350th anniversary of Rhode Island's "lively experiment" in religious freedom
Y. Tony Mendez is the CEO of Videomundo Broadcasting Co. the first full-time Hispanic radio station, WPMZ PODER 1110, broadcasting in Spanish in Rhode Island. Prior to the founding of WPMZ he was the General Manager for Spanish Language Programming at WJFD 97.3 FM- Radio Globo. Born in the Dominican Republic he moved to the United States in 1977. Educated in the Providence School System and furthering his education at the University of Rhode Island and at Rhode Island College and at Leadership Rhode Island.
He has been heavily involved in community projects. He is a member of The Rotary Club of Providence and has served on the boards of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and The Girl Scouts of Rhode Island.