Humberto was born in Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl (Neza) located in the outskirts of Mexico City in 1963. He is the 3rd of 6 children. He grew up in Iztacalco located in Mexico City where he enrolled in Vocational Education but due to financial problems he had to quit school and help his Father with the work at the Butcher Shop.
Humberto got married at the age of 18th and moved to Cancun where he worked as a Waiter for 6 months and eventually ended up moving to Chetumal City in the State Quintana Roo in the South East part of Mexico where he started working at a Shoe Store.
Humberto remained in Chetumal City for a long time while he opened several Shoe Stores not only in Chetumal but also in Campeche, unfortunately business didn’t go well and he lost his business, that’s when he decides to try for better opportunities and moves to the U.S. in 1991. Humberto arrived in Wappingers Falls NY where he worked as a dish washer saving his money for almost 2 years, learned English and returned to Mexico, this time to the outskirts of Mexico City, to open 3 Shoe Stores but never imagining that he would become victim of robbery and once again ended up losing his business due to not being able to financially start again.
Devastated, Humberto returned to the Hudson Valley and started working at Furlani & Sons Machine Shop located in Highland NY as a Welder, Humberto, eager to learn and improve his skills decided to enroll in Welding Training and he obtained his Welding License through Dutchess BOCES in 2001. During that time Humberto brought his entire family from Mexico, his Wife and 4 kids (Luz Karla, Elisa Guadalupe, Oscar Omar* and Luis Humberto). In 2001 is also the year when he divorces his wife.
In 2007 Humberto was diagnosed with Kidney, Prostate and Lung Cancer and immediately was treated through Chemotherapy and had several operations to remove his Kidney and Prostate. However, he suddenly healed from the Lung Cancer in 2008.
In 2008, Humberto met John Flowers, John Flowers is a Radio & Community Celebrity in the City of Poughkeepsie. John offered Humberto the opportunity to have his own show at his Radio Station which is how Noche Latina 950 AM is originally launched along with his sister Lulu Rodriguez-Maya, as an activity that Humberto wanted to do in order to give back to the Community and also as a hobby to keep himself calm and in peace after terribly struggling with Cancer and with Chemotherapy for over a year.
By 2010, Humberto becomes Cancer free!
Humberto married his long time beloved Rocio Perez in 2011. Humberto brought Rocio to the United States that same year they both now reside in Poughkeepsie NY along with young Dario, Rocio’s son, who became Humberto’s Tech Assistant at the Radio Station.
Humberto ran his Radio Show Noche Latina for 5 consecutive years, hosting his show from Monday through Sunday , in early 2013 the show ends due to lack of sponsors , Humberto decides to take a small break and finally decides to get back on and launched “Zona Hispana Radio 950 AM” in the Fall of that same year. By February of 2014 along with his long-time friend Wilson Delgado decided to create a Spanish Radio station on line, in April “La Super Latina Radio FM” is born allowing Humberto and his Wife Rocio Perez to become the most powerful and successful Spanish Media couple by broadcasting not only in the Hudson Valley, but all over NY State, the entire U.S. territory , Mexico, Central & South America.
They currently have 10 different shows, all DJs broadcast live and the radio station plays music 24 hours a day during 7 days a week.
They recently broadcasted live from the 6th Annual “La Guelaguetza Festival” in Waryas Park in Poughkeepsie during the month of August and also from the 3rd Annual “Resource Fair for Latinos” from the Poughkeepsie Middle School in October 2015.
During 2014, Humberto has received different awards from local officials such as Senator Terry Gipson & Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney for his arduous work informing and entertaining the Latino Community. In 2011, Humberto also received the recognition of “El Orgullo de Mexico” by El Diario de Mexico in NYC.
Humberto has also supported the efforts of Mariel Fiori and her magazine “La Voz” by inviting her every month during the past 6 years to announce and inform the audience about the topics included in the magazine. He has also provided the opportunity to re-known journalists like Antonio Flores-Lobos to have time on air to express and talk about topics that are affecting Latinos these days.
Humberto has also partnered efforts with Community Leaders such as Erika Kastel with whom together ran for 3 consecutive years the healthy initiative and contest “Baja de Peso y Gana con Noche Latina”. Humberto has interviewed endless candidates and elected officials such as Didi Barrett, Monica Arias-Miranda, Terry Gipson, Frank Skartados, etc.
Humberto has been a strong supporter of local initiatives such as “Middle Main Revitalization” in the City of Poughkeepsie, initiative that was launched by Hudson River Housing in 2006. The building, where Humberto currently has his Radio Studio set up is part of this initiative. Art is also an activity that Humberto practices by welding beautiful pieces and donating them to different venues and organizations with objective of rising funds for a specific cause.
One of Humberto’s immediate goals is to keep supporting and encouraging Latino youth to access to higher education and prosper in the United States.