|Alejandro Saúl Romay|
January 20, 1927|
San Miguel de Tucumán
|Other names||Zar de la televisión|
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Alejandro Romay (born January 20, 1927) is an Argentine businessman working with theater and TV. He worked for many years at Channel 9, and became known as the "Czar of television".
Romay started his career in 1940 as radio host at LV 7 Radio Tucumán, at the Tucumán province. He acquired LV 12 Radio Aconquija in 1945, and two years later he moved to Buenos Aires. He kept working as radio host, but started working as well as a radio, TV and theater producer. He became the highest stockholder of Channel 9 in 1963, and director of it. He lost the channel when it was nationalized in 1974, and moved to Puerto Rico. In that country, he acquired two radio stations.
Romay returned to Buenos Aires in 1983, when Raúl Alfonsín took power, and acquired back Channel 9. He created Telearte S.A. to manage its contents, and the channel became one of the leading ones in Argentina. He acquired the radios AM 950 and FM 100.7 from Argentina, and Channel 41 from Miami. He also owns a theater n Buenos Aires and another one in Madrid.