CITY OF MIAMI HONORED PABLO RAÚL ALARCÓN, WITH RENOWNED GLOBAL CITIZEN AWARD
Miami, FL. (January 25rd, 2013) The Cuban Art Project- City of Miami has posthumously honored Mr. Pablo Raúl Alarcón with its 2013 Miami Global Citizen Award, in recognition of his extraordinary contribution to the development of radio and Latin music in the United States. Mr. Raúl Alarcón, Jr. accepted the award at the Miami City Hall, presented by South Florida/Greater Miami Host Committee and Mayor Tomas Regalado, which took place on Thursday January 24th, 2013 at 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami Florida 33133. VP of SBS Miami Consolidated, Mr. Felix R. Lopez was present at the ceremony and accepted the prestigious award on behalf of the Alarcón family.
“I am truly honored to accept this award on my father’s behalf. His entrepreneurial spirit and passion for radio have made his dreams a reality and helped build the largest Hispanic-controlled radio broadcasting company in the United States,” said Mr. Alarcón, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board, Spanish Broadcasting System. “I am grateful to City of Miami for recognizing my father’s contribution and am humbled to be accepting this award for him.”
Mr. Alarcón, Sr. began his career in Spanish-language radio broadcasting in the early 1950’s when he established his first radio station in Camaguey, Cuba. Upon his arrival in the United States, Mr. Alarcón continued his career in radio broadcasting as an on-air personality for a New York radio station before being promoted to Programming Director. Mr. Alarcónsubsequently owned and operated a recording studio and an advertising agency before purchasing SBS’s first radio station and founding the company in 1983.
“During “Mr. Pablo Raúl Alarcón’ historic career he made tremendous contributions to Latin music and truly advanced the role Hispanics play in the music world,” said Corky Dozier, CEO of South Florida/Greater Miami Host Committee. “This award is rarely bestowed upon music executives and it is with great pleasure and admiration that we’re honoring his legacy with the 2013 Miami Global Citizen Award.”
The Global Citizen Award recognition is presented to one who embodies the leadership, and the history of commitment to the vision of bridging Miami’s culture, business, industry, trade and commerce, education, art, sports, fashion, film, music and/or entertainment to the world.