Interview with Luis Artemio Mercado Bones on October 26, 2018

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

00:00:00 Mercado was born in Arroyo, Puerto Rico and raised in Guayama. Mercado states that his personality and community involvement were inherited from his father, who thought that Puerto Rico should be a state. 00:09:42 Mercado decided to move to Tampa, FL in 1994 and started working as a salesperson. 00:14:00 He discusses how he met the manager of Tampa radio station 680 AM and started his career as a radio personality.  00:22:30 In 2000, Mercado moved to Orlando and was hired by Univision as a writer, reporter and news anchor. 00:31:00 Mercado was offered the position of marketing and administrator director of Sistema Universitario Ana G Mendez in Orlando and he accepted. 00:39:00 Mercado returned to Univision as a producer and anchor. 00:41:00 Mercado concludes that Tampa and Orlando communities are very different, as Orlando reacts to political issues, and it is a very active and involved community. 00:43:00 Mercado, in his role as Univision news anchor, is an active participant in the Hispanic community.  His strengths are focused on developing marketing strategies that reflects the interaction of this community.


Date
October 26, 2018, Recording date
Interviewee
Luis Artemio Mercado Bones
Interviewer
Mareitssa Griggs
Duration
47m 47.0s
Location of interview

Altamonte Springs, FL

Language
English
Object Type
Moving Image
Identifier
LMer.2018.10.26
Related Keywords
Journalists, Media, Radio, Television, Community leaders, Bilingualism
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
Ofelia D'Acosta, Luis Venegas, Ana G. Mendez University, Telemundo, Univisión (Television network)
Related Places
Altamonte Springs, FL (interview location), Tampa, FL (is referenced), Arroyo, PR (is referenced), Guayama, PR (is referenced), Orlando, FL (is referenced)
Related Dates
1994 – 2018, Date mentioned
Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Luis Artemio Mercado Bones on October 26, 2018: LMer.2018.10.26. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 14 Oct 2019.
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