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.
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
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