Our Organization and Mission

Where the National Latino Conversation Starts

Radio Bilingüe Original Artwork by Malaquias Montoya 1976

Radio Bilingüe Original Artwork by Malaquias Montoya 1976

Radio Bilingüe is the leading Latino public radio network and content producer for the nation’s public broadcasting system.  Its mission is to serve as a voice to empower Latinos and other under-served communities.

Radio Bilingüe owns and operates 13 of its own full-power FM non-commercial stations in California and the Southwest and produces the first – and only – daily national Spanish-language news and public affairs programs in public broadcasting. Scores of affiliate stations throughout the nation carry the award-winning journalism of Radio Bilingüe’s Noticiero Latino news show and Línea Abierta call-in talk show – unmatched in public or commercial broadcasting.

Radio Bilingüe’s 24-hour national satellite content service presents vibrant and diverse music and cultural programming and frequent productions promoting Latino community education, civic engagement, health and well-being. All programming is also streamed live at radiobilingue.org.

The radiobilingue.org website allows visitors all over the world to listen 24 hours a day, follow updates from Radio Bilingüe’s news service focused on Latino-oriented issues, send feedback and comments, browse our archive featuring historic Latino legends and events, and receive announcements of special events and programs.

Radio Bilingüe was founded as a single non-profit station in California’s San Joaquin Valley in 1976 by volunteer farmworkers, activists, artists and teachers as La Voz que Rompío el Silencio — The Voice that Broke the Silence. With its national breadth today, Radio Bilingüe continues to counter inequities in access to the public airwaves, prizing its role as a pivotal medium for reaching socially, economically, and linguistically marginalized populations.

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