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AM 750

AM 750 is one of the youngest AM radios in Buenos Aires. It is the only radio station that belongs to a union. The close relation between Víctor Santa María, Secretary General of the Single Trade Union of Concierges (SUTERH), and the Kirchner’s administration, promoted several joint projects; for instance, the radio frequency was assigned to SUTERH in 2008. It was a very sought-after radio frequency, since it is located between the frequencies of the two most popular radio stations: Mitre (AM 790) and Radio 10 (AM 710). Grupo Octubre, the multimedia group owned by SUTERH, includes FM Oktubre (89.1), FM Gol (94.7), newspaper Página 12, as well as several magazines and cultural centers and theaters.

andThe radio owners have always been the same since it started to operate, in 2010. However, the radio station was relaunched in 2016, when it hired famous host and football commentator Víctor Hugo Morales. Since then and after the close of several radio stations with an editorial line opposite to Mauricio Macri’s administration, the radio’s audience has increased; today it is the fourth most popular AM radio station.

Like many other AM radios, its programming is informative, though it has a clear political and cultural approach, and a “progressive” agenda.

 

Key facts

Audience Share

3.26%

Ownership Type

Private

Geographic Coverage

Regional

Content Type

Free content

Data Publicly Available

ownership data is easily available from other sources, e. g. public registries etc.

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Media Companies / Groups

Grupo Octubre

Ownership

Ownership Structure

AM 750 belongs to the Fundación Octubre de Trabajadores de Edificios (Octubre Foundation of Concierges), which belongs to Grupo Octubre, member of SUTERH. It is presided over by Víctor Santa María and, even though it belongs to a non-profit organization (a trade union), it is managed as a commercial media.

Voting Rights

As it belongs to trade union SUTERH, all radio-related decisions are made by its current director and president, Víctor Santa María, despite the fact that he does not own the radio.

Media Companies / Groups
Facts

General Information

Founding Year

2010

Affiliated Interests Founder

Víctor Santa María

He is the Secretary General of the Single Trade Union of Concierges (SUTERH) since 2005. The former Secretary General of SUTERH was Francisco Santa María, Víctor Santa María’s father, who had managed the union since 1985. Also, since 2015, Víctor Santa María is the President of the Partido Justicialista (Peronism) of the city of Buenos Aires, and was elected as a member of the Mercosur Parliament (2015–2019) to represent the city of Buenos Aires.

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Francisco Meritello

He worked as Chief of Staff to the Ministry of Justice during Néstor Kirchner’s first term in office, when the Minister of Justice was Gustavo Béliz, Meritello’s brother in law.

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Eduardo Aliverti

He is the President of the Post-Secondary School of Communications ETER.

Contact

Venezuela 370, city of Buenos Aires

TE: (54 011) 5354 6655

Financial Information

Revenue (in Mill. $)

Missing data

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

Missing data

Advertising (in % of total funding)

USD 378,305 (2018 official advertising)

Market Share

Missing data

Further Information

Meta Data

Audience share data of the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires were provided by Kantar Ibope Media.
2018 official advertising data were provided by the Secretariat of Public Communications of the Argentinian Presidency’s Chief of Cabinet of Ministers.

Sources

Becerra, Martín y Mastrini, Guillermo (2017). Medios en guerra: balance, crítica y desguace de las políticas de comunicación 2003-2016. Biblos, Buenos Aires.
Espada, Agustín (2018). “La radio porteña y su estructura de propiedad: análisis de las políticas de comunicación y de la estructura de una industria analógica (1983–2016)”. En Revista Austral Comunicación, Vol. 7, Nº1. Universidad Austral, Buenos Aires.

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