McHenry Tichenor Sr. Passes
January 5, 2009 at 5:15 AM (PT)
Spanish-language radio pioneer MCHENRY (MAC) TICHENOR SR. passed away SATURDAY (1/3) of natural causes in HARLINGEN, TX at 76.
TICHENOR worked for his family's TICHENOR MEDIA SYSTEMS broadcasting group after graduating from law school in 1956 and became President of the company in 1967, growing the operation to a national group owning several prominent Spanish-language stations. The company, founded by his father MCHENRY in 1949, merged with HEFTEL BROADCASTING in 1997 and later became HISPANIC BROADCASTING CORP., headed by TICHENOR's son MAC JR. and merging into UNIVISION in 2004.