She’s one of the most influential Hispanic women… And now Cristina Saralegui is expanding her media empire.
The 63-year-old Cuban American award-winning journalist and talk show host has partnered with the National Latino Broadcasting to create Cristina Radio, an entire satellite radio channel built around Saralegui.
The project—part of a two-channel agreement with Sirius XM Radio—opens a new phase in Saralegui’s illustrious career and marks her satellite radio debut.
Cristina Radio, which will transmit on SiriusXM channel 146, will offer listeners a wide variety of programming 24/7. Its roster includes: an innovative interactive morning talk show; Cuerpo y Figura, nutrition and fitness; Dr. Martiza Fuentes…Contigo, health news; Querer es Poder, personal motivation; Animania, for pet lovers; Rumbo al Exito, stimulating business growth; Autos 0-60, automobiles; Al Gusto, cooking; Acceso Legal, legal advice; and Cristina Entre Amigos, a weekly one-hour live broadcast hosted by Cristina herself addressing social issues. In addition, Cristina Radio is developing several programs that will cover political issues, current events and lifestyle choices.
“I’m thrilled about launching Cristina Radio on SiriusXM. I look forward to creating programming that will entertain, inform and uplift. As for my weekly one-hour live broadcast, Cristina Entre Amigos, I’m excited to be able to talk with listeners about the issues that affect us all in what I hope will be a fun and informative manner,” said Cristina Saralegui, whose ground-breaking program, El Show de Cristina still remains the most successful Spanish-language talk show in television history.
Cristina Radio will officially go on the air Thursday, January 12, 2012.