More than 50 million Internet users in Latin America will access the web via mobile devices by 2005 - making wireless Internet access in the region almost as widespread as access from PCs, says Jupiter Research.

Big City Radio announced that it has been appointed to exclusively represent the Hispanic Radio Network (HRN).

The Conde Nast Publications, Inc., has acquired a majority interest in Ideas Publishing Group, the Miami-based publisher of Spanish-language editions of major American magazines, it was announced by S.I. Newhouse, Jr., Chairman of Conde Nast and Mario A. Freude, I.P.G.'s Chairman and C.E.O.

Univision Sports announced that five-time World Champion, Oscar De La Hoya (32-2-26 KO's), will resume his boxing career in March in a 12-round welterweight fight against Arturo Gatti (33-4-27 KO's). The exact location and date in March will be announced later this month.

Spanish Broadcasting System has announced the appointment of Gino "Latino" Reyes to the position of Program Director of WSKQ-FM "Mega 97.9" and WPAT-FM "93.1 Amor", New York. The announcement was made in New York by Carey Davis, Vice-President/General Manager of the stations.

Jairo Marin, news director for KMEX-TV announced the incorporation of Teresa Quevedo as the new weekday news anchor for the weekday newscasts of "Noticias 34," alongside 25-year KMEX veteran anchor Eduardo Quezada, beginning this week.

All across America, music artists and bands are waiting for their big break. Soon, the wait will be over for the winner of the first-ever New Music Award as the American Music Awards presents the debut of the "Coca-Cola New Music Award" competition.

CTAM (Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing) has released a study analyzing consumer interest in Interactive Television services through the eyes of the cable TV customer, using video demonstrations of commercially-available services, rather than concept descriptions.

Almost all Americans (91%) in a recent Insurance Research Council (IRC) survey of U.S. households believe that use of cellular phones while driving distracts drivers and increases the likelihood of accidents.

The Radio-Mercury Awards is celebrating 10 years of honoring creative excellence in Radio commercials with an exclusive, invitation-only luncheon on Wednesday, June 6th at the refurbished Starlight Roof Room in the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City.

Total magazine advertising for the month of December closed at $1,584,664,647, a 3.6% increase over last year, according to Publishers Information Bureau (PIB). Advertising pages for December were 24,962, down 2.0% from last year.

INTEREP recently released a research report entitled "Hit the Road/ Radio's Role in the Out-of-Home Media Surge" which emphasizes the growing importance of mobile media, such as radio, billboards, transit and other out-of-home ad venues.

Premio Lo Nuestro A La Música Latina launched its own Web site. The new site, which can be accessed by logging onto http://www.univision.com, chronicles the history of the award, as well as past winners and this year's nominees.

Latino Broadcasting Company Spanish-language radio network announced that it will broadcast Super Bowl XXXV.

For the fifth consecutive year Latino Broadcasting Company, will be the official and exclusive Spanish-language radio network of the National Football League's Super Bowl.

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