Soros buys Miami radio station, strips Cuban-American voice
For decades, the Spanish-language conservative radio station Radio Mambi gave Cuban refugees who fled socialist authoritarianism a voice in American politics.
After more than fifty years of providing conservative content for Cuban-Americans, the radio station will be acquired as part of the newly formed Latino Media Network. The network will consist of up to eighteen Hispanic radio stations which will include Radio Mambi.
The project is funded in large part by Lakestar Finance, a group that receives funding from Soros Fund Management.
The media venture, if it is approved by the FEC, would be run by Jess Morales Rocketto, a former Hillary for America and AFL-CIO employee, and Stephanie Valencia, a former Obama White House staffer.
Conservative media watchdog groups have already protested the acquisition of Radio Mambi by Soros and liberal activists.
Jorge Bonilla, the director of the Media Research Center Latino, said the acquisition was about ‘control.’
“This is about power, this is about control. This is not about free speech. This is not about this misinformation. This is about controlling the flow of information to a specific community for political purposes, and that is what makes this deal, I think, so controversial,” Bonilla told Fox News.
The purchase follows a larger trend of liberals and Democrat operatives trying to recapture the Hispanic vote after President Trump captured nearly 40 percent of it in 2020.
Influential liberals have been buying up Spanish-speaking media in New York, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and San Antonio.
On-air personalities at Radio Mambi as well as their staffers are up in arms about the sale of the radio station to Soros and Democrat operatives.
Some are reportedly being offered large retention bonuses to stay on. According to Bonilla, some plan to reject the bonuses and leave anyways.
“Some of the talents have gone on the air saying that they’re going to reject this money, that they don’t want a dime of Soros money. There is an ongoing sense of revolt, of unease at the station,” Bonilla said.
If the FEC approves the deal, the Soros-backed financial group would acquire Radio Mambi in 2023.
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