lives and their education. The recent recipient of the 2014 Involved Fathers Award, awarded annually from the Fatherhood Task Force of South Florida, Jesus Salas of Miami has continually displayed an unfettered enthusiasm and zeal for his children’s education, and has become a local leading advocate for parental educational involvement.
Jesus Salas of Miami understands that children deserve fathers that maintain active and healthy involvement in their education. Parental involvement helps to provide a child with the support and framework for continued academic success, and underlines the importance of education and learning to children throughout the United States. An involved father, believes Jesus Salas of Miami, is ready, willing and able to take time out in their schedules to show legitimate focus on and interest in the educational success of their child. His commitment to his children’s academic success is largely unparalleled in his local community, and continues to serve as inspiration to other parents seeking deeper and more effective participation in the academic development and health of their children.
Jesus Salas of Miami received his nomination for this award from Mrs. Trujillo of the Everglades K-8 Center School. This professional recognized how committed and unwavering Jesus Salas of Miami is about support of a strong educational foundation, and believed him to be a stand-out amongst the fathers of his local community. His efforts to maintain a high level of educational quality for the young students of his local area continue to be an inspiration to many.
Jesus Salas Giving Children Help Through His Work and Positive Example
Jesus Salas is a strong believer in the value of education to upcoming leaders of tomorrow; children. There are numerous advantages to having a solid education during your formative years. Jesus Salas, a Miami Business Partner Volunteer with Miami-Dade County Schools, is proud to offer his time and commitment to helping children through his position.
His career spans a 20 year experience in the music industry which brought him at arms-length with some of the most celebrated icons in the music world. In the world of broadcasting, Jesus Salas’s experience is no less illustrious, with outstanding achievement in numerous aspects of the field. Jesus Salas’s current position with Spanish Broadcasting Systems (SBS) involves the overseeing of the company’s Program Directors, ensuring quality and consistency.
Jesus Salas is a big supporter of children’s organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Ameri-Corps, The Boys and Girls Club, and the YMCA. He recommends these organizations to those interested in helping kids.
Jesus Salas’ involvement as an advocate for children’s education includes his participation at the Educational Excellence School Advisory Council and the PTSA.
Jesus Salas is an active supporter of local children’s charities, including toy drives. He likes to promote the importance of helping kids to others and believes that nothing beats being a positive role model to kids by being the best you can be.
As a Miami-Dade Schools Business Partner Volunteer, Jesus Salas is able to with the principal and administration in a way that provides value through suggestions on how to make students lifelong learners. A proud resident of Miami, Jesus Salas is honored to be able to work so closely with school administration.
Jesus Salas of Miami is the Executive Vice President of Programming at Spanish Braodcasting Systems (SBS). Jesus Zeus Salas has worked extensively in the music industry, and is now a proud Miami-Dade County Schools Business Partner Volunteer.
Title: Jesus Salas of Miami a New Miami-Dade County School Business Partner Volunteer
Ricky Martin With Jesus Salas
Location: Miami, FL
Jesus Salas of Miami is a man who cares about children. He has extensive experience in the broadcasting industry, and is committed to the education and assistance of youth. He is a participant at the Educational Excellence School Advisory Council. Jesus Salas of Miami is dedicated to education and only wants the best for children all across Miami and beyond.
“I have always felt it is my calling to assist and help educate children,” Jesus Salas of Miami comments. “Children are definitely our most valuable resource. The successes of tomorrow depend on the education and wellness of today. This is why I am participating as a Miami-Dade County School Business Partner Volunteer.”
Jesus Salas of Miami believes that it is important for all children to get the best education possible, and he believes in the power of public education. He wants to work to ensure that all children are provided a free education that is comprehensive and effective.
This are the reasons Jesus Salas of Miami is proud to be a Miami-Dade County School Business Partner Volunteer. He recently attended a breakfast, and is planning on taking up the principal’s offer to spend a few hours at a local K-8 school for a better idea of how the school is being run and what kind of education the children are getting.
