Spanish Broadcasting System has appointed Albert Rodriguez to Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective immediately. Mr. Rodriguez will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Company and will continue to oversee the revenue and profit performance of the Company’s consolidated operations, including radio, television, interactive and entertainment divisions.

Mr. Raul Alarcon, Chairman/President/CEO of the Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. Board of Directors, stated, “The Board unanimously agreed that Albert’s track record and expertise make him the ideal executive to lead SBS’s future growth.  Albert has over 22 years of relevant industry experience and has demonstrated his highly-skilled leadership and strategic vision at SBS over the past 13 years.  We are confident in Albert’s ability to deliver on SBS’s goals and accelerate our growth as a leading multi-platform media company in America.”

“I am thrilled to take on the role of Chief Operating Officer,” said Rodriguez. “SBS has grown its competitive position while continuing to serve and advocate for the important U.S. Hispanic community. I’m excited to lead a company with such tremendous growth potential and look forward to continuing to work with such an exceptional leadership team.”

Prior to his appointment as Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Rodriguez, age 47, was Chief Revenue Officer of the Company’s consolidated operations and General Manager of the Miami television market since January 3, 2011, Chief Revenue Officer of the television segment and General Manager of the Miami television market since October 12, 2010, General Manager of the Miami television market from January 21, 2010 through October 11, 2010, and General Sales Manager for the Miami radio market from November 1999 through January 2010.

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