Monday, May 16, 2011

Mr. Humerto Lozaon passes on

Humberto Lozano Lopez 1937-2011

Today Mr. Humberto Lozano Lopez, the founder of Lopez Broadcasting including Magic 104 in Corpus Christi, Magic 95 in Victoria, and KLMO in San Antonio and the TMV network, passed away today after a long illness at Christus Spohn Hospital. Mr. Lopez was a pioneer in Spanish radio and television who started his broadcasting career with a 15 minute program entitled the American GI Forum Show with Dr. Hector P. Garcia.

Mr. Lopez had a national television show broadcast through the predecessor to Univision in the 1960’s that was seen coast to coast- nationwide. His rich career also included the dubbing of epic movies in Spanish for Latin American audiences including Patton and Bruce Lee movies among many others. He was a longstanding member of the Screen Actors Guild and impacted the Hispanic culture profoundly in politics, broadcasting and in shaping culture. He was also a champion of civil rights and educational efforts for Hispanics.

Many artists such as Selena, Mazz, Emilio Navaira and others received a great following in major part due to the Lopez family broadcasting and through the auspices of Humberto Lozano Lopez. He leaves behind his beautiful wife Minerva R. Lopez, married over 50 years, and 12 children, many of whom are actively involved in radio and television broadcasting.

Humberto Lozano Lopez was a lifelong resident of Robstown and a proud cottonpicker, and held a track record that still stands today at RHS.


Viewing at Robstown High School Auditorium (Wednesday and Thursday, 5:30 -9pm viewing and rosary ) and funeral Friday at St. Anthony’s in Robstown, Texas (TBA).

Contact person:

Carlos Lopez, Manager of the KTMV Network: 904-1762

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