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Radio 10

AM 710 started to operate in 1927 with the support of the wife of the then President of the Argentinian Republic, Marcelo T. De Alvear. It was the first State-owned radio station in the country.

In 1995 the radio was privatized. The bid was awarded to a corporation managed by businessmen and journalist Daniel Hadad, whose members were popular TV host Marcelo Tinelli, Raúl Fernández and Oscar Salvi. The Buenos Aires State-owned radio station was assigned a different AM frequency: AM 1110. Radio 10 started to operate in 1998, after a long litigation process. A few months after its launching (March 1999), Hadad sold most of his stock to Grupo Emmis, of American capitals. Once he purchased the radio station again in 2003, Daniel Hadad made Radio 10 the leading radio of the AM segment. The radio’s leadership ended in 2012, when it was purchased

by Cristóbal López (Grupo Indalo). López purchased Hadad’s media group (Radio 10, FM Mega, FM Vale, FM TKM and FM Pop, together with TV channel C5N) and changed the media’s editorial line. The new editorial line, which was supportive of the Kirchner’s administration, together with the dismissal of some of the group’s most popular hosts, caused a fall in audience figures. Today it is the second most popular news radio station (together with Radio La Red).

Its programming features renowned TV and radio hosts, with a politically eclectic discourse.


Key facts

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Content Type

Free content

Data Publicly Available

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Media Companies / Groups

Grupo Indalo


Ownership Structure

Radio 10 is Votionis Sociedad Anónima and belongs to Grupo Indalo, whose main shareholders are Cristóbal López and Fabián De Sousa.

Individual Owner

Media Companies / Groups

General Information

Founding Year


Affiliated Interests Founder

Marcelo T. De Alvear

President of the Argentinian Republic.

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Carlos Infante

He was a member of Radio Rivadavia’s staff between 1975 and 1984. He then took part in the reorganization of State-owned TV channel Argentina Televisora Color (ATC; today Televisión Pública Argentina). He was Director of Radio Del Plata in the 2000s and, since 2013, he has held several positions at Grupo Indalo (institutional relations manager and general manager, among others).


Ignacio Vivas


Uriarte 1899, C1414DAU, city of Buenos Aires

TE: (54 011) 4833 8800


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Advertising (in % of total funding)

USD 849,370 (2018 official advertising)

Market Share

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Further Information

Meta Data

Audience share data of the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires were provided by Kantar Ibope Media.
2018 official advertising data were provided by the Secretariat of Public Communications of the Argentinian Presidency’s Chief of Cabinet of Ministers.


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