Polito Vega, Salsa ‘King’ of New York Radio, Dies at 84


The veteran New York disc jockey Polito Vega in the WSKQ studio in 2009. “Vega’s importance to Latin music,” one historian said, “cannot be overstated.”

In a career that began in 1960, the Puerto Rico-born Mr. Vega became, one admirer said, “the architect of Hispanic radio at a global level.”
Polito Vega, an exuberant announcer with a booming bass voice and a finely attuned…

This story appeared on nytimes.com, 2023-03-18.
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