Miami radio star Lourdes Ubieta quits Radio Mambi, refuses to work for Soros-funded leftist group

Miami talk radio star and Cuban American Lourdes Ubieta has left Radio Mambi. The popular radio host has refused to work for the Soros-funded leftist group purchasing the iconic Miami radio station.

Via Fox News:

Conservative radio star Lourdes Ubieta has quit Miami’s iconic, Spanish-language conservative talk station Radio Mambi ahead of a planned takeover by a George Soros-linked liberal group and will move to upstart Americano Media on a full-time basis.

Radio Mambi, which is historically linked to the Cuban exile community and offers an anti-communism view, would be controlled by a group of liberals partially funded by Soros, a far-left billionaire, if the $60 million deal is approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

“I would never cut a deal with these people,” Ubieta told Fox News Digital. “Never, never, never.”


Ubieta called the looming takeover a “stab in the heart” of her community and declared she wanted no part of it. “That’s why I left,” she said. 

Univision declined comment when reached by Fox News Digital. Valencia did not immediately respond to a request for comment. 

Ubieta, an outspoken critic of the planned takeover, says she turned down a significant offer that included a non-disclosure agreement to remain at Radio Mambi. Instead, she quit the station on Friday. 

“They told me that I will receive half the money as soon as they get the FCC approval and then the rest of the money when Soros people take over,” she said, noting that she felt like an asset the Soros-linked group was attempting to acquire. 

“I don’t want to be part of the deal,” Ubieta continued. “I’m not going to sign the papers and I quit.”

Latino Media Network, the leftist group behind the takeover of Radio Mambi and 15 other Hispanic radio stations across the country, are desperate to keep the on-air talent at Mambi. They fear a mass exodus of talent and the subsequent financial issues that would create will negatively impact FCC approval of the purchase. But along with Ubieta, the conservative hosts and employees of Radio Mambi have so far refused to cooperate with the group and make any commitments to stay.

The group has made cursory promises that it will not silence the conservative voices at Radio Mambi, but the history of its two leaders tells a different story. Both of them are devout leftists who have attacked Republicans and conservative Hispanics in the past, making their promises highly dubious. Add to that funding from leftist activist and billionaire George Soros and it all becomes harder to believe.