“Having a strong education builds the foundation for the future,” Jesus Salas of Miami says. “This is why I dedicate so much of my time to the community’s youth. I want the community to grow strong and better itself, and there is no better place to invest my time or money than in the education of youth. Not only does this benefit children, but ultimately it benefits us all.”
Jesus Salas of Miami cares deeply about children. He has been to a meeting with the Educational Excellence School Advisory Council and was Principal for a Day of a local school back in November 2013.
“Education and happiness are vital for creating functional and well-balanced adults,” Jesus Salas of Miami says. “I am honored to be a Miami-Dade County School Business Partner Volunteer. I plan on being a recurring participant in all events to come.”
About: Jesus Salas of Miami cares about the education of youth and does all he can to better it.
“EL MANDRIL” IS #1 IN MORNING DRIVE IN LOS ANGELES,
beating Ryan Seacrest.
Jesus Zeus Salas, EVP of Programming of SBS said, “El Mandril continues to beat all morning shows regardless of language in all of Los Angeles. His show reaches the largest un-duplicated audience in the metro area, meaning we reach an audience that no other station reaches.”
According to the latest September 2013 Arbitron ratings book, “El Vacilon de Mandril’s” morning show has become the program of choice for Los Angeles listeners, achieving the market’s top spot during the competitive morning hours of 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. (PT).
Los Angeles: KLAX-FM (97.9FM La Raza)- “El Vacilon del Mandril” –# 1 show among Hispanic Adults 18-49 with a 9.7 share, Spanish format. #1 show in the total market, among Adults 18-49 in Los Angeles regardless of language. *Source: Los Angeles, Sept 13:Metro:Mon-Fri 6a-10a/Average Share
Los Angeles: KLAX-FM (97.9FM La Raza)- “Hispanic Radio Station” – # 1 station among Hispanic Adults 18-49 with a 4.7 share, Spanish format. # 5 station in the total market, among Adults 18-49 in Los Angeles regardless of language.*Source: Los Angeles, Sept 13:Metro:Mon-Sun 6a-12a/Average Share
Juan Carlos Hidalgo, Program Director of KLAX-FM (97.9FM La Raza) for SBS Los Angeles commented, “It is undeniable that with his charming personality and endless creativity, this outstanding communicator is enjoying tremendous success with listeners in the United States. Despite the long hours Ricardo Sanchez ‘El Mandril’ invests on the production of his morning show and his limited free time, he somehow finds time to attend almost all the events his community invites him to. Ricardo Sanchez ‘El Mandril’ with his morning show ‘El Vacilon del Mandril’ is a major success for our SBS Los Angeles cluster,” stated the Executive.
Having worked in radio for the past 20 years, Jesus Salas of Miami knows the importance of networking. As companies attempt to find ways to connect with the Millennials, Jesus Salas of Miami has some tips for both companies and individuals.
The internet has opened up a huge range of options and ways to network that have never before been seen. People have more ways than ever to connect with those that they know and to make connections with others through those that they know. Jesus Salas of Miami encourages Miami’s citizens, as well as those nationwide, to work to make connections.
Jesus Salas of Miami attended Miami’s annual Conference held by Radio Ink. This type of event is the perfect place to make contacts. Attending events on topics that you are interested in is the best way to make contacts that you are sure have similar goals, interests, and knowledge to you. People attend events like these in order to meet ideas with like-minded people.
Use Social Networking
Jesus Salas of Miami knows Miami’s businesses have benefitted from the move to social media. Jesus Salas recommends using social networking to everyone, as it can work to the advantage of both businesses and individuals. Businesses have the opportunity to market and reach their consumer base like never before with targeted ads and promotions. Today’s digital society allows consumers to better get to know a brand. That is also a benefit for individuals. Many people have found professional connections and success through connection on social networking sites like LinkedIn. Jesus Salas of Miami does warn people to be sure they are responsible about their use of social networks, however, as they can easily turn from helpful to damaging.
