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Throughout the years, in the city of Chicago, Fernando Jaramillo has marked his own history in the radio world. He has been broadcasting his passion for music in the Hispanic radio stations for over 25 years, and on September 10 he was given a Certificate of Appreciation for his outstanding commitments to the Hispanic Community.

Jaramillo was born on June 15, 1955 in the city of San Luis Potosi, Mexico. He migrated to this country at the age of 14 with his siblings and parents. His parents always encouraged him to be successful in any career he desired. Music has always been a major part of his life from playing in the school and church band, to literally unassembled radios. Listening to radio programs inspired to pursue his career in the Broadcasting Industry.

Once living in Chicago he decided to attend the Boys and Girls Club, which was sponsored by 88.7FM WCYC Radio to expand his knowledge about the radio Industry, which today is "Radio Art" 90.5 FM.

After that he obtained his Bachelors Degree in Communications at Roosevelt University. His first job was at "Radio Ambiente", which is known today as Univision Radio. He worked there for over 15 years.

From there he was offered positions in California and Texas in working various Spanish radio stations as a Program Director.

About five years ago he returned to the City of Chicago to pursue his radio skills in Independent Radio. He has been one of the few who has succeeded, thanks to his sponsors and committed listeners.

He has been recognized for his "Radio Recuerdos y Rock" Oldies Show, which was first broadcast during his beginnings in "Radio Ambiente". Today it is still a success; it is on Monday to Friday, from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Saturdays from 9am to 12pm "Con La Musica que paso la prueba del tiempo" on WRLL 1450AM Radio Formula Chicago.

Mayor Richard M. Daley had a reception celebrating Mexican Independence Day at the Chicago Cultural Center on September 10 during which he recognized Jaramillo’s commitments to the Hispanic Community.

Daley recognized him "for being the first Hispanic disk jockey to broadcast at St. Jude Hospital Marathon in 1998, [for] his food drives and for dedicating his airtime in broadcasting the March of May 2006 for the Immigration Reform Bill that took place in the downtown area of Chicago".

Mr. Roberto Garza, who has helped Jaramillo’s career, said, "Fernando has been so instrumental in developing Spanish radio of the City of Chicago". Rosario Jaramillo, Jaramillo’s wife, was honored to witness and partake in the recognitions that the Mayor gave to her husband.

She said, "My family and I are pleased to know that my husband has given so much to our community, but we are reminded that he did not do this all on his own. There were many who helped him along the way. Thank you to the Mayor Daley, sponsors, and audience for giving him this honor".

As they can appreciate, Jaramillo has marked his own history in the City of Chicago thanks to commitments to the Hispanic community, and for his participation in Spanish Radio throughout the years.

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