A pioneer of Hispanic radio in Connecticut is among the first class of broadcasters inducted into the Connecticut Broadcaster’s Association Hall of Fame. Pablo de Jesus Colon Jr. of Bridgeport is well know to many long time Latinos in Conneecticut. He began his career as an on air personality in 1955 in the Dominican Republic, emigrated to Puerto Rico in 1961 and was an on air personality at WABA (Aguadilla) & WPRA (Mayaguez), and came to Hartford eight years later. Pablo spent two decades at WLVH 93.7 FM in the roles of Radio Announcer, Program Director, Sales Manager and Executive Vice President. In 1989, he co-founded Radio Cumbre Broadcasting, WCUM 1450-AM in Bridgeport, and today is its President & CEO.
This recognition in the Hall’s first year Colon said is very special, adding, “I am honored and grateful to my colleagues for having chosen me to receive this honor in their first year of the hall of fame.”
He, along with 11 others will be honored for their lifetime achievement as part of the Class of 2015 at a “Connecticut Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame” Induction Luncheon Ceremony on Tuesday, October 20,, 2015 at the Hartford Hilton in Downtown Hartford. The ceremony will be part of that day’s Connecticut Broadcasters Association 60th Annual Convention.
According to the CBA, the ‘Hall of Fame’ was created to honor remarkable individuals for their long and particularly distinguished service to the broadcasting industry and to the people of Connecticut.
The other inductees include such other broadcast personalities as NBC’s CT’s Anchor Gerry Brooks; Denise D’Ascenzo from WFSB and WDRC’s Brad Davis.