Changes At WLEY In Wake Of Contest Problems
September 19, 2007 at 5:23 AM (PT)
SBS Spanish WLEY (LA LEY)/CHICAGO GM JEFF SHRINSKY is replaced by SBS EVP/COO MARKO RADLOVIC, as the station recovers from two separate contesting problems. ROBERT FEDER of the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES reports PD MARYLU RAMOS has exited as well.
LA LEY experienced its first problem in JANUARY (NET NEWS 1/25), when a contestant wasn’t awarded a CORVETTE she’d won because of questions about her legal status. She won the car once owned by Mexican artist JUAN RIVERA on JULY 4th, 2005, but the station said it couldn’t give her the prize because she’s not a legal U.S. resident. RADLOVIC now has her in the driver's seat.
The second contestant issue was the winner of the "Idolo de LA LEY" talent contest.
RADLOVIC says, "Our radio waves will continue to be used for the benefit of the entire Hispanic community, including all Hispanic immigrants regardless of their status."