Florence Hernandez-Ramos

Executive Director of the Latino Public Radio Consortium

Flo founded and for more than 23 years headed one of the country’s most successful public radio jazz stations. Nationally recognized as the major market jazz station of 2005 and 2006, jazz89 KUVO is a Latino-controlled public radio station in Denver that Flo helped establish in 1983. She served as its general manager from 1983–2007. The station is committed to musical diversity that reflects its community of license.

Flo's expertise and experience in public radio and familiarity with Latino contributions to that system made her a perfect candidate to become executive director of the Latino Public Radio Consortium, a position she has held since 2007. LPRC elevates the profile of Latino public broadcasting and advocates for the presence of Latinos at all levels of public media.

LPRC established the LPRC Latino Desk@NFCB to help Latino stations navigate the best practices of public media. LPRC currently works with 37 stations in 14 states and Puerto Rico. Some of the stations broadcast in Spanish, others in English. But all are firmly committed to the principle of working with their communities.

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