Latino Public Radio Consortium
Thursday, May 30, 2013
San Francisco, CA
The next national gathering of Latino public radio professionals is during the National Community Radio Conference hosted by the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. Because of its commitment to diversity, as it has for three decades, NFCB has carved out space for the Latino participants to meet during its conference. The gathering of Latinos happens in San Francisco, tentatively scheduled from 2 pm to 6 pm PT on Thursday, May 30.
Latino Salon+ is an opportunity to connect directly NFCB staff, which is hosting the Latino Salon, while LPRC hosts the Plus session to network with other Latinos in public radio.
Thanks to funding from CPB, the Latino Public Radio Consortium offers to General Managers of CPB-qualified Latino public radio stations, 3 travel stipends on a reimbursement basis of up to $1,000 to attend Latino Salon+. Contact Flo at 303-877-4251 or email@example.com for more information.
You can register for the NFCB Conference now. The NFCB conference is always re-energizing with valuable information from your peers and experts on how to successfully operate a radio station and navigate your way to becoming a transmedia outlet.
StoryCorps and LPRC will kick off an exciting new digital content sharing partnership that will deliver Historias recordings to the LPRC family. We hope these compelling stories will inspire you to share them with your listening audience each month. To find out how to become a content partner, contact Diana Velez-Griffen. To record a personal story go here.
The Historias initiative is part of StoryCorps, an independent non-profit, whose mission is to provide people of all backgrounds with the opportunity to record, share and preserve their life stories. The Historias initiative launched in 2009, and is dedicated to preserving the stories of U.S. Latino culture. In November 2012, StoryCorps entered into a partnership with the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection to help transform the collection into a world-class resource for scholarship. The Historias audio collection of more than 3,000 recordings is also a part of the comprehensive StoryCorps archive at the Library of Congress.
Facundo the Great
Ramon "Chunky" Sanchez was raised in a small farming community in southern California in the 1950s. As was common practice at that time, teachers at his local elementary school Anglicized the Mexican American students' names. Here, Chunky remembers a new classmate who proved to be the exception to the rule.
Radio Campesina named ‘Network of the Year’
Radio Campesina, the nine-station educational Spanish-language radio network with 500,000 daily listeners in four states, walked away with “Network of the Year” award for regional Mexican format at the monitorLATINO Awards Gala attended by 1,000 industry professionals on Aug. 21 in Los Angeles. MonitorLATINO, founded in 2003, is the top authority in music chart monitoring for Latin music in both the United States and Mexico. Read more...
LPRC Welcomes New Board Members
The governing body of the Latino Public Radio Consortium, its Board of Directors, recently expanded. The Board has guided the growth and development of LPRC over the last five years since its inception in 2007. With the addition of Susanne Marte and Christina Veloz, new skills were added to an already impressive roster that includes: President Silvia Rivera (Vocalo/Chicago Public Radio); Vice President Hugo Morales (Radio Bilingue); Secretary Raul Ramirez (KQED); Treasurer Magaly Rivera (Mag Advisors); Amalia Deloney (Center for Media Justice); Dr. Federico Subervi (Center for Study of Spanish Media & Markets, Texas State University); Enid Vazquez Pereira (WLCH) .
Susanne Marte has been involved in telecommunications for more than twenty-seven years. The majority of that time she has been involved with public television in Puerto Rico.
Christina Veloz possesses a rich background of 20 years' experience in the non-profit, educational and government sectors. Ms. Veloz currently is Manager of the Mobile Department for StoryCorps, coordinating the MobileBooth Tour in partnerships with public radio stations and community based organizations throughout the U.S. Previously she was a Partnership Specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce in the North Idaho Panhandle.
Our Mission is to build partnerships with you! How can we help you? In this site you’ll find Projects and Resources to help you and your station. Contact Us today to become part of the LPRC consortium. We have over 40 Latino Public Radio Stations who are in the consortium. Learn how to be a Partner or join the Board by contacting Flo Hernandez-Ramos, Executive Director!
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