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Empresas 1BC (also known as Grupo Phelps, Centro Corporativo 1BC, and Grupo 1BC), is a privately owned Venezuelan corporation which operates diverse media enterprises such as
Radio Caracas Televisión Radio Caracas Televisión (RCTV) was a Venezuelan free-to-air television Television network, network headquartered in the Caracas neighborhood of Quinta Crespo. It was sometimes referred to as the Canal de Bárcenas. Owned by Empresas 1BC, Radi ...

Radio Caracas Televisión
, Etheron,
Radio Caracas Radio Radio Caracas Radio was a Venezuelan radio station. It was last owned by Empresas 1BC, a Venezuelan Privately held company, private media corporation. History Background In 1930, Edgar J. Anzola, who was employed in an electronics business nam ...
, , Sonográfica, FonoVideo,
Recordland Recordland is one of Venezuela's largest music and video store chains. It is owned by Empresas 1BC, which is the same owner of Radio Caracas Radio and RCTV, Radio Caracas Television (RCTV). Recordland opened in 1982 and now operates 22 stores loc ...
, and Radionet, to name a few. This conglomerate is headed by
Marcel Granier Marcel Granier Haydon (born July 4, 1941) is a Venezuelan businessperson. He is the President (corporate title), President and Chief executive officer, CEO of Empresas 1BC and the General Director of RCTV, Radio Caracas Televisión (RCTV), which u ...
and headquartered in Caracas, Venezuela.


History

The origins of this company dates back to the year 1920, when William Henry Phelps returned to Venezuela from the United States after receiving a degree from Princeton University. In the year 1929, his family established the first holding company, Sindicato Phelps, C.A., in which various businesses, such as real estate and automotive companies, were consolidated. The development of the communications sector began in 1930, when (with the support of RCA) Phelps established the ''Broadcasting Caracas'', the first commercial radio station in Venezuela. In 1935, the Broadcasting Caracas became known as Radio Caracas, and then later,
Radio Caracas Radio Radio Caracas Radio was a Venezuelan radio station. It was last owned by Empresas 1BC, a Venezuelan Privately held company, private media corporation. History Background In 1930, Edgar J. Anzola, who was employed in an electronics business nam ...
(RCR). Radio Caracas Televisión (RCTV) was created in 1953. Until then, the Phelps owned Ondas Populares, RCR, and RCTV. Businesses formerly owned by the Phelps included: ''El Automóvil Universal'' and ''El Almacén Americano'' (an electronics store). The growth of the television business in the 70s, favored a consolidation of the company, which hired new people such as
Marcel Granier Marcel Granier Haydon (born July 4, 1941) is a Venezuelan businessperson. He is the President (corporate title), President and Chief executive officer, CEO of Empresas 1BC and the General Director of RCTV, Radio Caracas Televisión (RCTV), which u ...
, Peter Bottome, and Guillermo Tucker. In the 1980s, Empresas 1BC began to explore other types of industries. They started up the newspaper ''El Diario de Caracas'', which on July 11, 1995, ceased publication. Three years later, El Diario de Caracas was purchased and restarted by the editors of Caracas's English language newspaper, ''The Daily Journal''.


Assets

* * Etheron *Fonovideo *
Radio Caracas Radio Radio Caracas Radio was a Venezuelan radio station. It was last owned by Empresas 1BC, a Venezuelan Privately held company, private media corporation. History Background In 1930, Edgar J. Anzola, who was employed in an electronics business nam ...
*RCTV *
Recordland Recordland is one of Venezuela's largest music and video store chains. It is owned by Empresas 1BC, which is the same owner of Radio Caracas Radio and RCTV, Radio Caracas Television (RCTV). Recordland opened in 1982 and now operates 22 stores loc ...
* Sonográfica


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