Héctor Marcano

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Héctor Marcano
Born Héctor Marcano
3 November 1956
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Nationality Puerto Rican
Known for producer, Comedian, Host, game show host

Héctor Marcano (born November 3, 1956) is a Puerto Rican producer, host, actor, and comedian. Marcano is also an owner of low-power television station WWXY-LD Channel 38.[1]

Hector Marcano currently serves as Vice President of Hispanic Operations East, for iHeartMedia. Marcano has more than 30 years of experience in the media industry and as Vice President of Hispanic Operations East, Marcano works with iHeartMedia's Hispanic radio stations, with a special focus in the Miami, Chicago, Orlando, and Atlanta markets. He has led the sales efforts with top prospects and develops custom strategies and campaigns that leverage the unique multi-platform reach and power of iHeartMedia. Mr. Marcano is also responsible for creating innovative advertising opportunities based on iHeartMedia's unmatched national reach and local activation through its radio, digital and mobile assets, as well as its event capabilities, to provide Hispanic advertisers with targeted, effective, affordable and powerful ways to deliver their messages.[2]

Early years[edit]

Héctor Marcano was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico.

Career[edit]

Marcano's career took off after Luis Vigoreaux's death. He started hosting A Millón, a Puerto Rican game show, along with Sonia Noemí and Rafael José. The show was rated the number one television game show for several years.[citation needed]

In 1987, alongside El Gangster Marcano performed as host of Super Siete's La Hora de Oro. In the same year, Marcano had a highly publicized wedding to Ivette Rivera-Lisojo. The wedding was shown live on Puerto Rican television. Vea, a local show biz magazine, produced a wedding album about the event.[citation needed]

In 1990, Marcano moved to Telemundo to start a new show Marcano... el show.[3] The show was both popular and controversial, being accused of being a copycat of The Arsenio Hall Show.[citation needed]

In 1996, Marcano moved to WAPA-TV and produced a new game show called Vale Más, and in 1998, another show called El Super Show.

In 2000, he moved to Tele-Once but continued with El Super Show for a while. Later in 2000 Marcano created Que Suerte que es Domingo. This show underwent two title changes: Que Suerte Tienes Tú, and in 2002, Que Suerte, his longest running show, and top in the ratings consequently, broadcast by Univision. It was broadcast in Puerto Rico and in the Miami, New York and Philadelphia metropolitan areas via their respective Univision affiliates.[citation needed] In 2011, the show moved to Telemundo and was renamed Factor Suerte.

In 2016, Marcano joins the Board of Directors of Viva Entertainment Group, Inc. Marcano brings a wealth of experience and industry knowledge to the team as the company embarks on a Global rollout of its cutting-edge OTT platform.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Animador Héctor Marcano deja Univisión para presentar programa de CV Network". Terra (in Spanish). 13 January 2009. Retrieved 12 March 2011. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Viva Entertainment Group Appoints Two Industry Veterans to Its Board of Directors". June 24, 2016 – via prnewswire.com. 
  3. ^ Svetkey, Benjamin (23 November 1990). "The Couch Trip". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 12 March 2011.