Jesús Quintero

Jesús Rodríguez Quintero (born August 18, 1940[1]) is a journalist, editor and presenter of Spanish programs in radio and television, known in the media as Jesús Quintero.

Jesús Quintero signing in Madrid Book Fair 2007.


He was born in San Juan del Puerto (Huelva) in Spain. He was introduced into the theatrical world and from there jumped to RNE (Radio Nacional de España) in 1973, which began a long career as a presenter. His first program was Studio 15-18, presented with Marisol Valle. It was a great success and the star program in the attempted normalization of public radio programming that passed from dictatorship to a new period.

His flagship program, with schemes that would revolutionize the media was El hombre de la roulot (Man of Roulotte) and El loco de la colina (The fool on the hill), which made him a social phenomenon even outside Spain, Argentina or Uruguay.

He has also appeared as a lecturer in the teaching world, such as when he delivered the conference Journalism and Commitment on October 17, 2002 at the Faculty of Communication Sciences of the University of Málaga, on his tenth anniversary. After this speech, he unveiled a plaque to baptize one of the classrooms of the center with his name, sign of respect and admiration that produces the journalist.

He was producer of the singer Soledad Bravo and guitarist Paco de Lucía.[2]

He is author of the books Trece noches (Thirteen nights)(1999) with Antonio Gala.,[3] Cuerda de presos (Prisoners Rope) (1997)[4] and Jesús Quintero: entrevista (Jesús Quintero: Interview) (2007).[5]

In radioEdit

  • Música de los cinco continentes (Music from five continents)
  • Círculo internacional (International circle)
  • Estudio 15/18 (Studio 15/18)
  • A 120
  • Ciudades (Cities)
  • El hombre de la Roulotte (Man of Roulotte)
  • Tres a las tres (Three to three)
  • Andalucía Viva (Andalucía alive)
  • El loco de la colina (The fool on the hill) (1981-1986), RNE and Cadena Ser
  • El lobo estepario (Steppenwolf), 1992, Onda Cero
  • Entre dos luces (Between two lights), 2002[6]

In televisionEdit

  • El perro verde (The green dog), 1988, in TVE
  • Qué sabe nadie (Does anyone know), 1990-1991, in Canal Sur
  • Trece noches (Thirteen nights), 1991-1992, in Canal Sur
  • La boca del lobo (The mouth of the wolf), 1992-1993, in Antena 3
  • Cuerda de presos (Chain gang), 1995-1996, in Antena 3
  • El Vagamundo, 1999-2002, in Canal Sur
  • Ratones coloraos, 2002-2004, in Canal Sur
  • El loco de la colina (The fool on the hill), 2006, in TVE
  • La noche de Quintero (The night of Quintero), 2007, in TVE
  • Ratones coloraos, 2007-2009, in Canal Sur, Telemadrid and 7 Región de Murcia
  • El mundo de Jesús Quintero (The world of Jesús Quintero), summer 2008, in Canal Sur
  • El gatopardo, 2010–present, in Canal Sur
  • La noche del loco (The night of the crazy)
  • El sol, la sal y el son in Canal Sur
  • El loco soy yo (I'm crazy) in Canal Sur
  • Un loco en América in Telemundo[7]


  • National Communication Media Award(2006)
  • Television presenter of the year(2006)
  • Golden antenna for his program, El Vagamundo(2003)
  • Premio Ondas (2001)
  • AwardBest interviewer of the Millennium
  • AwardAndaluz of the 2000 year
  • AwardKing of Spain of journalism (1990)
  • Premio Ondas Internacional (1990)
  • Medal of Andalucía
  • Knight of Argamasilla de Alba
  • Award for the most innovative radio done


  1. ^ Interview with Jesús Quintero
  2. ^ La noche que Jesús Quintero entrevistó a Paco de Lucía
  3. ^ "Jesús Quintero, trece noches". Archived from the original on 2014-08-12. Retrieved 2014-07-19.
  4. ^ Quintero publishes 39 interviews conducted in prisons
  5. ^ Jesús Quintero: Interview
  6. ^ Jesús Quintero Radiophonic Workshop presents its new programming(16-10-2002)
  7. ^ [1]