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Finding Aid for the Joe Ortiz Papers and Radio Interviews 1946 - 2006 CSRC.0046
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note
  • Arrangement note
  • Scope and Content
  • Processing Information note

  • Title: Joe Ortiz Papers and Radio Interviews
    Identifier/Call Number: CSRC.0046
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 25.0 linear feet
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1970-2004
    Date (inclusive): 1946-2006
    Abstract: This collection consists of the papers and audio cassettes collected and created by journalist and talk show host Joe Ortiz. This collection also contains the papers related to Mr. Ortiz's successful public relations company, Joe Ortiz Associates.
    Location note: Materials are stored OFF-SITE at SRLF. All requests to access special collections materials must be made two weeks in advance. Please contact the CSRC Library for paging information.
    Creator: Ortiz, Joe 1945 -

    Access

    Open for research.

    Publication Rights

    These materials are made available for use in research, teaching and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. The original authors may retain copyright to the materials.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Joe Ortiz Papers and Radio Interviews, 46, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Acquisition Information

    Given to the UCLA / CSRC Library Archive. Deed of gift on file at the Archive office, 180 Haines Hall, ULCA.

    Biography

    Joe Ortiz was born on October 16, 1941 in Indio, California.
    Educated at the University of California at Riverside and UCLA, he began his broadcasting career in 1971 at KABC TALK RADIO 790 AM in the highly competitive Los Angeles media market. He went on to become an award-winning broadcaster, news reporter and newspaper columnist in Los Angeles for over 20 years. He had the distinction of being the first Mexican American in US history to conduct a talk show on an English-language commercial radio station.
    In 1979, after experiencing a religious conversion, he formed what is now called God's Broadcaster Ministries, Inc. From 1979 to 1986, he traveled throughout the country evangelizing and lecturing from his first book, Saved, What Do You Mean Saved? In 2006, after 20 years of research and writing, Ortiz self-published an original manuscript as two books entitled The End Times Passover and Why Christians Will Suffer Great Tribulation.
    While writing his religious treatises, he also operated his own public relations company, Joe Ortiz Associates, where he developed and implemented publicity services for numerous clients, including many celebrities and sports personalities. He also managed the press relations for many elected officials including former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley.
    Ortiz died on November 19, 2016.

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

    Audiovisual materials may not be immediately available due to formatting issues. Requests to access these materials must be made in advance, with permission of the CSRC Librarian.

    Arrangement note

    The collection is arranged in the following series, which were determined by the previous archivist:
    • Series 1. Audio materials
    • Series 2. Personal papers
    • Series 3. Clippings / media
    • Series 4. Public relations
    • Series 5. Photographic materials
    • Series 6. Religious materials

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists of the papers and audio cassettes collected and created by journalist and talk show host, Joe Ortiz. This collection also contains the papers related to Mr. Ortiz's successful public relations company, Joe Ortiz Associates.

    Processing Information note

    The finding aid was reformatted and revised in December 2017, but the material in the collection was not examined.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Mexican American business enterprises
    Mexican American journalists
    Radio journalists--California--Los Angeles--Archives.