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Cadena 3

Cadena 3

Grupo Radiodifusora del Centro, better known as Cadena 3, was created in 1990 as part of the privatization process led by former President Carlos Menem. Radio station LV3 Radio Córdoba was awarded to the company Radiodifusora del Centro. It then became Cadena 3 and started an expansion process, first at the provincial level and then across the country, that positioned it as the most important federal radio network in Argentina. In 1999, days before leaving office, once again Menem awarded licenses to Radiodifusora del Centro in different parts of the country (in total, six of them are currently active).

It leads the three most popular stations in the province of Córdoba (Cadena 3, FM Popular and FM Córdoba) and a network of content-producing repeaters made up of 33 radio stations, including group-owned stations and partners. It is the only radio network that, without having been established in Buenos Aires, owns a station in the country’s capital city.

Its controlling shareholder, Gustavo Defilippi, is an important businessman from Cordoba who started out in the financial sector. The other two shareholders are the station’s star journalists: Mario Pereyra and José Vargas, each of whom owns 32% of shares.

Key facts

Mother Company

Radiodifusora del Centro S.A.

Business Form


Legal Form

Joint stock corporation


Individual Owner

Gustavo Defilippi

He is President of Grupo Del Plata S.A., an investment firm that sets up agricultural trusts and is among the most important companies in the province of Córdoba. He also owns real estate agencies and agricultural companies, and is a shareholder in the rural trade fair organized by Red Agroactiva.
He is part of several investment and business associations and chambers in Córdoba, where he joins in discussions with the top businesspeople in the province, including Mayor of Córdoba city Ramón Mestre, at the Agency for Economic Development of the city of Córdoba (ADEC). He is also a permanent member of the province’s Stock Exchange.

Media Outlets
Other Media Outlets

Other Radio Outlets

AM 700 Cadena 3 (Córdoba)

Other Online Outlets


General Information

Founding Year


Affiliated Interests Founder

Gustavo Defilippi, Mario Pereyra and José Vargas

Defilippi is President of Grupo Del Plata S.A., one of the main investment companies in the province of Córdoba. Pereyra and Vargas are both long-serving hosts of the radio station.


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Financial Information

Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)

USD 20,741,834 ($343,692,196 )

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

USD 3,203,814 ($53,103,779)

Advertising (in % of total funding)

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Executive Board

Gustavo Defilippi

President and permanent member of the board

Other Influential People

Mario Pereyra

He has the 16% of the property and is a long-serving host of Cadena 3.

Further Information

Data Publicly Available

ownership data is easily available from other sources, e. g. public registries etc.

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Meta Data

Income and revenue data were obtained from 2017 financial statements.


Merkin, Marta, Panno, Juan, Tijman, Gabriela y Ulanovsky, Carlos (1995). Días de radio. Historia de la Radio Argentina. Buenos Aires, Espasa Calpe.

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