LOS ANGELES--()--KMEX Univision 34, celebrates its 50th anniversary with a special event and gala this evening at the historic Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. The celebration will highlight upcoming local fall programming as well as feature today’s hottest talent, celebrities and special musical performances.
“We are grateful for the support of our audience and partners who have contributed to make KMEX the No. 1 station in the country. This important milestone speaks to the influence of our community.”
This year marks half a century that KMEX Univision 34, the No. 1 station in the country, regardless of language, has served the Los Angeles community providing award-winning news coverage and community engagement to local Latinos.
"For 50 years, Univision has been a part of the community - growing and evolving with the young, vibrant and influential Hispanic demographic in Southern California," said Alberto Mier y Terán, general manager and senior vice president of Univision Los Angeles. "We are grateful for the support of our audience and partners who have contributed to make KMEX the No. 1 station in the country. This important milestone speaks to the influence of our community."
With a focus on its 50-year history and accomplishments and in addition to highlighting upcoming local fall programming, the event will profile enhancements to KMEX’s local news properties, as well as sister station, KFTR’s morning show, “Lanzate” (Get up, Get moving). Also announced will be details regarding KMEX’s financial fair taking place in March 2013. This financial fair will offer the Los Angeles community the opportunity to attend workshops and seminars regarding managing personal finances, banking centers and have the chance to meet local Univision talent.
Mier y Terán along with Univision Network’s Maria Elena Salinas and Bárbara Bermudo as well as local station talent will host and present at the celebration. Other confirmed celebrities include Jomari Goyso, Maria Conchita Alonso, Carmen Jara, Esai Morales, Victoria Ortiz, Ivonne Armant, Jane Santos, Enrique Castillo and Sergio Arau.
The celebration will include a gala featuring an exhibition by one of Univision’s newest networks, tlnovelas, a sports bar staffed by KMEX’s ADElitas, a Univision Radio DJ booth featuring 107.5 KLVE’s DJ Cristian and a “Lanzate Lounge” where special guest interviews will take place.
KMEX Univision 34 was founded on September 29, 1962 and has been an integral force in shaping the television industry not only in Southern California but across the nation. July 2012 marked the 74th consecutive major sweep, since May of 1994 that “Noticias Univision 34” at 6 p.m. has been the No. 1 weekday 6 p.m. local news among Adults 18-34 and Adults 18-49.
About Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. Its assets include Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country reaching 96% of U.S. Hispanic households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching 88% of U.S. Hispanic households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network, as well as Univision tlnovelas, a new 24-hour cable network dedicated to novelas, Univision Deportes Network, a new 24-hour cable network dedicated to sports, ForoTV, a new 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to news, and an additional suite of six cable offerings - De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson, Telehit and Clásico TV; Univision Studios, which produces and co-produces reality shows, dramatic series and other programming formats for the Company’s platforms; Univision Television Group, which owns and/or operates 62 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Hispanic radio group which owns and/or operates 69 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Interactive Media, a network of national and local online and mobile sites including Univision.com, which continues to be the #1 most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. online Hispanics, Univision Móvil, a longstanding industry-leader with unique, relevant mobile products and services, and Univision Partner Group, a specialized advertising and publisher network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit Univision.net.