Univision Communications has promoted Jose Valle to president of Univision Radio. The position had been open since Gary Stone retired last year.
For four months, Valle had been vice president and general manager of Univision Radio’s Los Angeles cluster, overseeing KLVE(FM), KSCA(FM), KTNQ(AM) and KRCD/KRCV(FM).
Formerly Hispanic Broadcasting Corp. — which was established in 1997 through the merger of Tichenor Media Systems and Heftel Broadcasting Corp. — Univision Radio claims to be the largest Spanish-language radio broadcaster in the U.S., where it owns or operates more than 70 stations.
Before coming to Univision, Valle was president and general manager of Telemundo’s flagship KVEA(TV) and also oversaw operations for Spanish-language independent KWHY(TV) in Los Angeles. Before that, Valle was VP-GM of KXTX(TV), Dallas.
Earlier in his career, Valle served as vice president and general manager of various radio stations, including Hispanic Broadcasting’s three-station Las Vegas cluster and its seven-station Dallas-Fort Worth group. Valle began his career in Los Angeles at KLVE(FM) and KTNQ(AM).
The appointment, announced by Univision Local Media President Peter Walker, is effective immediately.