Tomás Regalado returns to MegaTV with a program that is making a difference

'Hoy con Tomás Regalado' airs on Saturdays and Sundays.

‘Hoy con Tomás Regalado’ airs on Saturdays and Sundays.

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With the latest political events in South Florida and those issues that affect the lives of its residents, the journalist and former mayor of Miami Tomás Regalado returns to MegaTV with a new season of Today with Tomás Regalado, the space that now airs, increased and renovated, on Saturdays from 8 to 10 pm and Sundays from 8 to 9 pm, both locally and nationally.

“I believe that it is very important to do this program since on weekends there is little political and educational content on local channels, and MegaTV’s proposal comes to make up for this lack,” Regalado told el Nuevo Herald, after explaining that his program it comes to replace a series of “infomercials” at the same time.

“The best proof is that we started with one hour on Sundays, and the success was such that the company decided to add one more, on Saturdays, seeing that the tuning exceeded those of other media at the same time.”

The journalist stressed that the program is making a difference by offering the voter the necessary information so that they can reach their own conclusions, a fact that makes them feel very honored when many people comment on it on the street.

“I think we are seeing it now in these municipal elections, which have a very low percentage of voters, requires that our program place more emphasis on the importance of local governments, which are, ultimately, those that control primary services, such as the work of the police, firefighters, garbage collection and the rest of the services that are needed in daily life ”, he added.

“Twenty years of experience as mayor and commissioner of Miami allows me to determine to what extent what politicians promise citizens is true.”

Referring to the issues that will be addressed in future broadcasts of the program, Regalado anticipated that he is working on content related to the state legislature and the management of local governments, which on many occasions goes unnoticed by taxpayers.

“We are also working on the management of neighborhood associations, which sometimes do not have a voice in governments. Another issue to be discussed is the quality of education in schools after the pandemic and care for children with special abilities and the elderly, “added the 71-year-old Cuban journalist, who will make segments with Easter Seals, an agency that provides care for autistic children and seniors with senile dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Then he will address the work of the Coast Guard in South Florida, a topic not very well known to ordinary citizens. “The biggest challenge is to find those topics that offer information, but for that you need to present them from new angles,” he said. “Fortunately, I have the collaboration of the executive producer Olga Lucía Solano, with a long experience in spaces aimed at the community.”

In addition to Today with Tomás Regalado, the journalist is in charge of the informative segments of the morning radio space The vacilón of La Gatita, which airs Monday through Friday from 6 to 10 am on El Zol 106.7 FM.

For Albert Rodríguez, President and COO of SBS, Regalado “arrives at the right time to give this distinctive touch (…) in the way we make news”.

For his part, José R. Pérez, Senior Vice President of Programming and Production at MegaTV, highlighted that “having the experience and genuine commitment to his community of Mr. Tomás Regalado is really a true honor (…)”.

The topic of the Hialeah mayoral elections could not be absent from the conversation with the former mayor.

“Anyone can win. The small number of voters makes any prediction difficult. The good news is that all the candidates have campaigning experience, something that allows the people to scourge. But I do not rule out that there will be a second round ”.

Would you go back to politics?

“Of course he would return to politics,” he said bluntly. “In the United States, you never say ‘never.’ Luckily, I’m healthy, vaccinated three times, and younger than Biden and Trump. Time will tell…”

This story was originally published on November 2, 2021 6:16 pm.

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Tomás Regalado returns to MegaTV with a program that is making a difference