Soros-Backed Media Group to Buy Out Conservative Hispanic Radio Stations Ahead of 2022 Midterms
By ROMAN BALMAKOV
Ivan Garcia-Hidalgo is the CEO of Americano Media, the first nationwide conservative network in Spanish on Sirius XM channel 153.
In this interview, he explains how the conservative-leaning Salem Media Group was in talks to purchase Radio Mambí, favored throughout Miami’s Cuban American community for decades, for $40 million—until they were outbid by $20 million from the George Soros-backed Latino Media Network (LMN). LMN is a new organization led by ex-Democrat staffers with little broadcasting experience.
Garcia-Hidalgo suggests the timing of the deal—which includes the purchase of 17 other Hispanic radio stations across ten markets—only three months before the midterms is indicative of LMN’s intentions to silence the conservative voice within the Hispanic community ahead of the midterms and 2024 presidential election.