DALLAS–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–March 26, 2003–Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation (“HBC”), (NYSE:HSP), today announced that Thomas J. McSweeney, Western Regional Director of Sales, was promoted to Vice President and Director of Sales for HBC Los Angeles, Inc.’s radio stations KSCA La Nueva 101.9(FM), KLVE 107.5(FM) and KRCD Recuerdo 103.9(FM), KRCV 98.3(FM) and KTNQ 1020(AM).
Gary Stone, Chief Operating Officer of HBC, remarked, “We are proud to have Thomas J. lead the sales and business development areas of HBC Los Angeles. Thomas J.’s experience in the Hispanic market and his proven ability to build teamwork and communication will be instrumental to the growth of our revenue in Los Angeles.”
Commenting on his new role, Thomas J. McSweeney said, “I’m thrilled to have been given the opportunity to make a contribution to HBC’s most prominent station group. I am anxious to bring my energy and focus to a market as vibrant and complex as Los Angeles. Our challenge will be to help shape the environment in which these talented employees can maximize their ambitions. It will be our mission to be the finest Los Angeles station delivering a truly innovative product to our listeners and superior service to our advertisers.”
McSweeney was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area and graduated from the University of San Francisco. In 1994, McSweeney joined HBC at the WOJO(FM) and WIND(FM) stations in Chicago, Illinois. He was named Salesperson of the Year in 1995, was promoted to New Business Sales Manager for the Chicago market, which included WOJO(FM), WIND(FM) and WLXX(AM), and later promoted to Local Sales Manager for WOJO(FM). In 2000, he returned to HBC as General Sales Manager for KLQV(FM) in San Diego, after working with Pax TV station WCPX-TV in Chicago as Vice President and General Manager. McSweeney was named as General Sales Manager of the Year in 2001.
Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation, the largest Spanish-language radio broadcaster in the United States, currently owns and/or operates 63 radio stations in fifteen of the top twenty-five Hispanic markets. The Company also owns and operates a network of Hispanic community-focused bilingual web sites found at http://www.netmio.com.
Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation
Jorge A. Plasencia, 305/569-3130