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August 1, 2014                                                                                       703.528.5656 Ext. 108


Telemundo Florida Affiliates to Host Only Spanish-Language Gubernatorial Debate


WASHINGTON, DC - ZGS Communications announced today that its Florida Telemundo affiliates, WTMO Orlando, WRMD Tampa and WWDT Fort Myers Naples, in partnership with WSCV Telemundo Miami, will broadcast an upcoming gubernatorial debate between incumbent Florida Gov. Rick Scott and the Democratic nominee, either former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist or Nan Rich. The debate will be held October 10 in Miami, the first of three debates between the candidates prior to the November 4 election.


The format of the debate will be question and answer as the candidates face questions focused on issues relevant to the state's growing Hispanic population.The program will be broadcast entirely in Spanish and will air on Florida's Telemundo stations at 7 p.m. the same day.


The upcoming debate is also an extension of ZGS' Vota por tu Futuro initiative, an informative and educational public awareness campaign that encourages voter registration and participation in the Hispanic community. Additionally, local Telemundo stations are committed to providing continuing comprehensive political coverage as it relates to the 2014 state elections.


"ZGS is excited to be a part of this Telemundo initiative that will serve and inform our Hispanic viewers as they prepare to go to the polls this November," remarked Ronald Gordon, CEO of ZGS Communications. "Florida's I-4 corridor is of particular significance to the candidates and we are glad that voters will be able to hear directly from the candidates on issues impacting their communities."


The program is expected to reach millions of Florida viewers, including many of Florida's 1.66 million registered Hispanic voters.            

ZGS Communications is a Hispanic-owned media company, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.  The company owns 9 Spanish-language television stations, representing the largest group of independent stations affiliated with the Telemundo network.  In addition, ZGS owns three radio stations serving Washington, DC and Tampa, and a Spanish-language web portal For over three decades, ZGS has been a leader in the industry with a profound commitment to localism and diversity; proudly serving and celebrating the Hispanic community with local news and programming on multiple platforms, as well as outreach, advocacy and grassroots events.


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