Radio Bilingüe Premieres “Boletín Urgente de Noticiero Latino,” a New Service to Cover the Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Latinos

In order to better serve public radio audiences during the unprecedented crisis of Covid-19, Radio Bilingüe is bringing back its weekday news service “Noticiero Latino.”

Starting Monday, May 11th, Radio Bilingüe will air “Boletín Urgente de Noticiero Latino,” a five-minute, Spanish-language news segment with a focus on news developments impacting the lives of Latinos during the pandemic.

The premiere editions of “Boletín Urgente” will feature Covid-19 patients or survivors who had to struggle to get tested because their symptoms were not those commonly designated in the official guidelines; the new coronavirus hotspots impacting thousands of essential workers; and the uphill struggle of Latino small business owners to get critically needed disaster loans.

Those stories and more will be presented through a combination of news feature reports, mini-interviews and news spots.

The five-minute segment will run Monday through Friday starting at 6 AM PST at the top of the hour through Radio Bilingüe’s broadcast service. It will also be made available online on Radio Bilingüe’s audio stream and as audio-on-demand file. The programs can be used as self-contained modules or as a component of a program.

With main offices in Fresno, CA, and around 100 carrier stations around the US, Radio Bilingüe is the preeminent producer of Latino-oriented programming in US public radio.

Funding for the new broadcast and web service is provided in part by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The California Endowment, The James Irvine Foundation, The San Francisco Foundation, The Sierra Health Foundation, The Renaissance Journalism and Storytelling Center, Margaret Casey Foundation, La Cooperativa Campesina, and other funders.

For more details about the program, contact María de Jesús Gómez at 559-455-5782, chuyag@radiobilingue.org.

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