Biography of Josefa Salinas

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Known as radio’s “Angelita de la Noche” (Angel of the Night), Josefa Salinas’ sensuous, yet commanding voice has delighted listeners throughout California for twenty-three years. This breakthrough Latina DJ, who continues to delight fans on L.A.’s HOT 92.3, has become a role model for women, and a powerful symbol for Latinos. Mayor Erick Garcetti recently appointed Josefa as a Los Angeles Commissioner, overseeing the Public Libraries. Josefa’s out-of-the-box thinking is sure to make the Los Angeles Library system a model for the country to emulate!

Josefa was just added to the prestigious roster of women accepted into the Latina Global Executive Leadership Program sponsored by USC Marshall School of Business. From 1993-1997, Josefa became known as the “Angelita de la Noche ” at L.A.’s POWER 106, and created the “KNOWLEDGE IS POWER” foundation.

Josefa joined HOT 92.3 in the summer of 2001, where she currently holds the morning show “What’s Going On Around Town” position, as well as hosting a highly-acclaimed talk show every Sunday morning from 7am-8am, called “The Community Review”. Josefa also serves as the station’s Community Affairs Director, leading them to the coveted “NAB Crystal Award” in 2007. In 2012, KTLKam1150 called on Josefa, and her skills, to join the ranks of talk radio. When asked to fill in, and when her busy schedule permits, Josefa can be heard in the 9am –noon slot.

Josefa Salinas is one of the few air personalities in the industry that can boast successful runs in Adult Contemporary, Urban, Urban AC, Hip-Hop, Jazz, News, Talk and Crossover formats. When asked about her philosophy, Ms. Salinas states, “It is my responsibility to be the voice of those who cannot be heard—to represent the listeners’ opinions, celebrations, complaints and concerns. My dream is to continue to provide needed assistance nationwide and give the underserved a voice.” Josefa stands by her personal philosophy, and ends her weekly show with, “Stay strong, stay focused and, most of all, stay informed.”

Ms. Salinas is a graduate of the HOPE Latina Institute class of 2007, and has been honored the following distinctions and awards: National Latina Business Woman-of-the-Year in Broadcasting ‘07, Spirit of Peace award ‘08, and in 2010, the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Josefa Salinas is also the recipient of numerous commendations from both governmental and non-profit organizations for her unending dedication to her community. Look for this Latina to bring her incredible talent for tackling issues that affect the world to a television near you soon!

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