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Founded in 1962 by Howard A. Kalmenson, with the purchase of KWKW, one of Los Angeles’ original Spanish language radio stations, Lotus is one of the largest privately owned Radio Station Groups in the United States. In 2012, Howard was awarded the Medallas de Cortez Lifetime Achievement Award from Radio Ink honoring his long record of dedication and commitment to Spanish-language radio.


Lotus Communications Corp. is a company headquartered in Los Angeles, California that owns and operates 35 radio stations, a digital agency, low-power television stations and e-commerce websites. The radio stations serve the Los Angeles, Bakersfield, Fresno, Las Vegas, Reno, Sacramento and Tucson radio markets. The low-power television stations serve the Phoenix and Houston markets. The e-commerce operations are based in Los Angeles.

Lotus Communications Corp. was established in 1962 and is one of the largest privately owned radio station groups in the United States. Lotus was founded by Howard A Kalmenson with the purchase of KWKW one of Los Angeles’ original heritage Spanish Language station.  James Kalmenson, son of Howard Kalmenson, is an Executive VP of Lotus. He continues to fulfill the legacy of his father.

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  • Sara Cabell

    I love helping clients drive traffic to their business whether it’s promoting a specific sales event or general branding to keep top-of-mind awareness throughout the Treasure Valley. Radio advertising is very cost effective but it’s not one-size-fits-all;...Read More
  • Brook Bender

    Even after nearly 19 years working in marketing and advertising, Brook still gets a rush from working with clients. He says, “There’s nothing better than taking each unique product, finding the right audience fit, and pairing those...Read More
  • Victoria DeGroot

    Greetings! I have been in the advertising in the Treasure Valley for over 20 years and 17 years at what is now Scripps radio. I can offer you experience and proven results to effectively market your business....Read More
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    Working with me will give you a partner in advertising!  Not only for the short term goals but the long term projects that will sustain your company’s growth and success in the Boise Market.  Marketing is a...Read More
  • Valerie Donahoe

    My job is to help businesses communicate to their potential customers in a way that will bring results. That’s what it’s all about. I love working in radio – a medium that’s flexible, fun, and affordable for...Read More
  • Zach Ritchie

    I graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in Advertising and a minor in Communications Studies. I have been a dedicated Account Manager ever since, with over 7 years experience in the Boise market. I...Read More