Radio Martí to air popular self-help program “Dra. Isabel”

OCB announced today that on Monday, July 11, Radio Martí will begin broadcasting the nationally recognized radio program “Dra. Isabel” hosted by Cuban-born psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Isabel Gomez-Bassols, known to listeners as “The Angel of the Radio.” In the U.S., millions nationwide tune in to the friendly, firm advice of the Spanish-language radio host, and thanks to an alliance with Hispanic Communications Network (HCN)-La Red Hispana, the daily talk show will now air in Cuba and take calls and emails from Martí’s audience on the island.

Known for her captivating personality and professional pedigree and accomplishments, Dra. Isabel is seen as a credible self-help voice. “My purpose is to give heed to callers’ unique needs and teach them to find the power they have within themselves to overcome obstacles,” said, Dr. Isabel, a noted psychologist, educator and specialist in domestic violence, with three decades of experience in family counseling as a private psychologist and as part of the public school system.

Dr. Gomez-Bassols is also the mother of four and grandmother of eight, she holds a PhD in Education with specialization in Adolescents in the primary and middle school grades. Furthermore, Dr. Isabel has a graduate degree in psychology and a master’s degree in psychological diagnosis.

“I look forward to having “Dra. Isabel’s” program on Radio Martí, knowing our listeners stand to benefit from her sound advice and expert opinions on a wide variety of topics that affect Cubans everyday lives”, said Malule Gonzalez, Director of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting.

“Dra. Isabel” is produced by Hispanic Communications Network (HCN)-La Red Hispana, which is a mission-driven media and cause marketing organization based in Washington, DC. HCN is the largest producer of media content with an educational focus to improve quality of life for Spanish-speaking consumers in the United States.

About OCB

The Office of Cuba Broadcasting oversees Radio and Television Martí at its headquarters in Miami, Florida. The Martís are a multimedia hub of news, information and analysis that provide the people of Cuba with interactive programs seven days a week through satellite television and shortwave and AM radio, as well as through flash drives, emails, DVDs, and SMS text. Combined with the online platform,, the Martís are a one-of-a-kind service that brings unbiased, objective information to all Cubans.

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Contact Emilio Vazquez
Staff Director, Radio & Television Martí