Raoul A. Cortez Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Raoul A. Cortez (Raoul Alfonso Cortez)

Last Updated: 17 Oct, 2023 | Views: 557

Age: 66

Profession: Historical Men

Other Profession(s): Broadcaster, Media Executive, Television Station Owner, Developer

Famous For: Founding KCOR- The United States' First Spanish Television And Radio Network

Raoul A. Cortez Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
17 Oct, 1905 (66 Years 02 Months)

Birth Country

Birth State/Province

Birth District

Birth Sign

American, Mexican

Died on
17 Dec, 1971

Cause of Death
Still Unknown

Raoul A. Cortez Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography): 
Raoul A. Cortez was born on October 17, 1905, in Xalapa. He founded KCOR in 1946, the U.S.'s first full-time Spanish-language radio and television network. Sadly, he passed away on December 17, 1971, in San Antonio.
Raoul A. Cortez Career:
Raoul A. Cortez Early Life: 
• Raoul A. Cortez was born in 1905 in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, as one of nine siblings. His father was a radio station owner in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. 

• Raoul A. Cortez sold eggs on the streets as a young man to earn money for airtime on local radio stations, where he sold advertising for his variety show. The family emigrated to the United States during the Mexican Revolution in the 1910s. 

Raoul A. Cortez Professional Career:
1948- 1949:
• Raoul A. Cortez served as a leader of the League of United Latin American Citizens, an important civil rights organization.

• A former director for District 15, he led the organization for two consecutive terms in 1948 and 1949, during which he oversaw the Delgado v. As a result of the Bastrop Independent School District case, Mexican Americans were no longer segregated in public schools in Texas.

• Raoul A. Cortez worked closely with Mexican President Miguel Aleman and American President Harry S. Truman to ameliorate Mexican immigrant workers' plight.
• Raoul A. Cortez brought in Manuel Bernal, a popular Mexican radio professional and a skilled musician and writer, 1953 to create commercials and musical programs. 
• Raoul A. Cortez launched KCOR-TV channel 41 on Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) two years later, after many years of lobbying. Hispanic television was broadcast exclusively on UHF for the first time in the continental US.
• Raoul A. Cortez applied for a license to open his radio station in 1944.  KCOR 1350 AM was the first Spanish-language radio station owned and operated by a Hispanic, with the signature line "La Voz Mexicana, the Voice of Mexican Americans."
Raoul A. Cortez Accolades:
• 1997: Best actor for his role "O Rei do Gado."
• 2003: Best actor for his role "Esperança".
• 2005: Best supporting actor for his role "Senhora do Destino".
Raoul A. Cortez Death:
• Raoul A. Cortez died in San Antonio, Texas, on December 17, 1971. His wife Genoveva Valdés Cortez, son Raoul Cortez Jr., and daughters Rosamaria Cortez (Toscano) and Irma Cortez (Nicolas) survive him.

Raoul A. Cortez Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 172 cm
In Meters 1.72 m
In feet & Inches 5'8"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 70 Kg
In Pounds 154 lbs

Eye Color

Hair Color

Raoul A. Cortez Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name

Mother's Name

Genoveva Valdés Cortez



Raoul Cortez Jr.

Rosamaria Cortez, Irma Cortez

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