Univision sold 18 Spanish radio stations including 10 AMs and eight FMs in the largest Hispanic markets in the nation to the Latino Media Network, a new company for a $60 million cash deal. This company was founded by two left-wing Democratic radicals, Stephanie Valencia and Jess Morales Rocketto, with the partial financial assistance of Lakestar Finance that is connected to the Soros Fund Management.
Stephanie Valencia served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker in October 2013. Prior to joining the Commerce Department, Ms. Valencia served in the Barack Obama White House in the Office of Public Engagement for almost five years. Later she served as Special Assistant to the President and Principal Deputy Director, and she worked on President Obama’s top priorities. Prior to joining the Obama administration, Ms. Valencia served on the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team and was the Deputy Latino Vote Director on the 2008 Obama campaign.
Jess Morales Rocketto served as Political Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and Executive Director of Care in Action. She has worked in political advocacy campaigns on behalf of domestic workers, economic justice, immigration reform, and sexual harassment.
Ms. Morales, who serves as the Chair of Families Belong Together and We Belong Together and together with her organization NDWA, has been campaigning for immigration reform. She is an alumna of Hillary for America, the AFL-CIO, Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee, Rebuild the Dream, and the New Organizing Institute.
Republican Florida Governor Ron De Santis’ re-election campaign denounced the efforts of radical billionaire George Soros to “manipulate” the midterm elections by helping the new left-wing Latino Media Network purchase two Miami radio stations. The DeSantis campaign released the following statement: “Governor Ron DeSantis is taking [on] Soros on his own turf with a Spanish language ad buy on the Soros network, serving as a PSA to Hispanic Floridians to warn of the pro-socialism, radical agenda behind The Latino Media Network.”
The leaders of the Assembly of Cuban Resistance denounced the purchase of the radio stations
On June 8, 2022, I attended a very important meeting in the Library Museum of the Bay of Pigs Veteran Association Assault Brigade 2506. The leader of the Assembly of Cuban Resistance Orlando Gutierrez Boronat called the meeting due to the immense concern over the sale of 18 Spanish Radio Stations across America to a group called Latino Media Network with the financial assistance of Lakestar Finance that is connected to the Soros Fund Management.
The President of the Bay of Pigs Veterans Association Rafael Montalvo Gutierrez opened the meeting requesting a minute of silence for the many patriots who have died fighting communists. He said that the Bay of Pigs veterans are opposed to the sale of the two stations in Miami. Orlando Gutierrez Boronat spoke explaining to the many reporters from television and radio and the participants how the meeting will be conducted in English and Spanish. Several elected and civic leaders spoke during the meeting. They were businesswoman Irina Vilarino, Lt. Governor of Florida Jeanette Nuñez, Mothers Against Repression of Cuba (Mar por Cuba) President Silvia Iriondo, Florida State Senator of District 37th Iliana García, Florida State Representative District 103, and the Mayor of Hialeah Steve Bovo.
The Cuban American Lt. Governor Nuñez said that her father made her listen to these two stations when she was a little girl on the way to school. She said she did the same with her daughter. Thanks to these radio stations she found out what the Cuban regime was doing in the island.
Jeanette M. Nuñez was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She was elected as Florida’s first Hispanic woman Lieutenant Governor of Florida in 2018. She previously served as a State Representative of the Florida House of Representatives from 2010 to 2018 and was named Speaker Pro Tempore from 2016 to 2018.
The 18 stations that want to be purchased include 10 AMs and eight FMs in the largest U.S. markets, including eight of the top 10 Latino markets. Markets included are Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Houston, Chicago, Dallas, San Antonio, McAllen, Fresno, and Las Vegas. Collectively Latino Media Network stated the stations reach nearly one third of the Latino population.
Stations included in the deal are:
Los Angeles – KTNQ-AM 1020
New York – WADO-AM 1280
Miami – WAQI-AM 710; WQBA-AM 1140
Houston – KLAT-AM 1010
Chicago – WRTO-AM 1200
Dallas – KFLC-AM 1270; KFZO-FM 99.1
San Antonio – KXTN-AM 1350
McAllen – KGBT-AM 1530; KGBT-FM 98.5; KBTQ-FM 96.1
Fresno – KOND-FM 107.5; KRDA-FM 92.1; KLLE-FM 107.9
Las Vegas – KLSQ-AM 870; KISF-FM 103.5; KRGT-FM 99.3
The left-wing radicals Jess Morales Rocketto and Stephanie Valencia are Democrats, who worked in the past with Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, were given $60 million by Lakestar Finance. Included in the potential purchase were two anti-communist radio stations in Miami: Radio Mambí WAQI-AM 710 and Radio La Cubanísima WQBA-AM 1140. These two radio stations have been operating since the 1960s and are listened to in Cuba, the Caribbean, Florida, and many states in America.
Latino Media Network is run by two left-wing radical social activists, Jess Morales Rocketto and Stephanie Valencia, who espouse a radical socialist woke political agenda. Patriotic Hispanics of all nationalities are extremely concerned and alarmed over the cancel culture and the silencing of the two radio stations in Miami that historically stood as voices for freedom in Cuba and other nations with bloody communist regimes like Venezuela and Nicaragua.
Hispanics are worried that these new Soros radio stations will impose a radical socialist agenda contrary to our South Florida community’s Judeo-Christian values. South Florida has tens of thousands of citizens who have lived and suffered under communist regimes in Latin America and other countries of the world like China, Russia, and Eastern European nations.
Patriotic and anti-communist Hispanics value freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and all the rights given to Americans by the Bill of Rights of the Constitution of this great nation, the United States of America. A nation that Hispanics love immensely and that many Hispanics and their children, and grandchildren have defended by serving in the Armed Forces of our beloved America and fighting in many wars.
The Bay of Pigs Veterans Association, the Cuban Patriotic Council and many organizations of the Cuban Americans, Venezuelan Americans, and Nicaraguan Americans are part of the Assembly of Cuban Resistance. This organization will stand united to defend and uphold the right of Hispanics to discuss the immense damage done by communist tyrants everywhere in the world.
Hispanics will resist peacefully any attempt to censor our voices. Hispanics will use legal and legitimate means at their disposal including boycotts, general strikes, and peaceful protests. Patriotic Hispanics will not be censored! Cuban Americans, Venezuelan Americans, and Nicaraguan Americans will not be silenced! And Hispanics will pray to God for His assistance to prevent America becoming a communist totalitarian nation. Hispanics will continue to fight for the freedom of Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela and any other nation that has a bloody and oppressive communist regime.