Celebrating a new TV station

MARYLAND SCENE

February 07, 1999|By Ruth Hakulin

Baltimore's Hispanic-Latin American community now has a 24-hour television station (Channel 70 on cable) dedicated to its language, celebrations and customs. And that's reason to throw a party.

Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke attended and presented a proclamation to Univision, TCI Communications and the Hispanic-Latin American community, declaring Jan. 21 as Univision Day. Univision is the leading Spanish-language broadcaster in the United States, and its shows are now being carried by TCI, which gave the party at its Baltimore headquarters.

Among those present for the festivities (which included Latin music and hors d'oeuvres from Lista's restaurant of Fells Point) were Manuel E. Alban, executive director of El Heraldo, a Spanish-language weekly newspaper; Hector Torres, a spokesman for the Baltimore City Fire Department, Dr. Leonardo Ortega, director of HERO, a resource agency for HIV and AIDS patients; Jean Davis, TCI's area communications director; and David Chesnick, a Univision representative.

Pub Date: 02/07/99

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