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John S. Bustos

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Bustos Media LLC

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Bustos Media LLC

1004 W James Street

Kent, Washington,98032

United States

Company Description

Bustos Media, LLC is a Spanish-language radio company which owns and operates 24 radio stations in the mid-size, but high growth, markets throughout the United States. Bustos also produces four nationally syndicated network formats, targeting US Hispanics, whi...more

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Bustos paid the awful price for making acquisitions just before the recession.
The subsequent economic storm swamped his company and his dreams. Bustos Media LLC -- operator of radio and TV stations in California, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Colorado and Wisconsin -- on Wednesday filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission to transfer its licenses to NAP Broadcast Holdings, composed of Bustos' three lenders. The company has about 160 employees, who are expected to keep their jobs, Bustos said. At one time, the company employed more than 200. Bustos, the company's president and CEO, resigned as part of the deal, as did his brother, John Bustos, who was vice president of operations. Bustos said Thursday that acquisitions made from 2005 to 2007 became a huge burden in 2008. "Those were the very high periods before the downturn," he said. Meyers called Bustos "a pretty decent visionary" and said the firm's revenue was "having an uptick this year" after dropping off badly in 2009. For Bustos, losing the company is a sad chapter in an otherwise storybook career. Born in Aguililla, Mexico, he moved to Redwood City as a teenager, eventually earning a degree from the University of California, Berkeley. In 1980, he started work at KNBR radio in San Francisco, then became an ad salesman for Spanish-language broadcasters in the Bay Area. In 1992, backed by a venture capital firm, he spent $3 million buying Spanish-language radio stations in Sacramento, Fresno and Concord. His Z-Spanish Media Corp. had grown to 33 stations by the time he sold it eight years later for $475 million to Entravision Communications Corp. Bustos started building his second empire in 2004 when he formed Bustos Media LLC. Its growth was fueled by $103 million in equity financing. Bustos said he will continue to operate Bustos Media Holdings LLC, a family-owned company that predates Bustos Media LLC. He said he will complete construction of radio stations KTRP AM and KZPT FM), which will serve the Portland, Ore./Vancouver, Wash. markets. He also said he will continue to manage his independently owned stations serving the Vietnamese community in San Jose (KZSJ AM), Houston (KREH AM) and Dallas (KTXV AM). In addition, Bustos said he and his brother, John, will explore opportunities in new technologies and green energy. He did not elaborate.

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Mr. John S. Bustos

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John S. Bustos, chief operating officer and co-founder of Bustos Media, along with his brother, Amador, acknowledges a growing interest in private equity in Hispanic media.
However, he cautions that the track record and experience of the people putting together these media groups are crucial to attracting capital. The Bustos had started a radio company in 1992, with a private equity investment of $10 million. That company was eventually sold to Entravision in 2000 for about $425 million. "[Attracting private equity] was much easier now because we had a success story to tell," says John Bustos, the youngest of seven siblings and the only one who was born in the United States. (His family is from Michoac√°n, Mexico.) Today, Bustos Media LLC owns and operates 20 Spanish-language radio stations in several markets with significant growth rates in Hispanic populations, such as Portland, Ore.; Salt Lake City; and Modesto-Stockton, Calif. In May, he announced the acquisition of its second FM station, KXCL-FM 103.9, serving the Sacramento market.

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John S. Bustos
Officers Mr. John S. Bustos Phone (916) 368-6300 Mr. Bustos is the Operative Vice President of Bustos Media LLC. Mr. Bustos oversees all facets of Operations, Sales, and Programming for Bustos Media. In 1992, together with his brother Amador, Mr. Bustos also co-founded Z-Spanish Media where he served as Executive Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors. Z-Spanish acquired and operated 32 radio stations in the top 25 markets, provided programming via its four radio networks to 40 affiliated stations, and had over 10,000 billboards through its subsidiary, Vista Media, in Los Angeles and New York. Mr. Bustos directed Sales and Operations for Z-Spanish. Under Mr. Bustos' leadership, sales and cash flow grew at double-digit levels, the company's operating margins were consistently above industry average and the company made several successful acquisitions. Mr. Bustos is managing director of JB Capital Investments, a broadcasting and real estate investment Company, and former President of JB Broadcasting Inc., a radio broadcasting company that was acquired by Z-Spanish Media. Mr. Bustos graduated from the University of San Francisco with a BS Cum Laude in Finance and received the distinction of Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the entire West Coast Athletic Conference. Mr. Bustos also holds an MBA from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles. Mr. John S. Bustos

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