NAHJ Member and News Personality Javier Salas Returns To Radio
Chicago’s Spanish talk radio personality, Javier Salas, has returned to radio airwaves on WCEV, 1450 AM Monday through Friday from 1-3 p.m.
“The opportunity to go back to 1450 AM was an easy one,” said Salas. “They are doing things that no other Spanish radio network in Chicago is doing, and in my opinion, these are very important times for our community. We need our voices on the air and this station offers the best chance for us to do that.”
Salas has been heard on the Chicago radio airwaves since 1992 and has been honored for his talents with a Marconi Award nomination, Microfono de Oro and Studs Terkel Award among others. He is most recognized for his 11+ years with Univision’s WRTO-AM La Tremenda, where he hosted the long-running morning show “Un Nuevo Día” (A New Day).
After leaving WRTO-AM, Salas hosted his own daily show on WCGO-AM 1590 in 2012 and 2013. He joined SBS’ WLEY-FM earlier this year. Salas has also been seen on Chicago television. He was the anchor/host of “Primera Plana” (Front Page) on WXFT-TV/Telefutura Chicago (now UniMas), where he won an Emmy Award for his work. He also began contributing to the Chicago Tribune and its Spanish-language publication Hoy.
As for how his new show “De Una A Las Tres” will differ from “Un Nuevo Día” Salas said it will be more interactive, informative, entertaining and influential.