Blu Radio is a spoken radio station that manages different content emphasizing news and opinion programs. Although it is a relatively new media, since its emergence (2012) Blu has occupied important places in the rankings of radio audience in the country. According to the General Media Survey it has a 6.16 % of audience in Colombia
This station belongs to Caracol Televisión S.A, and means the returning of Grupo Santo Domingo to the radio, after having sold Caracol Radio to Grupo Prisa in 2003. Blu has its headquarters in Bogotá, and it is simultaneously broadcast in Barranquilla, Bogotá, Bucaramanga, Cali, Cartagena, Eje Cafetero, Medellín, Neiva, Tunja, Villavicencio and Montería. The owners of Blu Radio are also owners of Canal Caracol, El Espectador newspaper and Cromos magazine.
In September 2012, the first broadcast of Blu Radio in Bogotá in 96.9 Fm (leased to Melodía Estéreo) was on air.
Media Companies / Groups
Valorem S.A., whose owner is the Santo Domingo Family, controls 93.5 % . The rest belongs to the company Inversiones Valmiera S.A.S. y Cía. , which is controlled by Felipe Lopez Caballero, founder of Revista Semana.
Group / Individual Owner
It is the holding company through which the Santo Domingo Family controls different companies in the sector: – Real estate and tourism, – Logistics and Transport, – Media and Entertainment, – Industry and Retail. It belongs to Invernac&Cía SAS(57.2174141%), EIH S de RL (17.8146888%), Caribbean Equity Investment Corp. (9.1623339% and to Colinsa S de RL (8.6687092%).
Inversiones Valmiera S.A.S y Cía S.C.A
This company is controlled by Inversiones Valmiera S.A.s, whose general manager and legal representative is Felipe López Caballero, owner of 58.14% shares of the company. Kunde Ventures Limited has 35.2%, María López Castaño 6.6% and Valmiera Enterprises Corp 0.00005%. The company is linked to Sociedad de Administración de Inmuebles e Inversores SAS, the main shareholding company (89.51%) and controls Publicaciones Semana.
Olga Lucía Toro / Daniel Saab / German Duarte / Jaime Lepeley
Each partner owns 0.000000114 shares.
Gonzalo Antonio Córdoba Mallarino | President of Caracol TV S.A.. He replaced to Carlos Alejandro Pérez Dávila in 2012. He has been Director of Television Cadena 3, Manager of Compañía de Informaciones Audiovisuales production company; vice president of
Ricardo Ospina | He began his professional career in the Cadena Todelar, being assistant to Antonio Ibáñez. He arrived at Caracol Radio with the support of the then Director of the Informative Service Yolanda Ruiz and the Chief editor of the W radio Slobo
Other Important People
Alternate legal representative - She has been linked to companies of Grupo Santo Domingo since 1987. Since 1994, she has been linked to Caracol Televisión S.A as Financial, Corporate and Commercial Vice President. In February 2011, she was designated Executive Vice President of the channel.
Senior member of the board of directors and son of the former president Alberto Lleras Camargo.
Calle 103 No. 69b – 43 / Bogotá Teléfono: 6430430 ext. 8801Sitio web: www.bluradio.com
Revenue (in Mill. $)
USD $ 258.103.000 / COP $ $760.051 millions
Operating Profit (in Mill. $)
USD $ 27.157.400 / COP $ $ 79.972 millions
Advertising (in % of total funding)
USD $ 7.327.590 / COP $ 21.578 millions
Financial information: exchange rate: 1 USD = 2.937,88 COP
Perfil económico de empresa elaborado por E-informa. Caracol Televisión S.A.
Registro mercantil. Caracol Televisión S.A
Superintendencia de Sociedades. Caracol Televisión S.A.
Cámara De Comercio De Bogotá. Caracol Televisión S.A. Acta No. 63. Asamblea general de accionistas 23/03/2015.
Cámara De Comercio De Bogotá. Caracol Televisión S.A. Certificado de existencia y representación legal, 23/06/2015.
Cámara De Comercio De Bogotá. Caracol Televisión S.A. RUES.
Cámara De Comercio De Bogotá. Valorem S.A. Acta 29-Asamblea General De Accionistas 27/03/2015.
Cámara De Comercio De Bogotá. Valorem S.A. Depósitos De Estados Financieros 31/12/2014.
Cámara De Comercio De Bogotá. Valorem S.A. Formulario De Renovación Matricula Mercantil 18/03/2015.
Cámara De Comercio De Bogotá. Valorem S.A. Inscripción De Situación De Control 30/07/2015.
Cámara De Comercio De Bogotá. Valorem S.A. Reporte Situación De Control 07/04/2015.