Florida Drops Charges Against SBS Executive
SBS EVP of Programming Jesus Salas was cleared of all charges on August 3, 2012, by the Miami-Dade Circuit and County Court. On July 4, Salas was charged with assault, aggravation, and possession of a firearm in an alleged case of domestic violence. He said he was innocent all along and in a recent hearing the state attorney declined to prosecute and dismissed the charges due to insufficient evidence.
Salas said, "I am happy that this is finally over. This is an unfortunate situation my family and I have endured, and we're ready to put this behind us and move forward. I have never had any problems with the law, not even a parking ticket," said Salas. SBS CEO Raul Alarcon said, "Congratulations to Jesus on a wonderful outcome! I always knew he would be totally vindicated."
Salas is the EVP of Programming for Spanish Broadcasting System. He began his career as an air personality and got his first programming job at age 19. In 1997 he was named PD for WSKQ-FM and WPAT-FM/New York. In 2004, he joined Univision Radio as a program director, and then two years later accepted a post as senior PD with XM Satellite Radio. In his current post with SBS, Salas oversees stations in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco, and Puerto Rico. He received the prestigious Medallas de Cortez medal from Radio Ink Hispanic Radio for Programmer of the Year/Market 1-25. Salas resides in Miami, FL.
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