Broadcast veteran José Valle has been appointed vicepresident and general manager of Univision Radio Los Angeles, the company has confirmed. The appointment, which has not been made public, was first communicated to Univision employees in Los Angeles by a memo from Peter Walker, president of Univision Local Media.
As noted in Walker’s memo, a copy of which was obtained by Portada, by joining Univision, Valle effectively returns to his “first home,” since he began his broadcast career at KTNQ-AM and KLVE-FM.
The appointment, effective in December, has Valle in charge of Univision’s radio station cluster –KLVE-FM, KSCA-FM, KTNQ-AM, KRCD/KRCV-FM- in the Los Angeles market. He will report directly to Walker.
Prior to joining Univision radio, Valle had served as president and general manager of Telemundo’s flagship station KVEA-52, from which he resigned in November. Valle had been appointed to the top job at KVEA in 2007, replacing Manuel Abud who left in the middle of a media scandal involving Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Telemundo reporter Mirthala Salinas. Valle had arrived to Los Angeles from Dallas, where he served as vp and general manager of KXTX, where he played a crucial role in the consolidation and integration of operations with the NBC-owned and operated station, KXAS.