Musical Programming Schedule

 

Mexican Music

Mañanitas con Mariachi

Monday to Friday – 6:00 to 9:00 am PT.
Awake to the strings and horns of lively traditional Mexican mariachi ensembles alternating with the popular sounds of modern day mariachis. Rancheras, jarabes, waltzes, and balonas are part of the repertoire. Announcers Spanish.

Ritmos del Pueblo-Los Clasicos

Monday to Friday – 3:00 to 5:00 am PT.
Classics of Mariachi and Ranchero – Beloved songs and legendary voices such as Pedro Infante, Lola Beltran, La Prieta Linda, Javier Solis, Jose Alfredo Jimenez and many more. Announcers Spanish.

Ritmos del Pueblo

Monday to Friday – 9:00 am to 10:00 am and 11 am to noon PT.
A showcase of accordion and traditional “bandas” music from the Mexican states of Sinaloa, Zacatecas and Oaxaca. Also featuring boleros, sones, marimba and varied contemporary popular music. Announcers Spanish.

La Hora Mixteca

Sunday – 10:15 am to 2:00 pm PT.
Bilingual Spanish-Mixteco program mixes traditional and contemporary Chilena music from the Mexican states of Oaxaca and Guerrero, with dedications and greetings that connect migrant families and communities across borders. Each program includes a special half-hour of traditional music from the different indigenous regions of Oaxaca, as well as community dialogue and information, from noon to 12:30 pm PT Announcers Spanish and Mixteco.

Musica Popular del Recuerdo

Wednesday – 7:00 to 9:00 pm PT.
Mexican pop and romantic ballads from the 70’s and 80’s or “Oldies en Español” Announcers Spanish.

Música Romántica Popular

Thursday – 7:00 to 9:00 pm PT.
The best traditional Mexican love songs, including ballads, boleros and more. Announcers Spanish.

Cita con el Recuerdo

Sunday – 6:00 to 8:00 am PT.
Extensive musical repertoire from the golden years of the tropical boleros. Announcers Spanish.

Música Folklórica- Mexican Folk Music

Sunday – 8:00 to 10:00 am PT.
A mix of diverse regional bands, marimbas, sones, pirecuas and more. Announcers Spanish.

Accordion Music from Northern Mexico

Arriba el Norte

Monday to Friday – 2:00 to 4:00 pm PT.
The best of traditional and contemporary accordion conjunto or regional music from Northern Mexico and South Texas. From old polkas to ballads about cowboys and truck drivers, huapangos and redovas, this “working-class music” has become the real life score of migrants in “El Norte”. Announcers Spanish.

Amanecer Norteño

Saturday – 5:00 to 9:00 am PT.
The best of traditional and contemporary accordion conjunto from Northern México. Announcers Spanish.

Tejano Music- Texas Music

Onda Tejana

Saturday – 9:15 am to 4:00 pm PT.
Bilingual English-Spanish program airs a unique blend of “Conjunto” music from accordion virtuosos like Ruben Vela, Gilberto Perez and Tony de la Rosa; Chicano groups like Little Joe and Latin Breed; accordion legends like Esteban “Steve” Jordan, and “progressive” Tejano bands. Tejanos from California, Washington State, Idaho and other states are able to send greetings and dedications to their loved ones in Texas and wherever they have settled in different parts of the United States. Announcers Spanish and English.

Afro-Latin Rhythms

Acento Sabroso

Monday to Thursday – 4:00 to 6:30 pm PT.
This program brings upbeat rhythms from the Spanish-speaking Caribbean and other Latin-American countries. Cuban orchestras play rumbas, sones, and mambos. Puerto Rican bands from New York bring salsa and Latin jazz and directly from Puerto Rico we get plena and bomba. Colombian musicians contribute cumbias and vallenatos and Dominican groups provide fast-paced merengues and romantic bachatas. Announcers English.

Son del Caribe

Monday and Wednesday – 4:00 to 5:00 pm PT.
Hosted by professor Elmer González, this program brings traditional and contemporary rhythms and sounds of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean. Produced by WRTU-FM- Radio Universidad in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Announcer Spanish.

Son de Cuba

Monday and Wednesday – 5:00 to 6:00 pm PT.
Hosted by professor Elmer González, this program features the best Cuban music, from traditional sones, guarachas and rumbas, to lesser know rhythms like changüi and timba, to exciting Cuban jazz. Produced by WRTU-FM- Radio Universidad in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Announcer Spanish.

Latin Jazz, Alter-Latin and more

Carnaval

Saturday – 8:00 pm to 12:00 am PT.
Sunday – 7:00 to 12:00 am PT.
This program highlights diverse music of the African diaspora, mixing contemporary African rhythms with music rooted in Africa, from blues and R&B to neo-soul, fusion, and Latin Jazz. On the third and fourth Sunday of the month Carnaval includes segments of Bonjour Africa. Announcers English.

Latinorama

Monday – 6:00 to 7:00 pm PT.
A program showcasing contemporary Latin Jazz as performed by Latino musicians or by mainstream artists exploring Latin Jazz. This program is produced at WRTU-FM in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Announcer Spanish.

Musica AlterLatina- Rock en Español/Latin Alternative Music

Radio Bilingüe offers four programs featuring new urban rock, ska, punk, reggae, hip hop and alternative, mostly in Spanish. These programs are hosted and produced by young staff and volunteer programmers and feature music from the Americas and Spain. Announcers Spanish and English.

Todo a Pulmón  – Monday 7:00 to 9:00 pm PT.

Gritos de Silencio – Tuesday 7:00 to 9:00 pm PT.

Rockin’ da House  – Friday 4:15 to 7:00 pm PT.

El Mitote – Friday 7:00 to 9:00 pm PT.
 
Drive and Prime time programs featuring range of contemporary rock, pop, rap and alternative music popular with Latino younger generation. Announcers Spanish and English.

Oldies but Goodies

Monday – Friday 10 pm to 2 am PT.
R&B, soul, funk and more that has entertained cruisers in the barrio for decades and continues to be favored by younger Mexican-Americans, from Tower of Power to Lakeside to Marvin Gaye to The Limelites and El Chicano, a Fantastic Voyage every night. Announcers English.

Electronic Trance-Mission

Friday – 9:00 pm to 12:00 am PT.
World Electronica and progressive trance music. Announcers English.

Latin American and World Music

Nuevo Canto – New Song

Saturday – 5:00 to 8:00 pm PT.
Music from the United States, Spain and Latin America with lyrics of political protest and social aspirations, songs of the “movimiento”, including Latin American folk music. Announcers English.

International Music

Sunday – 2:00 to 5:00 pm PT.
The best and hard-to-find traditional and contemporary World music. Announcers English or Spanish.

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