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7/10/2015 - Mayor Bill Finch recognizes veteran radio broadcaster Pablo De Jesús Colón, Jr.

“We’re honored to have a pioneer of the broadcasting industry right here in Bridgeport, helping to make our city better every day.” – Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch

Bridgeport, Conn. (July 10, 2015) – This week, Mayor Bill Finch and the City Council recognized veteran radio broadcaster Pablo De Jesús Colón, Jr. on being named one of the first inductees into the new Connecticut Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame. During the City Council meeting, Colon, who co-founded the Bridgeport-based Spanish language station, Radio Cumbre in 1989, was given a mayoral proclamation by Mayor Finch and citation by Council President Tom McCarthy.

“We’re honored to have a pioneer of the broadcasting industry right here in Bridgeport, helping to make our city better every day,” said Mayor Finch. “Thanks to Pablo’s commitment to our city and his passion for broadcasting, he has built Radio Cumbre into one of the most powerful voices for the Hispanic community in Connecticut.”

Colon began his career as an on air personality in 1955 in the Dominican Republic, emigrated to Puerto Rico in 1961 and was an on air personality at WABA (Aguadilla) & WPRA (Mayaguez), and came to Hartford eight years later. Pablo spent two decades at WLVH 93.7 FM in the roles of Radio Announcer, Program Director, Sales Manager and Executive Vice President. In 1989, he co-founded Radio Cumbre Broadcasting, WCUM 1450-AM in Bridgeport, and today is its President & CEO.

Radio Cumbre has conducted numerous radio-thons to raise funds for disaster relief in the following countries: Colombia, Honduras, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Haiti. 

Colón will be recognized for his contributions to broadcasting and will be one of the first inductees into the new Connecticut Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame on October 20, 2015.  The other inductees include such other broadcast personalities as NBC’s CT’s Anchor Gerry Brooks; Denise D’Ascenzo from WFSB and WDRC’s Brad Davis.