Raul Alarcon Jr.

President of Spanish Broadcasting System

Early Life and Background

Nationality: American.

Born: May 1956, in Havana, Cuba.

Education: Fordham University, BS, 1981.

Family: Son of Raul Alarcón Sr.; married Maria (maiden name unknown; divorced, 2004); children: two.

Career: Spanish Broadcasting System, 1983–1985, account executive; 1985–, president and director; 1994–, CEO and president; 1999–, chairman, CEO, and president.

how he impacted the society

America's Latino population grew 61 percent—from 21.9 million to more than 35 million—between 1990 and 2001. By 2004 Alarcón's radio stations reached more than 61 percent of the U.S. Latino population.

what he did in his life that made him famous

Raúl Alarcón, Jr. Alarcón Jr. had acquired 14 radio stations by the time he fled Cuba with his family to the United States in 1960.


we learned that Raul Alarcon Jr. was known for being the President of Spanish Broadcasting System and making radio stations.