Founded in Medellín in 1948 when La Voz de Antioquia station acquired the 50% of Emisoras Nuevo Mundo, based in Bogotá.
Julio Mario Santo Domingo was its main shareholder until 2004, when Spanish Grupo Prisa bought the Grupo Latino de Radio, whose 17% was Santo Domingo's.
In 1960, Fernando Londoño Henao, a prominent member of the Colombian Conservative Party, became its president.
Between 19, Caracol would acquire several stations, such as Emisora Mil 20, Emisoras Eldorado and La Voz de Colombia (Bogotá), Radio Reloj (Panama), Sociedad Informativa de Contrapunto, La Voz del Café (Pereira), Pregones del Quindío (Armenia), Radio Comercio (Bucaramanga), and Radio Visión (Medellín), and absorb small networks as Cadena Radial Andina and Sociedad Nacional de Radiodifusión.
In the same year Julio Mario Santo Domingo would acquire the 50% of both Caracol Radio and Caracol TV, with 25% belonging to Alfonso López Michelsen, and the other 25% for the family of Fernando Londoño Henao.
Radio Sutatenza was the only network in Colombia with transmitters over 50 k W.
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