Long time ABC Radio Network exec Darryl Brown has announced that he’s stepping away from his day-to-day EVP/GM position with the network to spend more time with his family. Brown who has been with ABC for close to 30 years will remain with the company as a special consultant on ABC’s Hispanic platform initiatives. The push to connect the general market network with the Hispanic audience was spearheaded by Brown in 2004 just as he led the company to embrace the Black consumer in the 80’s. Brown is responsible for signing exclusive deals with reggaetón star Daddy Yankee and broadcaster María Celeste Arrarás. In late 2004, ABC inked a five-year deal with SBS to syndicate three morning shows: Los Angeles-based El Cucuy de la Mañana with Renán Almendárez Coello; New York’s El Vacilón de la Mañana with Luis Jimenez and Moonshadow; and El Vacilón de la Mañana with Enrique Santos and Joe Ferrero, from Miami. ESPN Deportes Radio, launched in the fall, is another property that is part of the push. Although don’t know him personally, Darryl Brown is and has been a VIP in the world of network and syndication and I’ve admired his accomplishments. For more on this click here.
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