Latin Times Magazine Volume 13 No 2 - Page 12

Tampa Bay LEADING FLORIDA LATINOS READ MORE READ MORE CARLOS JOSÉ PERALTA Name: Carlos Jose Peralta What is your Profession? Radio announcer, program director and tv host. Your Pais: Santa Clara, Cuba Hometown: Tampa Latin Times: Please tell us about your biggest obstacles, and how you have overcome them. Carlos Jose Peralta: The biggest obstacle I encountered in my career was trying to convince advertisers and media owners about the potential of Hispanic Language Media. It was overcome when companies such as ZGS Broadcasting, Mega Communications, the Archilla Family and finally CBS Radio that decided to venture in Spanish Media, through them many advertisers discovered the Hispanic Market. Latin Times: Tell us about some of the celebrities that you have met throughout your years in entertainment. Carlos Jose Peralta: One of the most rewarding things of my profession has been to meet celebrities that I have always admired such as the departed Celia Cruz, Selena and others like Marc Anthony, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Willy Chirino, Victor Manuelle, Jose Jose, Cristian, Olga Tanon, Ednita Nazario, Rey Ruiz, Oscar de Leon, Raphael, Jose Luis Perales, Chayanne, Gloria Estefan, Thalia, Juan Luis Guerra, and many more that I have the privilege of meeting over more than 30 years in radio. Latin Times: What is next for you in your career? Carlos Jose Peralta: Next in my career is television. I am making the transition from radio to tv host thanks to the op