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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release February 9, 1994


President Clinton today announced the appointment of Richard M. Lobo to be Director of the U.S. Information Agency's Office of Cuba Broadcasting, which manages Radio and TV Marti. The two services provide a mix of Spanish- language news, feature, cultural, and entertainment programming to the people of Cuba..

"Richard Lobo's 35 years of experience in journalism, broadcast management, and community affairs make him very well suited for this job," said the President. "Our Administration honors the memory of Jose Marti, whose birthday we marked last week, and will continue our efforts in support of freedom and democracy for the Cuban people. Radio and TV Marti are an integral part of those efforts."

Lobo, a recently retired media executive, was president and general manager of WTVJ, the NBC-owned television station in Miami. He had spent the previous five years as vice president and general manager of NBC stations in Cleveland and Chicago. During a twenty-three year career with the network, he had also served as station manager of its flagship station in New York, as well as in a wide variety of other positions.

The bilingual grandson of Cuban immigrants, Lobo is a native of Ybor City in Tampa, Florida. He received his bachelor's degree in Radio/TV/Film and Journalism from the University of Miami.

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