Julio Sánchez Cristo

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Julio Sánchez Cristo
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Born (1958-01-09) January 9, 1958 (age 56)
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Show La W
Station(s) Syndicated
Time slot Monday-Friday 05:00-14:00 COT
Style Host, Interviewer
Country Colombia
Previous show(s) La FM (1996-2003)
Viva FM (1991-1996)
Website Julio's Fanpage
Audio excerpt of Julio Sanchez
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Sánchez and the second or maternal family name is Cristo.

Julio Sánchez Cristo is a Colombian radio personality, born 9 January 1958 in Bogotá. He is best known for his morning news, radioshow and variety show La W, in the Spanish-owned broadcasting station W Radio. The show is currently syndicated by different stations in the United States, Panama, and Spain.

Sánchez has worked in most of major mass media and is widely recognized as one of the most important journalists in Colombia. He is regarded as a keen interviewer and has been awarded all the journalism awards granted in Colombia.[1]

Sánchez stands as the lead-in interviewer in many investigative pieces during broadcasting and then hands out to other lower profile journalists which might be the ones fully developing the stories. W Radio in Colombia and most media in particular have become the last resort for many citizens to expose abuse by different sectors of society, they might include the government, authorities and private individuals that take advantage of people with less resources. Sanchez in particular is willing to confront individuals whose actions are under moral or social scrutiny.

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Radio history[edit]

Julio Sánchez begun his career at his father's broadcasting company. Sánchez intended to enter the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University, however most of his journalistic experience was shaped by his empirical approach. Sánchez major influence comes from his professional mentor, Colombian journalist Yamid Amat whom he worked in Caracol Radio.

Mr. Sánchez worked with Colombian radio station Caracol Estéreo (predecessor of W Radio) hosting its morning news show Viva FM from 1991 to 1996. In 1996 he moved his show to La FM, a station owned by RCN Radio. In 2003 he came back to Caracol Radio's W Radio, which is currently owned by the Spaniard group PRISA.

Morning Radio Show[edit]

Main articles: La W and W Radio (Colombia)

Julio Sánchez currently hosts the influential morning show La W in Colombia's W Radio with high national and international ratings.[citation needed] The show is syndicated and can be heard in Venezuela, Panama, Ecuador, USA (east coast), and Spain.[3]

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