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Abel Gonzalez Chavez

Abel Gonzalez Chavez is a Colombian radio/television host. Since 1996, Gonzalez has hosted a daily radio program on Emisora Atlantico called Satelite.

Gonzalez was born Abel Antonio Gonzalez Chavez in Barranquilla, Colombia. He studied at Colon High School (1960). As a young man he began to work in the Barranquilla media. His father was fond of radio and an amateur singer. The radio atmosphere in Barranquilla during the 50s marked him for good. Encouraged by Marcos Perez Caicedo he initially tried to become a broadcaster. In 1964 he passed an exam in Bogota and finally received his radio licence. His main influences were Marcos Perez Caicedo, Gustavo Castillo and Juan Illera Palacio. Other radio personalities who also influenced him were Carlos Consuegra Donado and Tomas Barraza Manotas. His first work was as a disk jockey for Variedades radio station, and he later practiced at Radio Reloj. He was Edgar Perea's commercial announcer and assistant at Riomar radio station, a copywriter and an Account Executive for Sonovista Advertising Co. and a columnist for El Heraldo newspaper. In 1971, along with Edgar Perea, Fabio Poveda, Jorge Humberto Klee, Chaco Senior and Cheito Feliciano, he created the Panamericana de la Costa radio station (from the Sutatenza radio station) during the Panamerican Games in Cali to broadcast the games for the Colombian Caribbean region.

Gonzalez presently hosts the Satelite radio show on Emisora Atlantico, a variety show also broadcast live on the Internet. In 2008 he founded the Caribe Sano Foundation to carry out activities in aid of the coastal region people. For half a year Abel lives in Barranquilla and the rest in the United States, from where he also hosts Satelite.

Related websites

Caribe Sano Official Web Site

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