For Immediate Release
August 8, 2013
Contact: Tony Ramos
(915) 591-9595 x.119

KTDO Telemundo 48 Hosts Live 12 Corazones Event

Viewers packed the Socorro Entertainment Center to see Penélope Menchaca in action  


El Paso, TX - Thousands of spectators attended the live version of Telemundo's popular game show 12 Corazones, which combines the secrets of love with the mysteries of astrology, on August 3 at the Socorro Entertainment Center in El Paso.  The dating game is the #1 Spanish-language program in the market at 1pm with adults 18-34.  KTDO Telemundo 48 organized the event to allow viewers to experience the highly-entertaining show and to meet Penélope Menchaca, the charismatic host.  

Local contestants were selected online at and on-site.   Twelve participants between the ages of 21 and 29 were invited to the stage to find their soul mate as Menchaca brought her unique style and wild antics to a highly-animated crowd.  Contestants went through a harrowing process of elimination which included the men dancing in angel wings and tutus to impress their female counterparts.  The event concluded with four love connections. 
To celebrate the new romances, KTDO Telemundo 48 treated the couples to dinner after the event.  Each contestant also received a restaurant gift card to use on their next date.  After the show, Menchaca signed autographs and took photos with hundreds of fans.  

"The live version of 12 Corazones was incredibly fun and highly entertaining.  This venue is typically used for concerts so it was amazing to see it packed with our viewers.  Penélope is clearly a fan favorite in El Paso," commented Lorena Castañeda, the Station Manager of KTDO Telemundo 48. 



KTDO Telemundo 48 is owned by ZGS Communications, a Hispanic-owned media company headquartered in Arlington, Virginia that owns or operates 12 Spanish-language television stations, representing the largest group of independent stations affiliated with the Telemundo television network. KTDO 48 prides itself on its commitment to service, local programming, and the celebration of Hispanic heritage. Telemundo, a U.S. Spanish-language television network is the essential entertainment, news, and sports source for Hispanics. Broadcasting unique national and local programming for the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, Telemundo reaches 94% of U.S. Hispanic viewers in 210 markets. Visit  KTDO 48 on .