It's been a whole year since Radio Personality Pete De La Torre and his Co-Host Sally Villalba hit the airwaves at 880 AM WZAB to "make business happen," via the daily business radio show the Pete De La Torre Business Hour. Since then, the program, a one of a kind business talk platform, has gained a loyal and highly respected following among business owners as well as journalists and has featured as guests both national and international movers and shakers in various industries.
"What was once an idea, has become a reality beyond our wildest imagination, said De La Torre. The response we've received from throughout South Florida and around the world has been truly humbling."
- The year's milestones include:
- De La Torre being named a Finalist in the Miami New Times Readers Choice Poll for “Best AM Radio Personality in Miami”
- Pete's appearance on the Al Jazeera Network's TV Show "Real Money," to discuss the opening of Port Miami Tunnel
- The introduction of a Business Monday segment with top journalists from The Miami Herald
- A two hour live remote broadcast at the eMerge Americas Conference in Miami in May
- The production of a special groundbreaking broadcast in August called the "Entrepreneur Re-Boot Academy or ERBA
- The launch of monthly themes with meet and greets in the Miami-Dade community
De La Torre, the former Director of the Doral Business Council, launched the daily show, which airs daily at 8am EST. on 880 AM WZAB in Miami, on September 30th, 2013. De La Torre's show has evolved into the go to program to hear about economic development and business opportunities in South Florida and beyond. De La Torre's show features several special segments including the Business of Sports, I Love Travel, Sally’s Biz Tips, and Let’s Talk SBA.The Pete De La Torre Business Hour has built a loyal base and boasts thousands of listeners.
"What makes De La Torre's show unique and a cut above many other business radio programs is, he and co-host Sally are outstanding cheerleaders for start ups and small businesses, said Tandaleya Wilder, the Founder of She Got Game Media. They are constantly encouraging, motivating, and bringing on guests who inspire and share success stories. After listening to the show, you feel as if you can overcome the pitfalls, take on the world and truly make business happen!"
Among some of the VIP guests De La Torre has featured on the show include Florida Governor Rick Scott, Maria Contreras Sweet, SBA National Administrator, and Manny Medina from eMerge Americas.
Over the year the show's sponsorship base has grown as well. Some of the major supporters of the program include Florida International University "F.I.U." College of Business, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, Greater Miami Conventions & Visitors Bureau, Miami Downtown Development Authority, Miami Finance Forum, Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association and Career Source Florida, among others.
Tune in September 30th, to hear the special anniversary show on 880 AM WZAB. Guests will be Mitch Schlimer- Host of "Let's Talk Business" Radio show and the Founder of The Epi-Center, The Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame in DownTown Atlanta, James Brooks, PIO for The SBA in South Florida and Carolina Rendeiro, Serial Entrepreneur and President of Right Space 2 Meet in Coral Gables, FL.
To learn more about Pete De La Torre and the Pete De La Torre Business Hour visit his website.
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