Connect with Similar People
Whether using social networks, or getting out in the world to meet like-minded people at a conference at event, Jesus Salas of Miami encourages Miami’s young people, as well as those nationwide to get out and connect with others. Salas says that young people often do not realize the opportunities that they have as a young person to learn about a person and their business. Jesus Salas encourages young people to begin to develop their interests and to take some time to ask for tours or to participate in summer programs. It’s never too early to begin establishing contacts.
Jesus Salas of Miami knows that networking can be hard, but technology is a huge help to that cause. It helps bring people together as far as events and meeting each other. Jesus Salas of Miami encourages people to use the gift of technology to help better connect with each other.
SPANISH BROADCASTING SYSTEM’ WXDJ-FM EL ZOL 95.7FM
No. 1 As Miami-Ft.Lauderdale’s Leader Among
Hispanic Adults 18-34
PHOTO CREDIT: SBS
Miami FL. (April 18th, 2013)—Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBS); (NASDAQ: SBSA), today announced that its Miami station WXDJ-FM “EL ZOL 95.7FM” achieved significant ratings gains and strengthened its market position in Arbitron’s recently-released March 2013 book. WXDJ-FM EL ZOL 95.7FM a SBS Miami station has captured the number one position amongst all Hispanic FM stations in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale market, for Adults 18-34.
·Miami-Ft. Lauderdale: WXDJ-FM (EL ZOL 95.7FM)– #1 station amongst Hispanic Adults 18-34 with a 10.0 share, Spanish format. *Source: Miami-Ft. Lauderdale- Hollywood, Mar13: Metro: M-S 6am-12m Used/Average Share.
“It is really a matter of concentrating on the fundamentals. We instituted a few changes to our clocks, focused on our music, created some great commercials to air on WXDJ-FM El Zol 95.7FM and ran some on-air promotional contesting – all of which are proving to be very effective with the results speaking for themselves,” said “Jammin” Johnny Caride Programming Director and Radio Personality for SBS’ El Zol 95.7FM. “We are very proud of our team at WXDJ-FM EL ZOL 95.7FM as they really understand our audience and have worked very hard to serve up the best radio available in the market.”
Jesus Salas, EVP of Programming & Multiplatform Coordinator of SBS commented,“WXDJ-FM EL ZOL 95.7FM has ignited the passion of the entire Miami-Ft. Lauderdalemarket. Since the debut of the new format in El Zol 95.7FM, the station has realized steady growth. El Zol’ music and personalities have proven themselves to be incredibly popular with South Florida listeners.”
WXDJ-FM El Zol 95.7FM radio personalities have captured South Floridians with the best on air content and music. The solid ratings performance confirms Spanish Broadcasting’s leadership commitment to delivering the growing Hispanic consumer audience the best original programming throughout the South Florida area.
betzy vazquez la gatita, edwin bautista, dj sheriff, luis perozo, alex sensation
jammin johnny caride, z mario alejandro, jessilebelle, sandy contigo
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. is the largest publicly traded Hispanic-controlled media and entertainment company in the United States. SBS owns and/or operates 21 radio stations located in the top U.S. Hispanic markets of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Puerto Rico, airing the Tropical, Mexican Regional, Spanish Adult Contemporary and Urban format genres. SBS has 3 of the top 6 Spanish-language stations in the nation including the #1 Spanish station in America, WSKQ-FM in New York City (WPAT is ranked #3 and KLAX is ranked #6). The Company also owns and operates MegaTV, a television operation with over-the-air, cable and satellite distribution and affiliates throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. SBS also produces live concerts and events throughout the country and operates LaMusica.com, a bilingual Spanish-English online site providing content related to Latin music, entertainment, news and culture. The Company’s corporate Web site can be accessed at www.spanishbroadcasting.com.
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: