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Bustos Media L.L.C. is a media corporation headquartered in Portland, Oregon.
Bustos Media specializes in operating Spanish-language, and other ethnic, radio stations in the United States. It currently operates a total of seven radio stations in the Portland Metro; five AMs and two FMs. Three have a variety of Spanish music formats, one has a Spanish Christian format (KRYN), and two have the market's only full-time Russian language formats (KOOR and KQRR).
The Spanish Stations are:
Official Name: Exitos 93.5 FM Frecuency: KXET Website: www.Exitos935.com Location: Portland, Oregon
Exitos 93.5 FM & 1150 AM – This new AM/FM combination carries a blend of rhythmic pop, light Reggaeton & soft Regional Mexican tunes. Exitos is the most exiting new format to reach the Portland market. It is a "hip" Pop format mixed with light Regional Mexican tunes since the Hispanic population in Portland market is approximately 90% of Mexican origin. Exitos 93.5 targets females 18 to 34.
Official Name: La Zeta 94.3 FM Frecuency: KZZR Website: www.LaZeta943.com Location: Portland, Oregon
KZZR – LA ZETA 94.3 FM- Carries a high-energy Regional Mexican format. La Zeta targets males 18 to 34. Here are the sample artists that represent this station: Espinoza Paz, Jenny Rivera, Los Tigres del Norte, Vicente Fernández, Roberto Tapia, Larry Hernandez, Voz de Mando, Banda el Recodo, La Arrolladora Banda el Limon and Los Tucanes de Tijuana.
Official Name: La Gran D 1520 AM Frecuency: KGDD Website: www.LaGranD1520.com Location: Portland, Oregon
KGDD – La GranD 1520 AM– has been the market's standard bearer for Bustos Media since 2004. It has the market's most recognized on-air personalities. It plays classic Regional Mexican tunes. It is also the home for the Spanish broadcast for the NBA professional team; the Portland Trail Blazers. La GranD Targets adults 18 to 49.
For further detail visit its website at www.bustosmedia.com.
The company, originally headquartered in Sacramento,California, was founded in July 2003 by Amador Bustos and his brother John Bustos, with investments from Providence Equity Partners, Providence, R.I., Alta Communications, Boston, and Opportunity Capital, Fremont, California. The Sacramento-based Bustos Media, a private broadcasting company specializing in Spanish language radio, has over $100 million in private equity. "Amador Bustos has built two radio empires catering to the tastes of America's Spanish-speaking population." Station is currently owned by ADELANTE MEDIA OF CALIFORNIA LICENSE LLC
In 1992, the Amador brothers, with $3 million in private equity investment from Syndicated Communications (SYNCOM), launched Z-Spanish Radio Network, Inc. Over a period of eight years they acquired 32 radio stations. In 2000, Z-Spanish sold the chain to Entravision Communications at a total valuation of $475 million.
In May 2006, Bustos Media gained approval from the Federal Communications Commission to launch a Spanish-Language television station in Milwaukee with programming from Azteca América. As of 2009, Bustos Media had 25 radio stations across the U.S. and several television stations.
In January 2010 Bustos Media revealed that it was in technical default with its lenders. On June 30, 2010 Bustos Media announced that the stations would be transferred to NAP Broadcast Holdings LLC, a company named for and controlled by its senior lenders, pending FCC approval. As part of the agreement Amador and John Bustos resigned effectively immediately.
In September 2010 NAP Broadcasting closed on the merger and announced that they would proceed under the name "Adelante Media Group." 
- 1 The Bustos
- 2 Former Bustos Media LLC Stations
- 3 Z-Spanish Radio Network
- 4 See also
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Amador was born in Aguililla, Michoacán, Mexico. He was listed by Hispanic Business magazine as one of the most Influential US Hispanics of 2005  for his success in business and for his growth and influence in Hispanic radio media. In 2006 Amador was named by PODER, an important Mexican financial magazine, as one of the 100 most influential Mexicans living abroad. Mr. Bustos is a member of the Board of Directors of the New York based performance rights organization Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI).
Amador served on the Redwood City School Board from 1981 to 1986, where his father worked at the time as a school janitor. Amador was quoted as saying "these are the miracles an education can make in a single generation."
- BA, Philosophy, University of California at Berkeley
- BA, Ethnic Studies, University of California at Berkeley
- Masters Degree in Education Administration, University of California at Berkeley
- Doctoral Studies in Sociology of Education, University of California at Berkeley 
John S. Bustos
John was born and raised in Redwood City, California. He attended local schools and excelled in high school soccer, which earned him a scholarship to play for the University of San Francisco team under Stephen Negoesco.
- BS, University of San Francisco, Cum Laude in Finance and received the distinction of Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the entire West Coast Athletic Conference.
- MBA from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Former Bustos Media LLC Stations
- KTTA 94.3 FM, Jackson
- KLMG 97.9 FM, Esparto
- KBBU 93.9 FM, Modesto
- KBAA 103.3 FM, Grass Valley
- Azteca América 32 KSTV-LP, Sacramento
- KKHI 101.9, Denver
- KGDD 1520 AM, Oregon City
- KLPM 1150 AM, Portland
- KOOR 1010 AM, Milwaukie
- KRYN 1230 AM, Gresham
- KZZE 94.3 FM, Tillamook (moving to Government Camp)
- KTXV 890 AM, Mabank
- KDUT 102.3 FM, Randolph
- KTUB 1600 AM, Centreville
- KBMG 106.1 FM, Evanston, Wyoming
- KBTU-LP TV, Salt Lake City
- KDDS-FM 99.3 FM, Elma
- KMIA 1210 AM, Auburn
- KZTA 96.9 FM, Naches
- KDYK 1020 AM, Union Gap
- KDYM 1230 AM, Sunnyside
- KZML 95.9 FM, Quincy
- KULE 730 AM, Ephrata
- KULE-FM 92.3 FM, Ephrata
- KZTB 97.9 FM, Milton-Freewater, Oregon
- KMMG 96.7 FM, Benton City
Z-Spanish Radio Network
Z-Spanish Radio Network had the following radio stations at the time of its sale to Entravision in August 2000.
- Redwood City, California
- List of radio stations in California
- List of United States radio markets
- List of radio stations in Oregon
- List of Salt Lake City media
- List of radio stations in Washington
- " Contact Us." Bustos Media. October 17, 2003. Retrieved on June 27, 2010.
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- "Bustos Media works to restructure.". Inside Radio. January 21, 2010.
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- "NAP CLOSES ON BUSTOS, LAUNCHES ADELANTE". Radio Ink. September 27.
- Bustos makes a comeback
- Bustos Media Rebuilding, Purchases Four Stations
- "Amador Bustos, influential Hispanic for 2005". HispanicBusiness.com. Retrieved 2010-06-28.
- "BUSTOS MEDIA LLC. | Good Radio and TV For a Grat Community". Bustosmedia.com. Retrieved 2010-06-28.
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- "Person Profile: John Bustos". Zoominfo.com. Retrieved 2010-06-28.
- Bustos Media website
- John Bustos, About Z-Spanish
- Milwaukee's first Spanish-language FM radio station
- Private equity firms are increasingly funding Spanish-language media
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