The announcer Porfirio Torres, died this Wednesday, according to the Minister for Culture, Ernesto Villegas.
This is how he announced it through his account on the social network Twitter, in which he published “At age 81, his strong voice faded today in Porlamar, where he lived. In 2019 he received the National Culture Award from the Pte @NicolasMaduro and #AchillesNazoa in 2020. Indelible his stamp on the radio, his Bolivarian passion and his signature: "Narrated them, Porfirio Torres." Thanks, teacher!
Porfirio Torres, who was born on September 21, 1940 in San Juan de los Morros, Guárico state, began in the radio world at age 20 in Caracas, where he worked at Radio Tropical, animating for free a program called “El trío de the Jiraharas.
Subsequently, the host of the radio series "Our Unusual Universe", created by Rafael Sylva Moreno, followed his career on Radio Capital, Radio Difusora de Venezuela and Radio Nacional de Venezuela from where the first micro of the aforementioned program on urban legends was broadcast. paranormal stories and curiosities of universal history.
In 2011 the radio program "An enigma called Bolívar", also narrated by Torres, won the National Prize for Journalism; in 2019 the renowned announcer received the National Prize for Culture; and in 2020 the Aquiles Nazoa Award.