Meruelo Media Taps Sean O’Neill To Lead Full Revenue Integration And New Business Across All Its Media Platforms
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Meruelo Media, Southern California’s leading minority-owned media group announced today that seasoned media executive, Sean O’Neill, will lead the company as Senior Vice President, Revenue Integration and New Business. In addition to maximizing sales opportunities, developing current revenue channels and creating new revenue integration for Meruelo-owned KDAY 93.5 radio Los Angeles, MundoFox 22 TV- Los Angeles, MundoFox 34 TV-Houston, and Super 22 TV- Los Angeles, O’Neill will oversee the continued development of digital media strategies and non-traditional event revenue streams across all platforms to address the continued evolution and consistent growth of Meruelo Media.
“With Sean on board, we’re going to be able to take our business to a whole new level,” said Otto Padron, President of Meruelo Media, to whom O’Neill will report. “Sean brings essential broadcast industry know-how, creativity, passion, unparalleled sales and management experience with a proven track record of exceeding goals.” Padron added, “His valued expertise is vital as a team-builder within our sales force; his spirit and management style, along with the knowledge for creating new products is crucial in our ever-changing off-line and online media business environments, and I am excited in beginning 2015 with him on board.”
O’Neill’s experience includes managing both English and Spanish language stations around the country. Most recently, O’Neill oversaw sales, programming and all other aspects of operations as Vice President, General Manager of Radio Centro 93.9 in Los Angeles. O’Neill also served as Sales Manager for Estrella TV Channel 62 with LBI Media. He also led as Market Manager for Salem Media of New York, overseeing and managing all aspects of two different radio stations in New York City. Prior to that, O’Neill was General Sales Manager for CBS Radio’s KFWB and the Dodger’s Radio Network, where he was responsible for overseeing a large sales staff, and under his leadership became one of the top ten revenue-producers in Southern California.
“I’m beyond thrilled to lead this team and contribute to Meruelo Media’s continued growth and success by leveraging its unique assets and improving sales while also growing the digital business.” continued O’Neill, “Meruelo Media has quickly expanded beyond its landscape, it’s a driven and diverse organization; I and many others have taken notice of its presence,” he concluded, “I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with some of the finest professionals in the business and believe there are no limits to what we can achieve together.”
About Meruelo Media
Meruelo Media (MM) is the media division of The Meruelo Group. MM currently operates two Southern California Legendary media platforms; the classic hip-hop and R&B radio station, 93.5 KDAY and one of Los Angeles’ oldest Hispanic TV stations, KWHY-TV Canal 22, which is currently the flagship of MundoFOX Television Network. MM also owns the first and only US Hispanic Super Station, Super LA, airing on its KWHY-TV second digital stream and reaching over 6 Million Homes over various multiple video delivery providers. MM also operates television stations in Houston and Santa Barbara. The Meruelo Group is a minority owned, privately-held management company serving a diversified portfolio of affiliated entities with interests in banking and financial services; food services, manufacturing, distribution and restaurant operations; construction and engineering; hospitality and gaming; real estate management; media, public and private equity investing. For more information please visit www.meruelogroup.com
Media Contact: Rebekah Salgado (562) 228-8191