Done Deals: Meruelo Media Closes On KLOS, KXOS/Los Angeles

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KLOS, KXOS Signed, Sealed And Delivered

MERUELO MEDIA has officially closed on of its purchase of Rock KLOS/LOS ANGELES (NET NEWS, 4/15) and Regional Mexican KXOS/LOS ANGELES (NET NEWS, 5/22). KLOS’ operations will relocate from CULVER CITY to MERUELO MEDIA’s BURBANK facility later this year. KXOS already operates out of the BURBANK facility.  

MERUELO MEDIA’s current executive team is taking the reins of KLOS’s operations, with OTTO PADRON serving as interim Market Manager, TOMAS TRUJILLO overseeing the day-to-day operations; VP/Client Solutions DAVID CRISCITELLI overseeing sales activities; and VP/Marketing DIANNA JASON overseeing communication and marketing activities. KLOS PD KEITH CUNNINGHAM will stay on at his post, while  EMMANUEL “DJ E-MAN” COQUIA will assume interim music and programming duties for KXOS. KWHY-TV GM IRMA BARRIOS adds similar duties at KXOS.

“Two closes in one day! We are thrilled to add 93.9 KXOS and 95.5 KLOS to the MERUELO MEDIA family,” MERUELO MEDIA Pres. OTTO PADRON said. “This is the beginning of a new and exciting chapter in L.A. media!

“We are absolutely committed to the amazing heritage Rock brand of KLOS, PADRON continued. “We are electrified to officially close on our purchase of the station and begin a new chapter of this legendary brand together with its amazing cadre of talented employees and iconic personalities. It will give MERUELO MEDIA great scale and access to a highly desirable market sector in addition to giving our clients and partners a newly energized local option. In turn, we will commit to KLOS our deep hyper-local operational and content resources that will drive significant audience growth for a larger share of advertising dollars.”

Finally, PADRON added, “Stand by, exciting news about KXOS coming soon!”

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